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Monday 25 October 2010

Sluttishly Vegan: Sneaky Mocha Mousse

This mousse is a sneaky favourite of mine. Not only is it fabulous in its vegan, egg-free, dairy-free goodness, but it gives me endless delight when I feed it to unsuspecting friends only to tell them halfway through a mouthful that it's actually made from avocado. Simple pleasures!

Fear not slut fans, you don't taste the avocado at all, it just gives body and creaminess. It's a trick I learned from "Green Chef" Violetta Cope, an expert in all things foodie and healthy. In summer I add juicy cherries and a generous splosh of kirsch, in winter it's all about the coffee.

Sneaky Mocha Mousse (makes 4 little ramekins or 2 huge ones)

You'll need:

  • 50g dates
  • 6 tbsp agave syrup, maple syrup or sweet freedom
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 50ml strong brewed coffee, cooled
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 50g cocoa powder
Make it!
  • First soak the dates in some boiling water until nice and soft. 
  • Drain them and put them into a blender with the syrup, vanilla and coffee. Blitz until smooth.
  • Halve the avocados, skin and remove the stone (this should be easy peasy if the avocados are nice and ripe). Add to the blender. Blitz some more.
  • Add the cocoa powder and blitz until smooth and mousse-like. Taste and add more syrup if necessary.
  • Spoon into ramekins or shot glasses and refrigerate until ready to serve.


  1. It's so hard to find veggie or vegan mousse since Waitrose introduced their 'budget' range and scrapped the old sort they used to sell - so will have to try this!

  2. Oh yes, I loved the Waitrose ones. Boo to them for stopping them. I'm not a big fan of avocado though.

  3. But you can't taste it Ms C, promise!

  4. Yey I love this dessert! I love avocados unconditionally, but all the same you can't taste them at all in this, all you can taste is the smooth chocolate-y goodness...

  5. Oooh this looks fabulous!! Can't wait to try it! Here's another sneaky avocado concoction for chocoholics - hope you like it :)


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