Recipe by Chef Megan Lambert, Senior Instructor at Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte, NC.

Avocado Chocolate Mousse
Serves: 6 – 8

2 ripe avocadoes, mashed, about 1 ½ cups
½ cup apple juice
2 tbsp special dark or Dutch cocoa powder
1 cup high-quality chocolate chips

Method:

  1. Place avocados, apple juice, and cocoa powder in a blender together until smooth.
  2. Melt the chocolate in the microwave or over a double boiler until melted, but not too hot.
  3. Pour half of the avocado mixture into the chocolate and whisk until smooth.
  4. Add the other half of the avocado mixture.
  5. Chill the chocolate mixture until very cold, at least two hours, or overnight.
  6. Place the chocolate mixture into a stand mixer and whip until fluffy.

Pipe or scoop into cups or tart shells for service.  This mixture also works well, piped into molds and frozen, for popsicles!

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