No green beer for me on St. Patty’s Day, that is always a certain thing. But I wanted to share something green with you–and avocados are green, right?
Dark Chocolate Irish Cream Avocado Mousse–a mouthful indeed, but every single spoonful will have you knowing you found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, or maybe a leprechaun, who knows, but this is one perfect sweet, creamy treat to celebrate the holiday.
I wanted to share something that was St. Patrick’s Day themed, but it’s not really my forte. However, sipping on Bailey’s IS my forte!! Irish cream is one of my absolute favorites–so creamy, just the right amount of sweet and AMAZING in coffee with a touch of whipped cream.
The biggest thing I remember from my elementary teaching days was not wanting to be pinched for not wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day. My wardrobe was the opposite of colorful so I was usually the one who showed up forgetting and being threatened with pinches all day long.
So today, I give you green–not necessarily to wear but eating green on St. Patty’s Day counts as well, right? I mean, even if it doesn’t actually look green in the end, if it started that way, it counts!
I knew I wanted to celebrate with a good Irish Cream flavored recipe but my brainstorming was coming up dry. I think it was mainly because I still wanted to have a little bit of green in the recipe. Then I saw several ripe avocados staring and I had an idea.
Avocado mousse is something you really won’t believe until you try it. My Peanut Butter Chocolate Avocado Mousse is probably the most popular version on the blog but I am personally a big fan of the Salted Mocha version. Until now. This new flavor is by far the best yet, and I didn’t let anyone else even try to taste test this one to verify. But I promise you it’s the best because of one ingredient that was not in any of the others but will be now!
I was amazed what adding a touch of melted dark chocolate chips did to this mousse. It added so much to the richness and the smooth, chocolate flavor. Add that in with a touch of Bailey’s Irish Cream and this stuff is better than finding a 4 Leaf Clover!
Ok, so you want to make this kid friendly or not interested in the alcoholic version? It’s pretty easy. You can grab an Irish Cream coffee creamer and sub that for the alcoholic version. For my dairy free friends, Bailey’s also now makes a dairy free version so you can enjoy as well!
Grab some avocados this week that are close to being ripe and in a few days you can whip this up in the food processor and celebrate this spring holiday without the green beer and the chaos–sit back, relax and enjoy a dish of this instead!
- 3 very ripe avocados
- 1/4 c Irish Cream Liqueur (Or Irish Cream Coffee Creamer will work)
- 2 T pure maple syrup (optional)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 c cocoa powder
- 1/4 c dark chocolate chips, melted
- Dash of sea salt
- Combine all ingredients into a food processor.
- Process until smooth.
- Pour into 2-3 individual containers and chill for about 1 hour before serving for flavors to really meld.
- Top with whipped cream if desired and enjoy!