For the vegans, lactose intolerant and more health-conscious people among us, dessert often becomes an internal battle. Do I eat this incredible-smelling chocolate cake even if it violates my cruelty-free morals? Or if it will throw my stomach into turmoil? Or if I’m trying to eat healthily? Luckily, this recipe avoids that struggle altogether.

Before you rule out a dessert with a *gasp* green vegetable in it, don’t overlook the creamy nature of avocado whose flavor will be overtaken by chocolate and sweetener. Although this mousse is vegan and dairy-free, it definitely has the flavor to win out over its more indulgent counterparts.

Creamy Vegan Avocado Mousse

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
  • Total Time:5 minutes
  • Servings:3
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 2 ripe avocados, pitted and peeled
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup milk of choice (use canned coconut milk for ultimate creaminess)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoon sweetener
  • Pinch of salt
  • Raspberries or mint leaves for garnish
Photo by Balim Tezel
Photo by Balim Tezel

Step 1

Microwave chocolate chips in 20 second intervals, stirring occasionally until melted. Then, add all other ingredients.

Photo by Balim Tezel
Photo by Balim Tezel

Step 2

Blend all ingredients together. Start with 1/4 cup of milk and add up to 1/2 cup until desired consistency is reached.

Photo by Balim Tezel
Photo by Balim Tezel

Step 3

Refrigerate in an airtight container until chilled. Enjoy your creamy, healthy dessert-win.

Photo by Balim Tezel
Photo by Balim Tezel