Yes, this mousse may work for every palate at your table – vegan, gluten- free, nut-free and most importantly delicious! Oh and it only takes about 10 minutes to fix! You will need ~
2-4 ripe avocados
Any good cocoa powder (unsweetened works best so you can add your own sweetener); Ghiradelli makes a really good 100% cocoa for the price
Sweetener of choice – the syrups may alter the consistency of the mousse a little ..so play with it. I used a couple of tablespoons of fine maple sugar. The powder sugars must be finely ground to avoid a gritty mouth-feel.
Vanilla extract and a pinch of salt to taste; a spritz of lemon juice
Cut and slice the avocados into a large bowl. Add all the other ingredients to taste. I used a hand blender to gently mix everything to the desired consistency.
Some flavor choices? Orange zest and a dash of orange liqueur…or chopped crystallized ginger with a dash of dark rum?
A very festive holiday from my table to yours!