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Avocado Chocolate Mousse

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Avocado chocolate mousse is a rich and creamy dessert. It is processed sugar-free and made using just 5 ingredients. The fifth ingredient is optional.

Avocado chocolate mousse served in a glass bowl with a garnish of chopped chocolate. Seen in the background are some cut avocado.

Wondering about a dessert with avocado or how will it taste? I would say you will love it. if you know it has avocado and if you do not like it you might not but if you do not you will enjoy it. 

My first attempt at making this was a hit and a miss. I added a bit less honey and my avocado wasn’t ripe enough. So it added a slight bitterness and my family didn’t like it.

Next time I used proper ripe avocados and added the right amount of honey. The result was a delicious dessert. Everyone liked it and we enjoyed it guilt-free.

Yes, at times it’s difficult to tell if an avocado is ripe or not. Even the ones that appear ripe may not be ripe. I have a post on how to tell if an avocado is ripe or not and how to cut an avocado if you like to check.

So coming to today’s recipe. It is a no-cook and a no-bake dessert. All we do is add all the ingredients to a food processor and process it. Refrigerate it for a few hours before serving and enjoy.

I really like such healthy puddings and especially when it is chocolate. Next I would like to try this Cottage Cheese Chocolate Pudding which again uses all the healthy ingredients and I can indulge in this for breakfast.

Avocado chocolate mousse served in a glass bowl with a garnish of chopped chocolate. Seen in the background are some cut avocado.

Ingredients used in Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Avocado contains a good amount of nutrients and is so versatile that it can be used from savory to desserts.

Unsweetened dutch processed Cocoa Powder is used in this recipe.  

Honey is used as a sweetener. One can replace it with maple syrup or finely processed sugar.

Milk is used to add moisture and get the perfect texture. One can replace it with heavy cream to get a richer and creamier consistency. But avocado really adds that and milk is sufficient.

Salt is used to balance out the flavors.

Almonds are used just for crunch. One can skip it completely or replace it with any nut of choice.

Few tips on getting the perfect Avocado Chocolate Mousse

  • Use ripe avocados.
  • Do add the sweetener, or else it might taste bitter.
  • Refrigerate before serving for the best taste.
  • Almonds or nuts are added for crunch, one can skip it completely but it adds a nice crunch.
Ingredients for Mousse
Ingredients for Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Vegan substitutions

I have used cow milk and honey in this. Vegans can use soy milk or coconut milk. Honey can be replaced with maple syrup.

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Avocado chocolate mousse served in a glass bowl with a garnish of chopped chocolate. Seen in the background are some cut avocado.

Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Avocado Chocolate Mousse is a rich and creamy healthy dessert, which is processed sugar-free and made using just 5 ingredients.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dessert
Keyword: Dessert, Fruits, Processed Sugar Free, Sweets
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooling Time: 3 hours
Servings: 2 Servings
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Ingredients

  • 2 medium-size Avocado pitted
  • 1/4 cup milk -can be replaced by heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup Raw Cocoa powder -reduce to 1/8 cup if you do not like much cocoa flavor
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Cup Honey -can be replaced by Maple syrup or granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup Almonds -optional – I added for the crunch, one can replace it with any other nut or skip it completely

Instructions

  • Peel and remove the avocado flesh.
    2 medium-size Avocado pitted
  • Add all the ingredients to a food processor.
    1/4 cup milk, 1/4 cup Raw Cocoa powder, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1/2 Cup Honey, 1/4 cup Almonds
  • Process it until it attains a smooth texture.
    Processed Ingredients
  • A few small pieces of nuts or almonds are okay. It would add a nice crunch to the mousse.
    Prepared Chocolate Mousse
  • Chill it for 4-5 hours before serving.
  • Garnish with chopped chocolate or nuts if required.

Notes

  • Standard US Size cups and spoons used
  • Use Ripe avocados
  • Milk can be replaced by cream
  • Honey can be replaced by maple syrup
 
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Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist. The nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It varies depending upon the product types or brands.

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This recipe first appeared on Cook with Renu on 18th April 2018. Today 25th June 2022, I am updating the contents, and pics and adding the recipe card.

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Seema Sriram

Wednesday 20th of July 2022

The creamy avocado chocolate mousse is delightfully light and extremely tasty. Love the recipe.

Seema Sriram

Wednesday 13th of July 2022

Wow, the avocado mousse was a perfect treat. I loved the intensity of the chocolate in this recipe.

Preethi Prasad

Sunday 20th of May 2018

Avacado and Chocolate is a deadly combination. Fantastic share Renu.

firsttimercook

Tuesday 8th of May 2018

This looks so creamy & yummy. Really noone can guess that avocado is used here, lovely share :)

jayashree

Tuesday 8th of May 2018

Never made this combination, looks tasty. It's a quick fix dessert.