Paleo Chocolate Mousse

When I need a luscious snack or dessert in 5 minutes, this is my favorite treat. Creamy, rich chocolate is not only a gentle aphrodisiac. It also contains natural mood elevators such as Theobromine, and Phenethylamine, often called the “Love” chemical. Avocado lends a beautiful smooth consistency,
and its taste disappears in the mix of chocolaty flavors. BTW avocado vitamins and minerals are off the charts. Not only does it top the high-potassium foods list, but it’s also a great source of fiber, healthy fats, and bone-boosting vitamin K. Avocado is said to reduce the risk of heart disease and metabolic syndrome.  Avocado supports healthy skiing and hair, while fighting cancer. Avocado promotes weight loss and boosts your mood, so they say… But then you’ll have to decide for yourself!

This recipe uses pure unsweetened cacao and zero-sugar sweetener, so it satisfies my sweet cravings with no effect on blood sugar. Hooray! Makes 2 1/2 cups, or 2 generous servings. Find more Paleo Desserts in my book at!

Paleo Chocolate Mousse


Total Time: 5 minutes



  1. In any blender or food processor, combine the coconut milk, sweetener, vanilla, and cacao powder. Mix well.
  2. Add the avocado last, and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into dessert cups and serve immediately. Or chill to thicken even more.
  4. Optional garnish - Instant Whipped Cream with shaved chocolate or unsweetened cacao nibs.
  5. Variation - Mocha Mousse with Crunchy Nibs:
  6. Layer the mousse into cups in 2 layers. After the first layer, divide evenly between the cups: 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cacao nibs, 2 tablespoons yacon syrup, and 1 teaspoon decaffeinated coffee powder. Put just a bit of this on the first layer of each cup, and as a final topping. Wow!

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