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Green Fairy Chocolate-Avocado Mousse


I was craving something sweet and didn't feel like baking. I found two ripe avocados in my fruit bowl and I always have unsweetened cocoa powder. With those two ingredients - a couple of others - and a hand-blender, you can have a rich dessert in about 3 minutes flat. Awesome.

I've made a vegan version of this chocolate-avocado mousse. And I had some leftover absinthe from National Licorice Day. So, this Green Fairy* Chocolate-Avocado Mousse was created...and was the perfect antidote to my chocolate craving tonight.

2 ripe avocados
2/3 C honey
2/3 C unsweetened cocoa powder
1 t pure vanilla extract
1 T absinthe
fennel pollen for garnish

Place all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl - except for the fennel pollen. Use a hand blender till the mixture is smooth. Spoon into serving glasses and dust with fennel pollen to garnish.

*Absinthe is an anise-flavored spirit derived from botanicals, including the flowers and leaves of wormwood, green anise, sweet fennel, and other medicinal and culinary herbs. It is commonly referred to in literature as "La Fée Verte" ('the green fairy' in French). Everyone from Vincent Van Gogh to Ernest Hemingway credited their vivid imaginations to the Green Fairy.

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