3-Ingredient Avocado Chocolate Mousse (Vegan, GF, Oil-Free)
This avocado chocolate mousse is rich and creamy. If you’ve got a big sweet tooth, this one is for you. With only 3 ingredients, it is extremely easy to make, and the perfect dessert for any occasion! And if you regularly eat a whole-foods plant-based diet, you likely already have these ingredients in your kitchen.
What’s in this avocado chocolate mousse?
Avocado is commonly used to create a healthier version of chocolate mousse. It adds that thick and creamy texture without having to feel guilty about indulging in something unhealthy. Depending on their size, avocados can pack quite a few calories, but they are whole foods and are filled with healthy fats. If you are trying to lose weight, having half an avocado every day is likely fine.
2. Cacao Powder
This recipe also uses raw cacao powder instead of vegan chocolate chips, which are often processed and not great for your health (though I do indulge in them on rare occasions, because sometimes you gotta treat yourself).
3. Maple Syrup
The final ingredient in this chocolate mousse is of course maple syrup. That is my go-to sweetener because it’s natural and delicious. Make sure you buy pure maple syrup, with no additives to keep this a healthy treat. This recipe uses quite a bit of maple syrup to sweeten the mousse to perfection and create a nice, smooth, texture!
Can You Taste the Avocado?
Now, if this is your first time hearing about avocado chocolate mousse, you may be concerned about how it will taste. Nobody wants their chocolate to taste like avocado. But no worries! As long as you blend it thoroughly in your food processor or high-powered blender, nobody will ever guess that the creaminess comes from avocado. The cacao powder really is front and centre as far as taste goes in this recipe. It is super chocolatey and delicious!
3-Ingredient Avocado Chocolate Mousse (Vegan, Oil-Free, Gluten-Free)
- 1 large, ripe avocado
- 5 tbsp cacao powder
- 5 tbsp maple syrup
- Slice the avocado in half and scrape out all of the flesh. Place in a food processor.
- Add the cacao powder and maple syrup to the food processor and blend until fully incorporated.