The Blissful Chef’s Heavenly Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse

May 21, 2010 by Keri

We have friends coming over tonight, and while I’m probably not above whipping out my netbook and blogging right in front of people, I figured doing it now would be the polite thing to do.  I have something completely deliciously and (un)sinfully decadent to share with you!  Today, Christy posted her recipe for Raw Chocolate Mousse on The Blissful Chef, and I just happened to be in possession of two avocados in dire need of use.  I’ve heard amazing things about vegan avocado chocolate frostings and desserts, I’ve just never had a recipe magically appear in my reader when I had the necessary ingredients on hand and a little free time, like today.

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Not only is this mousse delicious, it’s so quick and easy to make as well.  I simply soaked the dates, put everything in the food processor, blended, added a little maple syrup to personal taste (as Christy suggests), and viola! Chocolate mousse.  The flavor is light, creamy, rich, and even my avocado-hating husband couldn’t guess the main ingredient.  In the photo, the dessert looks a little green hued, but I promise when served in person it’s a very chocolate color.  I highly recommend checking out this dessert recipe and making it for your loved ones who could use a heart-healthy treat!

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  1. Stefanie says:

    Yum! I have been wanting to make something similar to this but have been afriad it would come out nasty. I’m glad you enjoyed it and wrote about it.

    • Keri says:

      Glad it was helpful! It’s delicious- the “fattiness” of the avocado really does well with the cocoa!

  2. Woz says:

    Oh this looks yummy…and easy! Definitely one to try.

  3. Dianne says:

    Beautiful presentation! I’ve been dying to try raw chocolate mousse but always cringe at using up two *expensive* avocados for one dish, haha!

    • Keri says:

      Haha, I know what you mean. I usually find bags of avocados at a decent price, but there are definitely other ingredients I’ve deemed “too expensive” to waste on “fun” recipes!

  4. Veronica @ lifewithnature says:

    It reminds me my own chocolate pudding recipe. Very similar, but I don’t use dates, just maple sugar. I also like to spice it up by adding cinnamon and ginger. It really add to the flavor.

    • Keri says:

      Where do you find your maple sugar? I’ve only come across it once and it was around $16 for a tiny bag! I’d love to try it though!

  5. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) says:

    i make choc mousse too and have posted about it alot. LMK if you need a link but mine is just avo, cocoa, agave. That’s it!

    Love the stuff!

    • Keri says:

      Yum! After making this one it seemed like avocado frosting on cake or cupcakes would be really delicious too. I’ll have to check your recipe out. 🙂

  6. Danielle (Coffee Run) says:

    I loveee chocolate ‘cado pudding. Once, I didn’t add enough cocoa so you could taste the avocado and it was actually really good! I think they go well together 🙂

    • Keri says:

      Hmm.. maybe we should be breaking out the avocados along with the strawberries and cake for the chocolate fondue!! 🙂

  7. Michal says:

    This looks delicious, as always! 🙂 Your food always looks so picturesque too!

  8. vegmom says:

    Oh My little man loves his “guaco choco pudding”….

    Hmmm? I have one in the fridge.. Maybe I’ll surprise him for breakfast 😉

  9. Christy says:

    Oh my I just saw this! Thanks for posting and glad you liked it. Heaven!

  10. Rebecca says:

    Oooh, I’ve been wanting to make an avocado dessert/pudding for a while! Will definitely have to try it now, thanks 🙂