2 to 3tablespoonsraw sugaror maple syrup - add less or more to suit your taste
½teaspoonvanilla extractor ½ teaspoon vanilla powder
For Garnish - optional or choose any
4 to 6fresh berries- raspberries, strawberries, blueberries or blackberries
1tablespooncacao nibsor chocolate shavings
Take the chopped semisweet chocolate, coconut oil, instant coffee raw sugar in a small skillet or a heat proof bowl. Set aside.
Heat 1 to 1.5 cups of water in a saucepan on medium heat. Bring water to a boil then lower the heat.
Place the skillet with the ingredients on top of the saucepan making sure that the skillet does not touch the water nor is very close to the surface of water.
When the pan comes in touch with the steam, the chocolate will begin to melt.
Stir the ingredients with wooden spoon until all of the chocolate melts. Do not overcook the chocolate as it will seize or release fat.
Once the chocolate has melted remove it from the pan. The melted chocolate mixture should look smooth and glossy. Then set it aside and let it cool completely at room temperature.
Making Chocolate Avocado Mousse
Scoop the flesh of the avocado in a blender. Make sure the avocado is ripe and at room temperature, as a cold avocado will cause the melted chocolate liquid to harden or seize. Also ensure that the chocolate mixture is at room temperature
Add vanilla extract and the melted chocolate mixture that is at room temperature.
Blend to a smooth consistency.
Spoon the mousse in small bowls. You can either refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour or serve straightaway.
If refrigerating, cover the bowls with lids or a foil or parchment paper.
Serve garnished with some chopped nuts or fresh berries or chocolate shavings.
Add more chocolate if desired.
You can also increase the quantity of coffee and coconut oil if preferred.
Sugar can be adjusted as per your taste preferences.
The recipe serves 3 small bowls, but you can make more servings by increasing the quantity proportionately.
This mousse can also be made with milk chocolate, dark chocolate or sweet chocolate. You will need to add more sugar if using dark or bitter-sweet chocolate.