Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Mint Chocolate Mousse with Avocado


Happy Be-lated St. Patricks Day!!!  I hope you all enjoyed your corned-beef, cabbage, beer, potatoes, and more beer!

We are celebrating St. Patty's Day this evening with one of our favorite couple friends!!!  We have corned-beef in the oven now... it smells SO good!!!  Okay, okay... it's not actually in the oven, because we DONT HAVE A KITCHEN!  Yes, we wash our dishes in the bathroom sink (ew). 

Anyways, our dinner is cooking handsomely in our crock pot.  To spice up the evening I wanted to make a green dessert.  Last week we went to my father's avocado ranch yes, I am an heiress to an avocado ranch... be jealous.  We came home with WAY too many avos perfect life problems, so I decided to try something new... Avocado Mousse!


It's green, dairy free, gluten free, and O.M.G. AMAZING!!!  I make a chocolate mousse cake for my birthday each year.  After making this mousse - I am never going to make mousse with creme again.  P.S. It's husband approved!

I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!  Oh, I altered Giada's Chocolate Avocado Mousse recipe by adding mint AND egg whites.  The egg whites make it fluffy and less caloric (and add protein)!  I think I will use 8-egg whites next time.

ENJOY!!!  Nom nom nom....


  • ½ cup Semisweet Chocolate (Ghirardelli)
  • 32 ounces Avocado (about 4 large)
  • ½ cup Agave Nectar (or honey)
  • ½ cup dry unsweetened Cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon crème of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee
  • Clovers – for fun


You will need two bowls, a food processor, and hand mixers.

  1. In a food processor, mix avocados, vanilla extract, salt, almond milk, and agave nectar.
  2. Pour half of avocado mixture into a separate bowl (Bowl A) and mix in peppermint extract.
  3. Melt semisweet chocolate on double boiler or in microwave – cool slightly.
  4. Once cool, pour chocolate into food processor and add instant coffee and cocoa powder.  Blend.
  5. In a separate bowl (Bowl B), whip egg whites and crème of tartar until peaks form.
  6. Pour half of the egg whites into green avocado mint bowl (Bowl A).  Gently fold in egg whites.
  7. Pour chocolate mousse into remaining egg whites (Bowl B).  Fold gently.
  8. Divide chocolate mousse between 8 party glasses (margarita, wine, champagne, etc.).
  9. Pour mint mousse on top of chocolate mousse.  DO NOT MIX!
  10. Add clovers if desired!

Nutrition Facts
Servings 8.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories 338
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22 g33 %
Saturated Fat 5 g27 %
Monounsaturated Fat 11 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 g0 %
Sodium 132 mg5 %
Potassium 681 mg19 %
Total Carbohydrate 38 g13 %
Dietary Fiber 10 g42 %
Sugars 25 g
Protein 7 g14 %
Vitamin A0 %
Vitamin C31 %
Calcium0 %
Iron43 %

Stout and I took a walk/run this morning.  I tried to get a picture of San Francisco in the background... Looked WAY prettier in person - but still an awesome day!

Later on, I found these two... just like this.  Let me know if you can find Shaymus!  Poor muffkin-boy!

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