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Avochocolado! (Chocolate Mousse)

October 10, 2016

Do you find yourself wanted to pull out all of your hair during this election? Do you just want to run into a closet with a jar of Nutella and make it all go away? Maybe you fantasize about buying that bungalow on a beach in Bora Bora, just to stay there for the next four years. Well have no fear, I invite you to calm your senses and feed your soul with my Avochocolado Mousse recipe. I know, that sounds simplistic. How can we cure the world’s ills with chocolate? Of course we can’t do that, but we can make our lives a little sweeter and more enjoyable in a small healthy way each day. This mousse is made entirely from plant based foods that you can feel good about, and find in any supermarket:

 

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Now you might be thinking..”what the hell is that avocado doing in there Blanche? This ain’t guacamole!” But, hear me out, avocado is actually a fruit, and when you mix it with sweet flavors, it really works. This mousse is rich and creamy, and pairs beautifully with berries. It’s also dairy free and pretty much sugar free, because all of the sugar comes from the dates. I do add a couple of spoons of maple syrup in the video, but that is entirely optional.  I must admit I do torment my carnivorous brother with vegan surprises, and he was pretty skeptical about this treat, until he tried it. It was love at first bite:

 

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So, are you ready to try avochocolado? I promise you won’t regret making it if you are a chocolate lover, I mean just look at that lusciousness!

 

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To get you started, here is a grocery list:

Package Mejdool Dates (make sure they are really soft)

Nondairy milk of choice (almond or cashew work great)

Avocado

Vanilla extract

Cocoa powder (preferably free trade)

Maple syrup (optional)

Now for the tutorial, click on the video below. I would love to know what you think if you do give it a try. If you are too scared to try it out let me know in the comments!

 

 

 

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. December 2, 2016 12:13 pm

    Marhaban! kayfa ḥalik? Honestly I love Middle Eastern food- but I cannot stand Avocado! In Indonesia- and we too like avocado sweet (omg- sorry but something does not add up in my brain avocada+?= sweet. Does not compute) We also have banana fritters and cheese (cheddar)- which I hate- but everyone else LOVES it.
    I looked for the best video but alas all Indonesian language. Basically it’s 2 blended avocado +one tin condensed milk +chocolate syrup on ice. With extra chocolate on top. Not for me. Ziada!
    But I LOVE your cooking and especially when very youthful mum (and Dad) help out! Love the outtakes too! Shukran & ila-liqaa! Malaikum salaam to family!

    • December 8, 2016 9:18 pm

      Ahlan wa sahlan! You want to know something funny, I never was an avocado fan either! And the great thing is, with this recipe you cannot taste the avocado at all. The avocado just provides a natural richness and creaminess, but all you get is chocolate flavor. I love banana fritters, but never had them with cheese, sounds interesting! Thank you so much for watching, I hope you subscribe to my youtube channel and join our online family. Salam and sahtein!

      Best wishes ,
      Blanche

  2. January 27, 2017 10:02 am

    You’re awesome Blanche. Don’t let the haters get you down.

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