This date-sweetened avocado chocolate mousse is quick and easy to prepare, and makes a decadent, yet good-for-you dessert! This is a great way for kids to enjoy a sweet treat some healthy fats! Naturally vegan and gluten-free!

Date-Sweetened Avocado Chocolate Mousse

It’s not often you find a quick and easy, decadent dessert that is completely guilt-free. And if it involves chocolate, you must take advantage.

The thing that makes this mousse different is that it’s sweetened with a date along with the sweetness from your dark chocolate chips.

Avocado in Chocolate Mousse?

Though this recipe uses avocado to make chocolate mousse, rest assured the avocado is hardly detectable.

According to my husband’s taste test: 1 – he liked this mousse better than the chocolate mousse we both made in a couple’s cooking class (though that recipe involved double broiling and egg white whipping) and 2 – he didn’t notice any avocado. When I told him, he noted, “yes maybe, a slight hint, now that you mention it.” Maybe I shouldn’t have mentioned it.

What makes this Chocolate Mousse Healthy?

Avocados first and foremost! Avocados are a great source of healthy fats, antioxidants, folate and potassium. Side tip on avocados – make sure to scoop them up well! The greenest parts near the skin have the most benefits.

Dark Chocolate! Studies continue to show that chocolate is good for the heart and contains potent antioxidants.

Cacao powder! It’s less processed and is basically chocolate without its natural fat.

Dates! Filled with fiber plus essential vitamins and minerals.

Avocado Chocolate Mousse in a light blue ramekin garnished with halved cherries and shredded coconut.

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Date-Sweetened Avocado Chocolate Mousse

This gluten-free, optionally vegan, date-sweetened avocado chocolate mousse is quick and easy to prepare, and makes a decadent, yet good-for-you dessert! This is a great way for kids to enjoy a sweet treat some healthy fats!

Ingredients 

  • 2 medium ripe avocados, pitted and peeled
  • 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate (at least 60-70%), chopped or broken into small pieces
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cacao or cocoa powder
  • 1/4-1/3 cup milk*, dairy, soy, and almond all work well
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 small soft** medjool date, broken into a few pieces
  • Fresh fruit, such as cherries (for garnish)

Instructions 

  • Microwave the chopped chocolate in 15 second increments, stirring each time to ensure that it melts evenly. When it is almost completely melted, remove from the microwave and set aside.
  • In a food processor, add the avocados, melted chocolate, and the rest of the ingredients (cacao powder, milk, medjool date, vanilla extract, and salt). Blend until completely smooth and creamy with no avocado or date pieces remaining. For a more pudding-like consistency, add more milk.*
  • Serve immediately or chilled with fresh fruit. Once refrigerated, it will take on a more mousse-like consistency.

Notes

*The quantity of milk will help determine the texture of your mousse. Start with 1/4 cup, and add more milk if you would like a creamier, pudding-like consistency.
**If your medjool date is not soft, try soaking it in hot water for 15 minutes.
Calories: 342kcal, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 25g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 2mg, Sodium: 92mg, Potassium: 689mg, Fiber: 10g, Sugar: 20g, Vitamin A: 171IU, Vitamin C: 10mg, Calcium: 45mg, Iron: 2mg
Adapted from Well Plated.

Enjoy!