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 for caulifredo sauce, zucchini pasta, no-cheese nacho cheese, and green smoothies, I guess I can see why they’d be hesitant 🙂
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 IN this??”
The secret ingredient in today’s recipe for chocolate mousse?
Our friends couldn’t believe avocado was in this dish. They commented how rich and delicious it was, too. When I told them there was no dairy or refined white sugar in it either, the head scratching continued.
This mousse is super easy to make (takes 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 take a few spoonfuls straight out of the blender and indulge right away 🙂 Your secret’s safe with me!
Chocolate Lover’s Chocolate Avocado Mousse (Dairy-Free)
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!
- 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
- 2 tablespoons almond butter
- 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
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.
Top with berries, chopped nuts or seeds, shredded coconut or cacao nibs for a bigger health boost!