Introduction: Chocolate Avocado Mousse

This is something I've been seeing all over the internets - chocolate avocado mousse! Sounds crazy, I know. But it works. It's actually super tasty! I think I'll be getting my creamy chocolate fix this way from now on. Pudding cups are dangerously full of dairy.

Chocolate avocado mousse is also a really excellent vegan dessert you can throw together in no time. :D

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Step 1: Ingredients

one large avocado
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup soy or nut milk
1/4 cup honey 
one teaspoon vanilla

Using the amounts above, you end up with a dark chocolate style mousse. Not too sweet! If you'd like a more milk chocolate flavor, I suggest using a little less cocoa powder and more honey.

Step 2: Combine!

Put everything into a food processor or blender. Break the avocado up into smaller pieces to make it easier on your machine.

(I've got this food processor - I love it! Highly recommended. :D)

Step 3: Blend!

Process for 10-15 seconds and then stop and scrape down the sides. Then process again until nice and smooth.

You can eat it right away or chill for a little whil before you dig in. I just wouldn't let it sit too long in the fridge - once the avocado starts oxidizing like crazy it will alter the flavor, and not in a good way!

Comments

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Rachybell made it! (author)2013-08-25

Just zapped some of this up-took no time at all and tastes amazing!!! Totally recommend :-)

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KathyK116 made it! (author)2017-06-15

Vegan friends: Bee-Free (brand) "honey" made from apples does the trick. I've also used maple syrup. Delicious either way!

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SherylinRM made it! (author)2016-05-23

Ok so if I understand you correctly. You are saying not to let this sit but to eat it ALL right away right?

I don't understand the problem LOL.

Eat chocolate mouse right away hmmm. Yeah THAT will be hard to do lol

Thanks for this recipe :)

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synthdust made it! (author)2013-08-20

This looks amazing! Just to clarify vegans don't eat anything animal products, that includes honey. I'll have to give the recipe to the dessert maker a the restaurant I work for. With a few tweaks this would look great on our vegan dessert menu!

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rcbailey made it! (author)rcbailey2013-08-25

Just out out of curiosity, wouldn't honey be OK for Vegans given that it's made by bees not from bees?

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synthdust made it! (author)synthdust2013-08-26

True vegans don't consume anything produced by an animal including milk and honey.

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CindyQ3 made it! (author)CindyQ32016-04-29

Use maple syrup and almond milk.

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ooohlaa made it! (author)ooohlaa2014-10-10

Yes and the reason why is that the bees don't make it for US in the first place, it's theirs. So farming them out and capitalizing on their honey is not a compassionate act and is considered a form of abuse ... using them as a commodity, all the while they are working so hard making it for their own brood. Its like keeping the cows pregnant in order to take their milk all day long until they are bloody and infected. Sounds awful but someone has to start saying this sort of thing because Corporate America could care less. Amongst vegans very controversial and considered a breach by some.

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LindaV34 made it! (author)LindaV342016-02-05

The people who run apiaries or beehive farms would NEVER starve their bees, they leave them plenty. Otherwise they would kill their revenue. Bees produce far more than the hive will ever consume, that is why honey is so readily available. I recommend you visit a beekeeper and learn before telling people not to consume an extremely health guarding product!

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katmd14 made it! (author)katmd142013-12-23

I've found that, yes, strict vegans will not have honey. That being said, most vegans I know eat honey, but choose to buy it locally where they know where it's coming from. I liken it somewhat to how certain vegetarians eat fish (or are pescatarians) and it's something you just need to ask ahead of time.

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acrowe2 made it! (author)acrowe22013-12-08

a good vegan substitute for honey is rice malt syrup which you can get at most supermarkets :)

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dpanossian made it! (author)2013-08-20

That looks amazing. What if you put the pit back in the finished product to slow oxidation?

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sadhbh made it! (author)sadhbh2013-08-21

The presence of the pit in avocado doesn't slow oxidation except by stopping some of the fruit coming into contact with the air. So anything that does that will do (plastic wrap, golf ball...) Bit of an urban myth type thing going on there! http://www.livescience.com/33660-guacamole-avocado-pit-prevent-brown.html

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LindaV34 made it! (author)LindaV342016-02-05

This is silly anyway, preventing oxiddation is to keep the avocado from turning brown, chocolate IS Brown... duh!

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eoellermann made it! (author)eoellermann2016-04-20

Oxidation changes the flavor somewhat...

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LindaV34 made it! (author)LindaV342016-02-05

The lemon juice does that.

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kaylee.blair.9406 made it! (author)2016-02-05

Try this with a little peanut butter in the mix, or peanut flour if you don't want the sugar and fat from the jarred stuff. It's *amazing*!

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MsJaxFla made it! (author)2013-08-12

YUUUUMMMM!

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MsJaxFla made it! (author)MsJaxFla2013-08-12

And have you ever tried blending just frozen banana slices into ice cream? You need a good, really good blender, but oh my..... nothing but a banana.

