Recipe: Raw Chocolate Mousse (With a Secret Ingredient)

Chocolate mousse doesn’t have to be all about dairy products and refined sugar. You can actually make a much healthier alternative that tastes just as good – no, better! There’s a secret ingredient that gives it the creamy, smooth texture and is really good for you. Avocado!

I say secret, because it’s probably best that you don’t tell anyone eating it that you used avocado until afterwards, lest it put them off. People don’t always like to know that healthy green produce has sneaked into their dessert.

If you don’t like avocados, I promise you that you won’t even know it’s in there. The cacao completely masks the flavour, and by blending it the texture is altered too. (To my sister, who doesn’t like bananas or milk and whom I once many years ago persuaded to try a banana smoothie on the premise that it didn’t taste like bananas or milk…she was nearly sick…this time I ASSURE you that you’d never know.)

In fact, if you know someone who loves chocolate mousse but won’t eat avocados, don’t tell them what’s in it, make it for them and see if they notice. If they do, you’ll just have to eat it all yourself, which is hardly a hardship! (Obviously, if they’re allergic, it’s best you find another recipe!)

This is super simple to make, and tastes amazing. I made mine in my food processor but handheld blender should work, and if you’ve got the patience you could try mashing it all by hand with a fork, although I doubt it will be as smooth.

This makes enough for two people.

Avocado Chocolate Mousse

1 large avocado
2 tbsp raw almond butter
1 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp raw cacao powder
2 tbsp melted coconut oil

Blend avocado, raw almond butter and maple syrup in a food processor until smooth. Add cacao powder and blend until incorporated. Add melted coconut oil and whizz briefly until combined.

Serve straightaway or store in a glass jar in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Recipe: Raw Chocolate Mousse (With a Secret Ingredient)
7 replies
  1. Jodi Blackman
    Jodi Blackman says:

    Lindsay, I was going to share this on facebook, but for some reason the picture options didn’t actually include one of the mousse?? So, I didn’t yet.

    • treadingmyownpath
      treadingmyownpath says:

      Hi Jodi, thanks for wanting to share! Yes for some reason Facebook seems to want to add the instagram photos or my picture rather than the actual blog images to their links! What I’ve found works for me is copying the link and pasting into Facebook, and then deleting the link before you publish and refreshing your page. When I add the link this time the blog pictures appear (or at least some of them – you can usually scroll to choose one). Let me know if this works for you! : )

    • treadingmyownpath
      treadingmyownpath says:

      Hi Alice! The difference is that raw cocoa powder is natural, and regular cocoa powder is treated with magnesium carbonate (a process called “Dutching”) which makes it darker and less bitter. (That’s why you sometimes see regular cocoa powder referred to as Dutch cocoa powder.)

      Both are good for different things. If you use Dutch cocoa you might find you need less sweetener. Use your tastebuds as your guide!

  2. Roselinde
    Roselinde says:

    Hi Linda, I like reading your blog. I just discovered it last week. If you like avocado and bananas, you should try this recipe from Hemsley + Hemsly. Avocado, banana, cocoa powder, mix, done. Love it :-)


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