- January 31, 2023
- by Amy Gorin, MS, RDN
- 6 Comments
Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse
Want a delicious plant-based dessert that’s chocolatey, creamy, and healthy? Enter vegan avocado chocolate mousse.
All you need is six ingredients, and this vegan dessert is ready to enjoy in under 10 minutes!
Who knew you could make dessert with avocados? Yup, it’s true! Avocados can be used to add creaminess to a variety of recipes, including vegan avocado chocolate mousse.
Not only is this recipe vegan, it’s also gluten free and nut free…so it’s a win-win for anyone with food allergies or dietary restrictions.
Ready to learn how to make your new favorite avocado chocolate mousse? I can’t wait to show you how!
To make vegan avocado chocolate mousse, all you need is avocado, cocoa, sweetener, and some toppings. Here’s an overview of what I used to make the delish dessert:
Pomegranate juice and arils: I used these to add extra flavor and sweetness to the dessert. Bonus: Fruit doesn’t contain any added sugar.
Avocado: You’ll need the flesh of two ripe avocados for this recipe. They make the mousse extra creamy, without any cream!
Cocoa powder: Ta-dah! Here’s the key ingredient. Unsweetened cocoa powder makes mousse “chocolately,” doesn’t contain any added sugar, and is full of health-helping antioxidants.
Maple syrup: Just a little maple syrup adds natural sweetness.
Dark chocolate: Top off the chocolate mousse with a sprinkle of shaved dark chocolate!
Making vegan chocolate mousse is super easy and quick.
First, pour pomegranate juice into a blender jug.
Then, add avocado,
and maple syrup.
Close the lid securely, and blend.
Once the ingredients are blended, remove the blender lid and stir them well. Cover the blender and blend again until smooth.
Place the mousse into four bowls—this recipe makes four servings. Top with grated dark chocolate, pomegranate arils, and any other toppings that you’d like. For the best quality, serve vegan avocado chocolate mousse immediately. It’s as easy as that!
This vegan chocolate mousse will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days. If you plan to store it, make sure to put it in the fridge immediately.
Yes, you can use frozen avocado to make chocolate mousse. However, it’ss a good idea to allow it to thaw before blending it with the rest of the ingredients. Otherwise, the mousse consistency and texture may be off.
The possibilities are endless! I used dark chocolate shavings and pomegranate arils, but other topping ideas include nuts, nut butter, berries, chia seeds, and crushed pretzels.
Wondering what avocado chocolate mousse has to offer nutritionally? Not only does it contain no cholesterol or sodium, it’s also high in fiber and provides a little protein. Here’s the nutrition information for one serving, including daily values (DV):
- Calories: 200
- Fat: 15 g (19% DV)
- Saturated fat: 2.5 g (12.5% DV)
- Protein: 3 g (6% DV)
- Carbs: 19 g (7% DV)
- Sugar: 9 g
- Fiber: 8 g (29% DV)
- Cholesterol: 0g (0% DV)
- Sodium: 0 g (0% DV)
More healthy dessert recipes
If you loved this vegan avocado chocolate mousse as much as I do, you’ll want to give these other vegan dessert recipe ideas a try:
- Roasted Apples with Cinnamon
- Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes
- Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Dessert Cups
- Pomegranate Chia Pudding
This vegan avocado chocolate mousse is so tasty and simple to make. You can whip it up in a pinch when you’re in the mood for a rich, satisfying, and healthy dessert.
Make it when you’re craving something sweet, or blend up a batch to share at your next gathering.
Give this vegan mousse a try, and let me know what you think.
Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse
- ½ cup pomegranate juice
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder and 1 ½ teaspoons
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- ⅛ ounce dark chocolate, grated and divided
- 1 tbsp pomegranate arils, divided
- Place pomegranate juice, avocado, cocoa powder, and maple syrup into blender jug. Close lid securely, and blend.
- Remove blender lid, stir, and cover blender. Blend again.
- Place mousse into bowls; top with grated dark chocolate and pomegranate arils.
- Serve immediately.
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Looks so good!
I want to eat this!
I don’t blame you! Thanks so much.
I can’t wait to try this recipe! Thanks, Amy!
I am excited for you to try it! Enjoy, Joanne.