Avocado and cacao or chocolate has been a popular flavour combination in the health food scene for years, and our take on Cacao & Avocado Mousse includes Kefir to provide extra protein and gut-friendly cultures.
Kefir originates from the Caucasus mountains and has been included in local diets for over 2,000 years. It’s made by fermenting Kefir grains –a cluster of live, beneficial bacteria – with fresh milk. The result? A cultured milk drink with billions of gut-friendly cultures. Learn more about how Kefir is made.
Cacao is different to cocoa; cacao is the raw, unrefined bean while cocoa refers to the bean once it’s been roasted. This means that cacao has a stronger, more bitter and sophisticated flavour profile compared to unsweetened cocoa. Which makes it perfect for this recipe where you can adjust the sweetness with the honey and maple syrup.
And if you’d like to give this dessert a touch of decorative garnish, flaked almonds, strawberries, chia seeds are great cacao nibs (which provide a crunchy, nut-like texture without nut allergens!) would all work well.