Two cups of Valentine Chocolate Mousse.
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Secret Ingredient Adds Richness to This Valentine Chocolate Mousse

By on 02/14/2023

Creamy, rich, chocolatey and healthy? This yummy chocolate mousse checks all the boxes. Avocado replaces heavy cream for a healthy Valentine’s Day dessert that will make your sweetie’s sweet tooth happy.


  • 4 oz chopped semi-sweet chocolate
  • 2 ripe avocados, pitted and peeled
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 oz shaved dark chocolate (optional)
  • Heart candy (optional)


  • In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave chocolate on high for 20 seconds. Stir, and continue to microwave at 10-second intervals until melted.
  • In a food processor or blender, combine the avocados, cocoa powder, almond milk, vanilla, salt and maple syrup and blend until completely smooth. Add melted chocolate and purée until well blended, scraping sides as needed.
  • Spoon the mousse into serving dishes and chill for at least 2 hours. Serve topped with shaved dark chocolate and heart candies, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Serves 6

Serving size: About 1/4 cup

Per Serving:

Calories: 225

Fat: 15g

Saturated Fat: 5g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 56mg

Carbohydrates: 24g

Fiber: 4g

Protein: 3g

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Date Last Reviewed: November 30, 2020

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