The first time I served this dairy-free, sugar-free chocolate mousse to my husband I didn’t tell him what the main ingredient was and asked him to try and guess. Long story short, he didn’t have a clue that AVOCADOS are actually the main trickster in this dish.
This is such a simple and quick dessert to whip up if you’re feeling like something sweet after dinner. It’s also great for the kids because it looks and tastes naughty but is just made on avocados, dates, vanilla and carob powder. So it is dairy-free, sugar-free and caffeine-free. NOTHING NAUGHTY THERE. WOO HOO.
If you’ve seen my recent recipe for smushy avocado peas you’ll already know that avocados are great for kids because they’re packed with essential fats, are high in calories and are a good source of vitamin K, E, C, B6, B5 and B9. Basically the entire alphabet. They’re also a great source of potassium and contain more potassium per weight than bananas.
Carob is such a great alternative to cocoa and like avocados is absolutely loaded with goodness. It is naturally sweet and contains three times as much calcium as cocoa. Other benefits include that it is high in protein, contains vitamins A, B, B2, B3 and D, is a good antioxidant and has proven results in the treatment of colds, flus and asthma.
If cupcakes are your thing you can also check out my egg-free, sugar-free, caffeine-free chocolate cupcakes which use carob instead of cocoa too.
So the moral of the story is that not only is this mousse a great dessert but it’s also SUPER good for you too. Win, win.
This is great on its own, or even better with some fresh berries. NOM NOM NOM.
(can you tell I like chocolate?)
* 2 ripe large avocados
* 1/2 cup pitted dates
* 2 tablespoons carob powder
* 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and combine for 10 minutes or until all the dates are processed and the mixture is smooth. You may need to stop the processor halfway through to scrape any mixture down from the sides.
2. Serve and enjoy. See it really is that simple!
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* I find this mousse is even better when you leave it to cool in the fridge for 30 minutes, however if you can’t wait that long it’s great straight away too.
* This is fabulous with some fresh berries.
* You can buy carob powder in any good health food store. I generally buy a big 500g bag that lasts me for a while.
* This is great spread on toast too. I call it my not-so-naughty chocolate breakfast spread.
I think she liked it…
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