Impress your guests with this romantic avocado mousse recipe

Cacao Mousse recipe

If you tell people the ingredients used to make this dish, they are likely to opt out of having any pudding. Yes, avocado in a sweet dish does seem strange but here it acts as a deliciously thick cream to bring the dark, bitter cacao and spicy ginger flavours together, resulting in a very sophisticated-tasting avocado mousse. A compound in raw cacao can help to boost your mood with its effect on the brain – the same chemical is released when you’re in love.

Raw Cacao mousse recipe

Romantic raw cacao, ginger and avocado mousse

Rich in Potassium • Magnesium • Beta-sitosterol • Phenylethylamine • Fibre

Serves 4

315 calories per serving

You’ll need

2 tbsp coconut oil 2 avocados 1 vanilla pod, split open lengthways 1 tsp finely grated fresh ginger 3 tbsp coconut water 3 tbsp raw cacao powder 3 tbsp runny honey

What to do

  1. Put the coconut oil in a small pan and heat gently for 5 minutes until melted. Remove from the heat.
  2. Whilst the coconut oil is melting, slice the avocados in half and remove the stones. Scrape all the flesh into a blender or food processor. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla pod and add to the blender.
  3. Add the grated ginger and coconut water and blitz until smooth. Now add the coconut oil along with the raw cacao powder and honey. Blitz for 2 minutes until completely smooth. (If you don’t have a blender you can mix everything together by hand although the texture may not be as smooth.)
  4. Spoon the mixture into four small ramekins or dessert glasses and leave to set in the fridge for 1–2 hours before serving.
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