Avocado Chocolate Mousse Recipe - Dr. Axe

Chocolate Avocado Mousse Recipe

Avocado chocolate mousse recipe

Avocado chocolate mousse is one of my favorite healthy sweet treats. It combines the nutritional powerhouse of superfood avocado with natural sweeteners to make for a chocolate mousse that’s actually good for you.

This gluten-free recipe is rich, smooth and satisfying, and it’s sure to be a hit for the dessert lovers in your life.

Key Ingredients

Avocados are a high-fiber food, packed with healthy fats and rich in magnesium. They are also one of the top potassium-rich foods and have been shown to help heart, gut, eye, skin, hair, immune, joint, bone and brain health.

While avocado is the star and the main ingredient to differentiate this chocolate mousse recipe from others, it’s far from the only player. Here are the other key ingredients in this chocolate avocado mousse recipe:

  • Medjool dates: Medjool dates are natural sweeteners that are high in potassium, copper, manganese, magnesium and B vitamins. While they are high in sugar, they make for a natural source and also can help manage cholesterol and triglycerides, provide energy, prevent constipation, and boost bone health.
  • Maple syrup: Maple syrup is another sugar substitute that provides the necessary sweetness for chocolate mousse. This versatile ingredient is high in antioxidants, low on the glycemic index, and supplies important vitamins and minerals, such as zinc and manganese.
  • Vanilla extract: Some may view chocolate and vanilla as polar opposites, but they also complement each other very well. As an added bonus, pure vanilla extract possesses antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. It also can help support mental health, reduce a fever and lower cholesterol.
  • Cacao powder: You can’t make chocolate mousse without a source of chocolate. Enter cacao, which in addition to that chocolate flavor provides manganese, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, potassium and zinc, among other nutrients.

How to Make Chocolate Avocado Mousse

To make this avocado chocolate mousse recipe, first you want to blend the dates, maple syrup and vanilla extract until the mixture is smooth.


Next, add the mashed avocado and cacao powder, and blend until it’s a creamy combination. Stop to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula if needed.

Now you can add the water and mix until it’s smooth.

That’s it! Your chocolate avocado mousse recipe is all ready to serve. If you don’t want it room temperature, you can chill it in the refrigerator first.

This chocolate mousse recipe can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to three days or for up to two weeks in the freezer.

Similar Recipes

As an added bonus, you can use this chocolate avocado mousse to make other recipes, such as homemade fudgesicles and a chocolate sauce or fondue.

For fudgesicles, freeze the mouse in ice cube trays. To eat, thaw them for five minutes before serving.

To turn the mousse into chocolate sauce or fondue, increase the water to one cup for a saucier texture.

Here are some other sweet recipes to try:

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Chocolate Avocado Mousse Recipe

  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 10 min
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Avocado chocolate mousse is high in fiber, healthy fats, magnesium and potassium. This gluten-free recipe is rich, smooth and can satisfy your sweet tooth.


  • ½ cup medjool dates, soaked
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups mashed avocado (3 avocados)
  • ¾ cup raw cacao powder
  • ½ cup water


  1. Blend or process dates, maple syrup and vanilla extract until smooth. Add mashed avocado and cacao powder, and process until creamy, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula if needed.
  2. Add the water, and process until smooth. Serve at room temperature or chilled. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator up to 3 days or in the freezer up to 2 weeks.


  • You can make fudgesicles with this recipe as well. Just freeze the mousse in ice cube trays. Thaw for 5 minutes before serving.
  • To make chocolate sauce or fondue, increase water to 1 cup in this recipe.
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: French


  • Serving Size: 80 g
  • Calories: 130
  • Sugar: 9.1 g
  • Sodium: 6 mg
  • Fat: 8.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 6.6 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 17 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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  1. Tammy Mikeska on

    How many grams of sugar is in this? I’d love to try but it feels scary because all the dates and maple may really feed pathogens in the gut. What do you think?

  2. Mrbill47 on

    Good recipe (no low calorie, low fat or “Lite” ingredients), but the dates are an option, and organic honey can be used instead of maple syrup. We use organic dark cacao. Excellent when topped with real organic whipped cream, or, fold in whipped cream to make mousse! A staple dessert at our house. :-)

  3. karen on

    wow how many calories does that have ?you said something about fondue strawberries and bananas. can I just dip the fruit in the chocolate avocado will it become hard or what? How do you fondu fruit?

  4. Sarah on

    You mentioned somewhere and I can’t recall where that you can make this with your chocolate protein. How much and is it just an extra ingredient or in place of another one?

    • Dr. Josh Axe on

      I would do chocolate protein powder instead of or as a part of the cacao ingredient. You could do 1/2 cup protein powder and 1/4 cup cacao or however you like. If you want a more chocolate flavor, you can always add a little more cacao than what is called for.

  5. Heidi on

    Great Recipe!!

    Can also add 1 cup of coconut cream in place of the maple syrup and water – add stevia to sweeten. Yum!

  6. Cynthia on

    How long do you soak the dates for? Also, when soaking the dates, is it same process as sprouting and dehydrating where you have to add salt to the water?

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