Mousse Bigelow

There's a green secret ingredient in this silky chocolate mousse

Used to be, you couldn't mention L.A. without talking about Gjelina, Travls Lett's Italian-by-way-of-Venice haven. These days, little sister Gjusta is the showstopper.

Lett's new Westside haunt is a better-dressed New York deli with cleaner eating habits. In other words, you can have your smoked fish and eat your avocado toast, too. And while Gjusta doesn't pander to health nuts, they don't shy away from creations that just happen to be good for you. Case in point: a vegan chocolate mousse whose not-so-secret ingredient is California avocado.

Turns out, the high-fat content in California avocados makes for a luxe, creamy texture in desserts. Don't worry: The avocado flavor disappears with a cloak of cocoa powder, maple syrup and agave.

The Gjusta folks swear both vegans and non-vegans love it. You will, too.

*Recipe has not been tested by Tasting Table Test Kitchen

Recipe adapted from Travis Lett, Gjusta, Los Angeles, for California Avocados

Vegan Chocolate California Avocado Mousse
5 from 31 ratings
Shhhhh. California's best chocolate mousse recipe happens to be vegan.
Servings
6
servings
Ingredients
  • 1¾ cups ripe, Fresh California Avocado--peeled, seeded and quartered
  • ¾ cup, minus 1 tablespoon, maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • ¼ teaspoon Maldon salt
  • ⅓ cup, plus 1 tablespoon, cocoa powder
  • ½ cup, minus 1 tablespoon, coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup, plus 1 tablespoon, agave
  • ¾ cup cold water
  • Cocoa nibs, for garnish
Directions
  1. In a medium bowl, add all the ingredients except the water. Start to purée the mixture using an immersion blender. Slowly add the cold water in a steady stream until shiny and smooth. Top with raw cocoa nibs and serve.
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 96
Total Fat 7.6 g
Saturated Fat 1.9 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 7.4 g
Dietary Fiber 3.1 g
Total Sugars 3.4 g
Sodium 101.6 mg
Protein 1.0 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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