I know what you're thinking - vegan chocolate mousse? How could this possibly good. Well guess what? It passes the husband test. While we eat very healthy in our household, we both are not vegan (although I teeter on the edge of it more than Frank) but I love presenting him with a new recipe, not telling him the ingredients and just seeing what he says. When I told him that the base of this chocolate mousse is.... AVOCADO. Yes, you heard me right.
Avocado is the perfect addition to make this into a creamy and healthy(ier) dessert. Full of good fats, when you need something sweet after dinner (or breakfast for that matter) this is just it. Good fats keep us full, and it doesn't take much of this to just that. To top it off, it doesn't take much to make it. Throw it all in a food processor, blend and let it set in the fridge. If you want to get real wild, make my super easy crust recipe and pour the mousse on top of that. Other than the perks of avocado, cacao powder is a great way to get some other added benefits in addition to that delish chocolately flavor. Its known to boost your mood, helps protect you from heart disease, has a wild amount of antioxidants, improves your metabolism, AND helps improve brain function (among dozens of other things) So seems like a pretty positive option for a dessert if you ask me.
Start with one ripe avocado and put into a food processor. Add in 2 tablespoons of cacao powder, 1 teaspoon of vanilla and a dash of salt. Then melt about 1/3 cup of dairy free chocolate (I love this one) and 1/4 cup of almond milk (or any nondairy milk) Blend for a few minutes until perfectly smooth. Scoop out into mini ramekins or tart tins. Place into the fridge for at least an hour.
Vegan Chocolate Mousse
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: No cooking, let set in fridge for an hour
1 ripe avocado
2 tablespoons of cacao powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup melted Enjoy Life Dairy Free Chocolate
1/4 cup almond milk
Dash of salt
Place all ingredients in food processor. Blend until smooth.
Place in ramekins or tart pins and place in fridge for at least 30-60 minutes to set.