I plan to keep this post short and sweet, much like this recipe. It may sound a bit bizarre and hard to believe, but you really need to trust me and make it yourself.
After making some no-bake cookies for Mark in the afternoon yesterday (recipe coming soon), I was having a major sweet craving last night. Since I try not to keep too many sweets in the house for myself, I was feeling a bit bummed out that I couldn’t satisfy my sweet-tooth. I have seen many takes on vegan mousse that involved silken tofu, but I don’t really love tofu since it often bothers my tummy and I wanted to play around with the two very ripe avocados in my fridge that needed to get eaten up.
This mousse is so creamy, it is unbelievable that there is no dairy in there. It is decadent, rich and so satisfying. I was actually dancing around the kitchen and swearing with the spoon hanging out of my mouth on the first bite, I couldn’t get over how delicious it is. This mousse is naturally gluten-free, vegan and raw, it takes only 4 ingredients and you can make it in less than 5 minutes, so you can enjoy every last bite of it, guilt-free.
If it needs a bit more moisture when blending, try adding a little splash of almond or soy milk. You could also play around with adding peanut butter, chunks of your favorite chocolate bar, or simply just topping the mousse with your favorite vegan whipped topping and/or fresh berries. You could also play with adding in a dash of cinnamon or even cayenne for an extra little kick!
Now I need to do a little research about avocado fudge, a fellow food-loving friend, Kate, mentioned it to me on Facebook last night after I was carrying on about how amazing this was.
Vegan Chocolate Mousse
2 ripe avocados, pitted and chopped into large chunks*
1/2 cup organic fair trade baking cocoa
1/2 cup maple syrup (you could also use coconut nectar or honey)
2 teaspoons organic vanilla
Add all of the ingredients to a food processor or heavy-duty blender, process until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately or refrigerate and serve cold.
*your avocados need to be very ripe and very soft to be able to get that just right smooth silky texture.