We love using avocados to make sweet desserts because they are creamy, delicious and very nutritious. And while avocado and coconut might not be the most traditional combination in fact, the coconut's tropical flavor blends in beautifully with the soft avocado taste. Why not give this a try?
Full of healthy fats and a great source of potassium, Vitamin K, B6 and folic acid, these green pear-shaped fruits are so good for you. Enjoy this cold sweet mousse as a healthy afternoon snack or as a sweet ending to a light meal. Best of all, this easy Avocado & Coconut Mousse is completely vegan and raw, involving no cooking at all!
1. Gather the ingredients
- 3 cups of almond milk (or any vegan milk)
- 2 cups of unsweetened coconut milk
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar
- 1 avocado
- 2 tsp of lemon juice
- 1 tsp of coconut flakes (for decoration)
- 1 tsp of choc chips (for decoration)
2. Activate the almonds
Activate the almonds by leaving them in a bowl with filtered water overnight, they will grow in size and the bigger they are the creamier the milk will be.
3. Process the Almonds
Process the almonds in a blender or food processor with some fresh filtered water.
Strain the almonds using a cheesecloth bag. Set the leftover almond puree aside.
5. Process altogether
Add the avocado pulp, coconut milk, sugar and lemon juice and process in a blender or food processor until smooth and creamy.
Chill the mixture in the freezer for about an hour or until cold but still creamy.
Decorate with sprinkled coconut flakes and chocolate chips. Yum!
Photos by Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitots