Healthy Avocado Chocolate Mousse

A rich and silky healthy chocolate mousse made with a “secret” ingredient – avocado. Super easy to make and perfect for Valentine’s Day or date night! Vegan + refined sugar free. 

A rich and silky healthy chocolate mousse made with a secret ingredient – avocado. Super easy to make and perfect for Valentine's Day! Vegan + refined sugar free

If you could see the mess currently going on at my Mom’s place where I’m packing my (French) things, I think you would either cringe or laugh, depending on who you are. I can barely step into my bedroom because the floor is covered with huge bags and things I’m sorting to decide if I’m taking them with me to Tel Aviv or not.

A rich and silky healthy chocolate mousse made with a secret ingredient – avocado. Super easy to make and perfect for Valentine's Day! Vegan + refined sugar free

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We’re now leaving in just two short days – on Monday 12 – and I’m in serious packing mode. If you’ve followed our adventures (catch up here!), you know that we’ve lived in Canada for a little less than a year – and all our furniture and some of our stuff stayed there in storage while we went back to Australia with a few suitcases. We shipped our Canadian stuff via cargo at the beginning of January and it’s now waiting for us in the port of Ashdod. So right now, I’m packing all the things that moved with us in Australia and Canada + the things we left in Paris at our parents to fly with us on Monday. We’ve basically been scattering our things all over the world in the last years and now I’m trying to bring them back together again!

A rich and silky healthy chocolate mousse made with a secret ingredient – avocado. Super easy to make and perfect for Valentine's Day! Vegan + refined sugar free

But anyways, even in the midst of this big crazy international move, I had to take a moment and share this wonderful healthy avocado mousse because it’s seriously the cutest and super tasty. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and if you want to treat your Valentine (aka yourself?) to a dessert that feels rich and intense but is actually secretly good for you, look no further ????

A rich and silky healthy chocolate mousse made with a secret ingredient – avocado. Super easy to make and perfect for Valentine's Day! Vegan + refined sugar free

I know a chocolate mousse made with avocado can totally sound weird to some of you. I get it. First time I heard about it i was like “eww this can’t be good” but I’m a food daredevil and everyone kept saying it’s actually really tasty so I gave it a try anyway. And I’m glad I did! Does it taste like French super rich crazy chocolate mousse? No. But it does have a great creamy + silky texture, the chocolate taste shines through and you can barely tell there’s avocado in here. Maybe if you hate it you’ll taste instantly but otherwise, it’s really mild and I actually like the slight hint of it.

A rich and silky healthy chocolate mousse made with a secret ingredient – avocado. Super easy to make and perfect for Valentine's Day! Vegan + refined sugar free

One of my favorite thing about this mousse is that it’s super easy to make. You just need to blend all the ingredients in your food processor, spoon into cute little containers and you’re done! You can eat it straight away or let it sit overnight. I like to top it with berries for me and whipped cream for the hubby! Enjoy 🙂

A rich and silky healthy chocolate mousse made with a secret ingredient – avocado. Super easy to make and perfect for Valentine's Day! Vegan + refined sugar free
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Healthy Avocado Chocolate Mousse

A rich and silky healthy chocolate mousse made with a "secret" ingredient – avocado. Super easy to make and perfect for Valentine's Day or date night! Vegan + refined sugar free. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 4
Calories 344 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 oz - 120 g dark or semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped you can also use dark chocolate chips
  • 2 large ripe avocados (about 8 oz - 225 g each), halved and pitted.
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup almond milk or your favorite milk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 1-3 tsp light maple syrup optional
  • fresh raspberries, whipped cream (or whipped coconut cream to keep vegan), chocolate shavings for serving

Instructions

  1. Place chopped chocolate or chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl, and melt gently by 15-seconds burst, stirring between each until chocolate is fully melted, watching carefully to make sure the chocolate doesn't burn. Set aside to cool.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade, place avocados, melted chocolate, cocoa powder, milk, vanilla and salt. Blend until very smooth and creamy, scrapping down the edge of the bowl as needed. Taste and add some maple syrup if needed.

  3. Spoon into glasses or containers. Enjoy immediately or store in the fridge for a few hours for a thicker consistency. Serve with whipped cream, chocolate shavings and whipped cream.

Recipe Notes

  • TO KEEP VEGAN AND DAIRY FREE: use dairy free chocolate or chocolate chips, and top with whipped coconut cream.
  • You can keep the mousse in the fridge, covered, for up to 3 days. 
  • Nutrition facts do not include optional sweetener and toppings. 

Recipe adapted from Well Plated

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Avocado Chocolate Mousse
Amount Per Serving (1 heaping 1/4 cup)
Calories 344 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Sodium 106mg 4%
Potassium 751mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Sugars 7g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 2.9%
Vitamin C 12.2%
Calcium 5.7%
Iron 24.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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11 Comments
  1. My goodness, you have stuff scattered all over the world! This mousse sounds delicious and Earth Fare had avocados on sale, so I bought 5! Now I know what to do with them!

  2. This is what the texture of the mousse is supposed to be. Fantastic job, Marie! And I can’t believe how crisp your photos are! I mean I can see every detail on that raspberry! Yum.

  3. Lovvvvve chocolate avocado mousse and yours looks adorable! Where was this creation when I was a kid?! I think I would have loved it!!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. Interesting combination – avocado and chocolate! I love this healthy treat. Sounds tasty especially with dark chocolate 🙂

  5. This is completely deliciously tangy and sweet. Oh! I love dessert but I haven’t tried a combination of chocolate and avocado, really it sounds weird. Anyway, I love to try this at home. Looking forward to more of this.

  6. AMAZING!! Tried it and loved it so much! Even though it seems like a weird combination, it is just perfect. 10/10

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