We're two sisters who are craft book publishers and found ourselves in the midst of an avocado grove. We bought this house where we planned to conduct our publishing business and in the deal got 4 acres of avocado trees thrown in. Now we're not only publishers but ranchers as well! This blog is all about avocados and anything else that strikes my fancy.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Chocolate Avocado Mousse!!

There was one thing that really interested me when I read my FREE copy of Redbook. It was an article about Cheryl Crow.  She mentioned that "at dinner parties, I serve a healthy version of chocolate mousse—it's actually made with avocados".

Now that really caught my eye. But did they give the recipe? NO. So frustrating. Inquiring minds want to know.
So I looked online and found several recipes. Thought I'd share this one with you. I haven't tried it yet because all of the avocados I've picked are hard as a rock and heaven forbid that I should actually purchase some. 

This recipe is from Doctor Oz. See what you think.

Chocolate Avocado Mousse
Serves 6
12 oz. good quality bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. chili powder
1 large California Hass avocado, pitted & peeled
3/4 cup light brown sugar
6 egg whites
Combine the chocolate with the cinnamon and chili powder and melt in a double boiler over hot water and set aside.  Mash the avocado and add the brown sugar. Or puree in a food processor or blender. With the machine running, pour in the chocolate mixture. Beat the egg whites to soft peaks using an electric mixer of whisk. Fold the chocolate mixture into the egg whites. Pour into 6 serving bowls and chill for 1 hour, or overnight.
Optional - add a mint leaf 


  1. They should have called it Mexican Mousse. I think it would work - any trace of avocado flavor would be obliterated by all the chocolate, cinnamon and chile. The avocado would add the texture and creaminess.

    That Redbook magazine was just a bonanza of information!

  2. this sounds unbelievably delicious. My husband disagrees but he doesn't cook. the pepper will give it a kick, the avocado will make it creamy. I'm sending to myself and trying it.

  3. Hi Helen,
    Yes, I'm really beginning to cherish my Redbook. So much relevant information. I really want to try this mousse - still waiting for the avocados to ripen!

  4. Hi California Girl,
    I can understand why your husband might think this recipe is a little weird. If you try it, let me know what you think and also if he actually tries it.