November 14, 2010

Lemon avocado mousse

Lemon avocado mousse

Last Friday the avocados were on sale again in my local supermarket, so it was time to make one of my favourite avocado dishes: lemon avocado mousse.
This mousse is quite versatile, you can have it for breakfast, dessert or even as a snack when you're hungry.
I mostly have it for breakfast though!

Lemon avocado mousse: (serves 2)
- 2 lemons
- 2 big avocados
- 1 large banana
- 25g creamed coconut (from a 200g block, also called 'Santen')

1. Zest one of the lemons and put this away in the fridge.
2. Peel the lemons and remove the thin, white layers the cover the flesh (these are bitter) and seeds. You only want to use the actual lemon flesh. Put the flesh in a blender.
3. Slice the avocados in half, remove pits and scoop the flesh out. Add to blender.
4. Peel and slice the banana and add to blender too, along with the creamed coconut.
5. Pulse a few times until everything's combined, then put the blender on high speed for about 1 minute so you end up with a thick, creamy mousse.
6. Divide over 2 bowls and put in the fridge for a couple of hours. Serve with lemon zest.

As you see, it's an easy recipe, but the hard part is removing those thin white layers to get out the lemon flesh. It takes time, and I usually end up getting lemon juice squirted into my eyes a couple of times, but it's all worth it. (perhaps I should try wearing my old swimming goggles next time..)


  1. dear marinka, in desperate need of an ice cream substitute, i can't wait to try this!! problem is, i have no idea where to buy creamed coconut locally. please, do you know of a sugar-free substitute for an ovo-lacto person? any ideas appreciated!

  2. Hi Kathy, thanks for your comment!
    I think most supermarkets, especially Asian supermarkets, should have creamed coconut. But I'm not sure!
    As a substitute, you could buy a can of coconut milk (without any additives), put it in the frigde, open it carefully and scoop the thick coconut cream off the top. (it's the same stuff I'm using, but mine is dried) This should work fine. Otherwise you could simply add 25g of dessicated coconut, that'll give you that coconut taste, but it will change the texture of this mousse too.
    Good luck!