This Easy Avocado Chocolate Dessert is packed full of goodness, comes together in minutes and makes a delicious, healthy treat. It’s a different kind of dessert using chilli chocolate and a pinch of chilli powder for an extra bit of heat!
This Easy Avocado Chocolate Dessert is the ultimate healthy dessert! Or at least my idea of it:) Avocado has become extremely popular in recent years. We love it in salads, chilies, on toast, and in smoothies. I like to add it to raspberry smoothies for example. Although it’s not the most obvious dessert ingredient avocado’s mildly sweet flavour works surprisingly well with some very typical dessert ingredients. Such as chocolate.
I remember a time when you could buy milk chocolate and dark chocolate and you could either have them plain or with raisins or nuts. And that was pretty much that. Thank goodness we have come to realise that chocolate could be so much more!
Have you ever tried chilli chocolate? It is exceptional on its own and if you pair it with avocado, well, it’s a marriage made in heaven!
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Easy avocado chocolate dessert
So can you actually taste the avocado in this avocado chocolate dessert? Yes and no. It’s there but in a different way. The avocado flavour is much less obvious in this dish than it would be in a savoury recipe, which is what we are used to. It’s different here but it really works!
And it’s such an easy dessert to put together too! There is a bit of grating involved, you’ll need to use a blender but only briefly and the whole thing is ready in about 10 minutes!
I used lemon juice and zest in this chocolate avocado mousse recipe. They add lovely citrusy notes and also help keep the colour of the avocado bright green. This avocado mousse will, however, eventually become less vibrant looking. (It’s avocado after all). So only make it up to about 1.5 hours in advance. And remember to keep it in the fridge until you are ready to serve it.
Serve with raspberries or other sweet and sour tasting fruit. Scatter chocolate shavings over the top.
The proportions in this recipe will yield approximately 4 small/medium portions of dessert. But if you are hosting a larger party simply double the ingredients!
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This Easy Avocado Chocolate Dessert is packed full of goodness, comes together in minutes and can be enjoyed as a healthy treat or snack anytime - it's a different kind of dessert made with chilli chocolate and a pinch of chilli powder for an extra bit of heat!
- 2 medium/large avocados
- 50 g chilli chocolate coarsely grated
- 50 ml coconut milk
- 1.5 tablespoons cream cheese
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1.5 tablespoon icing sugar
- Zest of 1/2 lemon
- Pinch of chilli powder
Peel the avocados (discard the seeds) and place in a blender. Add the coconut milk, sugar, lemon juice, pinch of chilli and cream cheese and puree.
Add the lemon zest and chocolate (reserve some for sprinkling on top) and stir thoroughly. Spoon a desired amount into small bowls/glasses, sprinkle remaining chocolate on top, add fresh raspberries (optional) and refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving (you can make this dessert up to 2 hours in advance and keep in the fridge until you are ready to serve it).
If you would like to make this dessert in advance you can do so up to about 1.5 hours before serving. Keep refrigerated.
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