Chocolate and avocado mousse

This gorgeous mousse is intensely chocolatey and yet hides a surprise. Avocado lends a creamy texture without the need for dairy or egg, while maple syrup and vanilla add sweetness to this dairy-free chocolate mousse.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Servings: 6 people

Preparation

1. Set aside 25g chocolate for decoration and break the rest into squares. Melt in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of shallow, simmering water. Stir in the maple syrup, vanilla, almond or coconut milk, ¼ tsp fine salt and the cocoa until smooth.

2. In a blender or food processor, whizz the chocolate mixture with the avocado flesh until silky smooth. Divide the mixture between 6 small serving glasses. Chill for at least 3 hrs, or for up to 12 hrs.

3. To make the decoration, scrape the edge of the reserved chocolate using a vegetable peeler to make long shards. Store in an airtight container until needed. Scatter over the mousse just before serving.

Ingredients

Ingredients

Preparation

1. Set aside 25g chocolate for decoration and break the rest into squares. Melt in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of shallow, simmering water. Stir in the maple syrup, vanilla, almond or coconut milk, ¼ tsp fine salt and the cocoa until smooth.

2. In a blender or food processor, whizz the chocolate mixture with the avocado flesh until silky smooth. Divide the mixture between 6 small serving glasses. Chill for at least 3 hrs, or for up to 12 hrs.

3. To make the decoration, scrape the edge of the reserved chocolate using a vegetable peeler to make long shards. Store in an airtight container until needed. Scatter over the mousse just before serving.