Mousse au Chocolat

Chocolate custard has always been somewhat of a childhood comfort food for me. When I was a kid we used a lot of those sachet-powder-custards that you could whip up in under 10 minutes. If someone had told me back then, that 20 years later I would make chocolate mousse with avocados I would have laughed in their faces with my chocolate covered mouth and assumed that they weren't quite right in the head. 

Back then I also wasn't aware that avocado was a fruit (or even existed to be honest) - and in my childhood opinion green stuff was not to be eaten anyway. Well, a lot has changed since then - so I guess getting older also has its perks. One thing however, still remains the same. I can whip up a chocolate mousse in under 10 minutes and this is how it goes. 

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe avocados 
  • 100 g cashews, soaked for at least one hour
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 100 ml almond milk
  • 2 - 3 tbsp raw cacao powder  
  • maple or agave syrup (or sweetener of your choice) to taste
  • optional: vanilla, cacao nibs, cinnamon, cardamom, or whatever else you can think of

Instructions

1. Soak the cashews in water for at least an hour.

2. Halve and pit the avocados. Peel the banana. 

3. Toss all the ingredients in your blender. Add agave or maple syrup or other sweetener of your choice to taste. I used roughly 2 or 3 tbsp in mine. Add any optionals such as vanilla or cacao nibs. 

4. Blend until you get a very creamy, soft texture. The time this takes may vary depending on what type of food processor/blender you use. 

You could also make some really delicious ice pops with this chocolate mousse. Just fill the mixture into ice pop moulds and chuck them in the freezer for a couple of hours. 

Another addition that would go really well with this, is coconut whipped cream. In case you never heard of it and you're looking for a recipe check out these instructions by the Minimalist Baker. Plus, if you do this, you can easily use the leftover coconut cream liquid instead of the almond milk I used. 


Thank you to my dear friend from Kilda Nordic Interior for providing these beautiful glasses. I love them and you can use them in so many ways!