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Avocado Chocolate Mousse (vegan & gluten-free)

If you're looking for a decadent dessert that's surprisingly healthy, try this vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free Avocado Chocolate Mousse. Made with only whole food ingredients, it will satisfy even the most hardcore chocolate fans!
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: gluten-free, healthy, vegan
Servings: 2 people


  • ½ medium-sized avocado
  • ¾ cup cup of coconut milk (only the hardened cream from the chilled can for this recipe – see instructions above)
  • ¼ tsp vanilla bean powder or vanilla essence
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 6 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup, agave or coconut nectar


  • Add all ingredients to a high speed blender with a tamper (the big plastic stick that you can push ingredients down with - a Vitamix or similar will have this).
  • Blend the mixture for about 1 minute, until it is smooth and lump-free. (You will likely need to use the tamper to keep pushing the mixture down, and may need to scrape the sides of the blender down halfway through with a spatula). Keep at it! It will turn to a smooth mousse. 
  • Spoon the chocolate mousse into two serving dishes and store in the fridge until ready to serve.
  • Decorate the top with any of the following if you wish: berries, grated chocolate, cacao nibs, shredded coconut, cinnamon or orange peel.