Silky Chocolate Avocado Mousse – Keto and Low Carb

Silky Chocolate Avocado Mousse - Keto and Low Carb

Avocados are one of the quintessential Keto foods and are loaded with health benefits (click here for my post on avocados).  This recipe combines these wonderful benefits  (including 573mg of potassium in each serving), with a sweet treat that is sure to satisfy!   This mousse is so silky, creamy and chocolatey, you will not believe there are 2 whole avocados in it!  And honestly, you cannot even taste them!

Something I want to mention is the more ripe the avocado, the more you are likely to taste it in this recipe.  I used avocados that had just become ripe, which really allows the cocoa powder flavor to be front and center!

Ingredients

2 avocados (just ripe)

1/2 cup coconut cream (see note below)

2 tablespoons heavy cream

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon swerve confectioners  (see note below)

1/8 teaspoon coffee extract

Pinch of salt

Preparation

Cut open your avocado, remove the pits and spoon out into the bowl of a food processor.

Pulse for a minute or so, just to break them up a bit.

Then add in the heavy cream, coconut cream, vanilla and coffee extracts.  Pulse for 2 minutes, or until well combined.

Add in the unsweetened cocoa powder, salt and swerve confectioners and continue blending.  Be sure to scrape down the sides, so that all of the avocado is well incorporated.

Once the mousse is silky smooth, it is ready to serve!

Sprinkle with Lily’s dark chocolate shavings or whipped cream. Or if you want to get fancy, add to a piping bag fitted with a star tip and pipe into a bowl.

Note: The coconut cream is the thick solid cream that you get when you refrigerate a can of full fat unsweetened coconut milk over night.  The cream rises to the top and solidifies, this is what you want, discard the water.

The amount of sweetness in this recipe, is perfect for me.  Most who haven’t had sugar in a while, cannot tolerate super sweet desserts anymore.  I am one of those people!  If you want your mousse a little sweeter, add another tablespoon of swerve confectioners. I would make the recipe as is and taste it to see how you like it first.

Silky Chocolate Avocado Mousse - Keto and Low Carb

Silky Chocolate Avocado Mousse - Keto and Low Carb
Silky Chocolate Avocado Mousse - Keto and Low Carb

Silky Chocolate Avocado Mousse - Keto, Low Carb and Sugar Free

Makes 4 servings

Macros: Fat 20 grams – Protein 3 grams – Carbs 5 grams

Each serving contains 573mg of Potassium!

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chocolate avocado mousse Keto and low carb
Silky Chocolate Avocado Mousse - Keto and Low Carb
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Avocados are one of the quintessential Keto foods and are loaded with health benefits (click here for my post on avocados).  This recipe combines these wonderful benefits with a sweet treat that is sure to satisfy!   This mousse is so silky, creamy and chocolatey, you will not believe there are 2 whole avocados in it!  And honestly, you cannot even taste them! Something I want to mention is the more ripe the avocado, the more you are likely to taste it in this recipe.  I used avocados that were just ripe, as you will see in the video, which really allows the cocoa powder flavor to be front and center!
Course: Dessert
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 avocados just ripe
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream see note below
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon swerve confectioners see note below
  • 1/8 teaspoon coffee extract
  • Pinch of salt
Preparation
  1. Cut open your avocado, remove the pits and spoon out into the bowl of a food processor.  Pulse for a minute or so, just to break them up a bit.  Then add in the heavy cream, coconut cream, vanilla and coffee extracts.  Pulse for 2 minutes, or until well combined.
  2. Add in the unsweetened cocoa powder, salt and swerve confectioners and continue blending.  Be sure to scrape down the sides, so that all of the avocado is well incorporated.
  3. Once the mousse is silky smooth, it is ready to serve!  Sprinkle with Lily's dark chocolate shavings or whipped cream. Or if you want to get fancy, add to a piping bag fitted with a star tip and pipe into a bowl.
Recipe Notes

The coconut cream is the thick solid cream that you get when you refrigerate a can of full fat unsweetened coconut milk over night.  The cream rises to the top and solidifies, this is what you want, discard the water.

The amount of sweetness in this recipe, is perfect for me.  Most who haven't had sugar in a while do cannot tolerate super sweet desserts anymore.  I am one of those people!  If you want your mousse a little sweeter, add another tablespoon of swerve confectioners. I would make the recipe as is and taste it to see how you like it first.

 

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Just made this! It is super rich. I think because I used the dark cocoa rather than regular cocoa. Next time I will try that. Also, used canned coconut cream rather than wait. Wasn’t thick enough to put in piping bag so I just scooped into little bowls.

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I do not like coffee, at all. Could this be left out and still work? Looks so good, I can’t wait to make it!

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Could you cream up heavy cream instead of the coconut cream? I am allergic to coconut.

Linda
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Wow! This looks fantastic!