Dark Chocolate Orange Crème

Chocolate and orange are a match made in heaven – you know it, I know it, Terry certainly knows it. This crème is rich, indulgent, and Paleo/Ketogenic-friendly. Give it a try!

I can’t promise that this dessert is fun to eat – there is no tapping, and when that fails, whacking involved – but what I can promise is a scrumptious pudding which delivers a tangy hit of orange, accompanied by a smooth, chocolatey base. As someone who doesn’t crave sugary sweets or desserts, this dessert is ideal, with the vanilla and orange zest adding a subtle hint of sweetness. You could easily add a sweetener of choice, perhaps raw local honey, but I recommend trying the mixture before doing so.

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Serves 2 (perhaps with leftovers, depending on the size of ramekin).

Approximate nutrition per serving: 344kcal / 31.2g fat / 12.3g fat / 10.9g total carbohydrates / 6g fibre / 4.9g net carbohydrates / 9.6g protein.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large avocado (about 140g flesh), roughly chopped
  • 1 organic, free-range egg yolk
  • 30g dark chocolate (I use 100%)
  • 20g grass-fed ghee / butter
  • 1½ teaspoon ground vanilla
  • 3 teaspoons fresh orange zest, finely grated
  • Sweetener of choice (optional)

Method:

  1. Blitz the avocado in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Add the egg yolk and vanilla. Mix again.
  3. Melt the chocolate and ghee in a bain-marie. Set aside to cool but not solidify.
  4. Once the chocolate mixture has cooled, add to the food processor and blend. If using, add the sweetener here. Transfer to a large bowl.
  5. Stir the grated orange zest into the chocolate crème.
  6. Serve in ramekins with finely grated chocolate and extra orange zest.

Indulge and enjoy!

G.

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