Guest Feature: Secret Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

Washington DC in January can be cold and dreary.  Daylight is short, and the festive decorations of the Holidays have been taken down and put away.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which, before I met my husband, was often as dark and dreary as the weather itself.  We’ve all been there a time or two. Whether you’re dining alone, or you have a significant other to share in your winter blues, this time of year calls for a mood booster.

One of my favorite ways to treat myself, and my hubby, is with this feel-good chocolate mousse. Chocolate alone is a mood-enhancing treat, but there is a secret ingredient in the mousse, that will stir up your senses and inspire a little extra affection. It’s not cream, caffeine, or added sugar, but avocado. Not only does avocado top the list for mood-enhancing foods, but when it’s combined with rich dark chocolate, it makes for an indulgent and satisfying dessert.

Say goodbye to your seasonal gloom. Secret Ingredient Chocolate Mousse will warm your heart, brighten your taste buds, and tide you over to the cherry blossoms’ first bloom.

Inspired by Giada DeLaurentis Chocolate-Avocado Mousse

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Products Used:

Cuisinart Food Processor

GIR Mini Spatula in Red

Pyrex dish

Two 6-ounce ramekins

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