Dark chocolate avocado mousse has a unique main ingredient to use in desserts, avocado!
This is a dairy-free mousse with all the great qualities of a traditional mousse — it’s thick, creamy, velvety, rich in flavor, and pairs perfectly with ripe fruit. It’s a good source of fat, fiber, and micronutrients in comparison to most mousse recipes, not to mention it’s absolutely delicious!
What Are The Health Benefits Of Avocado?
Avocados are an excellent source of healthy fats, particularly monounsaturated healthy fats. Fat is important in our diet for a variety of reasons and is the main macronutrient responsible for keeping us full and satiated throughout the day. Avocado does a great job at doing this because they also contain fiber, another food component that keeps us fuller longer.
Nutrient Breakdown of Avocados:
*Per half of 1 avocado
- Protein | 2g
- Fiber | 7g
- Fat | 15g
- Vitamin C | 17% DV
- Vitamin E | 10% DV
- Vitamin K | 26% DV
- Folate | 20% DV
- B6 | 13% DV
- B5 | 14% DV
- Magnesium | 7% DV
- Potassium | 14% DV
- Copper | 9% DV
- Manganese | 7% DV
Avocados are known for their extreme versatility. Think outside of the box when it comes to avocados! The thick, creamy texture is particularly perfect for non-dairy recipes. Use them in ice creams, mousses, desserts, smoothies, salads, or as a mayo alternative in sandwiches.
This avocado mousse is a perfect display of the avocado’s subtle nature in flavor, as it plays back up to dark chocolate and contributes to the velvety, creamy, and thick texture of the mousse.