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Vegan Chocolate Avocado Mousse

This chocolate avocado mousse recipe is a fun and healthy way to have dessert. Rich, smooth, and creamy, this decadent treat tastes like a million bucks and is good for you too!

I’m always on the search for healthy desserts. They’re such a great treat to have at the end of the day. One of my favorites? Vegan avocado mousse. Avocados are rich and full of healthy fats. That makes them the perfect base for a health-conscious dessert. And even though avocados are usually used for savory foods, they go so well with sweet ingredients like berries, fruits, and chocolate. 

You can add pretty much any flavors you want to a sweet vegan avocado mousse. Today we are going to make chocolate avocado mousse because, I mean, chocolate! I don't know about you but when I feel like treating myself chocolate is the first flavor that comes to mind.

Overhead view of a jar of chocolate avocado mousse, topped with raspberries, next to another jar of it

Why You’ll Love This Avocado Mousse Recipe

I make vegan avocado mousse all the time. Here’s why I think you’ll love it, too. 

  • Healthy. This recipe isn’t just “healthy for a dessert.” It's flat-out healthy! It's dairy-free, and the only fats are the healthy fats that come from avocados. It also has no processed sugar. Fruits and maple syrup provide all of the sweetness. 
  • Easy. This recipe can be made in just 5 minutes. It has only a few ingredients and requires minimal equipment. You can whip it up at any time! 
  • Storable. Vegan avocado mousse tastes just as good out of the fridge as it does freshly made. I like to make a big batch to eat throughout the week. 
A spoon with a biteful of creamy chocolate avocado mousse

What Does Avocado Mousse Taste Like?

This dark chocolate avocado mousse is super rich. It uses cacao powder for the bitter chocolate flavor, and dates for sweetness. Between the avocado and the non-dairy milk, this mousse is incredibly creamy. You wouldn’t be able to tell that it’s vegan! 

Overhead view of the ingredients needed for dark chocolate avocado mousse: an avocado cut in half, a bowl of dates, a bowl of cacao powder, a bowl of vegan milk, and a bowl of salt

What You’ll Need

Here are the ingredients for dark chocolate avocado mousse. Check out the recipe card below for the exact amounts of each ingredient. 

  • Avocado
  • Pitted dates – The dates need to be soaked for 15 minutes before making this recipe.
  • Raw cacao powder
  • Non-dairy milk – You can use any type of vegan milk that you like, just make that sure it’s unsweetened and unflavored.
  • Salt – This is optional but I recommend it. 
Scooping ripe avocado into a food processor.

How to Make Avocado Mousse

Here’s how to make this decadent mousse. You'll be amazed by how easy it is to make this healthy dessert idea!

  • Add the ingredients. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor.
  • Blend. Turn on the food processor and process until the mousse is smooth. 
  • Serve. Spoon the mousse into a serving dish and top it with your favorite toppings. I love raspberries, blackberries, pecans, coconut flakes, and vegan chocolate shavings on this mousse. 
A side by side of a food processor filled with avocado, cocoa powder, salt, dates, and non-dairy milk, and a food processor with those ingredients blended together

Tips for the Best Avocado Mousse

Here are a few tips and tricks for when making this easy dessert:

  • Use ripe avocados. Always try to use ripe avocados for an avocado mousse. The texture will be much better, and the flavor will be, too. 
  • Adjust the flavors. Avocados can vary a little bit in taste. After you’ve made the recipe, taste the vegan mousse. You might need to add a little bit more of an ingredient to get the flavors perfect. 

Topping Ideas

The best way to take a vegan avocado mousse to the next level is by adding your favorite toppings. Here are some of my favorite ideas:

  • Fresh fruit: Any kind of berry, sliced fresh peach, sliced mango, or fresh banana slices.
  • Chocolate shavings: Grab your favorite bar of chocolate and shave some of it on top of your mousse just before serving.
  • Granola: You can add a spoonful of granola on top for a crunchy and healthy mix-in.
  • Coconut: Add a sprinkle of unsweetened or sweetened coconut flakes, according to your preferences.
  • Whipped cream: I love a dollop of whipped cream with this mousse. This homemade coconut whipped cream is delightful with chocolate desserts!
A small mason jar filled with chocolate mousse and topped with raspberries.

How to Store

This vegan avocado mousse can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge. It will be good for up to 4 days. Just give it a good stir, scoop your desired amount, and add toppings!

Can I Freeze It?

Absolutely! This mousse will last in the freezer for up to 3 months. Store in an airtight container, and thaw overnight in the fridge before eating.

Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse

5 from 6 votes
This dark chocolate avocado mousse is decadent but healthy. It has a strong chocolate flavor, but only takes 5 minutes to make.
author: Alyssa
yield: 2 Servings
Close up of a jar of chocolate avocado mousse topped with raspberries
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes



  • Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until completely smooth.
  • Spoon into serving dishes and top with your favorite ingredients!


If you want to skip out on the dates, feel free to remove them and swap the milk for equal parts maple syrup.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 4 days, or in the freezer for 3 months. 


Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 743mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 10.1mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 2.2mg
cuisine: American
course: Dessert

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18 comments on “Vegan Chocolate Avocado Mousse”

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    taylor robertson

    hey! I made the lime key pie with a nut and date case like you suggested and it was great !
    thanks for the recipe x

  2. Really nice! When my baby was 6 months old I introduced him to avocado + banana puree (he loves it), but even though I knew these 2 ingredients match very well, I’ve never thought to use avocado as a dessert. I will definitively try one of the flavor. Thanks!

    1. I think it would be a great option for a baby! If you’re up for lime and think he might be too, that’s by far my fave!

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    Emilie @ Emilie Eats

    I LOVE avocado mousse, but never think about making it – that seems to happen with so many of my favorite foods. Agh! I especially love chocolate mousse (of course) but I’m dying to try the key lime pie flavor!

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    Deborah Vickers

    There’s a bogus print message on this site. I thought it was connected with Simply Quinoa and when I clicked on it, my computer stopped me from going to the link. It’s on this page twice.

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    Deborah Vickers

    There’s a bogus print message on this site. I thought it was connected with Simply Quinoa and when I clicked on it, my computer stopped me from going to the link. It’s on this page twice.

    1. Hmmm I’m not seeing what you’re talking about, sorry! If it’s the recipe print buttons, it could be something about how your browser is set up!

  6. For the chocolate avocado mousse, how much water do you soak the dates in & then do you add all that to the mix or minus the water? Thanks!

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    Michelle Cady

    These are amazing videos Alyssa – so simple and inspiring. I’m so excited to try these recipes and get my food processor out from the bottom of the cabinet! I like that you can replace dates with maple syrup (much easier to work with).

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    Jenni Schaffer

    Wow — that’s exactly what I need — a super clean easy dessert recipe! Love love love!!!