One-Bowl Chocolate and Nut Butter Mousse Pots

, from Issue #80. September, 2018
Photography by Vanessa and Michael Lewis.
One-Bowl Chocolate and Nut Butter Mousse Pots

If you pop these on the table without saying what the ingredients are, even the most ardent avocado hater will love this mousse.

Serves: 4–6


2 large, ripe avocados
¼ cup raw cacao powder
2 teaspoons vanilla paste or extract
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
⅓ cup coconut milk
3 tablespoons good quality nut butter (see Cook’s note)
1 teaspoon sea salt


Put the flesh of the avocados in a food processor along with all the remaining ingredients. Process until silky smooth with no visible lumps of avocado. Divide between serving glasses or bowls and chill for 30 minutes. Serve plain or top with any of the suggestions below.

Serving suggestions: Cacao nibs, whipped coconut cream/regular cream, coconut yoghurt, fresh berries, crème fraîche.

Cook's note: Any of your favourite nut butters will be delicious in this recipe. I like to use a fiery, chilli-infused peanut butter.