Delicious, creamy, and rich, this cherry chocolate avocado mousse is a healthy and tasty dessert! Full of good fats and nutrients, this is a great dessert to enjoy when you’re trying to make healthy choices.
So, how was your holiday weekend? Were there fireworks and barbecues and swimming? Lots of good food, I hope?
We had a good holiday that included barbecuing and eating and sitting and relaxing. Lots of down time, not so much screen time, it was all very good. And I was so happy to get my hands on some good sweet cherries! My goodness, it seems like they are better than ever this year.
Since I love cherries so much, and I love sneaky healthy desserts so much, I knew I had to combine these cherries into a delicious and healthy cherry chocolate avocado mousse.
I know that some of you are all about avocado based desserts, and I know that some of you just are not. I hear you.
I too, have had bad avocado desserts before – it’s the worst! But I think there are two things going on here. Either the avocado started to go south, and was overripe before it was made into a dessert (yuck), or it was picked too early. Once in a while I will get a kind of strong tasting avocado, and after some searching, I read that the reason is that the avocado was just picked way too early.
A good avocado will be soft, with a mild, buttery or slightly nutty flavor. It should not have any brown streaks or spots inside. This article has great tips about how to pick a good avocado.
Once you blend up a perfectly ripe avocado with some cherries, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and non-dairy milk, you get a light, delicious, healthy chocolate avocado mousse. It really has such a rich and creamy texture – avocados are amazing!
Plus, this is a great way to get some healthy fats into your kiddos. They won’t guess that this mousse contains avocados.
Tips for making the best cherry chocolate avocado mousse:
- pick avocados that are ripe but not overripe
- blend well using a food processor or powerful blender
- eat immediately – you can refrigerate this, but the flavor is the best right away
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Cherry Chocolate Avocado Mousse.
- Place all the ingredients except the chocolate chips in a food processor or blender.
- Process on high speed until smooth and creamy.
- Taste, and if needed, add more cocoa powder or maple syrup. (This will depend on the size of the avocado).
- Serve immediately topped with chocolate chips.
If chocolate avocado mousse isn’t your thing, go check out my guacamole recipe! :)