Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse

It’s the fourth of July long weekend. Time to relax and enjoy the awesome firework displays. I believe decadent dessert always makes any fun occasion much more enjoyable. Though generally associated with calories and unhealthy amounts of sugar and fat, desserts – if prepared with some healthy ingredients and substitutes can be every bit as decadent and delicious and still be very healthy.

Healthy decadent dark chocolate avocado mousse made with no added sugar. Perfect for the fourth of July long weekend or as a party food. www.clovesandcaramel.com

Healthy decadent dark chocolate avocado mousse made with no added sugar. Perfect for the fourth of July long weekend or as a party food. www.clovesandcaramel.com

For today’s dessert, I have one of my favorites –  Chocolate Avocado Mousse. The preparation is a breeze and the taste – heavenly. Avocado and coconut add the distinctive yet subtle flavors while the dark chocolate gives this dessert it’s decadent richness , not to mention loads of heart healthy flavanol antioxidants.

Healthy decadent dark chocolate avocado mousse made with no added sugar. Perfect for the fourth of July long weekend or as a party food. www.clovesandcaramel.com

Ingredients :

  • 1/4 cup Dark chocolate
  • 3 tbsp  Coconut oil
  • 2 ripe Avocados
  • 5 tbsp Agave Nectar
  • 5 tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract or 1 inch Vanilla bean
  • Pinch of Paprika
  • Pinch of Sea salt

Healthy decadent dark chocolate avocado mousse made with no added sugar. Perfect for the fourth of July long weekend or as a party food. www.clovesandcaramel.com

Serving size 4

Prep time   20 min

Cook time  5 min

Passive time  0 min

Allergen Information :

Gluten free, Soy free, Dairy free, Egg free

NutritionLabel (5)

Healthy decadent dark chocolate avocado mousse made with no added sugar. Perfect for the fourth of July long weekend or as a party food. www.clovesandcaramel.com

Instructions :

  • Begin by melting the dark chocolate using a double boiler or microwave. I used 75% cocoa dark chocolate but you can pick the dark chocolate of your preference.

Healthy decadent dark chocolate avocado mousse made with no added sugar. Perfect for the fourth of July long weekend or as a party food. www.clovesandcaramel.com

  • The double boiler would take between 3-5 min and microwave would take around 1-2 min. Set aside the molten chocolate to cool for few minutes.

Healthy decadent dark chocolate avocado mousse made with no added sugar. Perfect for the fourth of July long weekend or as a party food. www.clovesandcaramel.com

  • Combine all other ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Add the molten chocolate to the mixture and mix well until combined.

Healthy decadent dark chocolate avocado mousse made with no added sugar. Perfect for the fourth of July long weekend or as a party food. www.clovesandcaramel.com

  • Depending on your preference, you can either transfer the mixture to a frosting bag with large star tip and squeeze it into serving bowls or you can refrigerate for about 30 minutes and scoop into serving bowls.
  • Garnish it with cherries or any fruit or nuts of your choice.

Enjoy !!

Have a wonderful summer everyone..

Notes :

  • I used 75% cocoa dark chocolate for the mousse. Based on your sweetness preference you can use either dark chocolate or semi sweet milk chocolate.
  • To make sure if the avocados are just ripe enough, check the top part of the fruit, if it is brown in color is a ripe and if it is green it not ripe.

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  2 comments for “Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse

  1. Marika Tzikas
    July 6, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    This looks absolutely devilish … i am definitly going to try this. .. ty

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