Vegan Mousse with Cacao and Avocado

vegan mousse

This vegan mousse is one of my FAVORITE go-to recipes when I’m craving something sweet.  

It’s SO easy, and it’s a fun, tasty way to increase your iron, magnesium, potassium and vitality from the cacao and avocado. What a simple and delicious combo of nutrient-dense, plant-based foods!

For your convenience, I’ve decided to keep this recipe blog post short and sweet (pun intended).


The ripened avocados used as a base for this vegan mousse make for a really creamy consistency.

Minerals, minerals, minerals!

The natural sweeteners combined with the raw cacao powder give a powerful burst of rich chocolatey flavor (along with iron, magnesium, and potassium)…

Milk or milk substitute?

Not everyone is vegan, and so the milk or milk substitute is totally your call.  After all – one size does not fit all! Vegan or not, if you’re into nut milks, I think you’d love this homemade maple pecan milk recipe… might be worth checking out!

More cacao recipes

(Spring 2020 update:  if you are interested in more cacao recipes, you might enjoy these cacao coconut snowballs, or my double chocolate sweet potato brownies…. or perhaps some of this creamy hot chocolate made with cacao powder!)

You can check out the vegan mousse recipe below… let me know what you think!

Vegan Mousse with Cacao and Avocado

Plant-Based Chocolate Avocado Mousse
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  1. 2 ripe-enough (but not brown) avocadoes, peeled and pitted
  2. 1/3 to 1/2 cup raw cacao powder (a less processed, more nutrient-dense alternative to cocoa powder) – the more you add, the darker and richer the chocolatey flavor will become. A little bit goes a long way, so start small and if you want more, add it gradually!
  3. 1/3 to 1/2 cup raw honey or other liquid sweetener of your choice (i.e. real maple syrup) – note that maple syrup is lower in glycemic index than honey
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  5. Optional: add up to 1/3 cup milk or unsweetened milk substitute, only if needed for blending purposes
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until creamy and uniform in consistency. Add milk if needed. Make sure to taste the pudding before adding more of any ingredient, so you can customize the flavors to your own liking. Enjoy!
Jenna Volpe, RDN, LD - Holistic Registered Dietitian and Clinical Herbalist


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