Extra chocolatey vegan Avocado Mousse

Avocado mouse is almost as adored and reviled as avocado toast in the millennial diet, but it’s so good and absolutely worth us not being able to afford houses. Avocado mousse is so easy to make, and it counts as one of your 5-a-day so there’s no reason not to give it a shot. Avocados are an excellent source of vitamins and healthy fats, and there are even health benefits of dark chocolate. They’re even a good mood food (as is dark chocolate – so this is a double dose of happy!). That said, you don’t need to find reasons to justify treating yourself, sometimes you just want some vegan avocado mousse and that’s okay! My take on it is super chocolatey! I found a good few other recipes still taste a bit too savory, so I wanted to tweak it so it actually felt like chocolate mousse. Without further ado, here’s how I make the millennial dessert of choice; vegan avocado mousse. My version is extra chocolatey because life’s too short not to treat yourself.

Prep Time:

Less than 5 minutes

Cooking time:

Less than 5 minutes

Total:

Less than 10 minutes

What you need to make vegan avocado mousse

  • two avocados
  • 2 tbs cocoa powder (or hot chocolate powder if you wanna go wild)
  • dark chocolate
  • 1 tbs dark chocolate hazelnut butter
  • 50ml dairy-free milk of choice
  • 0.5 ts vanilla essence
  • 1 tbs maple syrup – or sweetener of choice

The measurements aren’t strict with this one, you can add more or less or pretty much everything depending on your own taste.

ingredients for extra chocolate-y vegan avocado mousse

Method

blender

You can use a fresh avocado but what I prefer to do is use frozen ones and let them defrost a bit. I don’t mean store bought frozen avocados (personally, I find them super gross because they tend to have additives which effect the flavour), but I freeze avocados myself. Whenever I make avocado toast, I only end up using half the avocado so rather than throwing the other half out (because we all know it’s only a matter of minutes before it turns black), so I freeze the rest, and it comes in handy when you want avocado mousse.

Depending on how good your blender is, you might need to mash your avocado with a fork to help it along before putting all the ingredients in together and blending until it’s thick but smooth. I find it better to blend the avocado first and then add the other ingredients. You can either put a square of dark chocolate in and let the blender break it down, or grate it in afterward as chocolate chips, and for garnish.

There we go extra chocolate-y vegan avocado mousse!

extra chocolate-y vegan avocado mousse

Nutritonal breakdown

The exact nutritional breakdown will vary depending on the size of the avocado, the brands you use, and the exact measurements. This is the breakdown for mine, so based on this recipe, yours should fall somewhere along these lines.

PER SERVINGTOTAL RECIPE (SERVES 2)
EnergyJ / 473.5calJ/947cal
Fat38.3g76.6g
Carbohydrate41.8g83.6g
Sugars42.3g42.15g
Fibre14.5g7.25g
Protein7.8g15.6g
Salt302.8mg151.4mg
two vegan avocado mousse bowls in front of flowers

What do you think of vegan avocado mousse? Have you ever tried it?

If you don’t like avocados (but I promise, this doesn’t taste like an avocado!), you might like chickpea aquafaba mousse instead.

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Reader Comments

  1. Lucy

    This looks amazing!! I never realised making this could be so easy. I have all the ingredients and will be making this the next time I have a spare couple of avocados 🙂

  2. Britt K

    You had me at extra chocolatey! Not only does this sound like it’s going to taste incredible – it’s a guilt-free option with all those health benefits. The PERFECT dessert option!

  3. Sophie

    I’m not really an avocado fan when it comes to things like avocado on toast but I love how creamy they can make a smoothie or dessert like this one. They can be such a game changer and recipes like this are so easy to make! This looks delicious and the texture seems perfect x

    Sophie

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