Avocado chocolate mousse is a hit in our household! Don't knock it till you've tried it! Don't like pistachios? Leave them out and add something you do like, such as Goji berries, coconut, almonds, a pinch of cinnamon or cayenne, etc. We've made many variations with this recipe and they're all great.
3 Avocados, RIPE
1/2 Cup Raw Cacao Powder
1 Vanilla bean or 1 teaspoon extract
1/4 Maple syrup or coconut Sugar (or add a few drops stevia until sweet enough) Salt to taste 1/2 Cup Pistachio nuts, crushed Cacao nibs for garnish
In the bowl of a blender or food processor, blend avocado until smooth. Add all other ingredients, blending until mixture is uniform. Chill for about 2 hours in the fridge or half an hour in the freezer. Garnish with fresh fruit or chopped nuts.
If you want to try this recipe, but don't have the raw cacao powder on hand, unsweetened cocoa powder are fine-tasting substitutes. The mousse will no longer be strictly raw, but it is still delicious! And it retains the spirit of the dish.