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Avocado chocolate mousse is a decadent dessert that’s healthier than a traditional mousse. Using avocados gives it a rich and creamy texture, but you can’t taste them! It’s a great way to treat yourself without overindulging. 

This is a much healthier mousse recipe – and it’s so good!

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Avocados in chocolate mousse? I know, I was skeptical, too, but let me tell you – avocado chocolate mousse is delicious, decadent, and you can’t even tell it’s made with avocados. It’s a great way to satisfy a chocolate craving in a healthy way.

Healthier Chocolate Mousse

If you’ve ever had traditional chocolate mousse, you already know it gets its rich and creamy texture from cream, eggs, and sugar. Don’t get me wrong – I love the classic version, but making it healthier just means I can indulge in it more. You can even adapt this recipe and make vegan or keto avocado chocolate mousse.

I’ve made this for family and friends, and everyone is so surprised when I tell them what’s in it – they think it’s a creamy chocolate pudding made with dairy and sugar and can’t believe that one of the main ingredients is avocado.

Plus, it’s easy to make! All you need is a food processor and about ten minutes to mix it up. Store in the fridge, and you’ll have a rich chocolate treat to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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  • Ripe avocados – peeled with the pits removed
  • Chocolate: I use semi-sweet chocolate
  • Cocoa: Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Non-dairy milk like almond milk, coconut milk, or other milk of your choice
  • Pitted dates for sweetness
  • Vanilla extract and Salt for flavor
  • Sweetener: Maple syrup, honey, or agave syrup – this is optional if you want to increase the sweetness, or you can use sugar-free sweetener like Swerve or Splenda
Overhead view of all ingredients inside a food processor before being mixed

How to Make Avocado Chocolate Mousse

1. Blend avocados: Place the peeled and pitted avocados and dates in a food processor. 

2. Melt Chocolate: Microwave the chocolate on 50% power in 30 second increments until it’s melted and smooth.

3. Add ingredients: Add the chocolate to the food processor along with the cocoa powder, non-dairy milk, vanilla, salt, and honey (or another sweetener).

4. Blend: Blend it all together for one minute and then stop and scrape down the sides. Repeat this blend and scrape process two more times or until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

5. Store: You can serve it right away or store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Close up side shot of avocado chocolate mousse with a cherry and mint on top

Make It Vegan or Keto

You can easily adapt this recipe if you’re following a vegan or keto diet. 

Vegan: To make it vegan, use unsweetened chocolate or your favorite vegan chocolate.

Keto: For a keto-friendly version, use your favorite keto sweetener in place of the honey and swap the semi-sweet chocolate for unsweetened chocolate.

Glass pudding dish of avocado chocolate mousse with chocolate shavings and a strawberry on top

Avocado Chocolate Mousse Recipe Tips

Avocados: Your avocados should be ripe but not over-ripe. The easiest way to know if they are ready is to press them lightly. If there is some give, they are ripe. They shouldn’t be mushy or hard.

Chocolate: I use semi-sweet, but you can use your favorite like milk chocolate or dark chocolate. 

Dates: If your dates are very firm, I recommend soaking them beforehand to soften them up. They will breakdown easier when you blend them.

Make Adjustments to Suit Your Tastes

I love this recipe because you can easily adjust the ingredients to make your perfect avocado chocolate mousse.

  • To make it richer, add more chocolate. Or try a combination of chocolate like milk and dark chocolate to switch up the flavor.
  • Adjust the amount of sweetener (or omit it) depending on how sweet you like it. 
  • If your mousse is too thick, add a small amount of water to thin it.
Glass pudding cup filled with avocado chocolate mousse with strawberries and mint on table

Dress it Up or Keep It Simple

You can be unfancy like me and just enjoy it straight from the container as is, or fancy it up with some toppings. 

Top it with chopped nuts, cocoa nibs, shaved chocolate, or add some fruit like fresh raspberries, strawberries, or sliced bananas.

I might never go back to regular chocolate mousse – this avocado chocolate mousse recipe is that good! I promise you can’t taste the avocado – it just disappears, and all you get is a spoonful of silky, rich chocolate mousse. I hope you love it!

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Avocado Chocolate Mousse

4.80 from 5 votes
Avocado Chocolate Mousse is rich and creamy, and there is no avocado taste. Not only does this taste like chocolate mousse it might even taste better. You can add more chocolate bar to it if you want it richer and you can add more sweetener (maple syrup, honey, sugar, agave, etc.) if you want it sweeter. Its great as is or with your favorite fruit dipped in.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 4 servings
Serving Size 1 serving


  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 3 pitted dates
  • 1 ounce semi-sweet chocolate
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup nondairy milk coconut, almond, etc
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup honey or agave (optional for sweetness)


  • Peel the 3 avocado’s and remove the pits. Place in a food processor. Remove the pits from the dates and place in the food processor. Pulse to break them apart and start to blend.
  • Place the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and heat at 50% power in 30 second increments until melted and smooth.
  • Add chocolate and all other ingredients into the food processor and blend for 1 minute. Scrape down the sides and repeat 2 more times for about 3 minutes total, or until it’s silky and smooth.
  • Serve as is or chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Recipe Notes

I suggest making the recipe without the maple syrup and then adding it to taste after it’s blended. You can also substitute your favorite sugar-free sweetener.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 168mg | Potassium: 927mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 297IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
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This Avocado Chocolate Mousse is delicious, decadent, and you can’t even tell it’s made with avocados. It’s a great way to satisfy a chocolate craving in a healthy way.

Last Updated on January 7, 2021

Dorothy Kern

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    1. It doesn’t need to be – it’s just keeping with the non-dairy theme. But you can use regular milk

  1. I just made this. It is fantastic! Being a beekeeper, I sweetened it with raw honey. I used about 3 tablespoons.