Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Doesn't that look so yummy, creamy, and full of chocolate goodness?
Well, don't let the look fool you!
Every so often, I come across a recipe that intrigues me and just have to try it out. This one was no different. I mean using certain odd ingredients in places that you normally would not find them is a little tempting and I just have to try it and taste for myself. Like these Cupcakes Made with Beets!!
One day while watching Giada At Home on the Food Network, she made Chocolate Avocado Mousse. My thoughts were..."Wow, 2 foods I love and if I can get my kids to eat it then fabulous!"
So, I made the recipe and set it in the frig to chill. After a great dinner, out came the dessert. Chocolate Avocado Mousse.
The hubby was the one to try it first, he was not fond of the texture, which is VERY thick by the way, and he could tell that there was something in it he just could not figure out......
I tried it, a little thick for my taste and while my eyes told me it was chocolate mousse, my mind was telling me it was creamy brown chocolate flavored avocados. See, that plays tricks on the mind and I did not like that one bit.  I knew that it had the potential to be weird but not quite that weird.
Our boys? They LOVED IT! Like I mentioned earlier, it was way thicker than chocolate pudding so they filled up on it before they finished their serving but hey! I got avocado in their cute little bodies and they never knew it!
So, a thumbs down for us adults but a hit with the kids!
This is one that I doubt I will make again, I prefer my avocados alone or guacamole style!
If you would like to try the recipe for yourself, here it is. Be sure to read the comments, almond milk and agave was not included in the ingredients so be sure to add those in, maybe if I added more almond milk that would have given it a thinner consistency.  Oh well, I gave it a shot, that was enough for me.
If you try it, let me know what you think!