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LindaV34 made it! (author)LindaV342016-02-05

any kind of fruit in homemade ice-cream is wonderful. Banana, peaches, berries, mango, canteloupe, even watermelon (sherbet).

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nanaverm made it! (author)2013-08-20

Looks yummy! To help prevent oxidation, put plastic wrap right atop the mousse to seal out the air when you refrigerate it. Another way is to use an acid like lemon juice, but it wouldn't work with this recipe...

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LindaV34 made it! (author)LindaV342016-02-05

This is silly anyway, preventing oxiddation is to keep the avocado from turning brown, chocolate IS Brown... duh!

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sadhbh made it! (author)sadhbh2013-08-21

I think that there'd be air introduced into the mousse with the blending, (although I haven't made it), and so wrap on top of the mousse won't necessarily stop oxidation. Open to be corrected on this though!

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AngelicaT2 made it! (author)2015-06-18

Very good and sweet. Also serves as a spread. Great for when you get your wisdom teeth pulled because it's nice a creamy.

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GabbyG1 made it! (author)2015-05-31

I can't believe how amazing this is ... heaven in my mouth

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GabbyG1 made it! (author)2015-05-31

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DougP5 made it! (author)2015-05-16

delicious, simple recipe, and very rich! One would not know there was an avocado in it!

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MiyaJ made it! (author)2014-12-05

I just made this and it was delicious! I did sub honey for agave so its vegan, but I can't believe how easy it was to make!

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ooohlaa made it! (author)2014-10-10

I make it with carob sometimes instead of chocolate and it is wonderful. Also vanilla liquid Stevia sweetener is nice with it, along with some extra vanilla. You have to really work it to get the green lumps out so I do it in Vitamix, with water not milk. Doesn't need milk. Coconut water is nice in it too.

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Clapoti made it! (author)2014-10-08

I have to try this too :)
You make good looking food :)

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elspeth99 made it! (author)2014-02-25

I made this recipe this past weekend and it was delicious. But instead of honey I used agave nectar. I also topped with cashew cream and strawberries. Next time I make I will add a picture.

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aebe made it! (author)2013-09-03

Sounds tasty , and looks good .
How about some Alligator Pie ? Avocados by any other name....
Avocado . Sweetened condensed milk . Lime juice . Graham cracker crust .
Enough lime juice to cause the milk to set up , and not so much avocado as to prevent that from happening .
Yeah ,I know . But my wife did not leave the recipe when she ran off screaming through the sagebrush , and as often as I have tried , it does not always come out right .
What person in their right mind would have a problem with honey ? A good food , and a mild antibiotic . And then there is mead....................:)

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Redhaed made it! (author)2013-08-23

Maybe instead of using the acidity of lemon you could use fresh orange juice? It works great with chocolate, and you just need a little bit (half of quarter of the orange) to prevent the oxidazing process... Don't know how well the flavors of avocado and orange work, maybe worth the try!

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SJU87 made it! (author)2013-08-21

Great recipe! Kick it up a notch with a 1/4 teaspoon cayenne!

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f5mando made it! (author)2013-08-20

Another vegan who can't wait to try this! Thanks so much.

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milkywaybar made it! (author)2013-08-12

Not sure if this is awesome or amazing.

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anode505 made it! (author)anode5052013-08-20

lol, its awe-mazing of course!

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milkywaybar made it! (author)milkywaybar2013-08-20

You are a genius! I'm going to add that to daily conversation!!

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padawanhilary made it! (author)2013-08-20

Ohhh. I bet if you froze the avocado it would make fabulous ice cream. Thank you for this!

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rosewood513 made it! (author)2013-08-20

This sound fantastic I am a vegan and I am always looking for a suitable dessert
Thank you.....

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garnishrecipes made it! (author)2013-08-16

We're dairy free now so we'll be trying this one :)

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johnyang made it! (author)2013-08-14

Really very good recipe with chocolate and lots of ingredients . combination of my two favorite things

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Horef made it! (author)2013-08-12

To be honest, i'm a bit scared of wasting a good avocado, is it really good? what is the texture like?

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jessyratfink made it! (author)jessyratfink2013-08-13

It really is good, promise! You can still faintly taste the avocado, but it is like a chocolate pudding in taste and texture. It's super creamy. :)

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Shadri made it! (author)2013-08-12

Would it still work with dairy milk?

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jessyratfink made it! (author)jessyratfink2013-08-13

I'm sure it will - probably be a little more creamy that way :D

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casteneda made it! (author)2013-08-12

That's awesome!!! must try it asap :D

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M.C. Langer made it! (author)2013-08-11

This time you went too far, Jessy! First chocolate with bacon, and now chocolate with avocado? YOU ARE EVIL! But still, you are one of my favorite persons in this world! :-)

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bob3030 made it! (author)2013-08-11

Cool, this is a must try. I've seen avocado used in "ice cream" like frozen deserts. This one looks good too.

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srodriguez32 made it! (author)2013-08-11

Gonna try it. Will dark chocolate work?

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