Chocolate Avocado Mousse

by Kiran on September 7, 2012 · 74 comments

in Desserts, Vegan

How dare did I even attempt to make chocolate mousse with avocados?

Mmm….. yeah, I did. But before you go judging me or something — make it and tell me how it tastes.

Guaranteed to make you go oohing and aaahing…

We just returned from our road trip and I’m so so glad to be back home. In fact, I was way too glad and chose to whip this dessert up in 15 minutes to celebrate.

That’s what I call commitment. To desserts. I’d give up everything, including unpacking in order to indulge into desserts.


I know many out there might be skeptical about avocados in desserts. As long as the avocados are very ripe and absolutely mashed by whipping it with a wire whisk until silky smooth, you’d be able to taste a very faint hint of avocados in this mousse.

Extremely faint, I promise.

The only lengthy time it took in this recipe is waiting by the refrigerator with a spoon. An hour I tell ya.

That’s how much importance I give to desserts in my life. Unpacking is not as fun.

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Makes 2 servings


  • 2 very ripe avocados
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee
  • pinch of salt

Garnish –> chopped raw pistachios


  1. Whisk coconut oil, agave nectar and instant coffee until incorporated. Add chocolate and microwave on high for 30 seconds until chocolate begins to melt. Add another 15 seconds if need be. Do not microwave too much or too hot. You don’t want to breakdown the components of chocolate. Just melting it would do. Mix everything together.
  2. In another bowl, add avocados and whisk it with a wire whisk until silky smooth.
  3. Combine melted chocolate into smooth avocado and whisk until incorporated. Sprinkle in a pinch of salt.
  4. Divide mousse equally into two glasses and chill for an hour before serving, topped with chopped raw pistachios.

Off to steal a couple of bites from the Husband’s share of mousse. He’s not a huge fan of desserts. Shocker, I know 😀

Have a great weekend my friends!

What is your favorite dessert? Mine would be anything and everything! So obvious, no?


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1 Rosa September 7, 2012 at 8:07 PM

A delightful mousse. I really have to try making desserts with avocados….




2 Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust September 7, 2012 at 10:27 PM

I’M IN. I love avocado in dessert, and mousse has been on my list. Pinned and shared!


3 Kiran September 11, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Dorothy — thanks for pinning and sharing, dear 🙂


4 Tadka Pasta September 7, 2012 at 11:17 PM

We’re on the fence about using avocados in desserts, but this looks so dark and delicious that we might just topple over to the buttery side 🙂
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5 Kiran September 12, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Tadka Pasta — there’s nothing “buttery” in this recipe 😉


6 Choc Chip Uru September 8, 2012 at 1:26 AM

The very thought of avocados nauseates me but when I look at your post all I see is heaven – you amaze me 😀

Choc Chip Uru
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7 Kiran September 12, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Uru — you amaze me my friend with your age and knowledge in cooking 🙂


8 Charul Ajmera September 8, 2012 at 1:59 AM

Unpacking is the thing I loathe, like literally! And, when given a option to make a dessert which needs only 15 minutes, did somebody say unpacking? Nope, I dint hear! 😀
Gonna try this real soon. But can you also tell me another healthy substitute for avacados coz in India getting nice ripe avacados is a bit of a problem.
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9 Kiran September 12, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Charul — try thick coconut creme as a healthy sub for avocados. But don’t whisk it as much. Just fold it into the chocolate 🙂


10 Lubna Karim September 8, 2012 at 4:11 AM

That an gorgeous dessert… that silky smooth texture may be b’coz of avocados… know how much i am in search of those gorgeous spoons….
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11 Kiran September 13, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Lubna — thanks dear. I am working with someone to make the spoons more available. Details soon 🙂


12 Lubna Karim September 13, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Wow…I am waiting…….
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13 September 8, 2012 at 6:22 AM

It looks rich and lovely. I take my hat off to you cooking something so healthy. Hope your husband liked it recently posted..Home Thai ….I love you


14 Kiran September 13, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Tania — the Husband loved it, but thanks to him for the leftovers. I had more spoons to lick!


15 Kathryn September 8, 2012 at 12:52 PM

I’ve seen avocado used in desserts before but I’ve never taken the plunge and cooked with it myself but this looks great!
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16 Simply Life September 8, 2012 at 1:20 PM

what a beautiful dessert! I’ll take the husband’s serving 🙂
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17 Liren September 8, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Unpacking is the worst part of coming home, but this makes it all better!
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18 Kiran September 13, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Liren — so true!!


