Yes, you read that title right, avocado and caramel mixed with cocoa powder to create a delicious mousse that no one could resist! Avocado and caramel are the ingredients in this month’s Crazy Ingredient Challenge hosted by Hungry Little Girl. I happen to LOVE avocado, but I never made anything like a dessert with it before. I thought about making a cheesecake, but I wanted something completely different. Oh, yeah, I never made a mousse before last night ( Sunday) either This isn’t a light, airy mousse, it’s much denser, and very rich tasting, so it would be perfect for a special occasion.
Avocado Caramel Chocolate Mousse – adapted from Plant Based On A Budget (Serves 4-6 small bowls)
3 ripe avocados
1/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup caramel syrup (plus a little extra to drizzle on top)
sliced fruit ( your choice: strawberries, blueberries, peaches, etc)
Using a sharp knife, slice the avocados and remove the pits. Coarsely chop, if desired. Put into a food processor and add the sugar, cocoa powder, and caramel syrup. Process for a few minutes, then turn off the food processor, scrap down the sides of the bowl with a spoon, and chop up the avocados a bit with the spoon if necessary. Continue to process for a few more minutes, stopping every two minutes or so to scrape the sides of the bowl. Process until the mixture is perfectly smooth, then transfer into dessert bowls. Mixture will thicken with refrigeration. Top with sliced fruit if desired and drizzle with a little caramel syrup before serving.
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