Black Forest cherry chocolate avocado mousse is so easy and has all the flavors of Black Forest Cake - in a healthy pudding! It's rich creamy and absolutely delicious.
My parents made Black Forest cake a lot when I was a child. I have a fond nostalgia for it, a bit like the pop froth of Tiffany, the seminal angst film The Breakfast Club and the Lite Brite - from Milton Bradley.
Hurling the retro gateaux into the modern age, like a pie in the face of the present, I've added the chocolate and cherry flavours to the ever-popular avocado mousse.
You'll love how easy this pudding is. Just whiz it all up!
You can't taste the avocado (it's masked by the stronger flavors of the cherry and chocolate) but it's a healthy way to make the pudding wonderfully creamy.
This recipe is easy to veganize, or un-veganize, whatever you prefer. It's National Vegetarian Week coming up, so it's got me thinking...
When I was twelve my family lived in Canada and my parents ran a florist shop.
On a winter's day, I helped my mum to deliver flowers to a chicken abattoir. I saw some stuff. I became a vegetarian.
A properly annoying self-righteous one if I remember correctly - as only a strong-minded, tenacious tween can.
Since then, I've had a few blips. I ate turkey in Turkey when I was 19 after my best mate Kat and I spent a few months travelling around the Mediterranean, living in treehouses and bruising our legs from dancing on tables.
I couldn't eat another falafel or Greek salad, so I tried a turkey sandwich and thought it was foul (boom boom, sorry). I ate poultry on and off for a few years. Then I stopped again.
Now I'm all about the vegetables.., especially in an avocado pudding!
If you love this Chocolate Cherry Avocado Mousse, then I hope you'll also try myVegan Black Forest Cake
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Black Forest Cherry Chocolate Avocado Mousse
- 1 avocado
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ½ tablespoons cocoa powder unsweetened
- 2 tablespoons honey or agave nectar
- Canned cherries in light syrup divided
- ⅓ cup (100ml) whipping cream or whipped coconut cream
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- Combine the avocado, cocoa and honey or agave plus 10 cherries in a blender or food processor and whiz until smooth. Chill in the fridge for a few hours, or in the freezer half an hour.
- For the topping, whip the cream (or chilled coconut cream) and sugar until thick. Top the chocolate mousse with cream and drizzle with cherries and juice. Serve chilled.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.
This was fabulous! Im going to have to make this again soon
Where does the vanilla go? Mousse? Cream?
This is tasty-as! Though I failed with the coconut cream - do you whip the liquid as well as the thick part?
nom - love your recipes x
Hi Nina, you whip only the coconut cream - not the liquid. I hope it works for you next time and I'm glad you liked the mousse!
Oh my goodness! I have all the ingredients for this in the fridge. I am so making this now!!
Do it, do it! It's soooo good.
Happened upon this blog and I am completely gobsmacked! What fun. As I wait for my CSA to begin, I am looking forward to sweet new ways to use up veggies.
I promise never to say you aren't vegetarian enough. I was so saddened to see, on another blog, one commenter blast another for calling himself a "part-time vegan," saying there is no such thing. As the numbers go, it seems to me the goal should not be to have more people who eschew all animal products, but for more people to reduce their consumption of animal products. Yelling at people for cutting back instead of cutting out is counterproductive!
Indeed, Stephanie. In so many aspects of our lives we should support and not attack. I hope you get to try some recipes. Welcome to my little world 🙂
These are a beauty! I wouldn't mind making these tonight!
I hope you like them, Janelle.
Had to come back and comment when I had some more time! I loved reading about your vegetarian journey! <3
Ooh - these have several of my all time favourite flavours involved - cherries, chocolate and avocado! Love it!
I hope you get a chance to try it. So easy and healthy!
Thanks so much, Sarah. 🙂
That looks SO delicious! Love the little hand model as well 🙂
She was very willing! I hadn't intended to shoot her, but she swooped in quickly and grabbed a tart. 🙂
I think that the need to identify ourselves with a particular food movement is a bit sad if what we are doing is following a trend rather than for moral reasons. I don't know why people need to be part vegetarian or pescatarian or whatever, why not just eat what they eat and be happy? I choose not to eat meat and animal products but that is my business and I won't be telling anyone else how to eat or live their lives any day soon. Cheers for this delicious share and whether people are vegan, veggie, pescatarians, true meat lovers or whatever they will enjoy this delicious creation. Maybe you should rename it the "Peace Dessert"? 😉
Ha Peace Dessert! Love it :). Eat what you eat and be happy. Exactly.
My husband's favorite dessert is Black Forest Gateaux, I LOVE this healtheir alternative! 🙂
Much healthier! I hope he enjoys it. 🙂
Now I have been looking for a recipe that uses avocado for dessert, but haven't found one I quite like yet... this looks really good! I might have to make this one! Yummy!!
I hope you like it, Kecia!
Keep Calm and Fanny On
I'm a 'eat whatever I fancy' Veggie too, although I've never eaten meat or fish since I aw about 15 I do occasionally have Parmesan, Worcester Sauce and even some foods with Gelatine in - shocking! I was very militant at first, but now eat what I like! I also have a house full of avocados that I bought for party food, and forgot to use, so will be raiding your blog for more ideas! Thanks...
Thanks for your comments. Lucky you having lots of avocados! x