Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse ~ Secret Recipe Club

by FoodBabbles on December 26, 2011

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This month for The Secret Recipe Club, I was assigned the blog Double the Sugar. I loved this blog the moment I landed on it. What a neat concept! Double the Sugar is a “blog from both sides of the pond.” The blog is written by both Lucy and Shannon. Lucy lives in Edinburgh, Scotland while Shannon lives in Seattle, Washington. The two became fast friends when they met in Scotland while Shannon was attending school there. So you’ll see recipes from both of them and see some differences between British and American cooking.

 

The recipe I ended up choosing to try was based purely on the name of the post… Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse. When I read “avocado” and “chocolate mousse” in the same sentence I was immediately intrigued. These are not two things that you generally see paired together. Lime juice, onions and some garlic, sure! I don’t often think of avocado in a sweet dish so I absolutely had to check this one out.

So basically, you blend the avocados up until they are super smooth. It takes a little bit of time but they get there. Once that is accomplished you add some cocoa powder, agave syrup and a little vanilla. Simple! I honestly didn’t know what to expect when I went to take my first bite. First impression? “I am eating dark chocolate cake icing!” It was SO good! Mine didn’t come out the consistency of a mousse but it was amazing.

 

This would be the perfect thing to frost a cake or dip fruit into. It was not overly sweet and had a deep chocolate taste. You certainly wouldn’t know you were eating avocados unless someone told you. This recipe was certainly one that pleasantly surprised me! I didn’t change a thing about it so you can find the recipe over at Double the Sugar.

Enjoy!

~K

Now let’s see what everyone else from The Secret Recipe Club made this month!



{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

iamahoneybee December 26, 2011 at 9:03 am

I think that since yours ended up like frosting it would be fun to have on cupcakes for Cinco De Mayo, gotta sneak more avocados in there. I absolutely love avocados.

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FoodBabbles December 26, 2011 at 8:13 pm

What a great idea Nicole! I like it πŸ™‚

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Megan December 26, 2011 at 11:14 am

Oh my gosh this sounds amazing!!

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FoodBabbles December 26, 2011 at 8:13 pm

Thanks Megan!

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Rebecca@A Dusting of Sugar December 26, 2011 at 4:26 pm

I’ve been wanting to try something chocolate and avocado for a while, but I have to do it in a sneaky way, so my family doesn’t notice and freak out! This looks perfecto.

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FoodBabbles December 26, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Oh yes, this is the perfect way to disguise avocado. They’ll never know!

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Melissa December 26, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Guiltless chocolate mousse?! Sign me up! I will definitely be trying this soon πŸ™‚

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FoodBabbles December 26, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Ha! I know, it doesn’t get any better than that, right? Guiltless

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Tami December 26, 2011 at 11:45 pm

I love recipes that contain secret ingredients! πŸ™‚
I could imagine dipping sweet, ripe strawberries into this. YUM!

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FoodBabbles December 28, 2011 at 7:53 pm

I think fruit would be the perfect compliment to this indeed!

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Shannon December 27, 2011 at 12:07 am

So glad you loved the recipe! The consistency does tend to vary, the avocados can be a real X-factor, it just depends on how ripe they are and other mystical avocado factors I can’t begin to comprehend! But it’s tasty no matter what!

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FoodBabbles December 28, 2011 at 8:03 pm

Oh it was definitely tasty!! Great recipe, Shannon. I would never have guessed there were avocados in there and I never would have thought to combine chocolate and avocado.

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Rituparna December 27, 2011 at 6:43 am

Avocado & chocolate, what a combination. I have been reading way too much about avocados lately, but it has all been about guacamole & even thought I would love to make some, getting your hands on avocado’s in India is rather difficult. This recipe is making me wanna get my hands on some, somehow.
I always love recipes that have a different element to them.

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FoodBabbles December 28, 2011 at 7:58 pm

What a lovely comment, Rutiparna! I also am always intrigued by a recipe that has a unique twist to it. This is why I chose this recipe and I was so pleasantly surprised by how good it was. Hope you can find some avocados somehow!

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Jenni December 27, 2011 at 12:59 pm

I have to admit, I clicked on this in the SRC linky just because I could not fathom avocados and chocolate together!! LOL THis mousse looks amazingly velvety and dark, though, and from your description it sounds divine! I am going to have to try this recipe out for myself! Thanks for sharing!!!

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FoodBabbles December 28, 2011 at 7:52 pm

That’s the exact reason I chose this recipe… I had to see what it was all about and it was just wonderful!

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veggiegrettie December 27, 2011 at 4:37 pm

We vegans love throwing avocado into anything we can…yum! I have made a similar pudding before and it is so good. My kids and I like to freeze them in Popsicle molds to make our own healthy pudding pops.

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FoodBabbles December 28, 2011 at 8:05 pm

I love love love the idea of making this into a “pudding” pop! That’s such a fantastic idea.

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Kristy Lynn @ Gastronomical Sovereignty December 27, 2011 at 9:44 pm

mouse is actually supposed to be much richer and much thicker than what most of us are accustomed to eating – so i can totally see this slathered over a chocolate torte as a mousey topping. oh yum! And anything with avocado is a good idea. ‘fo sho’.

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FoodBabbles December 28, 2011 at 8:11 pm

I had no idea mousse was supposed to be thicker. Learned something new! Thanks πŸ™‚ And yes, anything with avocado is good “fo’ sho” πŸ™‚ Ha! That cracked me up

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Kelley @ The Culinary Enthusiast December 27, 2011 at 11:40 pm

Avocado = goooood. Chocolate = goooood.

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FoodBabbles December 28, 2011 at 8:13 pm

Oh yes! Veeery good!

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Casey December 28, 2011 at 6:04 pm

I’ve been so interested in trying out chocolate mousse with avocado! THink I might try it, looks and sounds yummy πŸ™‚

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FoodBabbles December 28, 2011 at 8:14 pm

Hope you enjoy it!!

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Laura @ A Healthy JalapeΓ±o January 2, 2012 at 8:32 pm

I am too intrigued not to comment! This look excellent, I am so impressed! I am a fellow {SRC} foodie friend and I just love your blog – Newest follower too! Great post! πŸ™‚

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FoodBabbles January 2, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Thank you so very much Laura! Wow!! I’m flattered. I’m so glad you like my blog. That was such a nice comment. You made my day πŸ™‚

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Samantha January 10, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Unless I’m missing something… can someone provide the actual amounts of the ingredients? I guess I can try to throw it together but I’d rather not end up with bad mousse.

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FoodBabbles January 10, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Sure Samantha πŸ™‚ I didn’t change anything with the recipe so as I said at the end of the post you can find her recipe over at doublethesugarblog.com Enjoy!

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Janelle January 17, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Wow!!!!!avocados and chocolate? Normally, I might say tuck, but I love avocados and chocolate, so I just might have to try this.

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FoodBabbles January 18, 2012 at 1:18 pm

I know, right?? I was so intrigued that I just had to give it a go. So different and so delicious!

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amy July 12, 2012 at 9:46 pm

yummy addition.. top mousse with salted sliced dates or toasted walnuts
also adding in a frozen banana adds a creamy icy texture and a little sweetness..without the sugar as you can omit the syrup or sugar

ive also used the cocoa avocado mousse and served pork and beef tenderloin over it with chopped mango…mmmm,mm

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Kate July 13, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Those sound like wonderful additions, Amy! Thanks so much for the suggestions.

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