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Spicy chocolate mousse recipe

Fitness and nutrition · Feb 20, 2021

Prep time: 25 minutes | Makes 4 servings

Rich in plant-based omega-3 fats and antioxidants, this nutrient-dense dessert is inspired by "xocoatl", a decadent ancient Aztec drink brimming with chocolate and spices.


  • 2 ripe avocados

  • 4 ½ tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 4 tbsp honey or maple syrup

  • 2 pinches chili powder

  • ⅛ tsp ground cardamom

  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1-3 tbsp milk or milk substitute

  • Raspberries or strawberries for garnish


  1. In a blender, combine the avocado flesh, cocoa powder, honey/maple syrup and spices until well blended (about one minute).

  2. Add milk if necessary, one tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.

  3. Taste and add a touch more honey or spice, if desired (at this point, you will still taste the avocado, but it will disappear once chilled).

  4. Chill for 15 minutes in the freezer.

  5. Garnish with berries before serving.

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Authored by:
Britney Lentz
Registered Dietitian