Perfect Chocolate Avocado Mousse

TEXT by Sasha Swerdloff | PHOTOGRAPHS by Tending the Table


You know, a sweet tooth is something that's pretty hard to grow out of. We won't judge anybody for the occasional indulgence, we're guilty of it too, trust us, but nonetheless we've been on the hunt for desserts that are sublime yet healthy. This recipe from contributor Sasha Swerdloff perfectly suits our needs. Sasha writes regularly on her blog Tending the Table—her recipes are thoughtfully crafted and pretty irresistable, all photographed with a cool minimalism that we love! We're delighted to have her on today, sharing this beautiful recipe that looks as good as it tastes. 

I FIRST HAD THIS MOUSSE A FEW SUMMERS AGO. It was served with coconut whipped cream and berries and it was love at first bite. I personally hate it when treats taste “healthy.” So, I’ve tweaked the recipe to bring you the perfect chocolate mousse: creamier than before due to the addition of coconut milk and without that avocado aftertaste thanks to the honey and vanilla. If you want to make it vegan, just substitute maple syrup for the honey.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do and if you’re balking at the idea of eating spoonful after spoonful of this mousse because it is almost entirely fat, read this article to learn why good fats are good for you.




Perfect Chocolate Mousse

Serves: 2


  • 1 avocado
  • ¾ cup coconut milk
  • ¼ cup honey 
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt


Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until completely smooth. A good quality blender like this one will really improve the texture and consistency. You want it as smooth as possible.


I have always had a deep and abiding interest in food. I enjoy following the seasons and cooking with whatever nature provides. The ingredients at my disposal are ever changing, the possibilities are limitless and the details are what inspire me. I revel in the creativity and resourcefulness required in the kitchen. I savor the precision and the spontaneity, the tranquility and the bustle. There is freedom here in the kitchen and fearlessness.