- Course/Dish: Puddings
- Meals: Breakfast, Snack
- Main Ingredient: Chocolate, Avocado, Dates
- Difficulty: Easy
- Cuisine: American
- Equipment Needed: Food Processor
- Rainbow Green Cuisine: Phase 2
- Serves: 2
Want to achieve the silkiest, smoothest, richest mousse pudding consistency without using eggs, butter, or cream? Than turn to none other than the noble avocado, which will not only create that texture you desire but also infuse your recipe with loads of heart healthy mono-unsaturated fats, vitamin E, Vitamin K, and folate! Within this recipe you will also find tips from Jennifer Cornbleet on how to turn your mousse into an ice cream, a chocolate sauce, and a buttercream frosting. For the parfait, layer with a blended coconut cream. Dip in and enjoy!
1⁄4 cup pitted medjool dates, soaked
1⁄4 cup pure maple syrup or agave nectar
1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
3⁄4 cup mashed avocados (1 1⁄2 avocados)
1⁄4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa or carob powder
1⁄4 cup water
1) Place the dates, maple syrup, and optional vanilla in a food processor fitted with the S blade and process until smooth.
2) Add the avocado and cocoa powder and process until creamy. Stop occasionally to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.
3) Add the water and process briefly. Stored in a sealed container, Chocolate Mousse will keep for three days in the refrigerator or two weeks in the freezer. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
For Double-Batch Chocolate Mousse:
Increase the amounts to 1⁄2 cup pitted medjool dates, soaked, 1⁄2 cup pure maple syrup, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 1⁄2 cups mashed avocados (3 avocados), 3⁄4 cup cocoa or carob powder, and 1⁄2 cup water. Yield: 2 cups, 4 servings.
For Chocolate Buttercream Frosting:
Omit the water.
For Chocolate Sauce:
Increase the water to 1⁄2 cup for a small batch, and to 1 cup for a double batch.
For Chocolate Ice Cream:
Freeze the Chocolate Mousse for at least 4 hours. Allow to thaw for 15 minutes before serving. Stored in a sealed container, Chocolate Ice Cream will keep for one month in the freezer.