Avocado Chocolate Mousse


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This avocado chocolate mousse is sweet, creamy, and made with just five ingredients! It comes together in minutes and makes a fabulous no bake dessert.

avocado chocolate 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.

Why this recipe works

  • 5 ingredients. Like a classic chocolate mousse, this recipe needs just a handful of ingredients. 
  • No dairy. For such a creamy dessert, this recipe calls for coconut cream instead of heavy or double cream. 
  • Ready in minutes. You throw everything into a blender, give it a whirl and voila- dessert is done. 
  • Perfect texture. Just like a lemon or white chocolate mousse, this dessert is silky smooth and creamy!

What we love about this chocolate avocado mousse recipe is that it uses wholesome and healthier ingredients. Packed with healthy fats and completely dairy-free, this is the kind of dessert you can feel good about enjoying!

Ingredients you’ll need

This recipe is very simple and uses everyday ingredients to make. Here is what you’ll need:

  • Avocado. Ripe and firm avocadoes.
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder. Be sure to sift your cocoa powder first, to ensure no clumps remain. Dark cocoa and raw cacao powder also work. 
  • Maple syrup. A natural 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 a 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 and choose a cocoa percentage you enjoy (dark, milk, or semi-sweet).

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.

Step 1- Blend the ingredients

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.

Step 2- Chill the pudding

Distribute the mousse mixture amongst 6 glasses or ramekins and refrigerate for 30 minutes, before serving. 

how to make chocolate avocado mousse.

Tips to make the best recipe

  • Choose ripe avocados. When choosing avocados to turn into pudding, you want ones that are ripe but not super soft.  
  • Make it sweeter. We use pure maple syrup and chocolate to sweeten this mousse. Give it a taste after its blended and if it isn’t sweet enough, add more of either of the two. 
  • Chill before serving. While it is tempting to dig into this dessert straight away, let it chill for an hour or two to allow it to thicken and for the flavors to meld. 
  • Add liquid if needed. If you find the mousse is a little too thick, add a teaspoon of almond milk or water to get things moving. 
  • Use good quality cocoa powder. For the ultimate chocolate flavor, always choose a good quality brand of cocoa powder. 
  • Add salt. A pinch of salt will enhance the mousse and bring out the natural sweetness. 
  • Add toppings. Whipped cream, fresh raspberries, and sliced bananas are all great options.

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.

Storage instructions

To store: Leftovers will keep well in the refrigerator for up to five days. 

To freeze: Place portions of the mousse in an airtight container and store it in the freezer for up to two months. 

Recommended tools to make this recipe

  • Blender. A good quality blender with ice blending capabilities so everything gets broken down perfectly. 
  • Food processor. If you prefer to use a food processor, this is my go-to. 
  • Spatula. To scrape down the sides as needed.
chocolate avocado pudding.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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 per serving?

When made with sugar free ingredients (chocolate chips and sweetener, there are just 3 grams of net carbs per serving. 

avocado chocolate mousse recipe.

Avocado Chocolate Mousse (5 Ingredients)

5 from 268 votes
This avocado chocolate mousse is sweet, creamy, and made with just 5 ingredients! It comes together in minutes and makes a fabulous no bake dessert.
Servings: 8 servings
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 1 minute
Total: 3 minutes




  • 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.


TO STORE: 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. 
TO FREEZE: You can store the mousse in the freezer for up to 6 months.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 192kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 4gFat: 15gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 285mgFiber: 6gVitamin A: 73IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 2mgNET CARBS: 9g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. 5 stars
    I love this. I just tried it because I got some avocados. I didn’t melt/soften the chocolate so they’re kinda cruncy when eating, which I love.

  2. The first vegan non-dairy dessert I’ve made and I’m hooked, it’s absolutely DELICIOUS!! I used dark orange chocolate which worked beautifully. So quick and easy my four year old did much of the making!

    Shall hunt for your other vegan/vegetarian recipes and if they’re as good as this one, I may not fall back onto the omnivore wagon.

  3. 5 stars
    I only had evaporated coconut milk on hand. When using it as a replacement I felt the dessert was a little too dense and I could taste an avocado after taste. I ended up added another 1/2 cup of evaporated coconut milk and it worked like a charm. Light and fluffy and no more after taste!!!!!

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