Avocado Chocolate Mousse

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This guilt-free and decadent Avocado Chocolate Mousse is a dream ☁️ come true! This plant-based, dairy-free, and gluten-free dessert is sweet, fudge-like, chocolatey, and everything you want but more. When you get tired of making avocado toast or guacamole, take your ripe avocados and make this 🥑 Avocado Chocolate Mousse instead!

Why You’ll Love Avocado Chocolate Mousse

You’ll love this Avocado Chocolate Mousse for its creamy texture and rich flavor. It’s quick, easy, and healthy, making it perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth 🦷 anytime. Add a hint of ☕ espresso powder to give yourself an extra kick that’ll keep you coming back for more. It’s a dessert you’ll want to make again and again!

How to Prepare Avocado Chocolate Mousse

💦 Place a pot on the stove with some water and a heat-proof bowl on top. Heat on low until simmering.

🍫 Add chocolate chips to the bowl and melt them using the double boiler method or microwave.

🥑 In a food processor, combine ripe, pitted avocados, melted chocolate, and remaining ingredients. Process until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed. This takes about 1 minute.

🧊 Divide the mixture into 4 small bowls and enjoy immediately or refrigerate for later. It can last for days in the fridge.

🌿 Optionally, use a piping bag for serving and garnish with mint if desired. Enjoy!

Nonna’s Tip 🥑

You can use any sweetener of choice like maple syrup or honey, you can also use any chocolate chips you like or any plant-based milk you prefer.

Avocado Mousse

Variations and Substitutions for Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Whether you’re swapping ingredients for allergen concerns or experimenting with different flavors and textures, remember if you are changing or adding ingredients you may have to experiment and adjust the quantities.

  1. Instead of using 🍫 chocolate chips, you can use cocoa powder or your favorite chocolate bar chopped into small pieces.
  2. Garnish the mousse with fresh berries, 🍌 sliced fruits, whipped cream, mint leaves or a sprinkle of cocoa powder.
  3. Use a preferred sweetener, such as maple syrup, 🍯 honey, or agave nectar. Adjust the amount based on taste preference.
  4. Experiment with different flavorings such as a hint of espresso powder, some vanilla extract, peppermint extract, almond extract, or 🍊 even orange zest.
  5. If you are making a dairy-free version, use dairy-free chocolate chips and ensure all other ingredients are also dairy-free.

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Best Served With

  • A selection of fresh berries such as 🍓 strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, or blackberries
  • A dollop of whipped cream or a drizzle of caramel
  • Chopped nuts such as toasted almonds, hazelnuts, or pecans
  • Tea or coffee or a coffee dessert such as an Italian Affogato

Common Questions

What type of sweetener should I use for the avocado chocolate mousse?

You can use any sweetener of choice like maple syrup, honey, or agave.

What type of chocolate do you recommend for this recipe?

I used semi-sweet chocolate chips for my Avocado Chocolate Mousse, but you can use any that you prefer or have on hand.

What type of cacao is best?

Feel free to use any cacao or cocoa powder but make sure it’s unsweetened. 

How long will the avocado chocolate mousse last in the refrigerator?

The mousse will keep well in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Make sure to store it in an airtight container to maintain freshness.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time for a party?

Yes, you can prepare the mousse ahead of time and refrigerate it until ready to serve. Just be sure to cover it well to prevent any flavor transfer from other foods in the fridge.

Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Avocado Chocolate Mousse

This guilt-free and decadent Avocado Chocolate Mousse is a dream come true! This plant-based, dairy-free, and gluten-free dessert is sweet, fudge-like, chocolatey, and everything you want but more.
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Course: Dessert
Servings: 4
Author: The Modern Nonna
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 2 avocados (ripe) , pitted
  • ¼ cup agave , or maple syrup or honey
  • teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cacao , or cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons nut milk , or any milk variety
  • cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Put a pot on the stove with a little bit of water and a heat-proof bowl on top. Let it come to a simmer on low heat, add the chocolate chips and over a double boiler melt the chocolate chips.
  • Once melted, take out your food processor and to add the ripe pitted avocados, the melted chocolate, and the rest of your ingredients. Process until smooth. You can even open the processor and scrape down the sides and process again.
  • Processing will take about 1 minute until everything is nice and creamy. Separate in 4 small bowls and enjoy right away or refrigerate. It will keep in the fridge for days but it won’t last. Feel free to add it to a piping bag if you feel like being fancy. Enjoy


Calories: 306kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 12g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 87mg, Potassium: 657mg, Fiber: 10g, Sugar: 16g, Vitamin A: 170IU, Vitamin C: 12mg, Calcium: 38mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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