Eggless Avocado Mousse (Mousse de Abacate)…An ASAP fave!

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I love avocados!!!  I enjoy eating them both in savory dishes and in desserts. Yes, that’s right — in desserts. Decades before people here in the US caught on to using avocados in desserts, Brazil was preparing wonderful sweet avocado treats such as Avocado Crème Brûlée.  I can remember drinking avocado smoothies for breakfast as a child, as well as devouring avocado ice cream and avocado “mousse” at snack time.  This was more than 30 years ago — and avocado desserts are older than I am.  :)  All right, an Eggless Avocado Mousse is the exact recipe that I am sharing with y’all today.  Avocado mousse is a really intelligent way to entertain guests or to satisfy one’s sweet tooth because it is delicious, elegant, economical, and effortless.  Need I say more?

Eggless Avocado Mousse -- Super creamy, delicious, and effortless...An intelligent way to entertaining guests!!!

For those who may be thinking, ‘how can a professional chef call this avocado treat a mousse,’ I’d like to clarify that our avocado “mousse” is technically a cream because it doesn’t incorporate any whipped egg whites (which produces a light and fluffy texture) or whipped cream (resulting in a creamy and thick texture).  But this is the Brazilian way to make avocado “mousse.”  I am just being authentic!  May the French forgive us Brazilians.

Although it doesn’t make use of either of the foamy ingredients above, our avocado mousse is as creamy and thick as any real mousse that incorporates whipped cream.  This avocado “mousse” is an ASAP treat that can be made in 5 minutes and refrigerated for at least 45 minutes prior to serving.

I am enjoying my avocado mousse right now… I hope that you make this avocado mousse and give me your feedback.

xx

Eggless Avocado Mousse -- Super creamy, delicious, and effortless... An intelligent way to entertaining guests!!!

 

Eggless Avocado Mousse (Mousse de Abacate)
 
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An eggless, super creamy, and refreshing ASAP dessert!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Brazilian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 (14 oz or 396 g) sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 small avocados ( I like to use Avocados From Mexico)
  • Freshly squeezed juice of 2 limes
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 4 tablespoons chopped, roasted pistachios for garnishing (optional)
  • NOTE: Pistachios are not usually used as a garnish for avocado mousse in Brazil. It reflects my personal touch for the recipe. You can garnish yours as desired.
Instructions
  1. In a blender, blend all the ingredients together, except the pistachios, until obtaining a lump-free, homogeneous, creamy mixture. Spoon mixture into 4 ramekins, layering evenly. Place in the refrigerator for 45 minutes. Right before serving, sprinkle about 1 tablespoon of chopped pistachios on top of each avocado mousse and serve. Enjoy!

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Eggless Avocado Mousse -- Super creamy, delicious, and effortless...An intelligent way to entertaining guests!!!

Mousse de Abacate (Eggless Avocado Mousse)
 
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Uma sobremesa de abacate refrescante e cremosa, ideal para o verão!
Author:
Recipe type: Sobremesa
Cuisine: Brasileira
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 lata de leite condensado
  • 1 abacate grande ou 3 pequenos
  • Suco natural de 2 limões
  • 3 colheres de (sopa) de açúcar granulado
  • 2 colheres de (sopa) de creme de leite de caixinha
  • 4 colheres de (sopa) de pistache torrado e picado para decorar (opcional)
Instructions
  1. No liquidificador, bata todos os ingredientes, exceto o pistache, até obter uma mistura homogênea e cremosa. Coloque o mousse dentro de quatro forminhas ou pirex pequenos e leve à geladeira por 45 minutos. Antes de servir, polvilhe cerca de 1 colher de (sopa) de pistache picado em cima de cada mousse e sirva.

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30 Responses to Eggless Avocado Mousse (Mousse de Abacate)…An ASAP fave!

  1. Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com September 4, 2013 at 8:45 am #

    “Avocado creme brulee” “avocado smoothies” …looks like I need to move to Brazil! :)
    I grew up eating “avocado pudding” but it didn’t have condensed milk or cream in it! This version of yours sounds simply decadent, Denise! Thank you so much for sharing!

