tropical vegan chocolate mousse!

This is a really simply dessert and quite healthy too. It’s also very rich, so a little goes a long way.

vegan chocolate mousse

Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup mango chunks
  2. 1/2 cup avocado chunks
  3. 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  4. 2 tsp. espresso
  5. 2 tsp. rum
  6. 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  7. 1-2 tbsp. brown sugar

Blend all the ingredients in a blender, adding a little water if need be.  Scoop onto plates and garnish with a mac nut. Enjoy!

Serves: 2-4

vegan chocolate mousse

Lilikoi Rum Punch

Look what happened to be waiting for us at the Sunday farmer’s market…a giant lilikoi! The asking price-$5. This rather large passion fruit yielded a mere 1 cup of juice, so I will probably not be buying this particular fruit again. On the bright side, I did come up with a simple and satisfying drink for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

For the Lilikoi Rum Punch you will need:

  1. 1 jigger rum
  2. 1 cup lilikoi (passion fruit) juice
  3. 1/4 cup Perrier (or whatever your choice of bubbly water)
  4. mint sprigs to garnish (optional)

giant lilikoi

lilikoi rum punch

Ginger-Mint Mojito Sundowner

Lately, I’ve not been one for drinking spirits. I’m not sure why, maybe because I’m getting older and those college days in New Orleans have indelibly left their mark…or perhaps because life on the Island is a better relaxant than any kind of alcohol. Maybe because I enjoy a good glass of red wine more than anything else.

Those days might be over!

For the ginger-mint mojito sundowner (or in my case, nightcap), you will need:

  1. 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  2. 1/3 cup rum
  3. 10 fresh mint leaves
  4. 1-2 tsp. ginger root, peeled and minced
  5. 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  6. 1/2 cup pellegrino

serves: 1-2

Place these ingredients into a bowl and mash them with a spoon. Let the potion sit for 20 minutes. Fill your glass  with as many ice cubes as you see fit and strain the rum mixture into your glass along with 1/2 cup pellegrino. Garnish with mint sprigs. Share with a friend and savor while you watch the sunset!

ginger-mint mojito sundowner

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