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Current Obsession: The Raw Chocolate Mousse (Made From Avocados!) at Ellary's Greens in NYC

03/17/2015 01:36 pm ET | Updated May 17, 2015

By Marissa Gold, Glamour

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(Photo: Courtesy of Ellary's Greens)

I've had all sorts of "healthy" chocolate mousse, and they're not all created equal. Coconut oil-based recipes are delicious, but have way too much saturated fat for my liking. Avocado-based recipes (while satisfyingly creamy) often tasted way too much of avocado and not enough of chocolate. But this recipe strikes a nice balance between health and flavor using cocoa powder, coffee, avocados, and maple syrup (but not too much!). After trying it out at a healthy restaurant in downtown NYC called Ellary's Greens, I was hooked. I immediately emailed them for the recipe, because bikini season. Make this superfood mousse whenever you need a healthy chocolate fix!

Raw Chocolate Mousse Recipe From Ellary's Greens
Serves 6

  • 2 large avocados, skinned and pitted
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp coffee made from coconut water
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder

Mousse Instructions:
1. Blend avocados in a food processor with maple syrup, salt, and vanilla extract.
2. Once smooth, slowly add the coffee water.
3. Once smooth again, slowly add the cocoa powder.
4. Taste once well blended. Add maple syrup for sweetness and/or coffee water to deepen the richness.
5. Serve in a cup with coconut whipped cream (recipe follows) and fruit!

Coconut Whipped Cream Recipe:

  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 1 tbs agave nectar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Coconut Whipped Cream Instructions:
1. Refrigerate the can of coconut milk overnight.
2. Skim the cream top from the coconut milk using a spoon. (Use the leftover watery part for smoothies!)
3. Place all ingredients in a cold metal bowl and whisk slowly with a KitchenAid or hand-mixer until all of the ingredients are combined.
4. Increase the speed of the mixer every time the consistency changes until fluffy.
5. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, then serve.

You can top with fruit, such as bananas or strawberries, but the whipped cream is so delicious you don't have to. This would be perfect to make for a dinner party with mixed eaters, because it satisfies the healthy ones, the vegan ones, the raw ones, and the regular ones. Rare, but true.