Indulgent

Creamy

Rich

Silky

Chocolatey

Smooth

Decadent

Those words pretty much sum up this dessert and it’s awesomeness. Seriously though, this stuff is AMAZING…and family and friend approved! I’ve served it at multiple cooking demonstrations, dinner parties, and events, and it is a hit every time.

Before trying something I’ve made, people who know me will often say, “Don’t tell me what’s in it.”

After seeing recipes forĀ caulifredo sauce, zucchini pasta, no-cheese nacho cheese, and green smoothies, I guess I can see why they’d be hesitant šŸ™‚

More often than not, though, they take the risk…try it…and LOVE it!

The next question follows just about every time:

“Okay…what’s INĀ this??”

The secretĀ ingredient in today’s recipe for chocolate mousse?

Avocado.

Our friends couldn’t believe avocado was in this dish. They commented how rich and delicious it was, too. When I told them thereĀ was no dairy or refined white sugar in it either, the head scratching continued.

ThisĀ mousseĀ is superĀ easy to makeĀ (takesĀ 5-10 minutes), and a little goes a long way. You can print the recipe below, but here is a fun video that shows you how it’s done!

Use it as a dip for sliced fruit or berries, serve it as a pudding with berries or cacao nibs sprinkled on top, or add some almond milk to it (maybe a cup?) and then pour it into Popsicle molds for a frozen chocolate treat!

Or, if you’re like me, just takeĀ a few spoonfuls straight out of the blender and indulge right away šŸ™‚ Your secret’s safe with me!

Chocolate Lover’s Chocolate Avocado Mousse (Dairy-Free)

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Chocolate Avocado Mousse

You'll never know there are avocados hidden in this decadent mousse. Top it off with some fresh berries and raw cacao nibs for additional texture, flavor and color!

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rachel Druckenmiller

Ingredients

  • 6 large Medjool dates if they're not soft, soak them in water for 10-15 minutes first, then pour off the water
  • 1 large avocado
  • 1/3 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1/3 cup 100% pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine grain sea salt

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients in the order listed in a food processor and process until it reaches a smooth, mousse-like consistency.  I run mine for about 3-5 minutes, scraping down the sides as needed.

Recipe Notes

Top with berries, chopped nuts or seeds, shredded coconut or cacao nibs for a bigger health boost!