This is a short and sweet recipe, and one that’s quick to make too (apart from the soaking of the dates). Plus, it’s dairy-free.
10 plump dates, soaked for 3-4 hours in water
2 ripe avocados
1 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
Sprinkle of sea salt
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
(plus a tablespoon of maple syrup or a dollop of maple cream if you have an especially sweet tooth)
What to do:
Blend everything together in a good processor, with the S blade.
Spoon into glasses and pop it in the fridge for a bit before serving. You should have about 4-5 helpings.
This looks fantastic! I am definitely going to give this a go. It looks like it would be great for energy 🙂
damnit!! I guess now I have to ride more to make up for this AMAZING desert. Thanks Cass!
This recipe+ empty screw top baby food pouch= amazing homemade “gu” for the road
Yum! That sounds amazing, and I never would have thought of combining dates and avocado.
It’s a good ‘un! It’s Nancy’s version of a recipe she found in a raw food book. The avocado gives it a rich creaminess.
Love it! An excellent use of nature’s butter (in the words of Thug Kitchen)! I must think of a way to simulate the blender in our camping kitchen setup.
Well, there is one of these…
Haha, that’s amazing! We’re planning to stop by MP on our route, so perhaps we can test it out and report back! Cheers, Lars
What a great recipe, i would have never thought to use avocados in a chocolate desert. I’ll have to try it out!!
New to your blog, Cass, but I love the bikes, camping and food parts especially! I live in Davis, not 60 miles from where you were in Walnut Creek, but I grew up in Corralles, not 60 miles from where you currently live in Santa Fe.
Great writing and photography, too. Looking forward to learning more of your adventures. I gotta try the mousse, too!
We tried this tonight – yummy! Used about 1/2 of cocoa & honey (that’s what we had) instead of maple syrup. The food posts blend in – it’s not about the bike after all.
Great! Glad it was tasty (-:
My partner made this tonight. I was a bit skeptical when he listed the ingredients, however, one mouthful and I was converted. He left out the salt, so we’ll try it again with salt next time.