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Avocado Chocolate Mousse – Rich and creamy chocolate mousse that is secretly healthy for you! No one will ever guess there is avocado in there!

I am normally not a “healthy” dessert kind of person. I like it to be full sugar, classic dessert flavors. But this chocolate mousse is where I make an exception. It is so thick, rich, chocolate-y and delicious you can’t tell that it is anything but sinful.

The secret ingredient…..Avocado! I have also done this with tofu before, and they taste almost identical. I think the avocado just gives it a more luscious texture.

avocado chocolate mousse with whipped cream and chocolate shavings

Let’s face it chocolate mousse can be intimidating to make. It is magical and delicious, but it is a delicate balance of getting your eggs to the right temperature and folding the ingredients gently enough to still give you the perfect texture.

Well, let’s just say none of that matters when you are making Avocado Chocolate Mousse. It takes about 5 minutes in the blender and you are done. Seriously, it is that easy!

How To Make Avocado Chocolate Mousse

  1. Make sure your avocados are very ripe when you start. They will get blended together with everything else, and if they are tough they will not incorporate and work well.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to your food processor and just let it blend until it is smooth and creamy. You may have to scrape down the sides a couple times to make sure you get everything well combined.
  3. Scoop the mousse into your serving bowls and then just place it in the fridge for at least an hour to set up completely before serving.
  4. I like to serve with a little whipped cream and chocolate shavings. But you can use berries, nuts, coconut cream if you are making it vegan. It really is up to you!
chocolate mousse in the food processor blended together

What Does Chocolate Avocado Mousse Taste Like?

Honestly, like chocolate mousse. If you didn’t see it being made, you wouldn’t have a clue what is in there. The better quality chocolate you use, the more it covers up the taste of the avocado. I think that dark chocolate works really well at masking any other flavors, I think if you went with a milk chocolate, you may be able to detect it more.

My son swears he can taste a hint of it in there, but it also doesn’t stop him from eating it.

a spoonful of chocolate mousse

If you are on a special diet (Paleo, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, or Vegan) this dessert is for you! You need a small amount of milk for the recipe, but almond milk works perfectly. So you can have your dessert and stay on track with your eating. Plus there is no refined sugar, just a little maple syrup to sweeten it.

This chocolate mousse is great to make ahead and have ready for a special occasion or just because you are craving something sweet. It is ready in no time, so when cravings strike you can be ready.

a jar of mousse with a bit missing

You can double, triple or even cut the recipe in half if you want. It is super versatile and couldn’t be easier to throw together.

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Avocado Chocolate Mousse

chocolate mousse in a jar with whipped cream

Avocado Chocolate Mousse - Rich and creamy chocolate mousse that is secretly healthy for you! No one will ever guess there is avocado in there!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 4 oz dark chocolate, melted
  • 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup milk (use nut milk to make it vegan)
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

Toppings (optional)

  • Whipped Cream
  • Chocolate Shavings
  • Berries
  • Nuts


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a food processor, and process until smooth and creamy. Scrape down the sides if necessary to ensure that everything gets mixed together.
  2. Spoon into ramekins or jars and place in the fridge for 1 hour to set up.
  3. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings or berries if desired.


Recipe Adapted from Taste of Home

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 368Total Fat 24gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 15gCholesterol 4mgSodium 56mgCarbohydrates 36gFiber 9gSugar 20gProtein 5g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

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Wednesday 13th of January 2021

Such a delicious dessert! Everyone at my house was impressed!

Patricia @ Grab a Plate

Tuesday 12th of January 2021

I'm with you: no "healthy" desserts on my plate! This looks so creamy and delicious (and congrats on finding the perfect avocados for your pix)! This is something I can get behind, for sure - so yummy!

Beti | easyweeknightrecipes

Tuesday 12th of January 2021

YUM! This chocolate mousse is incredible! I bet it tastes amazing!

katerina @

Tuesday 12th of January 2021

This is my kind of dessert! So silky and smooth! YUM!


Tuesday 12th of January 2021

I love this idea! Looks delicious! Can't wait to try it!

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