Quick & Easy Dark Chocolate Mousse Recipe you’ll want to know by heart!

I’m not a big fan of Valentine’s Day. Never have been, never will be.

To me, it’s just one of those Holidays that was invented by big corporations so they can fill their pockets with big handfuls of dollars. I don’t really need a special occasion to remind me to tell the people that are important in my life that I love and appreciate them, to offer them flowers, give them little surprises or make them a special meal or treat.

Quick Chocolate Mousse | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

I am, however, a real fan of chocolate. And since chocolate is such a biiiiiig part of Valentine’s Day, then I guess it means that I have no choice but to, in that sense at least, show a tiny bit of appreciation for the so-called Holiday.

Not that I need a special occasion to enjoy chocolate, though, especially not when chocolate is presented to me in such a nutritious and guilt free way!

Quick Chocolate Mousse | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

What you are looking at here might very well become your go-to solution for those days when you need a delicious yet nutritious dessert in a pinch. Not only can this Dark Chocolate Mousse be ready for you in mere minutes, it also uses nothing but ingredients that you probably have all the time in your fridge and cupboards.

Indeed, this Chocolate Mousse Recipe is so easy to whip up, it’s absolutely fool proof and honestly, it doesn’t even come close to tasting like it’s good for you.

Not in the least!

Quick Chocolate Mousse | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

Did I tell you about how this one comes together super fast? Really, it does. I mean it!

How fast, you ask? Well, from start to finish, I would say you’re looking at oh, probably 10 minutes, tops. And that’s if you take the time to clean the kitchen after you’re done. And although it does benefit from sitting in the fridge for a couple of hours before you eat it, you could still serve this mousse as soon as it’s finished whipping.

I don’t know if you can tell from the photos alone, but the picture above was taken immediately after the mousse was transferred into the dessert cups. At this point, the texture was really soft and creamy, sort of like a mix between a pudding and a mousse, maybe close to a smooth frosting, maybe?

Quick Chocolate Mousse | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

But after the mousse gets to sit in the fridge for a couple of hours, the texture becomes a lot firmer, silkier, crazy rich yet very fluffy still; an almost exact replica of genuine, authentic chocolate mousse, made the hard, long and complicated way.

That’s the texture you’re looking at in the picture above as well as the ones below. I wish you could experience the difference by taking a great big lick at your screen. Ha! Now wouldn’t that be grand!

Quick Chocolate Mousse | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

Alright, so this fabulous mousse of yours comes together super quickly and it has an amazing texture. That’s all good, but how does it taste? you’re probably wondering…

Tell you what: this terrific dessert’s flavor truly matches the rest of its qualities!

It has a very intense and not overly sweet chocolate flavor, just the way I like it. Also, the addition of Ancho chili powder gives it a pleasant little touch of heat, just enough to make your palate a tad curious. It doesn’t scream chili powder at all but rather just binds and combines with the flavor of the chocolate to the absolute perfection.

Quick Chocolate Mousse | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

And if your palate should find that it could use a little bit more sweetness, you could very well add a little bit more honey, or a little bit more date paste.

For me, this is just the perfect thing to satisfy my need for a little something sweet at the end of my meal.

Hope your sweet tooth likes it too!

Paleo Dark Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Yield: Serves 4-6

NF based on 1 of 6 servings

Paleo Dark Chocolate Mousse Recipe



  1. Process avocado, date paste (or pitted medjool dates), honey and coconut milk in a small food processor until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add cacao powder,instant coffee, ancho chile powder, salt and vanilla and resume processing until well incorporated. You might have to scrape the sides once or twice to get all the powder to mix in nicely.
  3. Transfer this mixture to the bowl of your stand mixer and whisk on high for 4-5 minutes until light and fluffy. You could also do this with a hand mixer if you don't have a stand mixer.
  4. Divide the chocolate mousse between 4 to 6 indidual dessert bowls, dust lightly with cacao powder or ancho chile powder and refrigerate for 4-6 hours, or up to 2 days.
  5. Note that this mousse can also be served immediately, but its texture greatly benefits from it sitting in the fridge for at least a few hours.

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  1. says

    Chocolate + chili + vanilla + date paste??? I’m sold. This looks so scrumptious Sonia, I could definitely use a cup of that mousse while watching the Olympics.
    Can you bring me one?

  2. says

    This just looks too good Sonia not to try. I recently made a chocolate mousse as well, no added sugar but I did add dairy I there. Have never tried a paleo version of chocolate mousse but you just convinced me to give it a go!

