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Orange-Chocolate Mousse Parfait
Don’t tell anyone that the secret ingredient is avocado until they try this dreamy, decadent dessert.
Soak time: 2 hours
Prep time: 30 minutes
Chill time: 2 hours
2 large avocados
2/3 cup (53 g) cacao powder
3/4 cup (255 g) agave nectar
1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange zest
Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend for 1 to 2 minutes until smooth, with the consistency of a thick pudding. Add more avocado if too thin. Scrape down the sides of the container with a spatula as needed.
1 1/2 cups (180 g) cashews, soaked 2 hours
1/3 cup (80 ml) coconut oil, warmed to liquid
1/3 cup (80 ml) water
1/3 cup (115 g) agave nectar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Place the cashews, coconut oil, water, agave nectar, and vanilla into a high-power blender and process until very smooth.
Chill the mousse and cream for 2 hours or until firm, then layer into parfait bowls using a pastry bag or a spoon.
Stored separately, the mousse will keep for 3 days in refrigerator and the cream will last for 1 week.
Yield: Makes 8 servings.