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Gluten Free Chocolate Avocado Mousse

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Chocolate mousse get a healthy, gluten free and skinny makeover with these Easy Gluten Free Chocolate Avocado Mousse Cups.

Flatlay gluten free chocolate avocado pudding

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

Avocados

First up is the avocados or Zaboca as we call it in Trinidad. I’m not going to say it was luck, but I will say that I was kinda happy when a branch of the avocado tree fell and we ended up with about 50 baby avocados waiting to ripe. 

Flat lay of Avocados

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.

Cocoa Powder

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.

Milk

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.

Spoon of gluten free chocolate avocado mousse pudding

Sweetener

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!

Flatlay of gluten free chocolate pudding

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!

Love always,

Gluten Free Chocolate Avocado Mousse (Vegan Option)
Yield: 4 Servings

Gluten Free Chocolate Avocado Mousse (Vegan Option)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

Chocolate mousse get a healthy, gluten free and skinny makeover with these Easy Gluten Free Chocolate Avocado Mousse Cups.

Ingredients

  • 2 Ripe Avocados, about 1 cup mashed, or 240-250 grams flesh
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup agave or xylitol
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a food processor, add all the ingredients and 2 tablespoons milk.
  2. Blend until smooth, then grandually add more milk 1 tablespoon at a time if needed until desired consistency.
  3. Spoon the mousse or pudding carefully into 4 small mousse cups or small mason jars, cover and chill for at leat 2 hours before serving.
  4. To serve, top with fresh fruit, chocolate shavings, whipped cream or simply by itself.

Notes

  • To make this vegan and dairy free, substitute the milk for your favourite dairy free option.
  • If you are using the xylitol, you may use more milk than if you use agave.
  • Don't have agave, or xylitol? You can use confectioners sugar, honey, mapel syrup or simple syrup if you like.
  • Take it up a notch and add a little espresso powder to give a mild mocha flavour.

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