We whipped this up a few weeks back for a dinner party and not one of our guests was the wiser (until we spilled the beans afterwards) that this was anything other than a homemade chocolate treat!
Sneaky 'Chocolate' Mousse
*1/4 cup fresh Dates (or dried Dates soaked for 3 hours in water) * 1/4-1/2 cup water
*2 tblspn Raw Honey *1/2 tsp Vanilla Paste or Vanilla Powder *3/4 cup Avocado (approx 1 medium sized Avocado) *1/4 cup Carob Powder
Blend dates and 1/4 cup water, honey and vanilla till soft and smooth
Add avocado and carob - blend til creamy - stopping every now and then to scrape the sides
Add more water if need a thinner consistency
Serve with fresh berries.
Lasts around 3 days in the fridge or up to 2 weeks in the freezer
What we loved: how quick this was to put together (other than soaking the dried dates)
The texture was a true luscious 'mousse' and the flavour very rich
Knowing there was no dairy or refined sugars involved
What we didn't love as much: ours turned out just a little too sweet for our taste - next time we will try halving the honey or adding more carob
recipe courtesy of: 'Raw Food - a complete guide for every meal of the day' by Erika Palmcrantz and Irmela Lilja