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vegan mousse

Vegan Mousse with Cacao and Acocado

Jenna Volpe, RDN, LD, CLT
This simple, easy sweet treat is great for people who LOVE chocolate as much as I do, are vegan/plant-based, lactose intolerant, or on a healing journey and want a wholesome, nutrient dense way to enjoy pudding without the blood sugar roller coaster or havoc!
GAPS-friendly option: use raw honey and a homemade nut milk.
Prep Time 8 hrs


  • Measuring utensils
  • Blender or food processor
  • Bowls and spoons for enjoying!


  • 2 ripe-enough avocadoes peeled and pitted
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder or cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup liquid sweetener of choice i.e. real maple syrup or raw honey or coconut/agave nectar
  • 1/3 cup milk sub of choice unsweetened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Combine all ingredients except milk sub in a blender or food processor. Blend until creamy.
  • Add the milk sub last.
  • ENJOY!


There are lots of different ways to make this recipe and it will vary depending on the type and quality of ingredients you use. You can customize it to be more nutrient dense with cacao powder vs. cocoa powder, or you can make it a GAPS-friendly recipe by using raw honey and a homemade nut milk.
A few of my favorite ready-made milk sub brands include but are not limited to:
  • Malk (oat, cashew, almond, pecan)
  • Rise oat milk
  • Elmhurst "milked nuts" / "milked oats"
Let me know how your version turns out!!
Keyword cacao, cacao recipes, GAPS, plant-based, vegan
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