  3. says

    Yes, please, and thank you! I’ve seen recipes for avocado mousse before but have yet to try it – I think my mind has finally been convinced that I need to have this in my life right now. Would make the perfect Valentine’s Day treat :)

    • says

      Oh wow, thank you so much for saying that, Kelly! I really wasn’t convinced, I was even considering redoing this entire shoot (as well as the recipe, which would be a bonus!) but after reading your kind comment, I think I’ll just leave it be (although I might redo the recipe, still, just because…)

      Please do let me know how the recipe worked for you if end up trying it! :)

  4. Karen Williams says

    Hi, I just made this, and while it tastes wonderful, it is a strange shade of green instead of brown like yours!I followed the recipe to the letter.What can I have done wrong? Karen.

    • says

      Strange, really strange. Apart from asking if you are really sure you didn’t forget to add the cacao powder, I really can’t think of anything… Cacao will *usually* hide ANY trace of avocado almost instantly. I really am at a loss, here, sorry Karen. Wish I could be of more help. Glad to hear it tasted good, though! :)

  5. says

    I look forward to trying this… I’ve made a variation using avocado, cacao, and honey. The additional ingredients in your recipe will surely enhance the flavour though. I am pinning this to one of our Pinterest boards.


    • says

      If you thawed them, perhaps… in fact, I really wouldn’t see why not, but I don’t have much experience working with frozen avocado, so I wouldn’t be able to tell for sure… Let me know how it turned out if you do decide to give it a go! :)

    • says

      Hey, congrats on going Paleo, Angela! I think you’ve made a great decision for yourself and for your health! You’ll see that it gets really easy with time, and recipes such as this one make you want to stick with it forever! I hope you like it if you do end up trying it. Make sure you share your impressions, I would like that very much! :)

  6. Alejandra von Winterfeldt says

    Just fabulous! Delicious! Amazing! Wow I am so happy! Thank You for Your blogg and thank You for this wonderful and nutritious recipes! I am humbly starting to try them out and this “Mousse” passed my husbands test, I mean I loved it but then I am not the one crazy about chocolate mousse, he is! I am more a “salty” kind of person, but love sweet things too! Wow who knew that one could be eating such a delight and still be eating “healthy”!?
    Gonna try the chichen fingers and filled dates tonight, its friday after all!:), and they look delicious and healthy! Yumm!
    I am so inspired by Your blogg You cannot believe it…am hopping to soon get hold of coconut flour and try out those chocolate cakes…if they taste half as good as they look, I think my hubby is gonna fall in love with me all over again! lol…(we have been married for 5 years now) I´d say I found your page just in time! Thank You again! so exited! I just…wow!

    • says

      HAHAHA! Thank you so much for your enthusiastic feedback and incredibly kind words, Alejandra! You are a real sweetheart and just made my day! I certainly hope that you will let me know how the cakes turn out if you do try them, and especially how your husband liked ’em! :) Again, thanks a bunch. Comments such as the one you just left are simply priceless! 😀

  7. Lisa says

    Totally OMG amazing! Thank you. I have made as a chocolate pie with an almond flour crust and honey sweetened coconut cream for topping. Non-Paleo’s loved it!

  8. Rosa says

    Oh my goodness!! This is insane who would have thought you could make healthy choc mousse?! I’m so so impressed they are delicious my three young boys absolutely love it too! Thank you for posting definitely going to make this a regular in my no sugar dessert rotations!! Blessings from Australia!

    • says

      Oh, thank you so much for your amazing feedback, Rosa! Your three young boys loved it? Wow, that is music to my ears. So, so happy to hear that the mousse is to your liking and that you will be making it on a regular basis. And thanks for letting me know, too. I greatly appreciate that! :)

    • says

      Thank you Diana! I suppose you could use raw honey instead of dates, only I think I would use only a few tablespoons, since honey is a lot sweeter than dates.

      As for the delimited recipe area, my web designer coded it to make it look like that. Just using the same plugin wouldn’t generate the same look, unfortunately!

  9. says

    Help please :)

    The mixture is so yummy, but my texture is so runny. I followed the recipe exactly and used a hand beater.

    I mixed the ingredients in the kitchen aid initially, what do you think I am doing wrong?

    Thank you so much for sharing :)

  10. dawn jerger says

    1 question, 1 comment…
    Question~liquid instant coffee, or the actual grounds?
    Comment~I did something fun and non-commercial with my family for Valentine’s Day every year. I called it the “love-fest”. I had each person (2 adults, 4 kids) write out 2 things about each person in the family that they loved or appreciated. Took all the answers and typed them into word documents with cute graphics for each individual, framed them in cheap cute frames, and then mad a big dinner with everyone’s favorite foods for V-day. After dinner we went around the table and shared what had been written about us by the other family members. Made great memories and keepsakes through the years! Dawn

  11. Nai says

    Really good!
    I didn’t have ancho so just used regular chilli powder, although after reading the differences I now know why my mousse was a bit on the hot side. Lesson learned, research before substitution.

  12. Brian William says

    This was *sooooo* good! Skipped the coffee powder, but otherwise followed the recipe and it turned out great. You could feed this to a hundred people and 99 would never guess there’s avacado in there! Delicious!

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