Chocolate Avocado Mousse (Easy Dessert Recipe)

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This tasty Chocolate Avocado Mousse recipe has a deep chocolate flavor, creamy texture and uses only a handful of ingredients.

Bowl of Chocolate Avocado Mousse with avocado on table.

If chocolate is your love language (or the love language of your favorite people), I have a new way to satisfy your cravings while still making good food choices.

This gluten free, dairy free Avocado Chocolate Mousse recipe is the ideal dessert to make when you want a lighter dessert that still feels like a decadent treat.

It doesn’t take much time to make this creamy chocolate mousse either. Make it once and the velvety texture and dark chocolate flavor of this easy recipe will quickly make it your new favorite dessert to make.


  • 2 large Haas avocados – or 4 small ones, peeled, pitted and quartered
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup raw honey
  • ⅓ cup cashew milk – or other non-dairy milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt


  • Cutting Board
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Blender
  • Directions

By the Numbers: How to Make Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Follow these simple steps and you can make your own delicious avocado chocolate mousse to serve as a healthy sweet treat in minutes.

Step 1: Measure Ingredients.

The very first thing you want to do is measure out and add your ingredients into a blender or food processor, including 2 large avocados (or 4 small ones), ½ cup cocoa powder, ½ cup raw honey, ⅓ cup cashew milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and ¼ teaspoon sea salt.

Avocado flesh, cocoa powder, honey, cashew milk, vanilla extract and sea salt in blender.

Step 2: Blend Ingredients.

Next, place the lid on your blender or food processor and blend on high until all of the ingredients are super creamy and smooth. Alternatively, you can also place the ingredients in a bowl and use an immersion blender.

Since this has a thicker chocolate avocado pudding like consistency, you’ll probably need to scrape the edges halfway through the process and blend again. Repeat this process until all of the ingredients are incorporated into your mousse.

Chocolate avocado mousse in blender after being blended.

Once it’s blended really well, transfer the room temperature avocado chocolate mousse to an airtight glass container and chill in the refrigerator for a couple of hours, or until the mousse is cold all the way through.

Step 4: Serve Chocolate Avocado Mousse.

Once it’s chilled, you can serve your chocolate avocado mousse as a simple dessert or snack. If you don’t let your kids see you making it, they won’t know it’s made with avocado and not dairy!

Chocolate avocado mousse in bowl with whole avocado on table.

Tips for Making the Best Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Answers to all of your questions about making chocolate avocado mousse to satisfy your sweet tooth.

1. What does chocolate avocado mousse taste like?

A lot of people are worried about this dessert having too much of an avocado taste the first time they read about it. The avocado flavor is really mild, almost not noticeable, if you choose good quality, ripe avocados.

It has a pudding texture, but you’d never suspect it was avocado chocolate pudding if you didn’t see it made.

2. Does the ripeness of your avocados matter?

Ripe avocados work best in this recipe. If they aren’t ripe enough, they’ll have an off “green” flavor that won’t pair well with cocoa powder.

The easiest way to tell if an avocado is ripe is to simply to press a finger into one. If the flesh presses in easily through the peel, it’s ripe.

If it presses too easily or you feel gaps between the peel and avocado flesh, it may be stringy and overripe. If you use stringy avocados, you won’t get a smooth texture. You can usually pull the stem out of the top of an avocado and see if there are strings growing in it or not.

You want to choose avocados that look like this inside…

Ripe avocados on white plate.

3. Substitution ideas for cashew milk?

You can use any dairy-free milk alternative you like, including coconut milk, coconut cream, oat milk, unsweetened almond milk and more. You can even use whole milk if your family prefers dairy.

4. Does it have to be unsweetened cocoa powder?

I just use plain-old unsweetened cocoa powder in this decadent dessert recipe. You can also use raw cacao powder, which is less processed than cocoa powder. If you use sweetened cocoa powder, you may want to use less honey.

5. What other sweeteners can be used?

If you don’t want to use honey (or you’re making this recipe for vegan friends), I recommend choosing another liquid sweetener like pure maple syrup or agave nectar. That way this recipe makes a completely vegan chocolate avocado mousse.

5. Other ways to serve it?

Serve in a small bowl with a little bit of homemade vanilla coconut whipped cream, melted chocolate, chocolate chips and/or chocolate shavings! Or try dipping fresh fruits that have been cut up in it.

You can enjoy it pretty much any way you’d enjoy pudding or mousse!

6. How long does it last?

Your avocado chocolate mousse should stay fresh for 2-3 days in the fridge.

Close up of chocolate avocado mousse served in small white bowl.

Chocolate Avocado Mousse Recipe

Learn how to make the best avocado chocolate mousse that’s full of good fats in this easy avocado dessert recipe.
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Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Recipe Servings: 2


  • 2 large Haas avocados - or 4 small ones, peeled, pitted and quartered
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup raw honey
  • cup cashew milk - or other non-dairy milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt


  • Cutting Board
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Blender
  • Directions


  • Put all of the ingredients into your blender.
    Avocado flesh, cocoa powder, honey, cashew milk, vanilla extract and sea salt in blender.
  • Blend until everything is very smooth and creamy. You may need to blend, scrape the edges, then blend again. Keep repeating until you get the right consistency.
    Chocolate avocado mousse in blender after being blended.
  • Transfer your chocolate avocado mousse to a glass container and refrigerate for at least one hour, or until chilled. Once cold, serve this easy avocado dessert in a small bowl as a simple dessert or snack.
    Chocolate avocado mousse in small white bowl.

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 638kcal | Carbohydrates: 100g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 21g | Sodium: 340mg | Potassium: 1350mg | Fiber: 21g | Sugar: 72g | Vitamin A: 293IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 4mg

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