Raw Recipes

Chocolate Mousse

Posted on June 09 2011 | (0) Comments
Category: Raw Dessert and Snack Recipes

Chocolate Mousse

Yield: 1 cup, 2 servings

No one will know that avocado replaces butter, cream, and eggs in this silky treat.


  • 1⁄4 cup pitted medjool dates, soaked
  • 1⁄4 cup pure maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 3⁄4 cup mashed avocados (1 1⁄2 avocados)
  • 1⁄4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa or carob powder
  • 1⁄4 cup water


  • fork
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • food processor
  • rubber spatula

Place the dates, maple syrup, and optional vanilla in a food processor fitted with the S blade and process until smooth. Add the avocado and cocoa powder and process until creamy. Stop occasionally to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Add the water and process briefly. Stored in a sealed container, Chocolate Mousse will keep for three days in the refrigerator or two weeks in the freezer. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

For Double-Batch Chocolate Mousse: Increase the amounts to 1⁄2 cup pitted medjool dates, soaked, 1⁄2 cup pure maple syrup, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 1⁄2 cups mashed avocados (3 avocados), 3⁄4 cup cocoa or carob powder, and 1⁄2 cup water. Yield: 2 cups, 4 servings.

For Chocolate Buttercream Frosting: Omit the water.

For Chocolate Sauce: Increase the water to 1⁄2 cup for a small batch, and to 1 cup for a double batch.

For Chocolate Ice Cream: Freeze the Chocolate Mousse for at least 4 hours. Allow to thaw for 15 minutes before serving. Stored in a sealed container, Chocolate Ice Cream will keep for one month in the freezer.


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