I feel the need to document the weather here in Dallas. Yesterday afternoon, Billy and I went on a bike ride in the sunshine. It was warm enough that Billy wore shorts.
This morning, we woke up to snow and it’s 15 degrees with below zero wind-chill.
So there’s that. Now to the point.
I LOVE chocolate. I LOVE avocados. You can search around the blog world and find many recipes combining these 2 stellar ingredients.
Heather makes Hot Chocolate Soup.
Angela makes a Chilled Double Chocolate Torte.
Abby makes Mexican Chocolate Ogre Cookies.
And Katelyn makes Raw Chocolate Mousse.
It was about time I gave this combination a whirl.
You know you married the right person when he comes home with a bounty of avocados, each of which he has tested for ripeness to last throughout the week.
On Monday, I posted about the chocolate peanut butter cups I made for Billy. His 2nd birthday dessert was Belgian chocolate mousse from Whole Foods, lovingly purchased by our dear friend who hosted Billy’s birthday dinner last Friday.
Since I eat a dairy-free diet, I thought I’d make a vegan chocolate mousse. After looking up several recipes, I went with some ingredients I had on hand.
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tablespoon raw sugar (or your sweetener of choice – honey, agave, etc.)
1/4 tablespoon cinnamon
splash of pure vanilla extract
dark chocolate chips
After processing for a minute, I added a splash of almond milk to help smooth the consistency, which still had more texture than a regular mousse, but very creamy. I enjoyed it this way, but you could run your blender/food processor a minute or so longer for a smoother consistency.
I put mine in the freezer for a few minutes before eating it for dessert. I loved it! The addition of cinnamon and vanilla gave it some depth. I think it would be great with banana for natural sweetness in place of the raw sugar. The possibilities are endless.
Have you ever used avocado in a sweet recipe?
Do you live in a place where the weather changes rapidly?
What’s your favorite cold weather accessory?
I think gloves are my #1 because my hands are always cold. But if I put my hands in my pockets, I’d say a warm hat! And I have about 40 scarves/pashminas.
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