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Smoked Chocolate Mousse

Every now and then it’s fun to add a little bit of theatre to the table.

This dessert comes to the table under a glass full of smoke.  When you lift your glass you’re hit with an overwhelming aroma of cinnamon, and when you taste this chocolate mousse it tasted chocolatey, and Smokey and Cinnamon-ey but because the mouse is based on Avocados it has an underlying vegetal flavour.


This mousse is no lightweight

A traditional chocolate mousse is an emulsion of custard, chocolate and whipped cream and essentially it is a light texture thanks to the air trapped within the whipped cream.  That would be too delicate to stand up a lit cinnamon quill.

What we need is a more dense creation, and this magic is achieved by creating a mouse using avocado and coconut fats flavoured with Cacao, and then frozen in the freezer.  I use my silicone ice cream mould that has 6 cavities that each make 2 x 50g servings.

Smoked Chocolate Mousse - Spatula


Smoked Chocolate Mousse


Nutrition Facts Serving Size Approx 50g Servings 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 143 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 21%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 0g
Protein 1g 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. wp-nutrition-label

NB: Net Carbohydrates here are 4g – 2g (fiber) = 2g per serving


Smoked Chocolate Mousse Ignition
Smoked Chocolate Mousse
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12 people
12 people
Smoked Chocolate Mousse Ignition
Smoked Chocolate Mousse
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12 people
12 people
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  1. Peel and pit your avocados
    Smoked Chocolate Mouse - Peel Avocado
  2. Chop Avocado in a food processor
    Smoked Chocolate Mouse - Chop Avocado
  3. Add Cacao, vanilla, Coconut Cream, and Coconut Oil
  4. Blend until smooth and creamy - you may need to taste it multiple times at this point, just for quality.
    Smoked Chocolate Mousse - Blended
  5. Use a kitchen spatula to fill your mould. If you don't have a silicone mould you might need to oil it using coconut oil spray.
    Smoked Chocolate Mousse - PressIn Mould
  6. Freeze for at least an hour to solidify, then de-mould.
  7. Cut cinnamon quills in half.
  8. My mould makes exactly 2 portions, so I slice a block in half and place each on a small plate then balance a half cinnamon quill cut in half on it's top.
    Smoked Chocolate Mouse - Plate
  9. Char the cinnamon using a blowtorch (or cigarette lighter) until the cinnamon bark is fully lit.
    Smoked Chocolate Mousse Ignition
  10. Cover the mousse and the smoking quill with a glass to capture the smoke and let the mousse sit in the smoke for at least 5 minutes for the smoke to permeate the oils on it's surface.
    Smoked Chocolate Mousse - Cover
  11. Just before you serve, you can lift the glass up a little and re-light the cinnamon quill then replace the glass and immediately serve.
    Smoked Chocolate Mousse - Smoking
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