Category Archives: Dessert

Avocado Chocolate Mousse | Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Vegan Chocolate Mousse

I was longing to make Chocolate Mousse for a long time. My friend Manisha makes it quite often. We used to meet in Gymboree and discuss about food and recipes. Though I have heard about Chocolate Mousse, I never had an opportunity to try it.

Manisha makes tasty Chocolate Mousse and serves it in a chocolate cup for her guests. I am yet to try the chocolate cup too. Will try it soon and post it here. Gj is not fond of sweets or desserts. Whenever I ask him if I can make Chocolate Mousse, he would say, “Nithi, why don’t you try something that is less in calories and also healthy?”. My reaction would be, “okay…I will come up with something.” This time I came up with something very easy to make and also very heathy too. I made it for Sanvi as it had Avocado and Chocolate in it. Sanvi loved it. These days, she asks me to make Mousse almost every day. Initially, I gave everyday but nowadays I am giving her once in three days. Though I am happy that it has avocado and less sweet in it, still I don’t want her to come to a conclusion that chocolates are healthy. It just takes 5 minutes to make this mousse, why should you wait? Try it out and fall in love with it.

Vegan Chocolate Mousse
Preparation Time. 5 minutes
Cook Time. 5 minutes
Recipe Reference. Blentec Recipes
Serves. 3

Ingredients

Semisweet Chocolate – 2 oz
Coconut Oil – 1 tablespoon
Agave Nectar – 2 tablespoon
Kosher or Sea Salt – 1/8 teaspoon
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder – 1 tablespoon
Avocados (very ripe, peeled and pitted) – 2 nos.

Preparation

1. In a microwave-safe bowl, add semisweet chocolate, coconut oil, agave nectar, salt, and cocoa powder. Microwave for 20-30 seconds. Allow it to cool down completely. Stir well.

You can also do the same procedure in a saucepan on a stove-top. On low heat, just melt the chocolate and combine the ingredients well.

Vegan Chocolate Mousse

2. In a blender, add avocado chunks and blend it until smooth. Now add the chocolate mixture and blend again until soft peaks form.

Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Now, Avocado Chocolate Mousse is ready! Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and serve fresh with berries on top.

Vegan Chocolate Mousse

 

Nutritional Information

  • Servings 4.0
  • Sodium 82 mg
  • Serving Size 1 ramekin (2.5 oz)
  • Carbohydrates 26 g
  • Calories 291
  • Fiber 8 g
  • Fat 22.5 g
  • Sugar 16 g
  • Saturated Fat 7.5 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg

Vegan Chocolate Mousse

 

Blackberry Fool | Blackberry Recipes

Blackberry Fool
A classic dessert made with pureed fruit and sweetened heavy cream.

Preparation Time. 15 minutes
Total Time. 15 minutes, plus chilling
Yield. Serves 8
Recipe Source. Martha Stewart 

Ingredients

Blackberries (8 ounce total), plus more for garnish
Sugar – 1/2 cup
Fresh lemon juice – 1 teaspoon
Heavy cream – 2 cups
Pure vanilla extract – 1/2 teaspoon

Note. The ingredients shown will vary with the original quantity.

Preparation

1. In a blender, add blackberries, sugar, and lemon juice. Blend until smooth.  Pour mixture through a fine-mesh sieve.

2. Press with a rubber spatula to push through. Discard seeds and transfer 1/2 cup blackberry puree to a small bowl. Cover and refrigerator; reserve for topping.

3. In a large bowl, combine vanilla essence and cream; whip until stiff peaks form. Gently fold remaining berry puree into cream.

4. Gently fold remaining berry puree into cream. Combine well. Spoon mixture into custard cups. Cover loosely and refrigerate 1 hour (or up to overnight).

Now, Blackberry Fool is ready!

Serve. Drizzle blackberry fools with reserved berry puree, and garnish with blackberries.