Recipe: Easy, Healthy Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Treat your SO (or yourself) to this sweet and simple dessert.

Avocado chocolate mousse

Photo by Emily McLaughlin

Looking to treat your admirer—or yourself—to a delicious treat?  This avocado chocolate mousse is the perfect solution.

Odds are, you have most of the ingredients in your pantry already. And yes, this is one of those clean, “healthy” desserts—as long as you don’t eat the whole batch in one sitting.

Serves 3-4

  • 1 large, ripe avocado
  • ¼ cup raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 Tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp natural vanilla extract
  • Optional toppings: fresh berries, toasted almonds, shredded coconut, chocolate chips, raw cacao nibs


Grab your blender or food processor. Don’t have one? You can attempt this with a hand mixer, or muscle it with a fork.

Blend or process the avocado first, then add the raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder) and the rest of the ingredients. Blend, whisk, or mash until creamy. The mixture should reach a pudding-like consistency.

Chill before serving, and top with berries, nuts, coconut, or more chocolate if you’d like. Store in the fridge for up to two days.