A festive vegan treat, this Avocado Chocolate Mousse is creamy, delicious, and easy!
This post is sponsored by Vitamix. All opinions are my own.
I’m deep into holiday food season, both on the blog and in in real life. This week, we have our holiday cookie contest at work. I came in third place last year with my rendition of double chocolate mint cookies, and I’m hoping to enter another winning treat this year. (Clearly, I love chocolate, hence why today’s Avocado Chocolate Mousse is heavy on the cocoa.) I have a few ideas, so be sure to follow along on my Instagram stories if you’d like to see what I whip up, and what the other dietitians make too!
Aside from that, Will and I kicked off our own holiday baking season this weekend by overworking our oven with some favorite family recipes. Plus, I’ve been having a blast creating festive nosh for the blog, like the Delicata Squash and Kale with Lemon Tahini, Roasted Garlic Dipping Oil, and Classic Thumbprint Cookies with Carrot Jam.
But my absolute FAVORITE holiday recipe so far is today’s Avocado Chocolate Mousse that I made in partnership with Vitamix! It’s creamy, it’s dreamy, and it’s 100% dairy-free.
By now, you might have read why I love Vitamix blenders, especially the Vitamix E310, in my other sponsored posts. But I can’t emphasize enough how much I love this product. The E310 is the perfect size for small to medium batches of my favorite blender recipes, and did I mention how easy it is to clean?
With a drop of soap and some warm water, you can run the blade and clean the blender in what feels like no time at all. Believe me, I did this after I whipped up today’s mousse, and there wasn’t a drop of chocolate in sight!
Ok, so what about today’s recipe?! Oh boy, it’s a treat. I know it may seem scary to add avocado to dessert, but fear not my friends. The ‘cado adds the perfect degree of creaminess, and with unsweetened cocoa powder, maple syrup, and vanilla, you won’t even remember it’s there. I really couldn’t believe how much the texture resembles traditional chocolate mousse.
This recipe is suitable for vegan, paleo, gluten free, and dairy free diets. Top it with pomegranate seeds and pistachios for a festive look!
Avocado Chocolate Mousse
- Combine ingredients in blender, and blend for ~30 seconds to 1 minute or until smooth. You may need to add more almond milk to help with blending.
- Serve cold, topped with pistachios and pomegranate seeds, or non-dairy whipped cream. Enjoy!