Chocolate Avocado Mousse

It sounds crazy but trust me, this is really good!

There is a recipe on the Food Network.  It’s really easy, and flexible so you can adjust things to your taste. Mine turned out with a very dark chocolate flavor which I like.

Basically, put a very ripe avocado in the blender (without the skin and pit, of course). Add any milk of your choice so it is liquid enough to blend well. Add chocolate (I used bakers chocolate since that is what I had on hand, and it was fine), sweetener of your choice to taste, some vanilla and a pinch of salt. Blend until creamy. That’s it! Put it in the fridge for a while, or if you leave it for a day it’s even thicker.

I used stevia since I try to keep my sugar intake at a minimum. I took out a portion and added confectioners sugar and stirred it in, and my husband liked that better (he’s less of a fan of the real dark chocolate).

Here in Panama we need avocado ideas. It is avocado season and they are literally falling off the trees. My neighbor heard me talking with his wife so he ran out back and grabbed me a bag full. They are large and delicious, and their tree is loaded.

If you live in the US, on the other hand, you might do better with traditional pudding. My daughter lives in California and avocados are in season there now also. Sheesh! I don’t think I’ve ever seen them here for more than $1 and that is when they are out of season.

But, if you live where avocados are falling off the trees and you need something yummy and new to do with them, here’s an idea. I have used frozen avocados and they are fine in smoothies, so I think they would work well in this recipe as well.

Life in Panama… always something interesting!

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About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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10 Responses to Chocolate Avocado Mousse

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thank you, thank you ,Kris.
    Im in Puerto Armuelles and holy crap, love avocados but, like you said, too many to eat. Now I don’t have to feed em to my neighbours pigs cuz I can’t eat em fast enough.lol!!
    Gracias!!
    Kim

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  2. John Pazera says:

    Very interesting. Will have to give it a try. I will add non fat greek yogurt instead of milk. I will let you know how it goes!

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  3. jim and nena says:

    Hola Kris,
    Ours don’t last long enough for recipes. The grand daughters’ greeting is something like, “Abuela! Do we have avocados?”. By the time Nena has split and popped the pit out, they are at the table with their spoons. Nena fed them avocados when they were babies and they haven’t stopped eating them. I’m scared to think about showing them chocolate and avocados. :-O
    jim

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    • They definitely are good just for eating! I’m thinking of freezing some though, and then they won’t be as good for plain eating but might be good for chocolate mousse. And if you don’t tell someone, they will never guess it’s made from avocado.

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  4. I might just have to try this…seeing as how I have such a love of both chocolate AND avocado! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Veronica Perez says:

    Just made some in Australia the other day – except I used raw cacao powder for the chocolate, raw milk and sweetened with honey. Very yummy! Next time will sweeten with coconut nectar

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    • That sounds wonderful! The pudding is simple enough that one can make many variations depending on your taste and available ingredients. Coconut nectar? I’m not familiar with that but I have a feeling it’s really good. I might try honey too.

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