Chocolate Avocado Mousse with Bourbon Soaked Cherries & Fig Whipped Cream

Serves 2

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.

Cherrie’s Directions 

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

Beat cream and sugar with and the tablespoon of Bellisari’s Blistered Jalapeno & Fig Spread with an electric mixer until it holds soft peaks.

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