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Avocado Going Bad? Make Avocado Chocolate Mousse

When life hands you an overripe avocado or two, make Avocado Chocolate Mousse. Just add a sweetener and milk, a milk alternative, or yogurt of your choice, some salt, vanilla, and chocolate powder. Top it with shredded coconut, raspberries, nuts, whipped cream, or lots of other options.

This resourceful Life Kit dessert idea video provides a delicious, economic, and eco-friendly alternative to tossing that avocado.

Not only is food waste bad for your wallet (and maybe your dinner plans), it’s also bad for the planet. Wasted food accounts for up to 10% of human-induced greenhouse gas emissions, according to a 2019 U.N. report.

mousse ingredients
The “delightfully smooth and deceptively decadent” four serving recipe (if you have two large ripe or slightly overripe avocados) comes from Waste-Free Kitchen Handbook by scientist and author Dana Gunders, who explains at NRDC.org that “Americans are shocked to hear the average household of four spends about $120 per month on food that’s never eaten.”

finished mousse
Watch these easy recipe videos next:
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Or learn how to cook without a recipe with Samin Nosrat.

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