19 chinmayie @ love food eat September 9, 2012 at 1:11 AM

I have been seeing this avocado mousse recipe of so long now but like you mentioned I haven’t had the heart to add chocolate to avocados 🙁 May be I should finally just give in and try this recipe! Looks amazingly creamy and good 🙂
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20 Kiran September 13, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Chin — do try it and let me know how it tastes! Raw, vegan, healthy and delicious, it can’t get better than that 😉


21 Lakshmi September 9, 2012 at 2:28 AM

It looks amazing! I love the idea of avocado in it.


22 Kiran September 13, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Lakshmi — thanks so much! It means a lot, coming from you 🙂


23 foodwanderings September 9, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Raising my hand, I was skeptical until I saw your pics. Lovely deep chocolatey color. You take the best trips btw!
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24 Kiran September 14, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Shulie — you’d never know till you try it. I am sick of travelling, btw. No joke.


25 Richa September 10, 2012 at 12:40 AM

easy chocolatey mousse like this is a fave in my house. i am usually very impatient with it too:) gorgeous clicks!
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26 Raymund September 10, 2012 at 3:46 AM

That looks satisfyingly decadent and rich, I can imagine the taste just how it looks.
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27 Tania @ A Perfect Pantry September 10, 2012 at 6:00 AM

You wouldn’t even guess there were avocados in there… I bet it tastes good.
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28 Asmita September 10, 2012 at 8:55 AM

This looks awesome! Avocados make it healthier and creamier. Looks smooth, creamy and chocolicious!
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29 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella September 10, 2012 at 9:18 AM

Hehe I’ve tried avocado with chocolate and I really like it although I had to be somewhat convinced 😛
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30 amy @ fearless homemaker September 10, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Oh, yum! I love avocados + am always happy to see desserts that use them. This sounds wonderful, + much healthier than the average mousse!
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31 Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb September 10, 2012 at 11:51 AM

I dont think so u have gone nuts. I had tasted once an Avocado shake with choco sauce and I likesdit. Now thats the opposite of the ingredient amounts, so I am convinced it will create a great taste experience.
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32 dassana September 10, 2012 at 12:39 PM

i have seen the avocado mousse recipes and i did want to make it… but i made an avocado cake before making the mousse and that put me off totally of baking anything with avocado. but still since this is a mousse and not anything baked, i will still give it a try 🙂
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33 Kiran September 14, 2012 at 1:30 AM

Dassana — try it and let me know how it tastes. I’m unsure about the “cake” route, but something like a brownie might work 🙂


34 dassana September 24, 2012 at 8:03 AM

i made the avocado chocolate mousse today. and i was so impatient that i took very very quick shots and not even refrigerated the mousse. just had to have the mousse quickly 😉 it was super delicious. will write a post in some time.
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35 Marta@What Should I Eat For Breakfast Today September 10, 2012 at 1:16 PM

I’m not judging because I like the idea. It’s chocolate plus healthy avocado. It must work together.


36 Kiran September 14, 2012 at 1:35 AM

Marta — you are right, it does! 😀


37 Rashia Shaikh September 10, 2012 at 2:56 PM

I’m glad to see your experiment with avocado is super tempting, Mousse looks very creamy & silky. Irresistible clicks… 🙂
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38 Kiran September 14, 2012 at 1:38 AM

Rashia — thank you for taking the time to leave a comment and liking us on Facebook!


39 Angie@Angie's Recipes September 10, 2012 at 3:10 PM

A glorious chocolate mousse! Avocado must have given it extra flavours and creaminess.
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40 Cucina italiana September 11, 2012 at 5:30 AM

As soon as I find some good avocado, I prepare this delicious mousse. Thanks for your detailed recipe.


