Chocolate-avocado mousse with hazelnuts and pomegranate
Preparation time: 10 mins plus 3 hours chilling Cooking time: nil Serves 4
2 large avocados 2 tsp vanilla extract ½ tsp almond essence ¾ cup cocoa powder ¾ cup aromatic honey ½ cup pomegranate juice
(see Cook’s tip, left) 1 cup cream, whipped
to soft peaks Toasted hazelnuts, pomegranate arils and dark chocolate shavings, to serve 1 Put avocados, vanilla, almond essence, cocoa and honey in a blender and puree until smooth. With blender still running, add ½ cup boiling water, pomegranate juice and puree until completely smooth. 2 Spoon into 250ml glasses and refrigerate for 3 hours or until firm. Top with cream, hazelnuts, pomegranate arils and chocolate shavings. Serve.