Chocolate-Avocado Mousse

Two dishes of chocolate mousse topped with cherries and pistachio
Prep Time: 
10 minutes prep time + 20 minutes soak time
Number of Servings: 
Recipe Source: 
Reprinted with permission from The Paleo Chef by Pete Evans, copyright © 2014. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Penguin Random House, Inc.  [PHOTO credit: ©2014 by Mark Roper]


  • 2 ripe avocados, halved, pitted, and peeled
  • 13 cup raw cacao powder
  • 2 Tbsp raw honey
  • 4 Medjool dates, pitted and soaked in warm water for 20 minutes, then drained
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and scraped
  • 8 fresh cherries
  • Pistachio nuts 
  • Toasted coconut shavings, to serve


  1. Combine avocado, cacao powder, honey, dates, cinnamon, and vanilla bean seeds in a food processor. Blend until very smooth and fluffy.
  2. Spoon mousse into four small glasses. Top each with two cherries, pistachio nuts, and toasted coconut.


This divine dessert's silky smooth texture and chilled temperature is reviving and comforting.