Chocolate Mousse (Paleo! Keto!)

Chocolate Mousse (Paleo! Keto!)

Avocados are the secret ingredient for creaminess.This keto mousse gets its rich, creamy texture from avocados. If you’re a little wary of using them in desserts, we promise its amazing. We have used it as the star of some of our favorite dishes like avocado ice cream and Vietnamese Sinh Tố Bơ. But in this case,…

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Avocados are the secret ingredient for creaminess.

This keto mousse gets its rich, creamy texture from avocados. If you’re a little wary of using them in desserts, we promise its amazing. We have used it as the star of some of our favorite dishes like avocado ice cream and Vietnamese Sinh Tố Bơ. But in this case, the mild flavor of avocado gets masked instantly by the cocoa powder and the creamy texture weirdly works. 

Wow! But how do I pick out a ripe avocado?

Easy! Give it a gentle squeeze. If it lightly yields to some pressure, it’s probably good. If it feels soft or mushy with a little pressure, it’s likely past its prime.

I have avocados, but they’re not ripe yet. Anything I can do to speed up ripening?!

Just like apples, placing avocados in a brown paper bag can help them ripen more quickly.

Do I need to use heavy cream?

Nope! If you want to make this non-dairy, we find subbing in coconut milk is your best best. Its subtly sweet flavor pairs perfectly with the avocado.

Do I have to salt it?

YES. Don’t underestimate the power of a pinch of salt to desserts! It will help bring out the cocoa flavor. 

What else could I top it with?

This would taste amazing—and give you a little more protein—topped with some chopped toasted almonds. We also love pairing sesame with sweets, so toasted sesame seeds would work well here, too. 

Made it? Let us know how it went in the comment section below!

Yields:

2

Prep Time:

0

hours

15

mins

Total Time:

1

hour

15

mins

2


ripe avocados

3/4
c.

heavy cream

1/2
c.

keto-approved chocolate chips (we love Lily’s), melted

1/4
c.

honey or your favorite keto sweetener

3
tbsp.

unsweetened cocoa powder

1
tsp.

vanilla

1/2
tsp.

kosher salt

chocolate curls, for garnish (optional)

  1. In a food processor or blender, blend all ingredients except chocolate curls until smooth. 
  2. Transfer to serving glasses and refrigerate 30 minutes and up to 1 hour. Garnish with chocolate curls if using.

Paleo Keto Chocolate Mousse

Jonathan Boulton

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