Given that it’s Meat Free Week and this is Meat Free Manchester I have decided to up my game and do a recipe a day to help out anyone who’s giving vegetarianism or veganism a go for the first time. Granted, this particular recipe might not help you out in terms of Tuesday night tea but there is a lot of hype surrounding these (if you’ve been watching Masterchef you’ll know what I’m talking about) and I had to give it a go. Regardless they are a bit of fun and crazyily straightforward and surprisingly tasty – my meat-eating friend even enjoyed them!
I present to you the Avocado Chocolate Pot! This made two espresso pot sized desserts (2 servings)
2 small avocados or 1 big one – make sure they’re ripe but not too ripe.
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
About 1 tablespoon of cocoa
A slash of non-dairy milk (I used soya)
A squeeze of agave nectar
Basically use some common sense for this recipe. I scooped out the avocado first and then by eye added the rest of the ingredients. To start just add a little cocoa / agave nectar / milk and blitz until smooth. You can then add more of whichever you need depending on how chocolatey / sweet / solid it is respectively.
Once you are happy with the proportions and taste put in little serving pots – espresso pots work really well. Then chill in the fridge.
To serve I grated some dark chocolate on the top for a bit of fancy J
Sorry for the lack of photos; me and my friend ate them before I had chance to get my phone out, they basically looked like chocolate pots though!