Mamey Sapote Chocolate Mousse

Mamey2This chocolate mousse may be the best thing I have ever done. I can die now knowing I have contributed something amazing to the universe. Not to toot my own horn or anything (toot, toot), but this recipe only has 3 ingredients, is totally raw, low in fat and sugar-free. Yep, you read that right. Raw, sugar-free chocolate mousse with only three ingredients. I know! It’s basically a culinary unicorn. The main ingredient here is the amazing mamey sapote. Don’t know where to find a mamey sapote? Get thee to an asian market! Or china town. When ripe, this creamy fruit has the texture of a cooked sweet potato. It seems rich but is actually low in fat, and high in vitamins B6 and C. You will know when your mamey is ripe because it will be completely soft and squishy. Make sure to wait until the entire thing is very squishy – almost rotten feeling. When you cut it (watch for the big pit!) the inside will be bright orange and sweet, sweet, sweet.

One half of the mamey, scooped out. Not the prettiest.

One half of the mamey, scooped out. Not the prettiest, but surely the tastiest.

Rumor has it there is also such thing as a chocolate sapote that tastes like chocolate all on its own, but I have yet to find it.

Mamey Sapote Chocolate Mousse

Serves: 3 Time: 2 minutes – ½ of a large, ripe mamey sapote – ½ cup cashews, soaked for 3 hours. (soaking is not necessary but makes the texture dreamier) – ¼ cup raw cacao powder – 1 – 2 tablespoons of water Place fruit, cashews and cacao in a food processor and pulse. Add a tablespoon of water and pulse again. If needed, add another tablespoon to get it to the consistency of your fancy. Dish out and enjoy. Mamey4


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