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!

Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients

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!

chocolate mousse in white ramekin with chocolate around it

Step-by-step instructions

Making vegan chocolate mousse is super easy and quick.

First, pour pomegranate juice into a blender jug.

pomegranate juice in a glass bowl

Then, add avocado,

avocado being scooped out

cocoa powder,

cocoa powder in a white bowl

and maple syrup.

maple syrup in a glass bowl

Close the lid securely, and blend.

blending ingredients in a food processor

Once the ingredients are blended, remove the blender lid and stir them well. Cover the blender and blend again until smooth.

pomegranate arils in a glass bowl

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!

chocolate avocado mousse in a ramekin bowl with shaved chocolate around it on a white table

Recipe FAQ

How long can you keep avocado mousse in the fridge?

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.

Can I use frozen avocado for chocolate mousse?

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.

What toppings can I use for this recipe?

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.

close up of mousse in white ramekins topped with pomegranate arils

Nutrition

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)
close up shot of chocolate avocado mousse topped with pomegranate arils

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:

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

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!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 8 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 (⅓ cup per serving)
Calories 200 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup pomegranate juice
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder and 1 ½ teaspoons
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • ounce dark chocolate, grated and divided
  • 1 tbsp pomegranate arils, divided

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 200kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 3gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2.5gSodium: 10mgFiber: 8gSugar: 9g
Keyword Avocado, Dark chocolate, Pomegranate
Did you make this recipe?Mention @amydgorin and tag #plantbasedwithamy
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!
Blender / Food Processor | Dairy Free | Dessert | Fast / Easy | Gluten Free | Low Sodium | No Bake | Nut Free | Pescatarian | Recipes (Organizational) | Vegan | Vegetarian |

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