Chocolate mousse is one of my favourite desserts. I think all the chocoholics out there will agree with me: there is nothing better than digging the spoon into a soft, silky chocolate mousse. Heaven! However, chocolate mousse often involves raw eggs and/or cream, which means it is probably not very child (and hips) friendly. Well, the recipe I want to share with you today solves both problems, it does not contain eggs or cream… actually, it does not even contain sugar! Yep, you read that right! I know it can sound a bit crazy, but when you think of how creamy (and delicate in taste) avocado is, it makes perfect sense. It perfectly replaces the fatty ingredients of a mousse without spoiling its creaminess. It can easily be veganised (use only maple syrup or your favourite sweetener and substitute the milk with soy or nut milk) and I love the flavour that honey and maple syrup add to it. You can spike it with any liqueur you like… but my favourite is Maraschino as I am a big fan of the cherry and chocolate combo. The best part of it all? My little ones LOVE it (I omit the liqueur in theirs) and I know it is good for them. Enjoy!
Chocolate Avocado Mousse
How to make a healthy chocolate mousse... with a secret ingredient!
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips
- 2 ripe avocados
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp Maraschino cherry liqueur or other liqueur
- 1 pinch Sea salt
- 2 tbsp milk
- Candied cherries to serve
Put all the other ingredients in the bowl of a food processor.
Pour the mousse into four verrines or small bowls, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Serve cold with a candied cherry on the top.