Easy, delicious and decadent, this vegan chocolate mousse is an easy dessert with only 6 plant based ingredients! It’s incredibly rich, dairy free, raw, creamy, and comes together in less than 5 minutes.
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I know I’m a tad biased, but this avocado chocolate mousse is seriously incredible. It’s light and airy yet rich and decadent.
It requires just 6 plant based ingredients and you won’t even know that it is a completely dairy free mousse!
It’s technically designed for dessert, but it’s made with such wholesome ingredients that it could technically pass for breakfast!
What is mousse made of?
Most chocolate mousse is made from eggs, sugar, whipped cream, and cocoa powder. I not only wanted this recipe to be dairy and egg free, but I wanted it to be refined sugar free, so we’ll be using a few key ingredients instead.
This recipe is simple, delicious, and made with wholesome ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen!
- Avocado → To make it fluffy and creamy. The avocados make up the base of this recipe. You’ll need 2 really ripe avocados for 1 batch.
- Dates → To add some sweetness. If you don’t have dates (or just don’t want to use them) feel free to sub for extra maple syrup.
- Maple Syrup → For more sweetness. This is dessert after all!
- Cocoa Powder → For lots of rich chocolate flavor. In addition to the cocoa, you can add in 1/4 cup of melted chocolate chips for the ultimate rich chocolate flavor.
- Vanilla Extract → To balance out the chocolate.
- Almond milk → To help the mousse blend and lighten it up just a bit!
How to make this recipe
First things first, put all ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor and process until completely smooth. If your dates were on the drier side, you may want to let it run for a good minute or so to ensure everything gets completely smooth.
Taste and adjust any flavors as desired. Depending on the type of cocoa powder you used, you may want to add a touch more, or a splash of extra maple syrup for additional sweetness.
Voila! Easy vegan avocado chocolate mousse. This recipe will be ready in less than 5 minutes to satisfy all of your chocolate cravings!
However, I do suggest putting in the fridge for about an hour before you serve it to let all of the flavors blend together and to make it nice and cold.
I like to top it off with coconut whipped cream and fresh berries, but it is delicious on its own!
What kind of chocolate is used for mousse?
It actually depends! In this recipe we’ll be using cocoa powder to make this easy. However, I also love adding in 1/4 of melted semi-sweet chocolate to make this mousse really fluffy, chocolatey and airy.
You can use any combination of cocoa powder and melted chocolate. Whatever you have on hand will work.
The melted chocolate option is richer and more like traditional mousse, but the cocoa version is lower in fat and makes this recipe a tad easier to make.
Recipe tips & tricks
- For an extra strong chocolate flavor, feel free to increase the amount of cocoa you use. The recipe as written will yield a perfect chocolate flavor (in my opinion!) but you are welcome to add more.
- This recipe calls for both dates and maple syrup to sweeten. I suggest using medjool dates because they are softer than other dates and easier to blend.
- This recipe will store in the fridge for about 5 days. Keep it in an air tight container or jar to prevent it from drying out.
- You can use either a high speed blender or food processor for this recipe, but I find the food processor option the easiest.
- I suggest letting it sit in the fridge for about 1 hour before serving for the best texture and flavor.
- For an even richer mousse, you can sub 1/2 of the cocoa powder for about 1/4 cup of melted chocolate chips. OR for the ultimate rich chocolate mousse, you can add 1/4 cup melted chocolate in addition to the mousse. I’ll save that option for the true chocolate lovers.
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Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse
- Add in all remaining ingredients (make sure you pit the dates!)
- Process until completely smooth and no chunks remain.
- Taste and add more maple syrup or cacao powder if desired.
- Transfer to a bowl, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- Serve with coconut whipped cream, fresh berries, or enjoy as is!