This morning I was on a quest to find a low-fat chocolate mousse recipe. All of the recipes I found online either contained tofu (which I am avoiding right now) or raw eggs. So, I abandoned the low-fat idea and settled on dairy-free after a couple of interesting recommendations from friends. Here is what I came up with:

Dairy-free chocolate mouse (made with avocado)

This recipe isn’t low calorie, but everyone needs to indulge once in a while! The good thing about it is it’s allergy-friendly: it is gluten-free, soy-free (if you can find chocolate without soy lecithin), dairy-free, and egg-free. I suppose as well it is cholesterol-free, and has healthy monounsaturated fats and fibre from the avocado.

Ingredients:

1 cup avocado flesh (about 1 1/2 medium avocados)

1/2 cup almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)

1 1/2 tsp arrowroot powder

1/2 tsp vanilla

2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tbsp sugar (or to taste)

1/8 tsp salt

3/4 cup vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Blend all ingredients (except chocolate chips) in a blender or food processor until smooth. Melt the chocolate chips in a double-boiler or in the microwave (if choosing the microwave: stir every 30 seconds until fully melted). Add the melted chocolate to the mixture and blend well. Portion into small bowls or cups and chill in the fridge about 4 hours (or freezer 1 1/2 hours). Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition info (1 serving):

  • calories: 240 
  • carbs: 30 g
  • protein: 3.7 g 
  • fat: 12 g
  • fibre: 5 g