Simply the Best Low-Carb Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Simply the Best Low-Carb Chocolate Avocado Mousse

So decadent, so chocolatey, so delectably rich, this chocolate avocado mousse will surprise you with its creaminess. Made with four simple ingredients, our new favorite diabetes-friendly dessert takes less than five minutes to throw together. 

If the thought of combining avocado and chocolate confuses you, we get it. It wasn’t until that first creamy bite that it all started to make sense. Avocados are packed with healthy monounsaturated fats, which give them their soft consistency. It’s no wonder why the avocado is also called “butter fruit.” It’s that buttery texture that makes this chocolate avocado mousse taste much richer than a regular mousse. 

What makes this chocolate avocado mousse recipe healthier than others? Ours uses cacao powder instead of cocoa powder. Both cacao powder and cocoa powder come from the same ingredient: cacao beans. But with cacao powder, the beans are roasted at lower temperatures and then ground into a powder. This makes cacao powder more bitter than cocoa powder, but more of the cacao bean nutrients remain intact. These nutrients include flavonoids, which can help lower blood pressure. 

Flavors We Savor: Sweet

Once you start using cacao powder, you’ll be adding it to your other favorite foods in no time. Cacao powder works great whenever you want to add a subtle boost of chocolate flavor: add it to smoothies, sprinkle it over a bowl of fresh berries, or dust it on top of plain Greek yogurt with nut butter for a sweet and tangy treat. 

Chocolate Avocado Mousse Tips

  • To vary the level of chocolate flavor in the mousse, try more or less cacao powder. Add one teaspoon of cacao powder at a time and taste as you go until you get to the perfect level of chocolate for you.
  • Using monk fruit sweetener instead of maple syrup will change the overall carbohydrate content to 13 grams per serving. 
  • This mousse can be refrigerated for three to four days. Top with berries or nuts, or swirl in your favorite nut butter for added flavor, texture, and nutrients.
  • You can even use this recipe as a chocolate frosting for cupcakes or muffins. You may want to use ¼ cup almond milk for this if a thicker consistency is desired.

This article has been clinically reviewed by Hanna Rifkin, RD, CDCES, clinical health coach at One Drop.

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Sara Huneke
Feb 07, 2023

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