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Avocado Chocolate Mousse Pie

This vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse Pie has a healthy little secret. Creamy, decadent, and delicious, it’ll change the way you look at vegetables.

Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse Pie

The Dutch like to plan things (I mentioned that), which means rather than spontaneous dinners with family and friends, each day of the week has its pre-specified dinner date. And being a total Type A, I love this.

But this is also great because it means I can plan out the days I cook to correlate with dinner date days, meaning I can try out my kitchen experiments on unsuspecting bystanders and get some honest opinions (because yea, the Dutch can be brutally direct as well). 

So I served up this Avocado Chocolate Mousse Pie to the tulip-man and tulip-sister, mentioning nothing of the five avocados it contained, really putting this recipe to the test. It wasn’t until I caved and admitted the secret ingredient was a green veggie that they could guess what it was! Mic drop.

Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse Pie

How to make avocado chocolate mousse

So how does this thing work? And can you really not taste the avocado? Answer: easy, and no!

We’re going to whip together avocados and chocolate to create an ultra-creamy sort of chocolate pudding. Now this pudding is delicious in itself, but we’re not stopping there. Oh no. We want fluffy, heavenly mousse!

Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse Pie

That’s where the coconut cream comes in. We’re going to get some good, full-fat coconut milk and let it separate into thick coconut cream and water. Whip the cream and fold it into the avocado chocolate, and there you have it, the makin’s for a damn good Avocado Chocolate Mousse Cake.

Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse Pie

And for the base of this mousse pie? Oreos. Because 1) I was missing some good ole American cookies and 2) They are surprisingly vegan (at least, the Oreos made in the U.S. are vegan).

Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse Pie
Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse Pie

Top with more coconut cream, shaved chocolate (tutorial for the perfect chocolate shavings here), fresh berries…whatever you’re feeling/have in your pantry!

Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse Pie
Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse Pie
Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse Pie

Avocado Chocolate Mousse Pie

This vegan chocolate mousse pie has a dirty little secret…avocados! Creamy, decadent, and absolutely delicious, this Avocado Chocolate Mousse Pie will change the way you look at vegetables.
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado chocolate mousse, avocado mousse, heathy chocolate mousse
Diet: Dairy-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Occasion: 4th of July, Birthdays, Christmas, Cinco de Mayo, Easter, Game Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day
Time: 60 minutes or more
Prep: 3 hrs 20 mins
Total: 3 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 488kcal
Author: Sarah Bond
4.46 from 11 votes

INGREDIENTS

  • 20 oreo cookies
  • 1/4 cup butter 58 g, or dairy-free alternative, melted
  • 2 13.5-oz cans full-fat coconut milk or cream 400 mL, chilled overnight + 1 more can for topping *
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 7-oz bar large bar dark chocolate + more for topping 200 g, or dairy-free alternative
  • 5 avocados
  • ½ cup cocoa powder 68 g
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract 2.5 mL
  • Pinch of salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In a food processor, blitz the Oreos into coarse crumbs. Mix with melted butter and press into the bottom of a pie pan or parchment paper-lined springform pan. Set in fridge.
  • Being careful not to jostle your coconut milk cans, remove them from the fridge and open. The thick coconut cream should have separated to the top. Scoop out the dense cream, leaving the water**.
  • Whip the coconut cream with an electric mixer or food processor for a few seconds, until smooth and creamy. Gently fold in 2 Tbsp sugar and set in fridge.
  • Melt chocolate in microwave or with a double boiler. To a food processor add melted chocolate, avocados, cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt. Blend until smooth.
  • In a large bowl, gently fold together avocado chocolate and coconut whipped cream. Pour into your prepared pie crust, cover, and refrigerate for 3 hours to set (or freeze for 1 hour if you want to eat it right away). Store leftovers covered in the fridge.

NOTES

  • *Look at the ingredients in the coconut milk, and aim for one that has ONLY coconut milk and water, or be sure to buy a good brand (Thai Kitchen is great). Emulsifiers and gums will prevent the fat from separating, which we need to make the whipped cream. And if you need, regular whipped cream can work instead of the coconut whipped cream.
  • **Save the coconut water for smoothies!
  • If you liked this pie, you may also like this Tofu Chocolate Mousse Pie!

NUTRITION

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 488kcal | Carbohydrates: 35.2g | Protein: 5.4g | Fat: 39.3g | Sodium: 151mg | Fiber: 8.6g
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  1. candy says:

    Now this looks so very very delicious. Would never have thought to add avocado

    1. Sarah says:

      Thanks, Candy!! You should try it out 🙂

  2. Annie says:

    This looks amazing! My mouth just watered….
    I will try to make it once I have the time.
    I love chocolate, but I’m sceptical about avocado… I never had it, so I have no idea what to expect xD

    Anyway, great post!

    1. Sarah says:

      Ah once you taste it you’ll wonder why you waited so long! It’s so creamy and blends right in with the chocolate-y mousse 🙂

  3. Molly says:

    I loovee avocados and chocolate – plus an oreo crust?! This recipe sounds amazing!!

    1. Sarah says:

      Thanks, Molly!! I’ve become obsessed with the avocado chocolate combo lately…expect to see more of it! Haha

  4. DUDE did you just make an oreo cookie base to this amazingness??!! Holy drool-worthy! I love avocado mouse/pudding desserts. SO decadent and delicious!

