Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse | Nutrition Stripped
Eat Well Feb. 14. 2023

Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Feb. 14. 2023
McKel Hill Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

McKel Hill Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

Founder of Nutrition Stripped and the Mindful Nutrition Method™

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.

The Recipe

Serves 2



2 large avocado (or 4 small)

1/4 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk (adjust to your desired thickness)

2 tablespoons of raw organic cocoa powder

1/2 bar of your favorite high-quality dark chocolate, melted

2-3 dates pitted

1 tablespoon of coffee/espresso

1/2 teaspoon of organic vanilla extract

Optional garnish: 1 tablespoon of cacao nibs, 1 tablespoon of shredded coconut, and fresh berries


Step 1

Melt the dark chocolate over a stovetop (or microwave-safe bowl).

Step 2

Combine the melted chocolate sauce with the remaining ingredients in a blender or bowl. Combine all the ingredients using a high-speed blender (or a hand mixer).

Step 3

Blend or mix until creamy and smooth. The texture will resemble a fluffy mousse. Spoon into a bowl or special serving glass and garnish with toppings of your choice.


post originally created in 2013.

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