Raw Cacao Mousse is by far the most delicious "healthy" dessert you have ever tasted. Instead of being made with cream and all the heavy sweet and fattening foods, it is made with avocados! Avocados make up the base for the creamy fat content. The rest of the ingredients are all healthy. Of course, there is sugar to sweeten, but not a lot. Enjoy with fresh raspberries or strawberries and mint! I am particularly fond of the mint.
2 cups avocados (about 2) ½ cup + maple syrup 3 tbsp organic sugar (more for sweeter tooth) 2 tbsp coconut oil (Barlean’s) 2 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp balsamic vinegar ½ tsp Tamari or salt to taste
1 cup pure raw cocoa powder – make sure it is unsweetened. You can use Dark Cacao powder that is slightly roasted as well. It is less costly and taste great. Make sure it is unsweetened.
I pint fresh Raspberries or other sour/sweet fruit Mint leaves for garnish
In a food processor, blend the avocados, maple syrup, sugar, coconut oil, vanilla, balsamic and Tamari until smooth and creamy. Note: if the coconut oil is hard, heat slightly, just enough to soften so it will mix easily.
Add cocoa powder slowly and blend until smooth (sifting as you add will alleviate possibility of lumps).
Serve berries on top of Mousse as you desire and garnish with mint. Great in champagne classes or anyway at all.
Store in fridge up to one week in airtight container. You can also freeze it up to a month.
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