Monday, 25 October 2010

Sluttishly Vegan: Sneaky Mocha Mousse


This mousse is a sneaky favourite of mine. Not only is it fabulous in its vegan, egg-free, dairy-free goodness, but it gives me endless delight when I feed it to unsuspecting friends only to tell them halfway through a mouthful that it's actually made from avocado. Simple pleasures!

Fear not slut fans, you don't taste the avocado at all, it just gives body and creaminess. It's a trick I learned from "Green Chef" Violetta Cope, an expert in all things foodie and healthy. In summer I add juicy cherries and a generous splosh of kirsch, in winter it's all about the coffee.

Sneaky Mocha Mousse (makes 4 little ramekins or 2 huge ones)

You'll need:

  • 50g dates
  • 6 tbsp agave syrup, maple syrup or sweet freedom
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 50ml strong brewed coffee, cooled
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 50g cocoa powder
Make it!
  • First soak the dates in some boiling water until nice and soft. 
  • Drain them and put them into a blender with the syrup, vanilla and coffee. Blitz until smooth.
  • Halve the avocados, skin and remove the stone (this should be easy peasy if the avocados are nice and ripe). Add to the blender. Blitz some more.
  • Add the cocoa powder and blitz until smooth and mousse-like. Taste and add more syrup if necessary.
  • Spoon into ramekins or shot glasses and refrigerate until ready to serve.

5 comments:

  1. It's so hard to find veggie or vegan mousse since Waitrose introduced their 'budget' range and scrapped the old sort they used to sell - so will have to try this!

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  2. Oh yes, I loved the Waitrose ones. Boo to them for stopping them. I'm not a big fan of avocado though.

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  3. But you can't taste it Ms C, promise!

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  4. Yey I love this dessert! I love avocados unconditionally, but all the same you can't taste them at all in this, all you can taste is the smooth chocolate-y goodness...

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  5. Oooh this looks fabulous!! Can't wait to try it! Here's another sneaky avocado concoction for chocoholics - hope you like it :)

    http://sneakyvegan.blogspot.com/2010/11/avocadoholics-and-chocoholics-unite.html

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