Raw Chocolate Mousse

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Raw Chocolate Mousse
Raw Chocolate Mousse
Nina Manolson

Raw Chocolate Mousse

Certified psychology of eating teacher Nina Manolson shares her recipe for Raw Chocolate Mousse, which uses avocado in place of eggs. 

4
Servings
255
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 medium ripe avocados
  • 1/2 Cup soaked and pitted dates
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract (she prefers the non-alcohol version)
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Dash of cayenne
  • 1 Teaspoon orange zest
  • 3-5 Tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 1/4 Cup water

Directions

In a  Vitamix or blender, blend all ingredients together well. Put in small dishes and refrigerate. This lasts several days in the fridge (if you can resist it for that long!).

Chocolate Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Chocolate Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.

Chocolate Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
16g
24%
Sugar
20g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Protein
4g
7%
Carbs
33g
11%
Vitamin A
11µg
1%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
16.9%
Vitamin C
11mg
18%
Vitamin E
2mg
11%
Vitamin K
22µg
28%
Calcium
39mg
4%
Fiber
11g
43%
Folate (food)
88µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
88µg
22%
Iron
2mg
9%
Magnesium
72mg
18%
Monounsaturated
10g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
12%
Phosphorus
110mg
16%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
770mg
22%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
9.6%
Sodium
39mg
2%
Zinc
1mg
8%

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