Avocado Chocolate Ganache Mousse

Avocados bring a rich creaminess to this thick chocolate ganache-like mousse.

Avocado Ganache Mousse

Making mousse with avocados is nothing new and whoever thought of it first is brilliant. The creaminess of the avocado lends itself perfectly to making a rich thick mousse. It feels like you’re indulging even though you’re really not.

Avocado Ganache Mousse

Now I’m not saying this mousse is a health food. I’m just saying it’s better for you than other chocolate mousse recipes. And the texture is more like a really thick ganache. Which is awesome if you ask me. Hubby wasn’t a fan. He loves the light fluffiness of his mom’s chocolate mousse better. Guess that just means more of this mousse for me!

Avocado Ganache Mousse

I topped my mousse with some slivered almonds. I like the nice crunch. It’s also really good with whipped cream or fresh fruit. I had fun with the mousse and portioned it in to differently shaped bowls to add some flare to the dish. No matter what you serve this in, it’s sure to be a hit.

Avocado Ganache Mousse

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Avocado Chocolate Ganache Mousse

Avocados bring a rich creaminess to this thick chocolate ganache-like mousse.

Yield: Serves 2-4


2 just ripe avocados
6 Tbsp honey
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
heaping 1/2 cup cocoa
slivered almonds or other nut, for garnish


Place all ingredients, except your garnish, in the bowl of a food processor. Process until completely smooth.

Spoon in to small serving bowls. Refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.

Sprinkle almonds on top of mousse and serve.

Recipe adapted from A Splash of Vanilla

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6 Responses to “Homemade Oreo Cookies Again”

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    Party Box Design — May 14, 2010 at 11:50 am

    YUMMMY! NOW I AM HUNGRY! I wonder if you could use a ratio of real butter in the filling?

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    Jen — May 14, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    The filling recipe does use real butter as well as shortening.

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    yumventures — May 15, 2010 at 12:38 am

    did they taste good? they look amazing! i’m glad you got to spend such nice time with your sister 🙂

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    Drama queens mum (Kimberly) — May 15, 2010 at 3:07 am

    Love your blog. I have a huge sweet tooth. I’m from the North shore area, but live in NH now.

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    Jen — May 15, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Good question yumventures! They were really good. The thin ones were a bit too crispy and the thicker ones were just perfect texture wise. Everyone loved these.

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    Anh — May 28, 2010 at 4:23 am

    I saw your photo of the oreo and thought “fabulous”. Just save the recipe to try!

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