Gluten Free Chocolate Avocado Mousse
Chocolate mousse get a healthy, gluten free and skinny makeover with these Easy Gluten Free Chocolate Avocado Mousse Cups.
August was one heck of a month for me. I had so many plans, but as with many other things life happened and I was unable to do many of the things I wanted. Recipes got pushed by the wayside, work took over and that life, work balance took a nose dive.
But one thing that did turn out right this August was the avocados! We had a whole bunch and in the middle of the chaos of life I was able to try a recipe I’ve long hoped to, Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Avocado Mousse or Pudding depending on who’s eating it!
Let’s talk Ingredients for our Gluten Free Chocolate Avocado Mousse
They all ripped roughly around the same time so with some quick thinking, I frozen some, made a big bowl of Guacamole, and decided to try this Chocolate Avocado Mousse and some Avocado Chocolate bars which will be coming soon!
The results were a hit! The avocado mousse or pudding was smooth, silky, and yummy. Sooo much better than I thought it would be. Avocados are filled with good fats and when creamed, it has a pudding/mousse like texture that you can add a few ingredients to, and turn it into a great dessert.
Just remember you want ripe avocados! Green or half ripe will not only affect the taste, but also the creamy texture which you want in a mousse cup.
What would Gluten Free Chocolate Avocado Mousse be without chocolate? So for this recipe you want a good rich cocoa powder that will impart a nice rich chocolate flavour.
While researching I found one recipe that used part melted chocolate and another part cocoa powder. You can check out that recipe here, but I’m lazy sometimes and I like the idea of simply adding everything to the food processor without an additional step.
To smoothen out the mousse, we used milk. But this recipe can easily be made vegan by using almond milk, oat milk, or another dairy free milk option.
I have 2 go-to sweeteners: agave or xylitol. For this recipe I decided to try both and they both had great results. The agave gave a little smoother and thinner mousse, so I had to adjust the amount of milk. The xylitol gave the same sweet flavor, a little more girt and thicker mousse. But honestly for me, they were both great!
Once you’ve gathered the ingredients, simply add in a pinch of salt. Give it a good whiz in the food processor, then add to your mousse cups and chill for a couple hours before serving. How easy is that?
How to serve this Gluten Free Chocolate Avocado Mousse?
These mousse cups are great by themselves. But if you’re adventurous, you can add some fresh fruit, a dollop of whipped cream and have a really decadent treat!
I hope you enjoy this recipe and if you make it, don’t forget to pin it, tag us on social or comment and let us know what you think!
Have an awesome day foodies!