healthy dessert

Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Adapted from: Erinn Butulis

Prep time: 5 minutes / 3 hours (if soaking cashews)

Total time: 5 minutes / 3 hours 

Cook time: N/A

Serves: 4-5


1 large avocado

½ cup soaked cashews (optional)

4 pitted dates

2 tbsp. maple syrup

¼ cup cocoa or cacao powder

water as needed (less than ¼ cup)

1 tsp. chili powder (optional)

2 tsp. cinnamon (optional)

1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)


1. Soak cashews and dates for three hours. (This step is optional, but cashews help fluff up the consistency to a mousse.)

2. Mix all ingredients (except water) into a food processor. Once all ingredients are blended, slowly add water until desired consistency is achieved. Note: You may not use all the water!

3. Spoon into bowls and enjoy!

Downloadable Recipe

Chocolate Avocado Mousse