Orange and Cayenne Chocolate Avocado Mousse
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 8
  • 75g cacao paste (also known as cacao liquor/solids)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • Seeds of 1 vanilla pod (or ¼ tsp vanilla powder)
  • Flesh of 2 large ripe avocados/3 small ripe avocados (preferably chilled)
  • ⅓ cup cacao powder
  • ¼ cup maca powder
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 2 small oranges (peeled)
  • 2-3 tbsp maple syrup/raw honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • ¼-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (dependent upon taste)
  • ¼ tsp fine Himalayan pink salt (if coarse grind)
  1. Place your cacao paste, coconut oil, and seeds of a vanilla pod into a bain marie on a low heat. Stir frequently with a spatula until the mixture is fully melted and remove from the heat. Place to one side to cool.
  2. In a food processor blend the remaining ingredients of your mousse until smooth. Be sure to scrape down the sides frequently to ensure that the ingredients become fully incorporated into the mix.
  3. Next pour in your melted cacao mix and blend again until smooth. Again scrape the sides regularly to ensure that everything gets processed.
  4. Either serve immediately into small ramekins or transfer into an air tight container and store in the fridge until chilled. If you are feeling brave then sprinkle some extra cayenne pepper on top too!
* Store in the fridge in an airtight container and consume within 3-5 days.
** Please note that all cup measurements used are British cups and thus equal to 250ml.
Recipe by Greens of the Stone Age at