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Vegan Avocado Mousse: 3 Ways

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

Learn how to make vegan avocado mousse in three delicious flavors: dark chocolate, key lime pie, and raspberry banana! They're simple, easy and delicious!

AVOCADO MOUSSE -- in three delicious flavors: dark chocolate, key lime pie + raspberry banana. So simple, so healthy and SO DELICIOUS!

When I think of avocados, dessert is usually the last thing from my mind! First it's guac, then it's avocado toast. Then it's guac again. But dessert? No way!

Everything changed when I tried making vegan avocado mousse at home. I started with a chocolate variety and was blown away. I mean the texture was perfectly smooth, it was light, fluffy and surprisingly sweet. And I honestly couldn't even taste the avocado!

That got the wheels in my head spinning and I've been hooked ever since. Today I'm going to show you how you can make a dream vegan avocado mousse with only a few simple ingredients. AND we're going to make it in three different ways!

As it turns out, avocado mousse is far from a new phenomenon. Vegan bloggers have been sharing these recipes for years, and basically I'm just late to the party.

The beauty of avocado mousse is that you need just a few ingredients — like max five – and in a matter of seconds you have the perfect healthy, vegan dessert. Seriously…you just toss everything in the food processor and you're good to go!

It's also a great way to use up some avocados, whether you have a few too many going ripe at the same time or there's one that's just a bit past its prime. The solution? Mousse all day, every day.

 

Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse -- a healthy dessert that uses only 5 ingredients and is naturally gluten-free and vegan!

Chocolate Avocado Mousse

This is the most typical flavor you see, a dark chocolate version, and so that's what I'm starting us off with today. The base is avocado, soaked dates, raw cacao powder, plant milk and salt. You could cut that ingredient list down even further by swapping the dates and plant milk for maple syrup! Toppings for me were cacao nibs and sliced strawberries.

 

Key Lime Pie Avocado Mousse -- this tastes totally decadent and exactly like key lime pie, but uses only 3 ingredients and is SUPER HEALTHY!

Key Lime Pie Avocado Mousse

When I first took a bite of this (right out of the bowl of the food processor), I couldn't believe how much it tasted like key lime pie. It was amazing! And it uses only three ingredients: avocado, lime and maple syrup. It's a game changer and I've been envisioning tons of ways to use this. I think you could turn it into a raw key lime pie by just making a quick crust from nuts and dates. Dang that would be so good! For my toppings I went with flaked coconut, hemp seeds and lime zest. Simple and perfect!

 

Raspberry Avocado Mousse with banana! It's flavorful, creamy and makes for a healthy breakfast or dessert!

Raspberry Banana Avocado Mousse

Finally, we have this luscious raspberry banana mousse! This one is definitely on the fruity side and tastes kind of like a smoothie, just a little sweeter. The banana flavor can be fairly pronounced, so if you're not wanting that, swap out the banana for more raspberries (I would say fresh). Either way, this one is super tasty and has a somewhat summery feel to it. Toppings I chose were coconut granola and goji berries!

 

Now…it's your turn!

Have you ever tried avocado mousse before? Did you like it? Let me know what you thought and if you end up giving this recipe a try, I'd love for you to come back, leave a comment and rating 🙂 This helps me see what kind of recipes you like and helps me to continue to improve my recipes!

xo Alyssa

Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse -- a healthy dessert that uses only 5 ingredients and is naturally gluten-free and vegan!
5 from 8 votes
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Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse

The beauty of avocado mousse is that you need just a few ingredients -- like max five - and in a matter of seconds you have the perfect healthy, vegan dessert. Seriously...you just toss everything in the food processor and you're good to go!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword avocado, mousse
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 229 kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until completely smooth. Spoon into serving dishes and top with your favorite ingredients!

Recipe Notes

If you want to skip out on the dates, feel free to remove them and swap the milk for equal parts maple syrup.

Nutrition Facts
Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse
Amount Per Serving
Calories 229 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 50mg2%
Potassium 743mg21%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 11g46%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 145IU3%
Vitamin C 10.1mg12%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse -- a healthy dessert that uses only 5 ingredients and is naturally gluten-free and vegan!
5 from 3 votes
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Key Lime Pie Avocado Mousse

The beauty of avocado mousse is that you need just a few ingredients -- like max five - and in a matter of seconds you have the perfect healthy, vegan dessert. Seriously...you just toss everything in the food processor and you're good to go!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword key lime, mousse
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 289 kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer

Ingredients

  • I avocado
  • Zest + juice of 2 limes
  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a food process and blend until smooth. Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Key Lime Pie Avocado Mousse
Amount Per Serving
Calories 289 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 12mg1%
Potassium 646mg18%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 180IU4%
Vitamin C 29.5mg36%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse -- a healthy dessert that uses only 5 ingredients and is naturally gluten-free and vegan!
5 from 3 votes
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Raspberry Banana Avocado Mousse

The beauty of avocado mousse is that you need just a few ingredients -- like max five - and in a matter of seconds you have the perfect healthy, vegan dessert. Seriously...you just toss everything in the food processor and you're good to go!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword banana, raspberry
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 280 kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh banana or more raspberries
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and process on high until smooth. Serve and garnish with your desired toppings.
Nutrition Facts
Raspberry Banana Avocado Mousse
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 9mg0%
Potassium 779mg22%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 185IU4%
Vitamin C 22.8mg28%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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  1. hey! I made the lime key pie with a nut and date case like you suggested and it was great !
    thanks for the recipe x

  2. Really nice! When my baby was 6 months old I introduced him to avocado + banana puree (he loves it), but even though I knew these 2 ingredients match very well, I’ve never thought to use avocado as a dessert. I will definitively try one of the flavor. Thanks!

  3. I LOVE avocado mousse, but never think about making it – that seems to happen with so many of my favorite foods. Agh! I especially love chocolate mousse (of course) but I’m dying to try the key lime pie flavor!

  4. There’s a bogus print message on this site. I thought it was connected with Simply Quinoa and when I clicked on it, my computer stopped me from going to the link. It’s on this page twice.

  5. There’s a bogus print message on this site. I thought it was connected with Simply Quinoa and when I clicked on it, my computer stopped me from going to the link. It’s on this page twice.

    • Hmmm I’m not seeing what you’re talking about, sorry! If it’s the recipe print buttons, it could be something about how your browser is set up!

  6. For the chocolate avocado mousse, how much water do you soak the dates in & then do you add all that to the mix or minus the water? Thanks!

  7. These are amazing videos Alyssa – so simple and inspiring. I’m so excited to try these recipes and get my food processor out from the bottom of the cabinet! I like that you can replace dates with maple syrup (much easier to work with).

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