Imagine a no-cook sugar-free chocolate mousse that is also gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, soy-free, corn-free, vegan and more! – that takes 5 minutes to whip up! Of course, you’ll need to soak one of the natural sweeteners, but that just takes about 4 hours. What is that sweetener? Dates! If you’re diabetic or low-carb, use a bit of stevia instead. Inspired by a few of my Facebook friends, I decided to create more gluten-free, sugar-free recipes. I’ve been meaning to grill some fruit but haven’t cleaned the grill yet. Unexpected guests? This is sure to please, as well as a great conversation topic! You can be sure I’ll be creating several versions of this recipe in the very near future. Perhaps with strawberries and bananas (not avocado and strawberries because that will turn to a brown color), other fruit and added nuts, like macadamia nuts or walnuts. With summertime here, it’s great not to bake! Enjoy and stay healthy!
Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Sugar-Free No-Cook Chocolate Mousse
- 1/2 large ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and cut into pieces
- 1 banana, ripe, peeled a cut into pieces (or another half avocado)
- 4 organic, medjool dates, soaked for 4 hours or more, skin removed and pitted (Medjool dates are usually larger than other dates, therefore, add more if not using medjool.)
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3 Tablespoons unsweetened cacao powder
- 1/4 cup gluten-free milk (almond, coconut, etc.)
- Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender or food processor.
- Blend for about 5 minutes or until all pieces are smooth and the mixture turns into a mousse texture.
- Pour into ramekins.
- Refrigerate until very chilled.
- Garnish with a banana slice, chocolate shavings or chopped nuts.
The mousse may look lumpy in the photo, but it is not. Those are just air bubbles. If you add banana it will taste like chocolate-banana, but if you add just avocado it will just taste like chocolate.
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