Just when you thought you couldn’t have chocolate mousse anymore …..

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I have just whipped up a batch of chocolate mousse to take to our friends house for dinner tonight. When she said one of the guests was vegan I took the plunge and made this delicious version of an old classic. Don’t be frightened off by the avocado – I was wary at first but now that I have tasted it and licked the spoon and the bowl and the inside of the food processor I can guarantee that this is one recipe you want to try.

With only 220 cal per serve you can think of this as a not-so-naughty way to indulge.

Avocado Chocolate Mousse

2 ripe avocado
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
160ml coconut cream
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon good quality vanilla
140 grams of the best dark chocolate you can get your hands on ( I used 85% cocoa)

Melt chocolate over simmering water or in the microwave. Allow to cool slightly.
Place all other ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy – this only takes a minute or two. Pour in the melted chocolate and pulse until combined.

Spoon between 6 small bowls and chill in fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving.
Serve with berries, chopped nuts or mint if you have them.

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