April 3 is National Chocolate Mousse day. The word mousse is French and translates as “froth” or “foam.” Cold dessert mousses are often poured into decorative glasses and garnished with fruit, sweet sauces, or whipped cream. Savory mousses can be made from fish, shellfish, meat, or foie gras.
In celebration of this food holiday, we provide a tasty and healthy spin on traditional Chocolate Mousse.
Avocados can be a great ingredient to incorporate in deserts. Avocados are 100% cholesterol-free, contribute nearly 20 vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. It is also a great source of fiber.
The Avocado Chocolate Mousse is both creamy and rich in taste. Try this recipe to celebrate Chocolate Mousse day.
Avocado Chocolate Mousse
· 4 ounces chopped semisweet chocolate or chocolate chips (at least 60% dark), about 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons
· 2 large, ripe avocados (about 8 ounces each)
· 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
· 1/4 cup
· 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
· 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
· Optional: 1–3 teaspoons light agave nectar or maple syrup (OK to substitute pure maple syrup, though the flavor will change somewhat)
· For serving: fresh raspberries, sliced strawberries, whipped cream (or whipped coconut cream to keep vegan), chocolate shavings