Avocado Chocolate Mousse

A gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, low carb, vegan, and paleo dessert. This easy avocado chocolate mousse can be made in a blender in 2 minutes!

3 white ramekins with avocado chocolate mousse garnished with fresh mint

This avocado chocolate mousse is a combination of healthy and delicious ingredients that come together to create a dense, rich, and silky smooth pudding.

The best thing about this recipe is that it’s so simple and quick to make. All you need is a couple of avocados, a splash of unsweetened almond milk, agave nectar, raw cacao powder, chia powder, salt, and a touch of almond extract. Just throw everything in the blender and mix until creamy and smooth. The avocado gives this mousse its creamy texture and the chia powder works as a thickening agent. 

Serve the chocolate mousse plain or topped with cacao nibs, fresh raspberries, and/or whipped coconut cream.

What does avocado chocolate mousse taste like? 

Don’t worry, you will only taste a faint hint of avocado. While it’s not quite the same as a classic mousse, it’s not far off and so much better for you.

Give it a twist!

This dessert is also easily customizable. I used raw cacao powder, but you could always use unsweetened cocoa powder instead. Replace the agave nectar with honey, or maple syrup, and adjust the amount to your taste. If you can’t find chia powder grind chia seeds in a food processor or coffee grinder. Substitute the almond milk with coconut milk, cashew milk, or any other plant-based milk. Not a fan of almond extract? Vanilla works just as well!

How to store leftovers

Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for a couple of days.

3 white ramekins with avocado chocolate mousse garnished with fresh mint

For more healthy chocolate mousse recipes, be sure to check out my Silken Tofu Chocolate Mousse2 Ingredient Dark Chocolate Mousse, and Chocolate Orange Avocado Pudding

3 white ramekins with avocado chocolate mousse garnished with fresh mint
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5 from 8 votes
Avocado Chocolate Mousse
Prep Time:
2 mins
Total Time:
2 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Servings:4

This healthy avocado chocolate mousse comes together in minutes. Raw, vegan, gluten-free, and paleo. 

Ingredients
  • 2 ripe avocados I used Hass avocados
  • 1/3 cup minus 1/2 tablespoon (90 grams) agave nectar*
  • 1/3 cup (40 grams) raw cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk or any other plant milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract or vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon chia powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
Toppings (optional):
  • cacao nibs, fresh raspberries, whipped coconut cream
Instructions
  1. Halve the avocados and scoop the flesh into a food processor or blender.
  2. Add the almond milk, cacao powder, chia powder, agave nectar and almond extract.
  3. Mix for a minute or until smooth.
  4. Taste and adjust with extra agave nectar if needed.
  5. Spoon the avocado chocolate mousse into pretty glasses or ramekins (I used a piping bag).

  6. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

  7. Serve plain or topped with cacao nibs, fresh raspberries, and/or whipped coconut cream.

Notes

* To make this recipe paleo, replace the agave nectar with honey or maple syrup

 

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving (1portion) — Calories: 228, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 50mg, Carbohydrates: 27g, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 17g, Protein: 4g

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43 comments on “Avocado Chocolate Mousse”

  1. i’ve been planning on making avocado chocolate cream for such a long time and then i end up spooing the avocado out of the peel just like that, i’m gonna make sure to use some avocado for chocolate cream next time

  2. Hi Elena,
    First of all – I absolutely LOVE your blog. It is so inspiring and motivating to find that so many delicious recipe can be so nutritious and healthy, Thank you for all your efforts with this blog!
    For this cacao avocado mousse, can it be made without chia powder? I only have chia seeds and I could blend them to get them ground but it still wouldn’t be the same as using the powder, correct?
    I wanted to make this recipe for a birthday dinner and don’t think I have time to go find the chia powder.
    I am excited to see how it turns out! I’m a big fan of your work.
    Thank you 🙂

    • Carolina, thank you so much for your beautiful comment. Your compliments made my day 🙂

      You can ground the chia seeds, it will be the same thing.

      I hope you will enjoy it! 🙂

  3. Your recipe looks fantastic – fast and easy! I’m gonna give it a try. I’m sure my picky son won’t like it but that’ll just mean more for my wife and I! Thanks for posting this recipe.

  4. Wow! This was awesome. My daughter became a vegetarian at aged 9. Now 5-1/2 years later she’s decided to become vegan. This dessert was our Thanksgiving foray. AMAZING! I did add a bit more sweet, avocado & chia as the cocoa (perhaps the brand?) was a bit overwhelming.

    Served ringed with some beautiful cherries for a really elegant & fantastic dessert.

    I will definitely make this again for vegans and non-vegans alike. Darned close to spot-on. and much easier!

  5. Hi !
    I was browsing the Internet, searching for a way to use my avocados and satisfy my sweet tooth.
    I found your blog and did the recipe right away. It turned delicious !
    My 3 years old is currently covered in chocolate mousse… I can tell he loved it as well !
    I will definitely look at your other recipes.
    Thanks from France !

  6. Elana,

    I am interested in making some healthier options. I don’t want to go buy a lot of new stuff (I have a freezer full of flours ets. I have already bought for recipes I have misplaced). Can I use honey or Splenda instead of the Agave nectar? I wondered if I can substitute xantham gum for the chia seeds for the thickener? I also have sesame seeds. Thanks for the recipe idea.

    Lynne

  7. I made this for my sweetie for Valentine’s Day. Delish! Thank you so much for sharing it!

  8. May I ask what recipe program you use? I post a lot of recipes on my blog and I would love to use something like this! Thank you!

  9. Could the almond milk be subbed for regular milk or rice or soy milk?

  10. If I don’t have Almond Extract could I use vanilla? And instead of Almond Milk could I use Soy? Really excited to try this!

  11. How long can I refrigerate it?

  12. Hi Elena,

    Is it possible to use normal honey rather than agave nectar?

  13. Hi Elena,
    Can this be frozen and re-blended before serving?
    Many thanks 🙂

  14. Hi Elena. Do you think I’d be ok substituting the chia for flax powder? Similar properties and all….

  15. This was great. I made some changes just based on what I had on hand-chia seeds instead of powder, maple syrup in place of agave, soy milk instead of almond and omitted the almond extract just because I’m not a fan. Delicious!!

  16. Love this! Made it last night and snacking on it at work! How long would you say it will last in the refrigerator? Thanks!!

  17. It looks like the recipe is for a single serving – correct? I’ve been looking for a recipe using avocado and chocolate – my two favorite things! Thanks!

  18. Looks wonderful, I am going to try it this weekend! What is the garnish in the picture? Mint leaves?

  19. Sooooo good! We omitted the sweetener and did not miss it the dark chocolate smoothness was enough ( and I’m a total sweets person I swear it’s perfect without the sweetener!) we also used Lamont powder instead of chia bec it’s all we had… perfection

  20. This recipe was so easy and delicious! For the chia powder I just used chia seeds and a half tsp of organic hemp powder, and also substituted honey and it was perfect!

  21. Just made this. So good! Thank you. Creamy and chocolaty just what I needed. Trying to be healthier and replace my old habits with new ones. I will make it again. Looking forward to making more of your recipes.

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