Chocolate Almond Mousse

Dairy-free, Dessert, Vegan

Prep 10 mins ∙ Makes 4-6


  • 2 ripe avocados
  • ½ c cocoa powder
  • ½ c maple syrup, agave nectar or honey
  • ½ c almond milk
  • 1 T black bean powder or grain beverage powder for coffee flavor
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 t almond extract
  • ¼ c almond slices (can be toasted in a little coconut oil for 2 minutes)
  • Garnish with fresh fruit, nuts or cacoa shavings


Smooth avocado in blender then add other ingredients and blend well. Divide into ramekins or shot glasses and chill for 1 hour or overnight. Garnish with almonds and a dollop of nondairy whipped topping (optional).


Avocado is rich in many carotenoids ie antioxidants including lycopene, zeazanthin, beta- carotene and lutien among other less known carotenoids. In addition, though 80% of avocado calories are from fat, it is good fat. These fats are anti- inflammatory and lower our risk for heart disease, helps increase the absorption of carotenoids and aids in arthritis. Not bad for and avocado’s work. Give it a try!

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