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Chocolate-Avocado Mousse

I have rheumatoid arthritis and I follow a special diet to help manage the symptoms. This pudding is simple to make, tastes heavenly and helps reduce inflammation. I like it frozen, too. —Kelly Kirby, Mill Bay, Nova Scotia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/4 cup refrigerated sweetened coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 medium ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa


  • Place all ingredients in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Transfer to 4 dessert dishes. Refrigerate until serving, at least 2 hours.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Feel free to swap in honey or agave syrup for the maple syrup. Just don't use granulated sugar or you'll end up with a slightly gritty texture.
  • If you are following a paleo diet, stick with maple syrup or honey for the sweeteners, and use unsweetened almond milk. You may need to double the amount of maple syrup, but taste as you're mixing and add only as much as you want.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1/3 cup: 181 calories, 11g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 8mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 6g fiber), 2g protein.

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    • Gail
      Jun 15, 2020

      Just made this for the first time and I can't believe that it's made from avocados! So smooth and yummy. I froze a portion and am waiting to try it next. I will definitely try this on the weekend when we are having family up for a socially distant outdoor visit. Thank you!

    • gabby
      May 28, 2020

      Where did you find the coconut milk?

    • randcbruns
      Jun 4, 2019

      This is a quick and easy recipe. It was super yummy and we didn't miss the dairy.

    • cast_iron_king
      Apr 16, 2019

      Wow! I mean, all I can say is Wow! I was iffy at first, but I love avocado pie, and I had two avocados I needed to use, so I threw caution to the wind, and I'm really glad I did! I used honey instead of maple syrup as the notes suggest, and it turned out so delicious! A little heavier than a dairy mousse, but just a little! Hubby wouldn't believe me that it was made from avocado until I showed him the recipe! So quick to make and so delicious! This is a real winner!

    • JCV4
      Feb 13, 2019

      I used this recipe as part of a "secret ingredient" lunch at work. Everyone loved it! Smooth, chocolatey, great tasting, and very easy to make!

    • NH-rescue
      Feb 7, 2019

      Oh. my! This is SO easy, SO quick, SO smooth and SO delicious! Great way to use up avocados when they are in season. We made it for just our family today, but I can't wait to serve it to guests!

    • sgronholz
      Jan 30, 2019

      I wish I could give this recipe more than 5's amazing!