This Secret Ingredient Is the Trick to Perfecting Creamy Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate mousse is like the fancy adult version of chocolate pudding. With its rich, decadent flavor and smooth creamy consistency, this heavenly dessert is meant to be savored one spoonful at a time. To get it right, though, you need to make the texture perfect - nobody wants runny mousse. While in the past that may have meant mastering whipping technique, there's a new ingredient in town perfecting the texture, and that my friends is avocados.

Avocados may be the last thing that comes to mind when whipping up dessert, but it shouldn't be. This creamy fruit adds an incredible texture to chocolate mousse imparting a richness that is simply sinful. And the technique? Delish shows us just how easy it is to whip up the best paleo chocolate mousse around using avocado as the secret ingredient.

In a food processor, add a whole avocado, some melted chocolate - dark or milk chocolate depending upon your favorite - honey, cocoa powder, vanilla, salt, and heavy cream.

Blend all that goodness until it reaches a smooth consistency. Pour into a couple dessert glasses, top it with chocolate shavings, and then plop them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to allow the mousse to set. Then get ready to dive into this scrumptious dessert.

If you're worried about the avocado changing the flavor of your mousse, don't be. Rather than adding flavor, the avocados help develop texture while giving your mousse a boost of nutrients. Avocados are a superfood rich in healthy fats, leaving you to feel good about your dessert decisions.

One bite and it won't take any more convincing that avocados should be the secret ingredient in more chocolate desserts. Brownies, cheesecakes, cookies, and even fudge all benefit from a creamy avocado. But don't just take our word for it, try it for yourself. It won't be long before everyone is trying to figure out your secret ingredient.

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