Recipe Directions

Use your food processor to make a rubble of the walnuts, sultanas, pinch of salt, sultanas and maybe a few goji berries along with the cacao. Add a little coconut oil if required to moisten and press down into a large glass baking tray.

Now whiz up a loose chocolate-orange custard of the peeled zucchini, cacao and orange rind – as it will be frozen the flavours should be strong. Spike to taste with other flavours as you wish.

Freeze the dish and when it is solid enough remove from the freezer and ice with the chocolate coconut oil icing. Freeze again and at serving time break and slice into rough chunks.

Mopoke's Thoughts

By Mopoke

Orange and chocolate are a great mix. Add simplicity of preparation, a superfood or two and something just a bit different to give it ‘pizazz’ and then freeze…. The final result in the photo had my non-raw significant others calling for more.

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Zucchini is a wonderful ingredient - it's mainly water and has little flavour of it's own so it is an ideal base for building on. And with the bulk of 'decadent' raw food recipes - the gooey desserts and rich slices being heavily weighted with cashews and avocadoes and coconut, zucchini adds some welcome lightness. That being said I added coconut oil to this dish because I am addicted to it, for the lauric acid benefits but mainly because the 'balance' of the custard felt like it needed some enrichment. Loucakes the texture varies according to how much juice you use. It's a great, cheap ingredient to play around with.

Alix196 I used mid-size zucchini, seeds and all.

Renoir and Raw Chocolholic I like the sound of those other ingredients - haven't seen them in Australia. What I liked about splashing in a few drops of the balsamic is the way it instantly gives complexity and depth but this can obviously be also achieved in a myriad of different ways (including essential oils!!.....mmmm now I am going to have to try to think of some ways of incorporating some of those!)

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i've never seen using zucchini for a mousse--- what's the texture like?

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Mmmmm . . . I think I'm going to have to try this tonight! I like how you use a zucchini instead of lots of avocado or coconut meat.

I have a bottle of Omega Nutrition's orange-flax oil. Do you think I could replace the balsamic with that?

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Super nice! I love orange and chocolate! Should we remove the seed from the zuchinni?

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Since the orange balsamic isn't raw, I think I will omit it and use Sciabica Orange Olive Oil instead of the coconut oil. Yum!

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Looks great!

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