Easiest Ever Chocolate Mousse: Delicious, Guilt Free Recipe (Vegan, with Avocado)

Chocolate mousse is a great dessert that doesn’t take a long time to prepare (this version, literally takes less than 5 minutes). Plus it’s great for entertaining because 1) it looks pretty, 2) it’s delicious, and 3) you can make it ahead of time.

The recipe that I’m about to share with you has to be one of the easiest and most satisfying desserts around.

How to make the easiest ever chocolate mousse

This Creamy Chocolate Avocado Mousse is rich and decadent. Silky texture and deep chocolate flavor in every spoonful. And you won’t believe how easy it is to make, with just two base ingredients, plus a few optional to be added as you wish.

chocolate mousse recipe

Now, when most people think of avocado, a sweet desert will most likely be the last dish to spring to my mind.

So, if you are skeptical about putting avocados and chocolate together, it’s understandable. However, no worries! One spoonful and you will understand why many people rave about chocolate avocado mousse recipes.

When I made this recipe and dressed it up for the picture, my son wanted to try it immediately. After he did, he said: “You made this? You should be working in a restaurant!” :-).

delicious chocolate mousse dessert

As I said, avocado-based mousse is guilt-free because because it only contains healthy ingredients.

However, it doesn’t mean it’s calorie-free or fat-free, since avocados are quite high in calories and fat (I said guilt-free, not calorie-free ;-)).

Easiest Ever Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Easiest Ever Chocolate Mousse

Easiest Ever Chocolate Mousse


  • 1 large avocado (3/4 - 1 cup mashed)
  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup vegan hot cocoa mix (sweetened)
  • Optionally add:
  • a pinch of salt
  • a few drops of vanilla extract
  • You may keep it super simple and just serve the mousse as is. Or build a mousse parfait!
    Here are your optional ingredients:
  • dark chocolate chips or chocolate shavings
  • shredded coconut
  • pecans, walnuts, or other nuts, chopped or whole
  • freshly grated orange zest
  • cinnamon or nutmeg
  • sliced banana
  • sliced strawberries
  • whole blueberries or other berries
  • crushed vegan cookies or grahams
  • brown sugar
  • drizzle of agave or maple syrup
  • cashew cream, soy or coconut whip on top


  1. Mash up avocado with hot cocoa mix. Process in a food processor until smooth with a pinch of salt and a few drops of vanilla.
  2. Serve in pretty glass containers decorated with slices of banana, chocolate chips, coconut flakes, or whatever else you have in your pantry!

Chocolate mousse recipe

I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Try it on Sunday, Monday, Thursday or Friday :-). (Or any other day, really). It’s completely up to you!

Healthy Vegan Fridays With Green Thickies

Now, there are people who insist that avocados have no place in the dessert; they claim that they can still taste it no matter how much chocolate and other ingredients they add, and that this is not acceptable. If that’s you, I have another version of chocolate mousse recipe, with another surprise ingredient….

Chocolate Mousse: Easy & Elegant Recipe For Quick No-Bake Dessert

Chocolate mousse is one of the easiest desserts to make. This one is made from chocolate and tofu, so it’s lower in fat and calories than the chocolate avocado mousse I posted before.

Yes, you can make a rich and creamy vegan chocolate mousse from tofu! Chocolate mousse made with silken tofu is rich, deeply flavored, velvety and tastes just great.

Just dress it up with fresh fruit, such as strawberries or bananas, cashew cream, shredded coconut or crumbled vegan cookies on top, and you have an elegant dessert to serve to your guests!

Also, check out the strawberry mousse recipe for another variation on the healthy desserts theme.

Silken tofu chocolate mousse

Chocolate Mousse (with Tofu)

Chocolate Mousse (with Tofu)


  • 1 packet silken tofu, drained (14 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder (sweetened)
  • 1/4 cup vanilla soy milk, or other non-dairy milk of your choice


  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree until creamy.
  2. Pour the mousse into parfait glasses or individual dessert bowls and chill.


Optionally, you may use carob powder for part of the chocolate. If using unsweetened cocoa powder, add a few tablespoons of brown sugar.


Chocolate Mousse - all gone

Optional ingredients:

120 grams high quality dark chocolate, broken into pieces
2 tablespoons port (such as Grand Marnier)
1/2 cup chocolate chips
garnish with finely chopped chocolate, or another 2 tablespoons chocolate chips

If using dark chocolate or chocolate chips, melt the chocolate first. Place a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water and melt the chocolate with milk, water, and sugar stirring occasionally. OR microwave chocolate in 30-second increments, stirring each time, until melted. Once melted, blend with tofu and the rest of the ingredients

Scoop mixture into four serving dishes, and refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes. Garnish desserts with finely chopped chocolate or chocolate chips, if desired.

Chocolate Mousse - all gone

On its own, silken tofu has almost no flavor (or, tastes slightly chalky, depending on the variety and whom you ask;-)), but blended (or cooked) with flavorful ingredients, it can take on a myriad of flavors.

By the way, you might have read various scare articles on the Internet about soy (usually based on misleading articles from the Weston A. Price Foundation) but they’re misinterpretations of science. Soy is a healthy food, just like other beans and legumes, and most people can eat it safely (some people are allergic to it). I eat soy in moderation and try for whole soy in natural forms (tofu, tempeh, soy milk). Just make sure you buy organic or GMO-Free soy products.