chocolate mousse

Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse

Here's an easy, simple chocolate mousse recipe, perfected by our very own Gwendolyn, that can be whipped into an amazingly gourmet-tasting and uber-healthy dessert in no time. Plus, it is dairy-free and gluten-free, and thus caters to many diets. Top with fresh raspberries or strawberries and coconut shavings and YUM!

Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse

  • large avocado (should be perfectly ripe for best results)
  • 1/4 cup raw cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup almond or coconut milk (found in natural food section of most grocery stores)
  • 2 tsp stevia or other natural sweetener (substitutes: maple syrup, birch syrup, coconut sugar)
  • 1 tsp natural vanilla extract
  1. Purée the avocado until smooth, either by hand or in a food processor.
  2. Add the cocoa powder and milk and purée until combined.
  3. Stir in the sweetener of choice, vanilla extract, and any extra ingredients (toasted almonds add a lovely crunch, and frozen berries give the mousse a great fruity twang) and mix well.
  4. Transfer the mousse to individual bowls and store in the fridge until ready to eat.
  5. Top with optional extras prior to serving.

Blend up and enjoy! Double or triple++ the recipe and spread the love.