Rich, creamy chocolate mousse without heavy cream, eggs or cooking required? When you’re craving something sweet and decadent, this healthier Chocolate Avocado Mousse is easy to whip up for a sweet treat.

Chocolate Avocado Mousse

I was never a huge chocolate lover – it was always nice to have, not a must – but when I was pregnant that all changed. It may be cliche, but I really craved chocolate and that hasn’t gone away since having my daughter.

Sometimes you really want to treat yourself to something delicious and decadent, but without all the guilt and work involved. Enter this Chocolate Avocado Mousse.

Avocados give this recipe a super creamy texture minus the dairy (great if you’re lactose-intolerant!). It’s full of those heart-healthy good fats that avocados are known for.

PS – You can also make brownies with avocados. You’re welcome.

Vegan Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Avocados: You’ll want these to be ripe but not too ripe. That’s the balance we’re always trying to find with avocados, right? They’re not quite ripe enough for several days then you have about 5 minutes to eat them before they’re too ripe.
  • Coconut Milk: You can find coconut milk in the canned section. Whole milk can also be used if you’re not worried about keeping this recipe vegan or dairy-free.
  • Cocoa powder: Regular or dark chocolate both work. I personally prefer dark chocolate, but kids will probably want regular.
  • Sweetener: I used maple syrup to keep this recipe vegan, but honey or agave nectar also work well.
  • Vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Fresh mint and raspberries, for topping
Gluten Free Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Chocolate mousse is usually an involved process with lots of whisking, heavy cream and eggs. Some recipes call for a double-boiler to get the chocolate melted just right or way too many dirty bowls.

This busy mom with a toddler in tow has about 4 seconds to throw together a recipe before the meltdown sets in, and this recipe is perfect for that. You literally throw everything into the food processor and puree until smooth.

Best Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Prep Tip: If you think you’re done pureeing, give it a few extra seconds. You definitely want a completely smooth texture and to break up all those little avocado pieces.

You could eat it straight out of the food processor (no judgment here!), but I prefer to let it cool in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to really let the flavors set.

Then top with a little fresh mint and raspberry for an Instagram-worthy photo opp (if you have time for that sort of thing).

Tasty Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Commonly Asked Questions About Our Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Q: How do you make chocolate avocado mousse?
A: To make chocolate avocado mousse, blend together ripe avocados, coconut milk (or regular milk), cocoa powder, maple syrup (or honey/agave), vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt until smooth and creamy. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving topped with fresh raspberries and mint.

Q: What are the main ingredients in chocolate avocado mousse?
A: The main ingredients in chocolate avocado mousse are ripe avocados, coconut milk (or regular milk), cocoa powder, a sweetener like maple syrup or honey, and vanilla extract.

Q: Is chocolate avocado mousse vegan?
A: Yes, this chocolate avocado mousse recipe is vegan when made with coconut milk and maple syrup as the sweetener.

Q: Is chocolate avocado mousse gluten-free?
A: Yes, chocolate avocado mousse made with the listed ingredients is naturally gluten-free.

Q: How many calories are in chocolate avocado mousse?
A: This recipe for chocolate avocado mousse contains about 250 calories per serving.

Q: What makes chocolate avocado mousse creamy?
A: The ripe avocados provide a rich, creamy texture to the chocolate avocado mousse without using heavy cream or eggs.

Q: What are some alternative toppings to add to this chocolate avocado mousse?
A: You could add a bunch of different toppings including:

  • Shaved or grated dark chocolate
  • Toasted nuts like almonds, pecans or walnuts
  • Coconut flakes or shredded coconut
  • Fresh berries like strawberries or blueberries
  • Cacao nibs for a crunch
  • A dollop of whipped cream or coconut whipped cream
  • A drizzle of caramel or chocolate sauce

Q: What are the benefits of eating avocados?
A: Avocados are loaded with healthy monounsaturated fats that can help lower bad cholesterol levels. They are an excellent source of fiber to aid in digestion. Avocados provide nutrients like potassium, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B6, niacin and folate. The healthy fats and fiber in them can increase feelings of fullness and help with weight management as well. If that wasn’t enough, avocados contain antioxidants like lutein and zeaxanthin that are good for eye health, and they provide anti-inflammatory benefits and may help prevent certain cancers. Finally, avocados can help absorb nutrients from other plant foods when consumed together.

Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Amanda Keefer
Rich, creamy chocolate mousse without heavy cream, eggs or cooking required? When you’re craving something sweet and decadent, this healthier Chocolate Avocado Mousse is easy to whip up for a sweet treat.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Desserts
Servings 4 servings
Calories 250 kcal


  • 2 ripe avocados
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 4 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 12 raspberries
  • Fresh mint leaves


  • Add avocados, milk, cocoa powder, maple syrup, vanilla and salt to food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Divide between 4 bowls and refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • Top with fresh mint and raspberries.


Calories: 250kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 4gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 12mgPotassium: 674mgFiber: 10gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 149IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 42mgIron: 2mg
Keyword avocado, chocoalte, dessert
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