- Dish type
- Chocolate mousse
A high protein chocolate dessert made by blending avocados, natural palm sugar, raw chocolate powder, protein powder, chia seeds and coconut water. Serve with a sprig mint.
3 people made this
- 2 avocados, pitted and peeled
- 6 tablespoons palm sugar
- 5 tablespoons cacao powder
- 2 tablespoons (vegan) protein powder
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- few drops vanilla extract, to taste
- 250ml coconut water, plus more if needed
MethodPrep:10min ›Extra time:1hr chilling › Ready in:1hr10min
- Place avocados, palm sugar, cocoa powder, protein powder, chia seeds and vanilla extract in a blender. Pour in about 250 ml of coconut water to start with; blend until smooth, adding more coconut water of necessary.
- Spoon into glasses and chill for 1 hour to set.
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Avocado Chocolate Mousse
Published: Feb 6, 2021 · Modified: Feb 10, 2021 by Nicole @ Oh My Veggies · This post may contain affiliate links.
Avocado Chocolate Mousse is a rich and velvety chocolate mousse that will blow you away. Dark chocolate, fresh avocado, cocoa powder, and more come together to make a healthy chocolate mousse.
You can make this mousse for a mid-day treat or even an after-dinner dessert. This recipe comes together really fast. All you have to do is wait for the avocado mousse to set up in the fridge. This vegan chocolate mousse is super creamy and full of chocolate flavor.
This Avocado Chocolate Mousse Is.
- Made with Simple Ingredients
How to make vegan chocolate avocado mousse
This healthy dessert recipe contains only four simple ingredients
- Avocados. Use soft, ripe avocados in this recipe. Hard, under ripe avocados will not blend into the mousse properly and will leave lumps.
- Raw cacao powder. Or substitute for cocoa powder.
- Maple syrup is used to sweeten this recipe without refined sugars. Alternatively, you could also try stevia, brown rice syrup or a preferred natural sweetener of choice.
To make this easy mousse, mash the avocado with a fork and then simply place all of the ingredients together in a food processor and blend until smooth. That&rsquos it!
To serve chocolate avocado pudding
This delicious pudding tastes amazing on its own, but is also perfect with fresh berries, dried fruit or crunchy granola. For a healthy platter, serve this mousse as a dip with sliced fruits, healthy bliss balls, banana muffins and slices.
Also add shavings of a good quality dark chocolate over the top, for extra indulgence! To make it vegan, ensure that the dark chocolate that you use is dairy free or vegan friendly.
Avocado Chocolate Mousse Recipe
Milk (of your choice): 3-4 tbsp (almond milk will make the mousse more luscious)
Pure vanilla extract: 1/2 tsp
Sweetener of choice to taste
How to prepare
The preparation of avocado chocolate mousse is quite easy and instant. You need only to make sure you have procured all the ingredients required for the mousse. Simply pour all the ingredients in a blender or a food processor and mix them until all contents combine smoothly. This needs only five minutes time and there is no other process in involved. Your avocado chocolate mousse is ready.
Super Healthy Food
This avocado chocolate smoothie is a powerhouse of nutrients, vitamins and flavonoids and makes it an extremely healthy choice on your part. There is no artificial sugar added to the recipe or any unhealthy fat source that may cause any risk to your health. Moreover, following a hectic schedule you may not be able to find time to prepare foods that are time consuming. To prepare this mousse, you require not more than five minutes. It is easily made with a few easily available ingredients. It is purely vegan and tastes creamy. You don’t feel the taste of avocado rather the mousse tastes chocolaty, hence it altogether different to that of the traditional avocado mousse and far healthier than that. You can take it with so many other foods and ensure an extensive range of benefits to your health.
Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse With Aquafaba &lsquoFluff&rsquo
That whipped cream on top? It&rsquos actually made from&hellipbeans.
The star ingredient in this chocolate mouse topping: bean water. No kidding.
Called aquafaba (probably because it sounds waaaaayy better), that liquid you pour out of a can of chickpeas without a second thought is actually a miracle egg substitute. Just give it a quick beat and the stuff fluffs up into a white cloud that&rsquoll make for the perfect topping to any dessert, especially this chocolate-y vegan wonder.
And if you thought the coolest ingredient in this recipe was leftover liquid from a can, guess again. This mousse is made from mashed avocados whipped into creamy perfection, along with the help of vegan chocolate and a little unsweetened cocoa powder. What could be better than getting your avo-fill and sweet-tooth satisfaction in one sitting? Answer: nothing.
