This dessert is such a winner! Not only is it visually stunning it’s deceptively easy to make. Unlike a traditional mousse made using eggs, cream and sugar this magic mousse is 100% vegan and is made using avocado, silken tofu and coconut yoghurt as the base. Stay with me! I know this combination of ingredients aren’t obvious choices for a dessert but when they are blended with rich melted dark chocolate, smooth salty peanut butter and juicy raspberries they transform into the most deliciously decadent mousse. The really fun part is the layers. Each mousse is individually layered in a jar then topped off with more raspberries, shavings of chocolate and cacao nibs. So each time you dip your spoon in you get a different combination of flavours and textures. This is the perfect dessert to make for your special someone, yourself or make ahead for a dinner party when you want to wow your guests.
Magic Mousse Jars
Serves – 4 Prep – 20 min Set – 30 min Difficulty – medium
1 large avocado
1/2 medium banana
100g of 85% dark chocolate
3 tablespoons of maple syrup
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1 cup vanilla coconut yoghurt
2 tablespoons of chia seeds
Peanut butter mousse
2 – 3 tablespoons peanut butter
1 300g packet silken tofu
2 tablespoons of maple syrup
fresh or frozen raspberries
start with the raspberry mousse. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend to a smooth, thick mousse forms. Put the raspberry mousse in the fridge and allow to set while you make the other layers.
For the peanut butter mousse add all the ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy with no lumps of peanut butter. Taste and add more maple or PB if you think it needs it. Scrape the mouse into a bowl and set aside.
To make the chocolate mousse add the avo, banana and maple syrup to the food processor (don’t worry about cleaning in between) blend until smooth. Melt the dark chocolate either in the microwave or in a bowl over a pot of hot water. With the blender on slowly pour the melted chocolate into the avocado mix. Blend until all the chocolate combines with the avocado and a smooth mousse form.
To assemble your magic mousse get 4 jars or glasses and gently spoon the mousses in one layer at a time. I did peanut butter/raspberry/chocolate but you can do any order you like. Top with raspberries dark chocolate shavings and cacao nibs. Place in the fridge and allow to set for 30min before serving.