I took a delicious, refreshing summertime drink and turned it into dessert! Inspired by matcha lemonade, I whipped up matcha and lemon with avocados and coconut cream to create Matcha Lemonade Avocado Mousse! It’s a light, bright, creamy summertime dessert, perfect with seasonal berries all summer long.
I have loved chocolate avocado mousse ever since being introduced to it during graduate school. I’ve made it for friends and family, and everyone raves over the silky texture and rich flavor. I adapted it last fall into my Pumpkin Chocolate Pudding [link], which was a lovely autumnal twist. Recently, I wanted to create a bright and summer-y version, too.
Starting with the bright green avocados as the base, I decided to enhance the color with matcha green tea powder. I boosted the flavors by adding the zest and juice of a large lemon, because matcha lemonade is such a wonderful flavor combination. With some extra creaminess from coconut cream, and sweetness from maple syrup to balance the earthy matcha powder, the resulting mousse is irresistible, straight from the food processor.
Serve Matcha Lemonade Avocado Mousse on top of fresh berries, such as sliced strawberries, topped with a dollop of whipped cream. (Keep in mind matcha contains a good dose of caffeine, so don’t eat this too late in the day! Especially if you tend to eat dessert after dinner, like I do.)
Original publication date: May 27, 2021
Matcha Lemonade Avocado Mousse is a light, bright, creamy summertime dessert, perfect with seasonal berries all summer long.
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