Recipes | 9 March 2016Velvet chocolate pots Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Any bake described as ‘velvety’ is usually made using loads of double cream, which isn’t ideal if you’re trying to reduce the amount of dairy in your diet. Fortunately, you can make these scrumptious velvet chocolate pots using two far healthier ingredients, with absolutely no compromise in texture or taste. First is that creamiest of fruits: the avocado. A really ripe one is perfect for this bake. Secondly, coconut yoghurt brings a lighter, fresher mouthfeel than rich double cream. The really clever bit is that the two work together to deliver that creamy, mousse-like consistency without adding unwanted flavours. It’s just chocolate all the way. 160 g (5½ oz) avocado (about 1 large avocado) 200 g (7 oz/¾ cup plus 1 tbsp) chocolate coconut yoghurt 100 g (3½ oz/¼ cup plus ½ tbsp) date syrup 15 g (½ oz/3 tbsp) cacao powder, plus extra to dust ½ tsp vanilla extract Pinch Himalayan pink salt 60 g (2 oz/generous ¼ cup) coconut oil You will need six small ramekins, teacups or small suitable pots. Place everything except the coconut oil in the blender and process. Melt the coconut oil, add to the chocolate mix and blend on full speed until completely smooth. Divide the mix evenly between the cups and place in the fridge for an hour to chill slightly and set. Remove from the fridge, dust with cacao powder and serve immediately. If you refrigerate the pots for longer than this, remove them from the fridge about an hour before serving. They will keep for up to three days in the fridge, depending on the freshness of the avocado and yoghurt. You can make these cute little desserts in pretty much anything, from ramekins to espresso cups to vintage retro tea cups. It’s such an easy recipe (with all the work done by a food processor) and can be whipped up just hours before if needs be. For more delicious recipes free from gluten, dairy and refined sugar, pick up a copy of Clean Cakes by Henrietta Inman. Be sure to follow her on Twitter @HensCleanCakes and Instagram @HensCleanCakes to see what’s going on in her kitchen. Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.