A texture as smooth as this one deserves to be served at dinner parties to impress your guests, not only because it looks good and it's made from the unexpected, but because it's the perfect way to keep your guests talking about your kitchen skills until they're back home wishing they'd taken a doggy bag. Then again, you could just make the vegan chocolate mousse for yourself and store it for a week of drool-worthy goodness (yep, do that).
Whatever you decide, just know that a bowl of this avocado mousse means a helping of fiber, vitamin E, folate, potassium, and avo&rsquos signature &ldquohealthy fat&rdquo profile, topped off with a sweetness that'll have you filing this recipe under &ldquofave.&rdquo
Easy Healthy Chocolate Avocado Recipes
9 healthy chocolate avocado recipes that are all easy to make and bursting with nutrition.
Avocado and chocolate go so well together as avocado adds an amazing creamy texture and chocolate gives a depth of flavour.
Even people that don't like avocado like these recipes and no one can guess there's avocado in these healthy plant based recipes unless they know its there (or they find a green lump).
All are vegan, dairy free with no butter, no eggs, no flour and sweetened with either fruit on natural sweeteners that contain nutrition.
Use a different plant-based milk. If you don’t want to use coconut cream, almond milk or any non-dairy or dairy milk will work. However, the mousse will not be quite as thick and creamy.
Dairy-free not needed? But still love the idea of making mousse with avocados? Replace the coconut cream with heavy whipping cream in this chocolate avocado mousse recipe.
Adjust the sweetness to fit YOUR preference. Feel free to add more or less maple syrup to your mousse depending on how sweet you’d like it. You can also substitute honey for maple syrup if you’d like but the flavor will be a little different.
Want a more decadent chocolate treat? Melt a 1/3 cup chocolate chips and add the melted chocolate to the blender as well. As the chocolate is pretty sweet, you may want to add only 2-3 tablespoons of maple syrup at first then taste to see if you want more. Here is a dairy-free brand of chocolate that I like
Skip the cinnamon or add more. A little bit of ground cinnamon enhances the chocolate flavor of the mousse. You can definitely leave it out if you prefer or add a pinch then taste and add more as desired.
Use previously frozen avocados. Many grocery stores have frozen avocados these days and they would work great in this chocolate mousse recipe! Simply defrost before blending
Why is there salt in the recipe?
The salt is essential for balancing the flavors in this mousse and it really brings out the chocolate flavor of the cocoa powder. I don’t recommend leaving it out.
My mousse came out bitter! Why?
There could be a few different reasons. One could simply be your cocoa powder. The bitterness can vary greatly from brand to brand and/or how old your powder is. Be sure to taste the mousse after blending to see if the sweetness is to your liking. You can easily add more if you like and reblend.
Another reason is personal taste preference. We all like different levels of sweetness. Some people enjoy a more bitter chocolate mousse while others really like it one the sweet side. Again, feel free to adjust the level of maple syrup in this recipe to fit your personal preference.
Perfect Avocado Chocolate Mousse
If you’re looking for an avocado chocolate mousse recipe which is rich and velvety smooth, then this healthy recipe is for you! You only need a handful of ingredients to make a perfectly nutritious and decadent vegan dessert - so decadent that you will forget you even used avocados in the first place!
My First Vegan Dessert
One of my best mate’s Mum is exceptional at making desserts - truly exceptional. Some of the best desserts I ever had in my life were from this marvelous woman.
So one day in my teenage years, I was hanging out with my friend at his parent’s house and his Mum had made chocolate mousse for my best friend to enjoy, who is also vegan. The great friend that he was, he offered me some of the chocolate mousse.
This was over 10 years ago when I just started living a vegan lifestyle, so I had never even thought of the concept of a vegan chocolate mousse. In fact, this would have been the first vegan dessert that I had ever tried.
Never one to turn down a treat, I had a try of the chocolate mousse. To sum it up shortly, it blew my mind.
I couldn’t believe it. I was shocked at how velvety the texture was, how rich the chocolate tasted, and how it all blended together so perfectly.
His Mum then proceeded to tell me that it was made out of avocados. If my mind wasn’t completely blown before, it was thoroughly blown now.
Avocado Toast, yes. Guacamole, yes. But a healthy dessert? Surely she was havin’ a laugh.
This was the moment when my eyes really were open to potential of plant foods. I mean, if you can turn avocados into chocolate mousse, then anything was possible!
Seems to good to be true. A sinful dessert with so many health benefits from avocados, such as providing a range of essential vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats with 0% cholesterol. Luckily for us, it is!
Since this time, I had tried other avocado chocolate mousses recipes that purported to be rich and decadent. Needless to say, I was always a little underwhelmed. Maybe it was due to the fact I had such lofty standards after literally trying the best mousse in existence for my first experience.
