My attempts over the years at making healthy sweet treats have been rather hit and miss, but always a fun experiment. This rich chocolate mouse however is all hit. I’d defy anyone to find a chocolate mouse recipe which is more healthful while still giving you the satisfying taste and texture of the more traditional desert. Of course the flavouring with orange is optional and you can add whatever additions you wish to try. This recipe serves two very generous portions, or four, if you like the people your eating with enough to have less yourself.
2 ripe avocados
100g dark chocolate (I like about 75% coco)
1 tablespoon coco or cacao
Zest of one orange
A squeeze of orange juice
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
Break up the chocolate into pieces and place in a glass bowl. Rest the bowl above a pan of boiling water, without it’s bottom touching that water (I have no idea what happens if they touch, but everyone appears to think this is really important so I’m not going to try). Once it has all melted move to Step 2.
Scoop the avocado flesh out of the skin and put in a blender. Add all the other ingredients including the melted chocolate and blend until it is all combines.