In the words of our founder, Ann: “When my friend Bruce made this unusual avocado chocolate mousse dessert for me, I admit I was skeptical. Avocado and chocolate? Really? My worries turned out to... be baseless. Together these ingredients make a rich, totally delicious, chocoholic dessert. Not only can it be made in minutes, but the smooth texture of the avocado also makes it a perfect treat for those with sore, dry mouths from chemo or radiation.”
Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit. Using a spoon, scoop out the flesh and put into a small blender or food processor. Add the honey, cocoa powder, vanilla, salt, and milk. Blend until very smooth. Taste and adjust for desired sweetness.
Pour mixture into a bowl and chill until ready to serve. Top with fresh raspberries.
When choosing avocados for this dessert, look for the smaller, Hass variety. The large, green, smooth-skinned Florida avocados don’t have a creamy enough texture for this dessert.
If you prefer, you can substitute the honey in this recipe for agave and use a plant milk to make this recipe vegan-friendly.
Use the best quality cocoa powder you can find. For an even more intense chocolate experience, add an extra 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder. Adjust the amount of sweetener you use to taste.