Live Chocolate Mousse

Vegetarian Times - Great Food, Good  Health, Smart Living

Avocados give this luscious dessert its rich, creamy texture. “We always have fun with this recipe because we ask people to guess what’s in it,” says Murray. The key is to use avocados that are neither underripe nor overripe, both of which have superstrong avocado flavor.

Ingredient List

Serves 4

  • 3 Hass avocados (2 cups mashed)
  • 1/4 cup plus 3 Tbs. raw agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbs. raw cocoa powder
  • 3 Tbs. raw almond butter
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • Pinch ground cinnamon
  • Pinch ground nutmeg or cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp. flavored extract such as mint, cherry, orange, almond, hazelnut, or coffee, optional


Purée all ingredients in food processor 3 to 4 minutes, or until smooth and creamy, scraping down sides of bowl occasionally. Transfer to bowls, and serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Per 1/2-cup serving: Calories: 370, Protein: 5g, Total fat: 24g, Saturated fat: 4g, Carbs: 44g, Cholesterol: mg, Sodium: 11mg, Fiber: 10g, Sugars: 29g


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