This simple Chocolate Avocado Mousse comes together in just 10 minutes and packs a nutritious punch! It’s decadent, smooth, and creamy. It’s also good for you with healthy fats and fiber! Perfect for a light dessert option, and no one will know it’s dairy-free, Paleo, Vegan, and refined-sugar free!
This superfood dessert is loaded with all the goodness! Healthy fats with avocado and coconut cream, and cacao for a chocolate-y flavor packed with antioxidants! File this under the category of a healthy chocolate dessert you can feel good about eating.
As a nutritionist, and someone who has a chocolate obsession, I love to enjoy my favorite chocolate desserts in a healthy way. This recipe does exactly that! I am typically committed to eating a little chocolate every day. This mousse provides the perfect amount of satisfaction at the end of the day. It’s rich and creamy, just the right amount of sweetness, and feels light and satisfying at the same time!
Other reasons to love this healthy chocolate recipe!
- It’s made with just a handful of ingredients in less than 10 minutes!
- Make it your own by adding in nuts, nut butter, fresh berries, or even fresh mint. I also love a little instant coffee granules in mine for “mocha” flavor.
- It’s a great way to feed your kids healthy fats and fiber for dessert!
How to make Chocolate Avocado Mousse
As mentioned, this recipe requires only a few ingredients! Here is what you need:
- Cacao powder
- Coconut cream or full fat coconut milk
- Real maple syrup
- Vanilla extract
- Pinch of sea salt
Place all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until smooth. That’s it! You may have to pause a few times and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.
Serving and storing
I’ve been enjoying this dessert for awhile now; it’s my “go-to” because it’s nice and light, and satisfied my chocolate craving. It does hold well in the fridge for 2-3 days. BUT, after that, you can start to taste the avocado. It’s best to enjoy within the first 2 days. This chocolate dessert is also perfect to serve to guests and great during warm weather so you don’t have to turn on the oven.
To serve, you can add raspberries, fresh mint, whipped cream, or even chopped nuts.
So if you’re looking for an alternative to regular chocolate mousse, you will absolutely love this variation! Trust me, I don’t like people messing with my chocolate. And, I can eat this everyday for the rest of my life.
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10-Minute Chocolate Avocado Mousse
This simple Chocolate Avocado Mousse comes together in just 10 minutes and packs a nutritious punch! It's decadent, smooth, and creamy. It's also good for you with healthy fats and fiber!
- 2 ripe avocados pitted
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cacao or cocoa powder can also use dark chocolate
- 1/4 cup coconut cream or full fat coconut milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 2-3 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 cup fresh raspberries (optional)
- Whipped cream or coconut cream for garnish (optional)
Place avocado, cocoa powder, coconut cream or milk, vanilla, and sea salt in a food processor or high powered blender.
While the motor is running, slowly add in 2 tbsp of maple syrup. Stop the blending, and scrape down the sides with a spatula. Check to see if the mousse is sweet enough, if you prefer sweeter, add in an additional tbsp maple syrup.
Continue to blend until all ingredients are well incorporated, pausing to scrape down the sides with a spatula.
Spoon the mousse in a bowl, and chill for at least 1 hour. Add fresh raspberries to serve and optional whipped cream or coconut cream.