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Chocolate Avocado Mousse

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.

I was never a huge chocolate lover – it was always a 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.

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

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Avocados: You’ll want these to be ripe but too ripe. That’s the balance we’re always trying to find with avocados, right?
  • Coconut Milk: You can find coconut milk in the canned section. You could also use whole milk if you’re not worried about keeping this recipe vegan or dairy-free.
  • Cocoa powder: Regular or dark chocolate both work.
  • Sweetener: I used maple syrup to keep this recipe vegan, but honey or agave nectar also work.
  • Vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Fresh mint and raspberries, for topping

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.

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).

Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Chocolate Avocado Mousse

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.

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 196Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 46mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 9gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g

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Amber Gray

About the Author

Amber Gray

Amber is the new mom to a baby girl and navigating the world of diapers, first foods and very little sleep. She has been a part of the Produce for Kids team for 9 years, overseeing all digital marketing efforts including digital partnerships, content strategy, social media, website and email marketing. A passion for healthy cooking was instilled in her at a young age, cooking alongside her mom and sister in the kitchen. Her passion for cooking, food and photography has also brought her behind the lens to develop and photograph recipes for Produce for Kids and partners.

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