Monday, 9 February 2015

Mocca mousse (without chocolate)

Believe it or not, you can actually have a mocca (aka coffee and chocolate) mousse WITHOUT using chocolate.

This is a rather light treat, as we do not use butter, or cream, or eggs... well, not even chocolate. That's why it is great when you want to indulge, but not ruin your diet.

Crema de chocolate y café, para papá

I love coffee, black, strong and tasty. Espresso-like.  I need my shoot a couple times a day. I love chocolate. Dark, strong and deeply, rich cacao flavored. 

Strong coffee and chocolate together in a recipe sound more than good to me. But, to make a mocca mousse, as Italian call this mix of coffee and chocolate, you usually need butter or cream. Not so good to have it a couple of times a day- sigh-.

When a few days ago I had an urgent need of a mocca custard, I remembered that there are other ways to make it without eggs, cream, or butter. Even without chocolate. Yes, it sounds really weird, but the magic ingredient in this recipe is avocado. That buttery fruit loses its flavor when mixed with cocoa and coffee, and in return, gives this dessert the perfect consistency. It doesn’t seem to, but this mousse is full of fruit. 

Crema de chocolate y café, para papá

Cofee and non-chocolate mocca mousse
Ingredients (for 4 servings)

     2 avocados (150 grams clean)
     50 g of non fat cocoa powder
     250 grams of plain yogurt (whole or skim, to taste)
     Sugar to taste (about 3-4 tablespoons)
     1 short espresso (can be decaffeinated, but must have full espresso flavor)


Put all ingredients in the bowl of the mixer and mix. Try, rectify sweet until the desired taste. Serve in individual cups and bring to the refrigerator until ready to serve. Take the same day.

Crema de chocolate y café, para papá

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