No-Cook

Hannah Bronfman's No Cook Chocolate Mousse, With Avocado

May 17, 2019
Photo by Rocky Luten
Author Notes

From Hannah Bronfman's Do What Feels Good: "When I made this mousse for Action Bronson on his VICELAND show, The Untitled Action Bronson Show, he was totally freaked about the idea of avocados for dessert. Once he tasted it, though, he was blown away. This mousse is super light and fluffy, and if you use a good-quality cocoa powder, you will never taste a hint of avocado (not to hate on avocados—you know I love you—but I love chocolate more). If you don’t want to use honey or agave to sweeten it, you can substitute 6 to 8 drops of liquid stevia. The key here is to whip the silky blend by hand to achieve the mousse-like consistency."
Copyright © 2019 by Hannah Bronfman. Published on January 8, 2019 by Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Reprinted by permission. —Ella Quittner

  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Serves 4
Ingredients
  • 2 ripe avocados, pitted and peeled
  • 1/4 cup mild honey or agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened natural (not Dutch-process) cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons milk of your choice (use a non-dairy milk if you'd like to keep this vegan)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • For Serving
  • Coconut whipped cream
  • Fresh berries
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. In a food processor fitted with an “S” blade, pulse the avocados until broken apart.
  2. Add the honey, cocoa powder, milk, vanilla extract, and salt and blend until smooth.
  3. Transfer to a bowl, and whip until a fluffy, mousse-like texture is achieved.
  4. Fill four individual serving bowls with the mousse and top with the coconut whipped cream and fresh berries.

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