Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Chocolate mousse is one of my favorite desserts! But after adopting the vegan way of life I had to let go of my craving since chocolate mousse is traditionally made with eggs and cream which are non-vegan products. However, in this recipe I have replaced the traditional milk ingredient with coconut milk instead, this change gives a rather delicious flavor to the mousse. This vegan chocolate mousse is both healthy and unique owing to the addition of avocado in the dish. Avocado gives a fluffy texture to the mousse, whereas the chocolate crust gives a creamy crunchy flavor to the mousse. This recipe is extremely simple and gluten free. One doesn't have to whip egg whites since it’s a vegan recipe, simply add the ingredients mentioned in this article into a blender and your healthy chocolate mousse will be ready in no time. This chocolate mousse can be used as a dessert or quick treat.
For the Crust
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1 cup dates
- 1 cup almonds
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1-2 teaspoons cocoa
For the mousse
- 1 avocado
- 3 tablespoon cocoa
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil
- ½ cup Vegan milk
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 3 – 5 tablespoon coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup dates
- 1 vegan chocolate bar
- 4 tablespoon peanut butter
For the chocolate sauce
- 2 tablespoons almond butter
- 1 table spoon cocoa
- 2-3 tablespoon vegan milk
- 2 tablespoon maple syrup
For the chocolate mousse first we will prepare the crust to give a crunchy effect to the chocolate mousse.
STEP 1: In a food processor, add walnuts, almonds, dates, some vanilla, cocoa and salt and mix the ingredients.
STEP 2: Once the crust base is ready put it into the bottom of the mold.
STEP 1: Take avocado, maple syrup, cocoa, virgin coconut oil, and vegan chocolate bar, peanut butter, cinnamon and vegan milk.
STEP 2: Put these ingredients in a food processor and blend it until you achieve a smooth mixture.
STEP 3: Now put the mixture in a mold and put it in the freezer.
STEP 1: Be sure to stir all the ingredients to a smooth paste to prepare the sauce.
STEP 2: Now carefully take the mousse out of the mold, cut into pieces and serve with sauce.
So there you have it, your favorite chocolate mousse now in vegan style!
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