Ok. Let's start BIG !
The first post of my blog is a mocha dessert! I do not drink coffee, actually I never drank coffee in my life. I don't like the bitterness of it, whether it's an espresso or allongé (even in Italy!), or a hot or ice coffee served with sugar or milk, even if it comes from the best place in town or an ordinary coffee machin. As boring as it sounds, I'm more of a camomile or chai tea type of girl. However, I LOVE almost every mocha or coffee based desserts. I guess the aroma is addictive. I don't particularly want to start a coffee dependency, I've seen too many people struggling to eliminate caffeine from their life, but once in a while... as a dessert (or breakfast ?), why not!
Experimenting ways to serve chia pudding is one of my favorites as I often prepare chia seeds pudding ahead for the week with my homemade almond milk. One morning, the aroma of my husband coffee inspire me to create a simple dessert that would give me the impression of taking a daily coffee (I confess... I find it so "cool" when someone is sipping a latte!).
So here you go, my version of Heaven; a velvety's mocha avocado chia pudding topped with coconut whipped cream.
Mocha chia pudding
Adapted from Oh She Glows
Yield : 6 small pudding (or less if you eat it while doing it like I do!)
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 1/2 cup maple syrup (or raw honey)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup brewed coffee (optional - you can add almond milk instead)
- 1/2 cup dark cacao chips (at least 70 %) - see note
- 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
- Pinch of fine grain sea salt
- 1 cup of chia pudding (see recipe here)
1. Place all ingredients into a food processor. Process until smooth.
2. You can choose to add the chia pudding to the mixture and stir or serve the mocha pudding on top of the chia pudding. I personally prefer to mix them, even if I find the layered version prettier. It gives a lighter texture to the mocha avocado pudding.
3. Top with a coconut whipped cream (recipe here) and cacao nibs or chips. Serve chilled.
Note : I use a professional food processor (Vitamix) so I don't need to melt the chocolate cacao nibs. If you use a normal food processor, I suggest you melt and cool the chocolate before adding it.