Last Updated on March 16, 2022 by Corinne Schmitt
Chocolate Avocado Mousse is so easy to prepare and is full of rich, creamy flavor. This is a great way to satisfy chocolate cravings without having to eat a candy bar.
If you love creamy dessert recipes then this is the recipe for you. This chocolate avocado mousse is a delicious swap for your candy bar cravings.
Chocolate Avocado Mousse
Mousse is a soft pudding-like dessert that is full of air bubbles to give it a light and airy texture. Mousse is usually thick and creamy and makes for a delicious sweet dessert.
I love this recipe because it is so easy to make and has a rich, delicious flavor. This chocolate avocado mousse is the perfect way to satisfy my chocolate cravings without having to eat a candy bar or other sweet treats that can be unhealthy.
Why I Love This Recipe
I really enjoy this recipe because it is light, creamy, rich, and makes for an airy chocolate dessert.
- Ready in under 30 minutes
- Easy to make
- Fun to make
- Always a hit at parties
- Perfect for picky eaters
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This recipe only requires a few simple ingredients that are easy to find at your local grocery store. There is no cooking required, so this is a quick and easy dessert to make.
- very ripe avocados
- cacao powder
- vanilla extract
- pure maple syrup
- sea salt
Extract: Almond extract is a great substitution for vanilla extract in this recipe.
Maple Syrup: Out of maple syrup? Pancake syrup can be used instead.
Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools
To make this chocolate and creamy dessert recipe, you will need a few kitchen tools.
How to Make Chocolate Avocado Mousse
This recipe comes together in just 3 simple steps. Simply combine all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
Step 1: Mash the avocados
In a food processor, add in the avocados. Process until somewhat smooth.
Step 2: Add in the remaining ingredients
Add in the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth and everything is combined.
Step 3: Chill the mousse
Place in the fridge to chill.
Variations / Options / Add-Ins
Want to personalize this chocolate avocado mousse recipe? There are a few easy add-ins that you can add to make this recipe your own.
Protein Powder: Add in one scoop of chocolate protein powder for an added protein boost.
Seeds: Add in a few tablespoons of pumpkin seeds for a savory kick.
Cayenne Pepper: Can add a spicy kick to the mousse if you like a Mexican chocolate taste.
Looking for some topping inspiration? Here are some of my favorite toppings to serve with this mousse.
- chopped nuts
- chocolate shavings
- fresh berries
- Strawberry compote
Are you ready to make a delicious and healthy dessert? Follow the tips below and you will have a creamy chocolate mousse in no time.
- Do not over blend the ingredients as this will cause the texture to become too thin and runny.
- Add in a little extra maple syrup if you like your mousse sweeter.
- Make sure that your avocados are very ripe so that they mash smoothly.
Do you have questions about this Chocolate Avocado Mousse recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.
Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Yes! This mousse freezes well. Thaw in the fridge overnight before serving.
Yes! A food processor is needed to blend the ingredients, but a blender can be substituted if necessary.
More Chocolate Recipes
If you like chocolate, give these recipes a try:
- Chocolate Banana Oat Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Instant Pot Chocolate Cheesecake
- Chocolate Cherry Cookies
- Coffee Mousse
Chocolate Avocado Mousse Recipe
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Chocolate Avocado Mousse
- Food Processor
- Measuring spoon
- Bowl or ramekin
- 2 large avocados very ripe
- 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons cacao powder
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- In a food processor, add in the avocados. Process until somewhat smooth.
- Add in the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth and everything is combined.
- Place in the fridge to chill.
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