3 ingredients, a food processor, and 5 minutes are all you need to make this rich and creamy Vegan Chocolate Avocado Mousse. Top it with your favorite fruit for an incredible dessert that's loaded with chocolaty flavor.
While it's common to use avocados on avocado toast, vegan fajitas, and guacamole salad, they can also be used in desserts.
They are a wonderful dairy-free base for thick and creamy treats. And you really can't taste the avocados when they're blended with cocoa powder and pure maple syrup to make Vegan Chocolate Avocado Mousse.
Why you'll love this recipe
- It's ready to enjoy in 5 minutes and requires only 3 ingredients.
- It's a healthier dessert that's delicious topped with fresh fruit.
- It's allergy-friendly and oil-free.
Variations and substitutions
It's easy to customize this avocado chocolate mousse to make it your own. Start with the base recipe and add any of the following ingredients:
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon instant coffee or espresso powder
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- a pinch of salt
You can also substitute your favorite liquid sweetener in place of the maple syrup. Or use raw cacao powder instead of cocoa powder.
For the complete list of ingredients with measurements plus recipe instructions, please see the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
I recommend using a food processor rather than a blender to make this recipe. A blender will have a harder time processing the chocolate avocado mousse and will heat it up.
- Add the ingredients to the bowl of a food processor.
- Process, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary, until everything is completely smooth and well blended. Transfer to small bowls or glasses and enjoy.
Vegan Chocolate Avocado Mousse can be enjoyed on its own or with toppings. Try it with a dollop of coconut whipped cream.
Or add your favorite fresh fruits like sliced strawberries or bananas. I particularly like it with raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and fresh mint leaves.
This dessert is best enjoyed the same day but will keep for up to 2 days refrigerated in an airtight container.
Hershey's cocoa powder is vegan since it contains 100% cocoa powder and no animal-derived ingredients.
There's nothing more disappointing than slicing into an avocado and finding a mushy brown mess on the inside. While I can't guarantee this method will work 100% of the time, I've found that it's best to choose avocados that have a little piece of the stem still attached. If the stem is missing, don't buy it.
If you can't easily pull out the little stem, the avocado isn't ripe yet. I prefer to purchase avocados in this unripe state and let them ripen on my counter for a day or two.
If the stem comes out with no resistance, check the color of the small circle under the stem:
Brown: the avocado is mostly likely overripe.
Light yellow: it's not quite ripe yet.
Bright green: your avocado is ripe and ready to go.
While both come from cacao beans, cacao powder is made from raw beans and cocoa powder is made from roasted beans. They both have a chocolate flavor that is similar but not identical. You can use either one to make vegan chocolate avocado mousse.
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Vegan Chocolate Avocado Mousse
- 2 ripe avocados*, pits and skins removed (about 2 cups)
- 2-3 Tablespoons pure maple syrup, (or to taste)
- 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
- Add the avocado, pure maple syrup, and cocoa powder to the bowl of a food processor. (Start with 2 tablespoons of maple syrup.)
- Process, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary, until the ingredients are completely combined. Taste and add more maple syrup, as needed, and blend again.
- Transfer to small bowls or glasses and enjoy right away. Or refrigerate in an airtight container for later.
Nutritional information is an estimation only.
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