This easy chocolate avocado mousse recipe calls for just 5 simple ingredients. It’s a delicious healthy snack or dessert option, and kids love it! They have no idea they’re eating a healthy fruit!
If you’re a resolution maker who vowed to eat healthier this year, this recipe might very well be your saving grace when it comes to snacks and desserts, especially as we head into a Summer of swimsuits and picnics with fattening foods.
It can be a challenge to find a happy balance between eating right and still enjoying sweets and snacks during the Summer. I always make sure to have a few healthy snacking options on hand. A tray full of healthy veggies and yogurt dip are a great way to snack without indulgence, and appetizers like deviled tuna eggs are great to have around, too. But what happens when it’s time for dessert? Well, this is what happens!
I’m very discriminating when it comes to desserts that are healthy and claim to be delicious. They rarely seem to taste the way that I think a dessert should. Using healthy avocados changed all of that for me. They’re a great substitute for unhealthy fats in just about any sweet or savory recipe, but I find that their creaminess blends in exceptionally well in desserts.
My first experience using avocados as a replacement for fat in a dessert was when I made vegan chocolate raspberry avocado cake. That was the game changer for me. This exceptionally moist, dark chocolate cake was delicious, and I couldn’t even taste the avocado! After I realized how crazy awesome avocados were as a fat replacement, I started using them in lots of my recipes. Like Parmesan avocado fries. Oh em gee.. they’re SO good!
That’s how I knew, without even trying it, that this easy chocolate avocado mousse recipe would be a winner!
Easy Chocolate Avocado Mousse Recipe
5 simple ingredients to create a healthy, chocolate-loaded, creamy mousse. For a Keto version of this recipe, see the notes section.
- 1 avocado, pitted
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 ounces milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Optional Garnishes
- Freshly whipped cream
- Grated bittersweet chocolate
- Scoop flesh from avocado and place into a blender.
- Add remaining ingredients and blend on high speed until smooth.
- For the best flavor, chill for at least 30 minutes, or until ready to serve.
- Garnish with freshly whipped cream and grated chocolate, if desired.
Please note that this version is not vegan 1 avocado, pitted
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup granulated Erythritol
2 ounces (1/4 liquid cup) heavy cream
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract Macros
Calories - 247
Fat - 22.6 g
Carbs - 12.7 g
Fiber - 8.6 g
Protein - 3.9 g NET GRAMS = 4.1