IMBB #15: Avocado Mousse

Elise at Simply Recipes is hosting this months Is My Blog Burning. The theme is gelatin. I have to admit, I’m not a big gelatin fan, but I thought I should give a nod to my midwestern roots and try something. I made Avocado Mousse.

I was hoping to find a recipe for avocado panna cotta, but no luck. If you have one, let me know. This was pretty good. The orange flavors cover up much of the avocado and if I were to make this again, I think I would cut down on the orange quite a bit.

I had a fair bit of difficulty getting it out of the mold. I followed the instructions and rested the mold in a hot water bath for a few seconds, but then the mousse just melted and lost any shape it had received from the mold. (Hence the use of the pretty strawberries). Otherwise, this was quite an easy recipe.

I don’t know that I would make this again. It was tasty, but mainly I (and my roommates) aren’t that into to jello-mold-types-of-things. . .

A very interesting topic for the IMBB though!  All of the other excellent submissions can be found here on Elise’s site.

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Jennifer - I absolutely love this idea! I’ll be searching for an avocado panna cotta too. I’ll let you know if I find one.

elise - Hi Gemma,
I made an layered avocado tomato juice aspic last year and as much as I LOVE avocado, it was just bland. I like the idea of an avocado panna cotta and will keep my eye out for a recipe!

Nicky - I’ve been wanting to try something similar for ages, but in lack of a convincing recipe I haven’t yet… Your mousse looks so smooth and airy, I shall give this recipe a try soon :)

chronicler - I would have never thought of an avocado mousse! I too struggle with gelatins. Eek. (I guess because I live newr the desert and it usually just melts away in the heat.)
I will have to give it a try too!

gemma - Thanks folks! Yes, I too was sad to find that the avocado taste that I craved had all but disappeared in the final product. If anyone has better luck with an avocado dish in this style, please let me know!
I have been searching for an avocado panna cotta since I had the opportunity to taste one at the Green Zebra, a very fancy (and expensive) vegetarian restaurant here in Chicago. It was absolutely divine.

sarah - omg! gemma! i totally wanted to make an avocado panna cotta, too! how FUNNY! but i just couldn’t figure out how to add avocado puree to the cream without getting it all chunky clunky. instead, made lime panna cottas and served with avocados on top. then you really get the avocado taste :)
i could eat avocados three times a day….

gemma - That was my problem too! It just didn’t seem to makes sense with the basic panna cotta recipes I looked at. I know it can be done though! I ate a divine avocado panna cotta in a foofy restaurant. One day. . .
Your panna cottas are so pretty. Nice work!
I too am a fool for avocados. Mmmm..

Jessica - I found a recipe once in a magazine for an avocado mousse dessert. It was very simple calling for chilled avocado blended with some sugar and heavy cream. Then you fold this mixture into whipped sweetened cream and chill again. It was very wonderful!

gemma - That sounds delicious Jessica. Thank you for the recipe. I find gelatin kind of odd, so it is great to know about a recipe that would be similar without it. Thanks!

Liz - You know you can make an excellent avocado smoothie, right? They’re very common in Brazil, Kenya, and other far-flung places.
To make, chill the avocado in the fridge. Then just put an avocado, a small amount of milk, and sugar to taste and puree in a blender. Add more milk if it’s too thick- though it should have a drinkable, pudding-like consistency.
So avocado-y, so delicious.

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