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

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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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14 Responses to “Avocado Chocolate Ganache Mousse”

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    natalie@thesweetslife — January 7, 2014 at 11:08 am

    so there’s no cocoa or chocolate in it whatsoever or is that a typo? wondering how it gets that rich chocolate color! :)

    • beantownbaker — January 10th, 2014 @ 10:43 am

      You’re right. Sorry about that – it’s a typo… I have updated the recipe. It calls for a heaping 1/2 cup of cocoa.

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    Katina — January 7, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    I just discovered your blog after looking up a recipe for Butterbeer :) I love your photos and, most importantly, I want to eat them all! Looking forward to following your blog!

    • beantownbaker — January 10th, 2014 @ 10:43 am

      Glad to have you!

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    Rima — January 8, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    I believe you have forgotten to add the chocolate part of this recipe.

    • beantownbaker — January 10th, 2014 @ 10:43 am

      You’re right. Sorry about that. I have updated the recipe. It calls for a heaping 1/2 cup of cocoa.

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    Shannon — January 11, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    i looove chocolate avocado pudding! i make mine with maple syrup and almond butter instead of honey, but i’ll have to try and mix it up from time to time :)

    • beantownbaker — January 12th, 2014 @ 2:54 pm

      Oh I’ll have to try it your way too!

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    Thanks!! Now I gotta try this…. Can’t wait!

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