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Avocado Chocolate Mousse

  • Author: Lexi
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6
  • Diet: Vegan


This vegan avocado chocolate mousse is silky smooth, SO rich and delicious and surprisingly nutritious! Perfect for a light dessert or afternoon snack. (And no, nobody will know it's made with avocado!)


  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 1/3 cup nondairy milk
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. You may need to scrape down the sides once or twice to make sure everything is incorporated. 
  2. Serve right away with toppings or chill for 1 hour before serving if preferred. 


Ingredient Notes

Avocados: It's absolutely essential that your avocados are very ripe, otherwise they will not fully incorporate into the mousse.

Cocoa powder: We use cacao powder, but any variety of unsweetened cocoa powder will do in this recipe. (Note: don't use Dutch process cocoa powder.)

Maple syrup: Make sure to use pure maple syrup, not pancake syrup. Agave nectar also works as a 1:1 substitute.

Milk: Cashew, almond, oat or coconut milk will all work in this recipe.

Serving Tips

We like to serve our avocado mousse in small glass jars or ramekins. You won't need a huge serving; you'll be surprised at how rich and decadent it tastes! Just a few spoonfuls is so satisfying and the perfect healthier dessert. 


Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

You can also freeze avocado mousse. It actually tastes great straight from the freezer (kind of like ice cream!) or you can let it defrost before serving.

  • Prep Time: 8 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 287
  • Sugar: 16.4 g
  • Sodium: 412.3 mg
  • Fat: 19.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 33.9 g
  • Fiber: 11 g
  • Protein: 4.3 g

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