This avocado chocolate mousse is sweet, creamy, and made with just 5 ingredients! Naturally low carb and vegan friendly, it’s a decadent yet simple no bake dessert.
The best chocolate avocado mousse
Tired of using avocado to make your usual sandwich or toast? Time to use it for a dessert, like this chocolate avocado mousse.
Often considered a fantastic butter substitute, using avocado in mousses and puddings isn’t overly strange. It’s a healthy dessert option that provides all the texture necessary to create something extra rich and creamy.
However, it tastes every bit as decadent and fancy as any good chocolate dessert out there. Using just 5 ingredients, the total hands on time in preparing this dessert is less than 5 minutes!
The hard part is waiting for it to chill nicely, but honestly, it is so worth it!
Ingredients you’ll need
- Avocado. Ripe and firm avocadoes.
- Cocoa powder. Be sure to sift your cocoa powder first, to ensure no clumps remain. If you’d like a richer and darker chocolate mousse, use black cocoa powder.
- Maple syrup. A refined sugar free sweetener that adds sweetness to the mousse and balances out the richness of the avocado and melted chocolate.
- Coconut cream. Must be from a can! If you don’t have coconut cream, you can use chilled canned coconut milk (full fat). Simply discard the liquid portion (use it for this smoothie) and use up the firm cream that has formed on top.
- Chocolate. The secret ingredient to take this mousse to another level! Chop up your favorite chocolate bar (I love using Lindt 78% or higher- These are keto friendly!) and melt it either in the microwave or stovetop.
How to make chocolate avocado mousse
Making this avocado chocolate mousse recipe is simple: just remember to use a high-speed blender that has ice crushing capabilities. Here’s the basic idea of making this mousse (or see below for recipe specifics):
Blend: In a food processor or high speed blender (with ice blending capabilities), add your avocadoes and blend until smooth. Next, add the rest of the ingredients and blend until creamy and smooth.
Chill: Distribute the mousse mixture amongst 6 glasses or ramekins and refrigerate for 30 minutes, before serving.
Tips to make the best chocolate avocado pudding
- You must blend the avocado first, before adding the rest of the ingredients. If you blend it all together, you risk mini chunks of avocado remaining in the mousse.
- If you use a blender, be sure it has ice blending capabilities. We want all the ingredients to be completely immersed.
- While you can enjoy the mousse immediately, I recommend chilling it for at least 30 minutes, so that it firms up slightly.
Dietary swaps and substitutions
The beauty of this avocado pudding is just how easy it is to customize to a variety of diets and/or substitutions if you don’t have a specific ingredient on hand:
- Cut the carbs by using keto maple syrup and replacing the chocolate with sugar free chocolate chips.
- Add flavor extracts like peppermint, vanilla, or orange.
- Make it coconut-free by swapping it out for heavy cream or double cream.
- Add fresh or frozen berries like raspberries, strawberries, or even cranberries.
- Lower the calories by using reduced fat coconut cream and reducing the chocolate by half.
- Change the sweetener and use honey or agave nectar instead.
FAQ about this avocado mousse recipe
Does this taste like avocado?
If you are worried that this will taste like avocado, fear not. The cocoa and chocolate masks any potential flavor, and the texture is exactly like any mousse out there.
How long can you keep avocado mousse in the fridge?
Leftovers should be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Any longer, and you’ll find that the mousse forms a film on top.
Can you freeze avocado pudding?
You can store the mousse in the freezer for up to 6 months.
However, we recommend you blend the thawed mousse before eating it, as the mousse often loses its creaminess once frozen.
Why is avocado pudding good for you?
Enjoying avocado pudding instead of a classic chocolate mousse is a much healthier and better option. It’s high in fiber and nutrients, and low in saturated fats. Using dark chocolate also adds plenty of antioxidants.
How many carbs are in avocado mousse?
When made with sugar free ingredients (chocolate chips and sweetener, there are just 3 grams of net carbs per serving.
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Chocolate Avocado Mousse in ONE minute!
- In a high speed blender or food processor, add your chopped avocado and blend until smooth.
- Add the rest of your ingredients and blend until completely smooth and combined. Distribute the mousse amongst 8 glasses or serving dishes and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, to firm up.