Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse Recipe

dark chocolate avocado mousse
Kaleigh McMordie, MCN, RDN, LD
Total Time: 10 min
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 0 min
Servings: 4 (1/2 cup each)

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

223 calories
12g fat
33g carbs
3g protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 (1/2 cup each)
Amount per serving  
Calories 223
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 17mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 25g  
Includes 23g Added Sugars 46%
Protein 3g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 412mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

No need to deprive yourself if you're following a blood pressure-friendly diet. Whether you need something sweet after dinner or you are asked to bring ​a dessert to a party, this dark chocolate avocado mousse is the perfect healthy yet decadent dessert.

It uses avocados instead of heavy cream to give it a rich, creamy texture. Avocados are naturally high in potassium and magnesium, which help to lower your blood pressure. Avocados are also loaded with tons of vitamins, including folate, vitamin K, and vitamin E. They provide healthy monounsaturated fats and fiber to help keep you full and satisfied with just a small portion. Cocoa powder also contains fiber and blood pressure lowering flavonols.

This mousse couldn’t be easier to make. Just blend everything in a blender until smooth and chill for just a little bit. Nobody will ever know that it’s healthier or that it is made with avocados!


  • 2 small ripe avocados
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Cut avocados in half and remove seeds. Scoop from shells into a blender or food processor.

  2. Place chocolate chips in a microwave-safe container and heat in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until smooth.

  3. Add melted chocolate and remaining ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Divide into 4 serving dishes and refrigerate at least one hour before serving.

Ingredient Variations and Substitutions

For dairy-free and vegan, use dairy-free milk of choice and dairy-free chocolate chips. For vegan, use maple syrup or agave instead of honey, too.

Cooking and Serving Tips

Add more milk by the tablespoon, if needed, until you reach the desired consistency.

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