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 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.
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 (no, don’t freak out) 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.
Not only that, but it’s so easy, your kids could make it. Simply put everything in your food processor and blend away. Done. Garnish away to your heart’s content. Try coconut, cocoa nibs, flaked almonds, toasted hazelnuts, strawberries, raspberries, or flaky sea salt.
A sprinkle of flaky sea salt, like Fleur de Sel, on top 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.
Make a healthy dessert choice with this Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse. Indulge. Enjoy!
Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1/4 cup cacao or cocoa powder
- 2-4 tbsp almond milk or other non-dairy milk
- 1 ripe banana
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- cacao nibs, coconut, toasted finely chopped nuts, flaky sea salt for garnish
- Put the flesh of the avocados in a blender or food processor, add the cacao powder or cocoa, non-dairy milk, banana, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon and sea salt and process until very smooth and creamy.
- Spoon into serving dishes and garnish with coconut, cacao nibs, finely chopped nuts, strawberries, raspberries and/or flaky sea salt.
Kitchen items I used to make this Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse
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P.S. 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.