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Avocado Mousse

Avocado Mousse
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Yield: Serves 6

A light, refreshing dessert. To serve, spoon into stemmed goblets or small glass bowls.

Ingredients:

  • 1 package unflavored gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1/2 cup light cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large avocados, peeled, seeded, and sliced
  • 4 tablespoons light rum
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Fresh grated nutmeg
  • Additional whipped cream for garnish

Instructions:

1. Sprinkle the gelatin over the water in a small bowl and allow the gelatin to soften. Heat the light cream in a small saucepan and add the gelatin mixture. Stir over medium heat until the gelatin dissolves. Stir in the sugar and remove from the heat.
2. In the container of a blender or processor, combine the avocados, rum, and lemon juice. Whirl until smooth. Blend in the gelatin mixture, then transfer to a large mixing bowl. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 6 hours or until the mixture is lightly set.
3. Whip the heavy cream in a small bowl, adding the nutmeg just before soft peaks form. Fold into the avocado mixture and spoon into stemmed goblets. Top with additional whipped cream and freshly grated nutmeg.
Updated Thursday, October 14th, 2010
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