There would always be an issue with the mousse where it didn’t quite have that “wow” factor. It was too bitter. It tasted too much like avocado. It’s texture was too stodgy. Sound familiar?
After years of experimenting. I have finally been able to get my avocado chocolate mousses on par with the very first one I had. Well, maybe not on par, but just the level below.
How do you make the perfect avocado chocolate mousse?
They don’t include dates
They don’t include salt
May not sound like deal breakers, but trust me, they are. Without these ingredients, I find the avocado mousses are too bitter or don’t have the consistency that you desire. Particularly when an avocado mousse are just naturally more dense than the standard “fluffy” type of mousse.
To make the perfect avocado chocolate mousse, you will need pitted dates (soaked), raw cocoa powder, plant milk, sweetener, vanilla extract and salt. That’s it!
The dates will provide the mousse with a nice sweetness, but more importantly, a smooth velvety texture once it’s blended together with the avocados.
And the reason why salt is so important? Well, not only does it have the ability to enhance the sweet flavors from the dates, sweetener and vanilla extract, but also balance the richness of this dessert and make cocoa taste less bitter.
Without these ingredients, you’ll have the type of avocado mousse that supports the claim that vegan desserts just aren’t as good as the real thing.
So check out the full recipe below to find out how to make the perfect avocado chocolate mousse for yourself!
This is where your creativity comes in!
There are a number of ways you can add toppings to this avocado chocolate mousse to give it a distinct taste each time you make it.
crumbled biscuit (can’t go past Oreos!)
crushed nuts (in particular, pistachios or peanuts)
pretzels (trust me - salty pretzels work!)
More Healthy Vegan Desserts To Try
Please feel free to check out all my vegan recipes here for more inspiration in the kitchen!
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Perfect Avocado Chocolate Mousse
- 2 large ripe avocados
- 8 pitted dates, soaked* See notes
- 2/3 cup of raw cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup of plant-based milk**
- 3 tbsp. of maple syrup***
- 1 tsp. of pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp. of salt
- Toppings of your choice****
- Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until completely smooth. Then spoon out the contents into glasses or serving dishes.
- Place the mousse in the fridge for about an hour or two in order for the mousse to cool off. It will also improve the consistency of the mousse.
- After this time, add any toppings you desire or simply enjoy as is!
Notes & Nutrition:
* I recommend soaking the dates in a glass of tepid water for approximately 15 minutes. This is so the dates become plump, juicy and soft.
** My preference is oat milk. Can also work well with almond and soy milk. I wouldn’t suggest rice milk as it consistency is too light.
*** Also works well with other sweeteners (e.g agave syrup)
**** In the picture, the toppings are red currants, desiccated coconut and mint. Some other great toppings are crumbled biscuits, nuts, other berries or vegan ice cream!
TO STORE: Leftovers can be refrigerated for up to 4 days. Make sure the mousse is either covered or placed in a container.
Servings: 1 | Calories: 313 kcal | Carbs: 36 g | Sugar: 14 g | Protein: 5 g | Fat: 22 g | Sat Fat: 4 g | Fibre: 14g | Net Carbs: 21g
Vitamin A: 6% DV | Vitamin C: 12% DV | Vitamin E: 16% DV | Vitamin K: 22% DV | Folate: 29% DV | Calcium: 6% DV | Iron: 28% DV | Copper: 84% DV | Potassium: 26% DV | Sodium: 22% DV | Zinc: 19% DV
Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse
This vegan avocado chocolate mousse is made with the best and healthiest ingredients you would never guess when thinking of chocolate mousse. Plus, it’s a brilliant idea to smuggle in some vitamins for your kids.
You can make this avocado dessert in just a few minutes, but you need to have a food processor or immersion blender. It’s so tasty that I can never resist licking the spoon!
In my opinion, it’s the best freshly made, as the texture is fluffy and more like a chocolate pudding. But you can also refrigerate it before serving for a firmer chocolate mousse. Therefore it’s an excellent dessert to prepare in advance. For an even fluffier chocolate mousse, you might want to check out this vegan chocolate mousse with aquafaba.
Too much Sweetener?
If you look at this recipe, it calls for a bunch of sweetener. I tried making this chocolate avocado mousse with varying amounts of sweeteners and found that this was the perfect blend of sweeteners. You can read this post on the problem with stevia taste and this one called What Is Stevia to find out more about using stevia and blending it with other sweeteners.
The sweetener is needed to offset the avocado flavor, but of course you can adjust down if you like.