Silky smooth and creamy dairy-free chocolate mousse, made with naturally sweet ingredients. It's paleo and vegan too!
This dairy-free chocolate mousse has made the rounds on Pinterest for a while now and it's so good that I know it's here to stay! I've made it many times since I first posted this recipe and I've updated the photos.
The first time we were served this amazing vegan dessert I had to consciously pull myself back into the conversation when I found myself drifting off into chocolate heaven with every silky spoonful. It's just that good.
The ingredients in Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse will surprise you!
I've experimented with different versions since then and after tweaking and tasting, I've found the one that I like best. Made with a base of avocado and banana, this dessert is shockingly good and as close to a high-fat whipping cream-style mousse as you can get without indulging in all that nonsense. Cacao, avocado, banana . . . this does not sound like an enticing combination, but it will surprise you.
Check to see if you have everything you need to make this chocolate dessert.
avocados: you'll need two ripe ones
cacao or cocoa powder: your choice
banana: one very ripe one will give this mousse a silky sweetness
almond milk: or other plant-based milk
vanilla extract: pure
sea salt: just ¼ teaspoon, and optional flaky sea salt for garnish
This Chocolate Mousse is so easy, your kids could make it
Simply put everything in your food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. Spoon into dessert dishes, cover and chill. Before serving, add a topping or two.
Try any of the following to make this healthy chocolate mousse extra special:
- cocoa nibs
- chocolate shavings
- flaked almonds
- finely chopped toasted hazelnuts
- finely chopped salted pistachios
- flaky sea salt
A sprinkle of flaky sea salt, like Fleur de Sel, on top also transforms this dessert from good to great, heightening all the other fabulous flavours. The crunch from the cocoa nibs and the toasted nuts is to die for, so be generous when you garnish this dessert.
How to store Dairy-free Chocolate Mousse
Store leftover chocolate mousse covered in the fridge. It will stay fresh for 3 days or so.
Make a healthy dessert choice with this Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse. Indulge. Enjoy!
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Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse
- 2 ripe avocados
- ¼ cup cacao or cocoa powder
- 2-4 tbsp almond milk, or other plant-based milk
- 1 ripe banana
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- cacao nibs, toasted finely chopped nuts, berries, or flaky sea salt for garnish
- Put the flesh of the avocados in a blender or food processor, add the cacao powder or cocoa, plant-based milk, banana, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon and sea salt and process until very smooth and creamy.
- Spoon into serving dishes. Cover and chill for 30 minutes or longer. Garnish with your choice of coconut, cacao nibs, finely chopped nuts, strawberries, raspberries and/or flaky sea salt.
If you like this Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse, you are going to love this easy Double Chocolate Mousse Torte. It's vegan, paleo, and divine.
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