I know you are probably thinking, “Avocado chocolate mousse?? Um, is she crazy?! Sounds gross!“. I thought it sounded pretty strange at first too! And no, I’m not crazy…at least I don’t think that I am anyway! Haha =) Avocados are a strange fruit. It’s like they won’t be ripe at all and then BAM, super ripe – all 5 of them! I started googling ways to use up avocado and stumbled across lots of recipes for chocolate pudding or chocolate mousse. Many had good reviews and so I decided to give it a go! I used my 2-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse as a starting point, using avocado instead of tofu. I was very skeptical but considering my avocados were about to ruin, I decided I didn’t have much to lose. I took a timid first bite, but one bite was all it took to make a believer out of me! Smooth, creamy, chocolatey, and without any hint of avocado taste – so good! Right out of the blender it tasted like chocolate pudding, but after it chilled in the fridge overnight it firmed up to a more mousse-like consistency. I used bittersweet chocolate, but use whatever kind of chocolate you prefer! Keep in mind, the darker the chocolate you use the “healthier” it will be (i.e. less sugar). Enjoy!

{Healthy} Avocado Chocolate Mousse

2 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate, melted
1/4 cup milk (whatever you have on hand)

1. Combine all ingredients in blender or food processor and puree until smooth.
2. If you eat immediately, it tastes more like warm/room temperature chocolate pudding. Or, you can transfer mixture to a container and cover tightly with a lid. Store in the fridge for several hours or overnight until cold. At this point, it will firm up and taste more like chocolate mousse. I enjoyed it both ways!

Categories: Pudding, Snacks

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