Creamy Dreamy Chocolate Peppermint Mousse

Avocados.  Nature’s creamy fruit.  Have you heard that?  I never had an avocado until I gave up milk.  And boy was I missing something!  Everyone should be enjoying this fruit.  I started out eating it as guacamole and loved it so much I made it nearly weekly at first. But I have since tapered off.  I guess there is such a thing as too much of a good thing.

But here is a super cool way to eat avocado; in a creamy, mousse like dessert.  It is rich, chocolately and filling.  It will satisfy your sweet tooth or your chocolate craving.

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I have seen this recipe or similar ones on the food blogosphere, but I found it in Sheryl Crow’s cookbook If It Makes You Healthy with Chef Chuck White a few years ago.  I changed it up and made it be peppermint chocolate mousse.

This chocolate dessert is so creamy you will forget it is dairy free!  And what an awesome way to sneak this fruit into your children.  If you make it without them seeing you use avocados they will never know!

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Since this mousse is very filling and rich, your serving sizes can be small.   A new thing I have tried recently was to make the mousse and put it in mini muffin tins lined with mini muffin papers.  Then I froze them.  They stayed wonderful in the freezer!  I could pop a little chocolate mousse bite in my mouth after dinner for the little chocolate fix I needed.  It was refreshing and I felt like I was being virtuous because I was actually eating a fruit!

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The great thing is…they never got hard in the freezer.  I could easily bit into them.  They also never got any sort of frost or freezer burn on them.  I had them in a sealed plastic container and they stayed good for about 8-9 days.  I am sure they would have lasted longer than that, but they were so good I ate them up that fast.

So, at the beginning of this New Year, let yourself indulge in a chocolate treat!  This one is good for you!

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Creamy Dreamy Chocolate Peppermint Mousse

Ingredients:

  • 2 large avocados
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar, plus more for taste if desired
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. peppermint flavoring

Directions:

  1. Clean outside of avocados with water. Cut in half and scoop out avocado flesh.
  2. Place avocado in the bowl of a large food processor with blade in place.
  3. Add cocoa powder, agave nectar, vanilla, and peppermint flavoring.
  4. Process and scrap down sides occassionally.
  5. Process until smooth.
  6. Add more agave nectar by small amounts if desired and pulse a few more times to incorporate.
  7. If serving as a dessert, place mousse in individual bowls before chilling. Chill for at least one and half hours.
  8. If making mousse bites, line a mini muffin pan with liners and fill the papers with mousse.
  9. Freeze for about 2 hours.
  10. Then transfer each mouse bite to a plastic container with lid for storage. Keep mousse bites in freezer.
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12 Responses to Creamy Dreamy Chocolate Peppermint Mousse

  1. Avocados sure are magical. I made a similar mouse before, except I also added bananas. It’s delicious. I have it on my blog somewhere if you wanna see it although I’m sure you already familiar with how it would look like!

    Wishing you a happy new year! I saw this on Sightly Indulgent link up. I’d love for you to check out my recipe that I also linked up for a traditional Polish dish, the herring potato salad. Cheers 🙂

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  3. I really want to dig in and take a big huge bite!! YUM!! What a wonderful recipe – and healthy to boot! Thank you for sharing it at Whole Food Fridays!
    Hugs,
    Megan

    • admin says:

      I was just thinking that I need to make these again…I’m missing my “after meal” chocolate treat. Glad you like the recipe!

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  5. melanie says:

    I have to make this!! Yummy!

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  7. Daya says:

    Can I use sugar instead of agave nectar? They don’t sell that here.
    Love the recipe btw. Looks and sounds delicious. 🙂

    • admin says:

      I think I would try honey before sugar. I think the sugar may make a grainy texture to the mousse. If you do try sugar, I would use less than the amount of agave nectar as agave is sweeter than sugar..at least I think so. Good luck!

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