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Chocolate Avocado Mousse


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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.

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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

You may also enjoy this Chocolate Chia Pudding recipe.

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Ingredients

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

Substitutions

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.

Avocados in a food processor ready for blending.

Step 2: Add in the remaining ingredients

Add in the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth and everything is combined.

Cacao powder added into the avocados in the food processor.

Step 3: Chill the mousse

Place in the fridge to chill.

Horizontal image: Chocolate Avocado Mousse in a white serving bowl at the lower right part of the image and fresh avocados at the upper left part of the image.

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.

Toppings

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
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Tips

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.

FAQs

Do you have questions about this Chocolate Avocado Mousse recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

How to store

Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Can I freeze chocolate mousse?

Yes! This mousse freezes well. Thaw in the fridge overnight before serving.

Do I need to use a food processor?

Yes! A food processor is needed to blend the ingredients, but a blender can be substituted if necessary.

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Chocolate Avocado Mousse Recipe

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Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Chocolate Avocado Mousse is so easy to prepare and is full of rich, creamy flavor. 
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 222 kcal

Equipment

  • Knife
  • spoon
  • Food Processor
  • Measuring spoon
  • Bowl or ramekin

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 222kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 3gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 155mgPotassium: 571mgFiber: 8gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 147IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 1mg
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