41 Kiran September 14, 2012 at 1:39 AM

Cucina Italiana — you are welcome! And please let me know how it tastes 🙂


42 Sanjeeta KK September 11, 2012 at 12:04 PM

What lovely color and wonderful textured Mousse….and to say that it has Avocado in it!
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43 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious September 11, 2012 at 5:02 PM

I absolutely love the idea of combining avocado and chocolate! My local supermarket has a great avocado sale going on so it looks like I’ll have to buy a few to make these!
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44 Kiran September 14, 2012 at 1:44 AM

Chung-Ah — Thanks for visiting and please do let me know how it tastes 🙂


45 Averie @ Averie Cooks September 11, 2012 at 7:56 PM

My fave thing to get jaws to drop is avocado mousse- no one ever believes that it’s raw, vegan, no-bake…or….that it’s an avocado! Your mousse looks awesome!
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46 Kiran September 14, 2012 at 1:50 AM

Averie — thanks dear! and you are so right about the use of avocados in desserts. One has to try it to believe it 🙂


47 Rekha Kakkar September 12, 2012 at 1:14 AM

What a delightful and healthy dessert… Love the use of avocadoes with chocolate ! Love photographs !!
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48 Kiran September 14, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Rekha — thank you so much 🙂


49 מתכונים September 12, 2012 at 8:38 AM

Excellent recipe. Simple and delicious recipes. Good for you.
I cook tonight your recipe
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50 Kiran September 14, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Hi! Thank you and please let me know how it tastes. No cooking required, really 🙂


51 A Brown Table September 13, 2012 at 11:18 AM

I love your adventures with avocados in baking and now this mousse!
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52 Kiran September 14, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Nik — thanks a lot buddy 🙂


53 Laavanya September 14, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Ooh that looks so decadent… i love avocado – gotta give this mousse a shot.


54 Kiran September 14, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Laavanya — thanks a lot. Do try it and let me know how it tastes 🙂


55 Jamie September 14, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Am I the only one left who hasn’t tried avocados in a dessert? I can only imagine the sily creaminess they add to a mousse – and I am intrigued! But boy does the mousse look out of this world good!
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56 Kiran September 14, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Jamie — Thanks sweets. I was skeptical too, until I tried 😉


57 sunidhi September 15, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Hi, This looks very yummy and mouth watering. definitely i will try and let u know. you have described it really good anyone can follow it . thanks for a wonderful recipe.
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58 Baker Street September 17, 2012 at 2:42 AM

I’ve never tried avocado and chocolate together! Actually I’ve never tried avocado in desserts at all! And this looks like a good start for me! The recipe is simple and it looks so delicious!
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59 Honey What's Cooking September 24, 2012 at 9:35 PM

oh my Kiran. This looks incredible. your pictures are just out of this world. i’ve heard of this combo and it’s on my to make list. definitely have to try it soon before the avocado season is up or is it already.
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60 Julia September 25, 2012 at 7:49 PM

I’m not vegan, but this chocolate mousse makes me want to become one!
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61 Kiran September 25, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Julia — you most certainly don’t have to be vegan to enjoy this guilt-free and healthy mousse 🙂


62 Jules September 26, 2012 at 2:49 AM

This looks really interesting, and I’m intrigued to try it. Your photography and you website are absolutely beautiful!


63 Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking October 25, 2012 at 2:29 PM

I’ve tried your chocolate avocado brownies and this is on my lists to try next. I just love the avocado-chocolate combo. Thanks for sharing Kiran
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64 noopept November 13, 2012 at 8:59 PM

This is funnily enough just the thing I’ve been rummaging for! Excellent and thankyou!


65 Betsy September 3, 2013 at 6:20 PM

Can I make this the night before ?


66 chitra January 7, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Just tried this recipe for dessert! It was delicious! easy peasy! Thank u for sharing it! And your pics are amazing! Its so inspiring! keep up the good work!


67 kavya June 5, 2014 at 4:48 AM

is it okay to substitute honey for agave nectar?


68 Cathie April 25, 2015 at 11:35 PM

Hi, I tried making this dessert tonight and I think it turned out pretty good although I couldn’t get the avocado completely smooth, oh and I did leave out the coffee because I don’t like coffee but is there a way to make it without the coconut oil? I’m not a big fan of coconut and I was hoping I wouldn’t be able to taste it but I could, other than tasting the coconut I loved the recipe, thanks for sharing!


69 Kiran April 25, 2015 at 11:40 PM

Hi Cathie, thanks for trying the recipe. Sure, you can definitely sub coconut oil with any flavorless fat. I wouldn’t recommend leaving it out completely because it will alter the texture of the mousse. It won’t be silky smooth, might end up grainy in texture. Good luck!


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