Chocolate & Avocado Mousse

The unconventional addition of avocado not only creates a super creamy texture, but also makes this mousse dairy free! Extra sweetness is brought in from maple syrup and vanilla to make this mousse intensely chocolately.


  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 tbsp almond milk
  • 2.5 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 ripe avocados, flesh only


  1. Melt the chocolate in a bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water. Once melted, remove from the heat and stir in the maple syrup, vanilla extract and almond milk, along with 1/4 tsp of sea salt and cocoa.
  2. Take a blender or food processor and whizz together the chocolate mix with the avocados until you have a silky, smooth mixture. Divide the mixture between six ramekins or glasses and chill for at least three hours, up to twelve.

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