    1. Sarah says:

      Haha YAS! I figured those hesitant of a pie consisting of 5 avocados might overlook that fact on account of the oreos.

  5. Aishwarya says:

    Never would have imagined this combination looking so mouth-watering! 🙂

    1. Sarah says:

      Right? Wonder what other strange food combos are out there just waiting to be discovered 🙂

  6. Klauss says:

    The unexpected combination of avocado and chocolate 🙂 First time I see, but what I see is very pleasant! Well done!

    1. Sarah says:

      Thanks so much, Klauss! It really is a killer good combo 🙂

  7. Madeline says:

    As if I couldn’t love avocados any more than I already do! This mousse sounds so amazing, and creamy and decadent. Lovely photos too!

    1. Sarah says:

      Thanks Madeline!! 🙂

  8. Melissa says:

    Yum! And you have really great photos too. 🙂

    1. Sarah says:

      Thanks so much, Melissa! 🙂

  9. Jenn says:

    Oh man I am so making this, this weekend! I love avocado pudding and this sounds amazing! I cannot wait to try it. Thanks so much!!!

    1. Sarah says:

      Let me know how it goes, Jenn! 🙂

  10. Ashley says:

    This looks amazing! I would have never thought to put avocados in a chocolate mousse pie, but it looks delicious!

    xo Ashley

    1. Sarah says:

      Thanks, Ashley! The avocados make it SO rich that you really only need a small piece to feel chocolated-out!

  11. My mouth is watering! This looks so good!

  12. I had an avocado chocolate mousse just the other day. It was so good! I will have to try this.

  13. I’ve seen several recipes that calls for avocado sneak attacks like this! But yours I actually want to try – pinning!

  14. Gunjan says:

    I cant believe how delicious this looks. I have never tried a dessert with avocado but your images intrigues me. I am definitely trying it this weekend.

  15. amy valle says:

    this looks so great. I’ve wanted to experiment more w/avocado in desserts and this looks like a great place to start. also love that this is no-bake… I run “cooking” groups at my job but (ironically enough) we don’t have an oven so I’m always scrambling for a no-bake recipe.

    1. Sarah says:

      Ha! Well fortunately there’s a world of no bake recipe awaiting discovery 🙂 I love to not bake, sometimes waiting to see whether or not my kitchen experiment turned into an actual edible tasty thing is just too nerve racking and I’d rather pour it all in a cake pan, let it set, and call it a day!

  16. K, this looks incredible. I love making a basic avocado chocolate pudding but have only tried avocado in something like this once, and it was too avocado-y. I love the coconut cream in here, it looks amazing! I can’t wait to try this for a special occasion. Thanks!!

    1. Sarah says:

      Thanks so much, Deryn! Isn’t the coconut cream trick so cool? I’ve been obsessed with it since I discovered it. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting! 🙂

  17. Kacey says:

    Could this be done without the chocolate bar? Our son has a life threatening dairy allergy and we wont risk even a ‘safe’ brand that says its dairy free.
    I have cocoa, could I use more of that… or something else?

    1. Sarah says:

      Hi Kacey! I haven’t tried it without the chocolate bar. I think the cooled chocolate has a firming effect on the pie, so subbing in cocoa may cause for a less firm pie. You could try to make your own dairy free chocolate (maybe this recipe), and stir it in while melted. Thanks so much for reaching out and I would love to hear if this works for you!

  18. Savannah says:

    I recently came across some gluten-free chocolate sandwich cookies that look an awful lot like Oreos, so I am PUMPED to try this recipe!!! Not too long ago, I made a similar avocado/chocolate pudding for my 18 month old, and WOW, so surprising how the avocado gets covered up. Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Sarah says:

      Oh perfect!! So glad you could find a good GF alternative 🙂 And isn’t the avocado + chocolate combo just magic?!

  19. Sharon says:

    I made this pie for a family holiday dinner and it was a HUGE hit! I substituted So Delicious brand non-dairy whip for the coconut cream (since I somehow granulated the coconut cream when mixing it to be smooth.) They were surprised and delighted to find out avocados were the secret ingredient. I forwarded the recipe to everybody.

    1. Sarah says:

      Hi Sharon, I’m so happy to hear that!! Sometimes that happens with coconut whipped cream. I’m not sure if it depends on the brand or the amount of extra liquid that slips in with the cream. But I’m happy to hear it still worked out for ya! 🙂

  20. Maggie says:

    Unfortunately, my coconut milk did not want to whip (don’t use Trader’s Joe organic milk). I made id with avocados and melted chockolate. It was tasty, bit even with vanilla you could taste avocados.

    1. Sarah says:

      Sorry to hear, Maggie! Sometimes it can take a few tries to find the perfect coconut milk for whipping. Hope you can find a brand that works for you! It really helps to make this pie ultra-tasty 😀

  21. paige says:

    we had to do a substitution recipe in my cooking class and my group used this recipe and the whole class loved it! thank you so much for putting this out there!

    1. Sarah says:

      Aw, what a fun assignment!! So happy you liked the recipe! 😀

  22. Ginger says:

    This was so gross! A cross between mud and choc guacamole. Yuck! What a disappointment and huge waste of ingredients. My gut said 5 avocados was way too many…should’ve trusted my 30 years of baking experience!

    1. Sarah says:

      Really sorry to hear that, Ginger! I’m a bit surprised, this pie has always been a huge hit when I (and readers) serve it. Did you happen to make any changes to the recipe?

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