Chocolate-Avocado Mousse

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
  • 1⁄3 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.


Kitchen Note: This is a divine dessert to serve on a hot day; its silky smooth texture and chilled temperature is reviving and comforting all blended into one.