Chocolate Avocado Mousse

avo-choc-mousse-2This recipe was my initiation into using avocado as a butter alternative in desserts. I first came across the recipe by chance and it’s now one of my favourites. A blender (stick or jug) will give you a decent, creamy blend but it’s possible to get a satisfactory consistency with just a potato masher and/or fork.

I tried blending the the ingredients with my smoothie maker (Nutri Ninja, similar to Nutribullet) but didn’t get a very smooth finish, as you can see on the left, even though I added 1 Tbsp almond milk and used 3 Tbsp maple syrup instead of honey plus a dash of cinnamon.

There are several versions but I found this one, from raw-chocolate-avocado-mousse from theearthdiet.org, is the simplest. It can be stored in the fridge for 1-2 days, assuming you don’t eat it all in one sitting.

Chocolate Avocado Mousse
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A simple yet delicious raw food dessert
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 1-2
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 tablespoons of cacao (or unsweetened cocoa powder)
  • 2 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup
  1. Either blend all ingredients in a food processor and make it smooth and creamy OR mash the avocado with a fork in a bowl
  2. Add cacao and honey. Taste it, add more cacao if you want it more chocolate and more honey if you want it sweeter!
Make sure to use very ripe avocados to avoid any bitter after taste. Hass avocados are ideal for this. A dash of cinnamon can help blend the flavour if your avo taste is hovering.

Other versions

  1. Vegan chocolate mousse with banana from wholefoodsimply.com
  2. Vegan milk chocolate mousse from mindbodygreen.com

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