Published On: Wed, Jan 30th, 2019

Avocado, chocolate and coconut mousses

These avocado chocolate mousses are so fit-to-bursting with the green fruit, they’re practically healthy!

Who says that avocado solely belongs on toast, topped with poached eggs? Though it is a delicious brunch option, not us! Sweet treats can also benefit from the silky-smooth properties of avocado, as this Waitrose chocolate avocado mousse recipe can attest.

Avocado chocolate mousse

Avocado, chocolate and coconut mousses

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Waitrose

Ingredients

For the topping:

  • 2 tbsp jumbo porridge oats
  • 1 1/2 tsp desiccated coconut
  • 1 tsp maple syrup

For the mousse:

  • 2 Waitrose 1 Perfectly Ripe Avocados
  • 4 tbsp natural cacao powder
  • 5 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp dairy-free coconut milk yogurt alternative

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. For the topping, combine the oats, desiccated coconut and maple syrup in a bowl, then spread out on a small parchment-lined baking tray. Bake for 6 minutes, stirring halfway, until crisp and golden; set aside.

  2. To make the mousse, whizz the avocado, cacao powder, maple syrup and vanilla extract with a pinch of sea salt in a food processer until smooth. Add the coconut milk yogurt and whizz again until combined. (If the mixture is a little lumpy, you may want to pass it through a sieve.) Spoon into 4 small glass jars or ramekins. Eat immediately, or chill for up to 24 hours, adding the topping just before serving.

Recipe and images all credited to Waitrose. Thousands of recipes can be found at www.waitrose.com/recipes.

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