Creamy, rich and chocolatey, this vegan chocolate avocado mousse recipe is utterly delicious. It was a resounding success with my kids (unsurprisingly) and is one that I'll be making time and time again.
I grew up in the kind of household where we had some kind of pudding or dessert every day after dinner.
Often it was fruit or yoghurt, or when mum had time it might be a crumble or apple pie.
When I had my own children it was hard to break the habit so we do often have desserts too. And while they're often of the fruit and yoghurt variety too, sometimes I like to treat them with something more exciting.
Like this chocolate avocado mousse for example.
This vegan chocolate mousse screams decadence
- as sweet as you want it
But it also contains a portion of veg.
It's made with avocado, which is a healthy source of fat, and is the secret to its creaminess.
Can you taste the avocado?
Absolutely not. Be sure to blend it thoroughly and you won't be able to see it either.
Is it sweet?
That depends how much maple syrup (or alternative) you add. I usually add just a tablespoon to the whole mixture.
If your chocolate is sweetened you may not even need that.
Or if you prefer a sweeter taste you may want to add more. Start with a spoonful, taste and adjust.
To make this mousse all you need is:
- chocolate (I use dark, vegan chocolate)
- avocados (make sure they're ripe)
- maple syrup (or alternative eg agave syrup)
- cocoa powder (or raw cacao powder)
The mousse can be made the day before and stored in the fridge.
Add the grated chocolate and berries just before serving.
More avocado dessert recipes
If you like this you might enjoy my vegan hot chocolate recipe.
Here's how to make vegan chocolate avocado mousse:
This recipe is super easy to make - make sure your avocados are nice and ripe!
If you have made this recipe I would love it if you’d leave a comment and rating below. Thank you!
Vegan chocolate avocado mousse
For the mousse
- 2 ripe avocados
- 50 g dark vegan chocolate at least 70% cocoa content
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or agave - add more to taste if needed
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder or raw cacao powder
- Extra dark chocolate grated
- Melt the chocolate, either in a pan over a saucepan of simmering water, or in the microwave (take care if you choose the latter method).
- Allow to cool then whizz up in a blender or food processor with the avocado, maple syrup and cocoa powder.
- Spoon into small serving bowls and chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or until you're ready to serve it.
- Before serving grate over extra dark chocolate and serve with raspberries.
- Nutritional information is approximate and is intended as a guide only. The nutritional information does not include serving suggestions.
- This recipe makes four small child's size portions.