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Easy Recipe: Dairy Free Chocolate Mousse


Note: I’ve updated this recipe since its original publication back in 2010 when I was first experimenting with a dairy-free way of eating – enjoy! 

Whoa, it’s been AGES since I even thought about making pudding.

Not only have I not made pudding in ages, but I don’t think I even considered the idea of making it from something other than milk. Well, I got turned around when I saw a recipe recently for an apparently vegan chocolate pudding. Yes, vegan. I’m not vegan, we all know this by now. In fact, I wonder if sprinkling some crispy pastured bacon bits on top of this would be good… hmm. Okay, I’ll come back to earth.

I think this recipe is going to help me stay on my dairy free test over this next month. I’ve been on and off of different elimination diets over the years and I’m testing dairy again. Amen for avocado. Amen.

Wondering why I think avocados are so great? Here’s the lowdown on this creamy fruit:

sources: whfoods.com and nutritiondata.com


moo-less chocolate mousse

(or pudding, if you prefer)

grain-free • gluten-free • dairy-free • sugar-free* • nut-free • nightshade-free • 21DSD

MoolessMousseSQ2PREP TIME: 10 minutes
YIELD: 2 servings


  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 2 ripe bananas (use green-tipped/under ripe if on the 21DSD)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup  coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of cinnamon – optional
  • pinch of sea salt – optional
  • 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup (*do not use this if on the 21DSD)
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs or grated 100% dark chocolate, for garnish


Try this out and let me know what your favorite way to make it is!

Yes, you can enjoy this recipe while on the 21-Day Sugar Detox.

For more The 21-Day Sugar Detox friendly recipes, check out The Food Lovers KitchenChowstalker, and The Foodee.

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