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Chocolate Avocado Mousse

This chocolate avocado mousse has just 5 simple, wholesome ingredients. It’s fantastic as a low carb snack or dessert, and kids love it! This healthy dessert recipe is a must make!

chocolate avocado mousse in glass dish with whipped cream on top

Healthy snack ideas

If you set a goal to eat healthier this year, this healthy chocolate mousse may very well be your new best friend. Especially as we head into swimsuit season and picnics of fried chicken and potato salad.

It can be a challenge to find a happy balance between eating right and still enjoying sweets and snacks during the summer. Because of this, I like to have a few healthy snacking options on hand.

A tray of healthy veggies and yogurt dip are a great way to snack without indulgence, and low carb appetizers like Cheesy Crab Bites are great to have around, too. But what happens when it’s time for dessert? Well, chocolate avocado mousse is what happens!

 

vegan chocolate dessert topped with whipped cream and shaved chocolate

How to use avocado as a healthy butter substitute

My first time using avocados as a replacement for fat in desserts was in a recipe for chocolate raspberry avocado cake. This vegan cake is exceptionally moist and delicious, and it’s truly because of the healthy butter substitute – avocados!  

After seeing the success with the cake, I knew that avocado would make a great fat replacement in chocolate mousse. This recipe for chocolate avocado mousse is a winner!

How do you store avocados?

If all you can find at the store are unripe avocados, you will need to store them until they ripen. In that case, store them at room temperature.

If your avocado is ripe and ready to eat but you don’t want to use it right away, store it in the refrigerator. Doing this allows the cool temperature inside the refrigerator to slow the ripening of the fruit.

Regardless of how they are stored, avocados should be used within three days.

CHEF’S TIP:

To prevent avocados from turning brown after they are cut open, dip the cut sides into something acidic. I like to use lime juice or lemon juice.

creamy chocolate dessert made with avocados

How to make chocolate avocado mousse

Vegan Chocolate Avocado Mousse Recipe - this healthy dessert was created in partnership with Hass Avocados from Mexico

Easy Chocolate Avocado Mousse

5 simple ingredients to create a healthy, chocolate-loaded, creamy mousse. For a Keto version of this recipe, see the notes section.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 304 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 avocado pitted
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 ounces unsweetened almond milk, vanilla flavor or plain
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Optional Garnishes

  • whipped cream
  • Grated bittersweet chocolate

Instructions
 

  • Scoop flesh from avocado and place into a blender.
  • Add remaining ingredients and blend on high speed until smooth. Transfer the mousse into two dessert dishes.
  • For the best flavor, chill for at least 30 minutes, or until ready to serve.
  • Just before serving, garnish with whipped cream and grated chocolate, if desired.

Notes

* Keto Ingredient Substitutions
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

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 304kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 4gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 50mgPotassium: 742mgFiber: 10gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 145IUVitamin C: 10.1mgCalcium: 104mgIron: 2mg
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3 Comments

  1. Whoa. That looks delicious and perfect to trial- I’m trying too up my fat at breakfast time and see if it makes a difference on energy levels!

    1. Arman, Having just been through 3 full weeks of eating keto, consuming upwards of 74% fat every day, I thought I might end up in a food coma, but strangely enough, I had lots of energy because my body was busy burning the excess fat stores. I had avocado every morning for breakfast, and what could possibly be better to go with it than chocolate, right?! 🙂 Eat your mousse and have an energy filled day!

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