Even if you are not a big fan of avocados but love yourself some chocolatey goodness, this recipe might be worth giving a try. I’ve made this recipe a few times and it always surprises me that you can’t taste the avocado. There are so many ways to enjoy this keto-friendly chocolate avocado mousse. My favourite is to use it as chocolate icing on top of chocolate zucchini brownies.
When avocado is paired with chocolate, it creates such a rich, creamy and satisfying texture -you might even forget that it’s actually packed with nutrients.
Nutritional Benefits of Avocado
Avocados are a nut seed fruit also known as the alligator pear or butter fruit. They are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids and rich in many essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin B, vitamin K, vitamin E, vitamin C, potassium and copper (1). Avocados are also very high in fibre, low in carbs and do not raise blood sugar (2, 3).
Tools – I recommend using a good blender or food processor for this recipe to create the silky smooth texture of mousse. You can also mix it all in a bowl with a fork. Be sure to mix it well to get rid the chunks of green avocado in your mousse.
Avocados – Chocolate avocado mousse is best made with ripe avocados. If you have 3 ripe avocados, go ahead and make your favourite guac but if you have 2 – I think you should give this recipe a try! When avocados are in season, you can buy them ripe and ready in the store. Hass avocados are the most creamy when ripe, but they’re a bit more expensive.
Chocolate – Use unsweetened cocoa powder, you can substitute half of the cocoa powder with dutch cocoa powder or melted chocolate chips for a rich, true chocolatey taste.
Nut Milk – If you choose not to use a liquid sweetener, you may want to add more nut milk or milk or your choice. Although the greek yogurt may be enough to give it moisture.
Sweetener – Liquid or powdered sugar works best for this recipe. I find that granulated sugar isn’t as smooth.
Level of Sweetness
We all enjoy our sweets a little differently – as with all recipes, you have the power to adjust to your preferred level of sweetness. People who enjoy their chocolate very dark (over 90%) may want to reduce the sweetener or skip it altogether. Others who prefer their chocolate a little sweeter may want to add in a few extra tablespoons. Personally, I have a preference for 70-85% dark chocolate and prefer recipes that are less sweet.
If you are making this Keto Chocolate Avocado Mousse for the first time, add just a little bit of your favourite sweetener, give it a taste and adjust accordingly. It’s always better to start with less and add more as you need. Powdered sugar works for this recipe as well. Some popular keto-friendly options for sweeteners are Stevia, Monk Fruit Sweetener and Yacon Syrup. Other natural sweeteners that you can use include dates, maple syrup, honey or coconut sugar.
If you are swapping sweeteners make sure that it fits with your keto goals and diet. Some sweeteners are higher in carbs than others, which may interrupt ketosis.
Can You Freeze The Chocolate Avocado Mousse?
This recipe is best enjoyed within 2-4 days. You may freeze the chocolate mousse in ice cube trays and enjoy them as a frozen chocolate avocado icecream or blended into a smoothie. I would recommend keeping these in the freezer for no longer than a week – avocados lose it’s freshness when frozen.
Keto Chocolate Avocado Mousse
Servings: 6, Prep time: 5 minutes
- 2 small ripe avocados
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder OR 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder + 1/4 cup melted chocolate chips if you prefer a true chocolate taste
- 2 tbsp low fat Greek yogurt
- 4 tbsp nut milk (I use unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp agave nectar or honey
- In a blender or food processor, blend all ingredients together until smooth.
- Serve right away, or refrigerate and enjoy later as a tasty cold dessert.
This recipe can be fully customized to your liking. You can also experiment by adding peanut butter or spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg. Greek yogurt can also be replaced with coconut cream.
Enjoy this chocolate avocado mousse on its own, as a snack with fruits, granola or oatmeal. You can also use the chocolate as a spread, dip or icing. There’s just so much you can do!
Nutritional Information: Keto Chocolate Avocado Mousse
Calories: 145, Protein: 5g, Fat: 10.8g, Carbs: 13.5g, Sugars: 3.1g
Enjoy this mousse on its own or use it as icing on a cake on these chocolate zucchini brownies. It will take your taste buds to the next level.
If you give this recipe a try, please send me a picture! I’ve love to see what you’ve created.
PS – Here’s a Pinterest-friendly image if you want to save this recipe for later!