Salted Dark Chocolate Mousse

This Paleo Salted Dark Chocolate Mousse is made with an avocado and coconut base, sweetened with maple syrup, and topped off with Himalayan Sea Salt for a decedent, guilt-free dessert!

This Paleo Salted Dark Chocolate Mousse is made with an avocado and coconut base, sweetened with maple syrup, and topped off with Himalayan Sea Salt!

You guys know me…I’m all about healthy dessert. HECK, I have a whole e-cookbook devoted to them! I was thrilled with my blog friends and I chose to do a Healthy Valentine’s Dessert collaboration post. That means I get to make dessert, eat dessert, and gawk at dessert. 

Okayyyyy, if you say so 😀

The following recipes are all paleo-friendly, meaning they are grain-free, refined-sugar free, and dairy-free. Because what caveman didn’t eat brownies and mousse? 

Paleo Valentine's Dessert Ideas!  

Chocolate Coconut Tart from Eating Bird Food: Cocoa powder and coconut cream come together to make this rich and creamy Paleo Chocolate Coconut Tart. Using all whole foods and sweetened with dates and maple syrup, this tart is a decadent treat you can feel good about indulging in.   

Chocolate Coconut Tart + More Paleo Desserts

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups from The Healthy Maven: Who needs a cup when you can eat out of a cookie?! Customize your Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups by filling them with coconut cream, berries, more chocolate or whatever your heart desires!

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups + More Paleo Desserts

Dark Chocolate Bourbon Bacon Bark from Nosh and Nourish: Raise your hand if your guy likes bourbon and bacon. Yep, I thought so! This Maple Bourbon Bacon Dark Chocolate Bark with Pomegranates has love written all over it!!

Dark Chocolate Bourbon Bacon Bark + More Paleo Desserts

Paleo Raspberry Swirl Brownies from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen: These fudgy paleo brownies are packed with warm chocolate chunks and topped with fresh raspberries and creamy raspberry swirls. The perfect festive treat for your Valentine, guilt-free!

Paleo Raspberry Swirl Brownies + More Paleo Desserts

Coconut Almond Lava Cakes from Food Faith Fitness: These Paleo Almond Joy Lava Cakes are made with coconut oil and have an ooey, gooey melted chocolate and almond butter center. They’re super easy and made with protein powder for a healthier, high protein dessert for two!

Coconut Almond Lava Cakes from Food Faith Fitness

I made a similar tasting mousse in my e-book, but that was cashew based. This stuff is made with a mixture of fresh, ripe avocados and full-fat coconut milk aka coconut cream.

An avocado a day….

Knock on wood.

This Paleo Salted Dark Chocolate Mousse is made with an avocado and coconut base, sweetened with maple syrup, and topped off with Himalayan Sea Salt!

Freals, I love avocado and its creaminess! 

You can totally manipulate the flavor of avocado mousee by simply flavoring it with lots of high-quality cocoa powder, a hint of vanilla, and a touch of maple syrup.

This Paleo Salted Dark Chocolate Mousse is made with an avocado and coconut base, sweetened with maple syrup, and topped off with Himalayan Sea Salt!

The coconut cream kind of looks like marshmallow fluff.

Anyone else love marshmallow fluff? I only remember having it once as a kid…at a friends house…and thinking it was just magical. 

This Paleo Salted Dark Chocolate Mousse is made with an avocado and coconut base, sweetened with maple syrup, and topped off with Himalayan Sea Salt! 

  This Paleo Salted Dark Chocolate Mousse is made with an avocado and coconut base, sweetened with maple syrup, and topped off with Himalayan Sea Salt!

 So rich and creamy.

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This Paleo Salted Dark Chocolate Mousse is made with an avocado and coconut base, sweetened with maple syrup, and topped off with Himalayan Sea Salt!

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Salted Dark Chocolate Mousse
 
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Serves: 2 servings
Ingredients
For the Mousse
  • 2 ripe avocados, large
  • 3 tablespoons coconut cream (the solid part in a can of chilled full-fat coconut milk)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or honey)
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder (or cacao powder)
  • Dairy-free chocolate shavings or dairy free chocolate chips
  • Himalayan sea salt (for topping)
For the Vegan Whipped Cream
  • 1 can chilled full fat coconut milk (just the solid part of the can)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
Instructions
For the Mousse
  1. Place avocados, coconut cream, maple syrup, and cocoa powder in a small food processor. Then, whirl until smooth. You my have to stop a few times to scrape the sides. Chill in refrigerator for about 30 minutes before serving. Top with whipped cream (below), shaved dairy free chocolate, and Himilayan sea salt.
For the Vegan Whipped Cream
  1. 1. Beat coconut cream and maple syrup with a hand mixer for about 5-10 minutes, or until stiff peaks form.

No mousse deserves to be left un-topped. I shaved some dark chocolate and sprinkled some Himalayan sea salt on top. Perfecto. 

This Paleo Salted Dark Chocolate Mousse is made with an avocado and coconut base, sweetened with maple syrup, and topped off with Himalayan Sea Salt!

Do you prefer fruity desserts or chocolate desserts. (you can’t choose both!)

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  1. says

    Hi there, this looks so good! Do you find that the avocado base is overpowering? I made a similar recipe from another blog and my husband spit it out saying it tasted like an avocado with a hint of chocolate — def not a dessert. Maybe I needed more sweetener. Looks delicious though!

    • says

      To be honest it does have an avocado-ey taste, but that’s because it’s made with mostly avos! You could try 1 avo and sub for like 1/4 cup more of coconut cream! That might help your hubs out a little 😀

    • Kellie says

      Yes, this was a horrible recipe. It passes the look test, but definitely not the taste test. I mourned the loss of my two avocados.

  2. Louj says

    This is the worst recipe ever, it tastes like avocado with coco powder. what a waste of perfectly fine ingredients :/ I could have used those avocados for a lovely salad instead.
    Why you posting such horrible recipes? Do you enjoy this?

  3. Victoria says

    I made this when I was craving something sweet and chocolatey but healthy too. I subbed carob for cacao and honey for maple syrup. It came out perfectly! I made it in my magic bullet, which did struggle a little and took longer than I anticipated, but after chilling (made 3 servings) it sure hit the spot!!

    • Victoria says

      I forgot to mention (hey it was early!) I also added a half teaspoon of instant coffee, which added some depth to the chocolate flavor and helped with the avocado flavor, plus I put a pinch of sea salt IN the mix too……

      I’m thinking of trying it with some cayenne to give it a mexican punch, and I bet it would be good with almond essence, orange essence….any number of flavorings…..a perfect base to experiment with:-)

  4. Carla says

    Hello! This looks way too good not to try…! Do you need to eat it the day you make it or does it also work as a make-ahead kind of thing?

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