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3-Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Love chocolate? Then you need this recipe in your life.

I’m chocolate’s No. 1 fan. So when I finally got around to making (then quickly devouring) this chocolate mousse, I wished I'd made it earlier. It was DELICIOUS! But the best thing? It’s choc-full (yes I went there) of nourishing ingredients, like avocado and cacao powder.

I’ve seen quite a few recipes for healthy chocolate mousse on Instagram and online, but many of them require lots of ingredients and lots steps: eg. “include coconut milk; let it chill for two hours first; track down expensive vanilla paste made from the tears of an angel living on a Himalayan mountaintop”… etc etc.

But this recipe only calls for three basic ingredients – avocado, cacao powder and sweetener – and the other three ingredients (vanilla essence, sea salt and cinnamon) are just for extra awesomeness. Moral of the story? Basic fridge/pantry items = chocolatey goodness.



Serves 2

1 ripe avocado
¼ cup cacao powder
1 tablespoon sweetener (I used rice malt syrup)
¼ teaspoon vanilla essence
A pinch of sea salt
A sprinkle of cinnamon


  1. Pureé the avocado (in a high-powdered blender, food processor, or by hand with a fork if you’re up for a challenge) until smooth then mix with all other ingredients.
  2. Put in the fridge to set for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Once cold, remove mixture from fridge and give it a big stir. All done! Too easy!


  • Optional extras: Top with flaked almonds and shredded coconut for extra crunch, or serve with fruit (strawberries are nice) for extra deliciousness.
  • Dietary needs: This recipe is vegan, paleo (depending on your view of sweeteners) dairy-free, gluten-free, fructose-free, nut-free and soy-free.


Chocolate avocado mousse - my pic 1 ingredients

If you give it a go, don’t forget to post it on Instagram and tag me @jenna.westphal and #jennawestphal so I can see it and give you a repost!

Jenna x_42

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