    • Denise Browning September 4, 2013 at 10:03 am #

      Thank you for always stopping by and be sweet, Shashi!!!

  2. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef September 4, 2013 at 8:57 am #

    This looks so smooth and creamy. Beautiful enough to grace the pages of a magazine!

    • Denise Browning September 4, 2013 at 10:02 am #

      Oh, Maureen! Thanks so much. Your words are music in my ears!!!!

  3. The Café Sucre Farine September 4, 2013 at 10:07 am #

    Denise, this would go so well in my kitchen – the color is perfect! It would also go quite well in my tummy, it sounds fabulous. I know the avocado makes it so smooth and silky. yum!

    • Denise Browning September 4, 2013 at 10:33 am #

      Thanks, Chris! I know that you love avocados because I have seen so many great treats made from avocados by you. I will never forget your gorgeous avocado cake.

  4. Juliana September 4, 2013 at 10:15 pm #

    Oh Denise, this avocado mousse look so pretty, I love the condensed milk in it…what a great dessert!
    Hope you are enjoying your week my dear :D

    • Denise Browning September 5, 2013 at 7:29 am #

      Thanks, Juliana! My week has been great so far although busy.

  5. Ash-foodfashionparty September 4, 2013 at 11:06 pm #

    Ahhh, interesting. This mousse looks so smooth and delicious. Loving the idea.

  6. Sugar et al September 5, 2013 at 12:20 am #

    I am yet to try out avocado in desserts. I love the vibrant green colour of the mousse and also the wonderful ingredients that have gone into the recipe. Has to be a winner…I may try this weekend.

    • Denise Browning September 5, 2013 at 7:20 am #

      I hope you try, Sonali! In Brazil, we have many desserts made from avocado: ice cream, popsicle, mousse, creme brulee, yogurt, smoothie, etc. This is our preferred way to eat avocados: In sweet preps… because avocado is a fruit afterall.

  7. Kumar's Kitchen September 5, 2013 at 2:05 am #

    we can feel the silky smooth,rich finish of this dessert,gorgeous green and melt in mouth perfect….we are sure will have to make an extra batch else they will get over in one go…delicious dessert :-)

    • Denise Browning September 5, 2013 at 7:17 am #

      Thanks, Kumar! I have been eating this treat in a way that it is almost over.

  8. A Taste of Brazil September 5, 2013 at 6:56 am #

    Yummy. Avocado anything is always a winner for me. Last week I actually posted a recipe for avocado popsicles on my blog….!!!!! I will try this mouse soon:)

    • Denise Browning September 5, 2013 at 7:16 am #

      I am with you!!! I love anything avocado. What a coincidence about our avocado treats… I’d love to have an avocado popsicle as well.

  9. Daniela September 5, 2013 at 7:57 am #

    I love avocados too but have never had them in a dessert.
    This one looks amazing, such gorgeous colors.
    Will give it a try for sure and surprise family and friends with an avocado sweet treat :)
    Thank you Denise for sharing!

    • Denise Browning September 5, 2013 at 8:08 am #

      Thank you, Daniela! I hope you make that surprise to your family.

  10. Deb September 5, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

    I adore the vibrant green! What a radiant dessert that just screams cool and refreshing “summer treat”!

  11. Mi Vida en un Dulce September 5, 2013 at 7:53 pm #

    It’s not common for us to have avocado in desserts, we are more than eat it with a lot of salt. But I used avacoda instead of butter in some recipes and gave an incredible touch.

  12. Raymund September 7, 2013 at 5:29 pm #

    What can go wrong with that avocado, it will be so creamy sweet deliciousness. First when I came here I saw people putting avocadoes in something savoury which was really odd for me as in the Philippines we use avocadoes mostly for dessert.

  13. Nik@ABrownTable September 9, 2013 at 3:21 pm #

    That is a such a vibrant looking mousse. I love the easy and simplicity of the preparation.

  14. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com September 22, 2013 at 10:54 am #

    I love avocado mousse. So much more healthy, creamy and dreamy deliciousness!

    • Denise Browning September 22, 2013 at 11:12 pm #

      Thanks, Kiran! Tropical fruit treats are the best!

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