chocolate avocado mousse recipe | quick dark chocolate avocado mousse

vegan chocolate avocado mousse recipe

dark chocolate avocado mousse recipe – this is a healthy eggless and vegan mousse recipe.

avocado is one fruit that we often bring at home. all the time i usually make the guacamole toast sandwich or guacamole. i also made an avocado cake. it was a disaster and i had to throw away the whole cake. one recipe which caught my attention from long was the chocolate avocado mousse.

avocado chocolate mousse

so again i bumped into the mousse recipe on kiran’s blog here. when i saw her pics and post, i knew i had to make it soon. the ingredients in her recipe were also easily available for me, except for agave syrup which i have substituted with organic cane sugar.

this is such a gorgeous looking and gorgeous tasting chocolate mousse.

you don’t get the avocado taste or flavor as the coconut oil, coffee & chocolate overpower the avocado flavors completely.

dark chocolate avocado mousse recipe

this is a super quick mousse as it gets done in 10 minutes. great to give a chocolate treat to yourself when you don’t have the patience to make something chocolate and yet want to have a quick chocolate goodie.

also a healthy mousse as cream is not used in making the mousse. a no-fat vegan and healthy chocolate mousse.

so when there is a chocolate attack just make this mousse and enjoy :-)


  • i have mentioned above no fat. when i wrote this, i meant the harmful saturated and trans fats which are found in dairy products but not there in avocado.
  • chocolate does have saturated fats but the strange thing is that they do not raise the cholesterol levels. read more about this here.
  • now for coconut oil. it too has saturated fats. but not all saturated fats are bad. the naturally occurring saturated fat in coconut oil is good for the body. read more about this here

you might also like to check these mousse recipes: quick banana mousseeggless chocolate mousse recipepomegranate vanilla moussebanana chocolate mousseeggless strawberry mousse and quick mango mousse recipe.

dark chocolate avocado mousse recipe below:

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dark chocolate avocado mousse recipe
RECIPE TYPE: desserts
CUISINE: world
INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • ⅔ cup chopped dark semi sweet chocolate
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2-3 tbsp organic cane sugar (add less or more to suit your taste)
  • 1 tsp instant coffee
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract or ½ tsp vanilla powder
  • some chopped cashews, almonds and pistachios for garnish
  1. in a microwave safe bowl add the chocolate, coconut oil, coffee and sugar.
  2. mix these.
  3. microwave for 45 seconds to 1 minute till the chocolate has melted.
  4. don't overcook the chocolate as it will harden up.
  5. just melt it and remove from the microwave.
  6. you can melt the chocolate in a double boiler too.
  7. now scoop the avocado flesh in a blender.
  8. add the melted chocolate to it and blend till smooth.
  9. scoop out the mousse in bowls or glasses and serve straightaway garnished with some chopped dry fruits.
  10. you can also chill the mousse and then serve dark chocolate avocado mousse.
add more chocolate if desired.

you can also increase the quantity of coffee and coconut oil if preferred.

sugar can be adjusted as per your taste preferences.

this recipe serves 2 people, but you can make more servings by increasing the quantity proportionately.

this mousse can also be made with milk chocolate or sweet chocolate.

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  1. Hetal says

    Great recipes! Just wanted to ask what I can use as a substitute for the coconut oil used in this recipe? Thank you.

  2. Keerthi says

    Hi Dassana,

    I am a fan of your blog. For Indian vegetarian recipes, this is my only hangout place.
    Thank you so much for helping us cook better with so much variety.

    With regard to the mousse, could I substitute Coffee for Rum?

    Thank you

    • says

      i am not sure how rum and avocado with the coconut oil taste together. i would suggest to skip coffee completely. rum and chocolate go well together, but don’t know about avocado.

  3. Connie Toong says

    Will absolutely try out this one as it is easy to make, and healthy too. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Ashwini says

    Hi Dassana,
    Excuse me for this silly doubt..but this new format of your blog i am finding it difficult to read a few things,for example i am not able to appreciate if the amount of chocolate is 2/3 cup or 1/2 cup.?

    • says

      coconut oil gives a very good aroma, taste and flavor in this mousse. any other oil is not a good substitute. but since you don’t have coconut oil, then you can add any oil.

  5. says

    Beautiful. Where can you get avocados in India? It is one thing I miss from the US. I live in a small town; they are probably easier to find in bigger cities?

  6. Trupti says

    i love all yr.recipe would you pl let me know how many calorie choc.avacado has. if you can write all yr.recipe how many total calorie has that dish will be really appreciate. Thanks lot

  7. AR says

    I just made this mousse for Thanksgiving. The texture and taste are both incredible. I used a shot of espresso in lieu of the instant coffee, and ghee in lieu of the coconut oil, as I am sensitive to coconut.

  8. RD says

    This looks like it would be amazing, BUT you cannot claim it is “no fat” with the avocado, coconut oil, and semi sweet chocolate in it (over40g of fat). Still going to try making it though!

    • says

      i knew such a comment will come :-) when i wrote no fat i meant the harmful saturated and trans fats which is found in diary products. but still this is a very good recipe and one does not feel heavy at all after having this mousse.

  9. says

    This is great, the idea of using coffee to mask the avocado flavor. I once tried avocado chocolate mousse with just melted dark chocolate, avocado and sugar, It was just eatable… the texture was great but the taste wasn’t all that good… would love to give this recipe a try…

    Do u taste coconut oil or is it not too evident?

    • says

      try this recipe anisha. you will like it. the coconut oil can be felt. it has its own presence in the mousse and blends beautifully with the chocolate, coffee and vanilla.

  10. suhani says

    dassana..i dont know if ever i will be getting semi sweet chocolate here..can i use coco powder instead or any other substitute u can suggest..also which coconut oil did u use..i am dying to make this at any cost

    • says

      hi suhani… you can use bournville dark chocolate for this mousse. you can also make with cadbury’s milk chocolate. just when microwaving you will have to be careful as they melt very fast. cocoa powder won’t make it rich as there are no so cocoa solids in it. i use the coconut oil which is meant for cooking. i get this unprocessed coconut oil very easily here. you can also add some other oil as sunflower oil, but in this case increase the quantity of coffee by 1/2 or 1 more tsp. but my suggestion would be to add coconut oil.