quinn patricia poer

quinn patricia poer

Saturday, August 15, 2015

frozen chocolate avocado mousse.

sounds kinda fancy, right?

well, it's easy.  and you only need one bowl and less than ten ingredients to make it.

how lovely.


chocolate + avocado was another one of those situations that when i first heard of the combination i was in shock.  more like offended.  but, i've pretty much just begun to embrace all combinations of foods because chances are... two delicious foods coming together in harmony are probably doing so for a reason.  its 2015, people.  just stir everything that you like around in a big pot and it will probably be the next big thing.




do you have a kitchenaid stand mixer?  what a magical culinary device that is.  sweet pete got me one for my birthday last year, and my whole perspective on kitchenaid ownership shifted.  i always thought, 'oh that's for suuure something you can only have once you get married.'  welp, turns out even us common folk can mix and whisk our foods thoroughly and professionally.  you mean, i don't have to go get a marriage license to make these cookies that i've been avoiding making all these years because i don't feel like stirring vigorously with a wooden spoon until my arm falls off? great. that is tops.  


so, what ya do here is...mix all the ingredients up in one bowl.  whisk it real fast and good until everything is super smooth.  even if you just have a hand-held electric mixer.  just stand there and zone out for like 5 minutes and whisk the hell outta this stuff.  then freeze it.


ta daaaaaaaaa!

is this ta-da, or what? 
[tried to find this clip from the movie blank check, but no luck.  i didn't think there was a quote too obscure for the likes of youtube and the world wide web!]


creamy dreamy avocado mousse. 

i fed pedro a bite to which he said, "mmm!"  that's all i needed to hear.


this was real nice to have around this week.  ya know after dinner on weeknights when you'd just like to place your entire head inside of a gallon of ice cream?  well, i didn't do such a thing thanks to this chocolatey treat.


and how adorbz is the chocolate mint?  what a pretty color.  we planted lots of herbs and mints in our front yard this spring, and they are growing wild.  pretty sure i need to start thinking of a zillion things to make with various types of mint, because its seriously growing so fast.  this kind is actually chocolate mint! it tastes like mint chocolate! for real.


don't skimp on the agave or vanilla extract!  the vanilla really gives this the boost it needs in a sea of bitter ingredients like plain greek yogurt and unsweetened cocoa. 


and i found that that pinch o' cinnamon that i added was way more powerful in flavor after it's all frozen.  if you're not crazy about cinnamon lurking in your chocolatey desserts, just leave it out.
i thought it was pretty delightful, though.


one more thinggg.  if you don't feel like waiting for this to freeze, just throw all the same ingredients into the blender with a few ice cubes and make it into a smoothie, instead.  both ways are yummm.



Frozen Chocolate Avocado Mousse
Makes 2-4 servings
Keep frozen.  Let sit at room temperature for 5 minutes before eating.


Ingredients:

  • 1 ripened avocado
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt (2% or higher)
  • 2 TB agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 TB cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt & cinnamon

Instructions-

In stand mixer or electric mixer, use whisk attachment to whisk yogurt, coconut oil, and agave on medium speed.

Add cocoa and mix on medium speed until smooth. 

Add avocado, salt, vanilla extract, and cinnamon.  Whisk on medium-high speed for 6-8 minutes until very smooth.

Freeze in 2-4 small ramekins.  I split it into 2 parts to freeze, but it was definitely rich enough to allow for 4 servings [meaning, i ate it in four sittings. ha!]




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