Chocolate Avocado Mousse with Bourbon Soaked Cherries & Fig Whipped Cream
1 ripe avocado
2 tablespoons honey
¼ cup good quality unsweetened cocoa powder
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Small pinch of salt
2 tablespoons milk
Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit. Using a spoon, scoop out the flesh and put into a small blender or food processor. Add the agave or honey, cocoa powder, vanilla, salt, and milk. Blend until very smooth. Taste and adjust for desired sweetness. Pour mixture into a beautiful mug and chill until ready. Serve with Fig whipped cream and chopped bourbon soaked cherries.
1 cup bourbon
2 tablespoons sugar
4 ounces dried (no oil added) cherries (3/4 cup)
Bring bourbon and sugar to a gentle simmer in a small saucepan over low heat. (Watch carefully, since bourbon may ignite.) Simmer, stirring, until sugar dissolves. Pour bourbon syrup over cherries in a 12-ounce glass jar. Let stand overnight to macerate.
Whipped Cream Directions
2 Tablespoons Sugar
1 Cup of Heavy Cream
1 Tablespoon Bellisari’s Blistered Jalapeno & Fig Spread