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Easy Chocolate Avocado Mousse or Frosting

chocolate avocado mousse

chocolate avocado mousse

Three ingredients, three minutes. That is all it takes to quickly whip up a bowl of creamy, dreamy, chocolate-y, decadent and oh-so-cravable Chocolate Avocado Mousse. This stuff can also be used as a delicious, dairy-free frosting for cakes and cupcakes. You could even use it to frost sugar Christmas Cookies. Now if at first glance at the recipe you are skeptical that this could actually taste amazing – just trust me and give it a try! One bite and you really forget that avocados are the main ingredient. All you taste is the creamy chocolate!..

I have had “avocado mouse” at a number of vegan restaurants over the years and I had a version topped with a sweet maple-cherry syrup when I visited the Golden Door Spa last month. But this was my first time making it at home. And I decided to just wing-it with my recipe. I wasn’t sure if it would really be easy and delicious. But it was!

Sweetening.
The trick is to sweeten to taste. If you are making purely a dark chocolate, mildly sweet mousse, you can go with the recipe as shown below. However, if you like things a bit sweeter or are using for a sweet-style frosting, you can add in more powdered sugar to taste.

Easy Chocolate Avocado Mousse or frosting
vegan, makes a little over a cup

3/4 avocado, mashed (about 1 extra large avocado or two small)
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder (100% cacao, nothing added)
1/4 cup powdered sugar

other accents (optional): pinch of salt, a few drops of vanilla extract, dash of cinnamon

note: Use the above recipe as a guide, but it is best to both sweeten and ‘add cocoa powder’ to taste. This way you can make it as chocolate-y rich and sweet as you’d like.

Directions:

1. Stick your avocados in the fridge at least an hour before you want to use them in this recipe. Otherwise you will need to chill the mousse a bit before serving.

2. Using a hand or stand mixer, whip together all the ingredients until smooth. It is best to sift in the powdered sugar.

3. Pour into small bowl and chill in the fridge for a few minutes (optional) – this helps to firm up the texture a bits more. To serve you can scoop into bowls, swirl or spoon on top of cake or cupcakes or use a frosting bag to swirl on top or serve as mousse.

Enjoy!!

Read more from Kathy on her blog, Healthy. Happy. Life.

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