Easy Chocolate Avocado Mousse ~ low carb, vegan, AIP
This Easy Healthy Chocolate Mousse is to die for! It's unbelievably creamy, loaded with fiber and nutrients, plus it's low-carb, sugar-free & vegan for those on special diets.
Believe me, you are going to want to make this recipe for Chocolate Avocado Pudding right now. Like immediately.
Most likely you've seen similar desserts like this on the internet before, but believe me, this one is amazing.
Avocados are a special diet girl's best friend when it comes to making desserts. And I'm soooo excited to bring more of them to you in the near future.
I already have these multiple healthy avocado recipes including Grasshopper Bars, Avocado Lime Pudding, Chocolate Avocado Truffles, and this Strawberry Avocado Smoothie on my site, but today I'm sharing this delectable, dark, and rich Chocolate Avocado Mousse.
After trying this recipe you are for sure going to want to stock up on avocados when they are on sale and follow my instructions for freezing avocados so you can whip up this pudding anytime a heavy duty chocolate craving hits.
Can you say Yum?
The Birth of this Chocolate Avocado Mousse
The other week, one of my college housemates was in town.
We went out for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed catching up on life--and we had a lot of catching up to do. Wow, has the time flown! Her daughter was graduating from a master's program that weekend and is getting married soon - and she had just come from another graduation of her 2nd daughter....and there is talk of marriage there too. Slow the train down!!
Of course, we enjoyed the food as well. Nums.
We almost never eat out. With the special diets in our family, it's not that much fun to navigate menus and bother the wait staff with all of our questions. And then typically you end up with something that you could have made much better at home). PLUS I'm the ultra frugal type. There have been so many times in my life when eating out wasn't an option due to finances that I just don't think about it as being a normal thing.
The Healthy Dessert Dilemma
The restaurant was amazing. It's famous in my city for yummy food that's allergy-friendly--and BOY did it fit the bill. We had to wait for a verrrrrrry long time to get seats (people were literally standing outside for lunch seats at 1:30 in the afternoon), and it was worth it. We spent our time looking at our lunch options, but mostly at the dessert options.
MMMMMMMM...Huge gluten-free cupcakes with heaps of dairy-free frosting, bars, cookies. It all looked amazing. My friend pointed out her favorite--the Chocolate Avocado Pudding. I opted for a DF & GF Chocolate Cheesecake.
More about that later.
Anyhow, after we were finished eating, out the desserts came. We were pretty full, but you know. Dessert has to happen sometimes. Especially when it's chocolate. And avocado. When you can have chocolate THIS healthy--it has to happen.
We didn't eat much of the treats then but sampled them each several times after sharing a bite of our own dessert with each other. I thought my cheesecake was perfection and my friend's pudding was seriously yummy too.
I'm soooo going to recreate that cheesecake....just you wait. But for now, I tackled the chocolate avocado pudding, thinking it would be easier to handle. And of course, since that lunch date, I have needed healthy chocolate badly so I knew that it had to happen soon.
Chocolate Avocado Mousse. Nailed.
Well, I nailed it. And if I do say so myself, it's better than the one in the restaurant.
I like my chocolate dark. and sweet. with a little salt. And this is it.
And now you can have it too.
The avocados add such richness to this--they are super health and creamy and you'll be getting loads of fiber and other nutrients in with your chocolate.
Like we needed a reason to eat more, chocolate, right?
Eat it on its own for a lovely treat, but you'll want to share some with someone you love. Maybe.
Sharing chocolate is a good thing, but it's hard. You know what I mean.
It's great as is, lovely with a dollop of whipped something, or even sprinkles of chocolate powder, shavings, nuts...berries. Whatever your health-chocolate-loving heart desires.
Just make it, and then thank me.
Chocolate Avocado Mousse or Chocolate Avocado Pudding?
So I did intend to make this as a Chocolate Avocado Pudding, but after making it, I made a lovely discovery.
You can indulge in this recipe immediately for a lovely smooth healthy Chocolate Pudding treat. OR you can let it chill for at least an hour in the fridge and then you will have a heavenly Chocolate Avocado Mousse.
Either way you have a dessert that you will love and that will love you back. Not only are avocados seriously good for you, but check out how good chocolate is good for you here.
Now, I do have other healthy chocolate recipes on my site, namely this Chocolate Chia Pudding, Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding, Chocolate Truffles, Healthier Chocolate Dip, and also this Chocolate Almond Chip Ice Cream.
Oh, and then don't forget Dairy-Free Homemade Chocolate Chips.
Shame on me.
So you'd think that would be enough?
Who am I kidding? There can never be enough healthy chocolate!
In fact, I'm working on several more right now.
I say bring on the healthy chocolate. Now. Coupled with some whipped cream.
Too much Sweetener?
If you look at this recipe, it calls for a bunch of sweetener. I tried making this chocolate avocado mousse with varying amounts of sweeteners and found that this was the perfect blend of sweeteners. You can read this post on the problem with stevia taste and this one called What Is Stevia to find out more about using stevia and blending it with other sweeteners.
The sweetener is needed to offset the avocado flavor, but of course you can adjust down if you like.
I'd be interested in hearing what you end up using!
- Coconut Milk: If you would like to make your own coconut milk, here are the how to's for my Easiest Homemade Coconut Milk.
- AIP: In place of the low-carb sweetener and stevia, substitute any complaint sweetener, such as honey, maple syrup (see Choosing Maple Syrup), or organic coconut sugar. Read this post on substituting sweeteners, and also read How to Use Stevia. Use organic carob instead of cocoa.
- THM: This recipe qualifies as an "S" on the Trim Healthy Mama plan.
Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse ~ low carb, vegan, AIP
- 3 Haas avocados
- 3/4 cup coconut milk (any dairy-free milk will work as well - see notes)
- 110 grams cocoa powder (approx 1 cup - use carob for AIP)
- 3/8 teaspoon stevia extract (see Recipe Notes above)
- 11 tablespoons low carb sweetener (see Recipe Notes above)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Place all ingredients in a food processor.
- Blend thoroughly until smooth.
- Garnish with whipped cream, whipped coconut cream, chocolate shavings, chocolate nibs, chocolate chips, or nuts.
- Eat immediately to enjoy a Chocolate Avocado Pudding.
- Refrigerate for at least an hour to have Chocolate Avocado Mousse.
For THM, limit serving size to ½ avocado per meal.
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What will you put on top of your delectable Healthy Chocolate Avocado Mousse?
It would be great if you could advise what is your approximate weight of an avocado... Here we have the small, medium & super-large, all stating they're Haas avocados. 2 of the small are about the size of the large, so it helps to know how much is the expected amount for the recipe. Thanks so much!
Hi there. I know that's a bit of a conundrum. Typically 6 ounces is considered to be typical size for a Haas avocado but I don't know about all the other sizes. Confusing! Hope that helps!
You should do single serving versions of your lime and chocolate puddings!
Do you mean I should have them on the blog as an option? If so, there's a handy calculator that you can use on the recipe card.....sometimes the measurements are a little unwieldy but it does work :). I also hope that means you like them :)!!
Sometimes when you see a new recipe, it's b/c you have a craving or want to just try it out, and a pre-calculated single serving recipe would be fun!
Yes that makes sense - does the tool in the recipe card work well enough for you?