Satisfy your sweet tooth with this unique chocolate mousse, packed with flavor and some surprising healthy foods: avocado and Medjool dates. Avocado is high in fiber and heart-healthy omega-3 fats while Medjool dates have more fiber, calcium and potassium. Their natural sweetness combined with light and creamy coconut milk blends into the perfect healthy dessert.

Creamy Chocolate Date Mousse

Makes 4 servings. Per Serving: 288 calories, 11 g total fat (5 g saturated fat), 50 g carbohydrate, 2 g protein, 7 g fiber, 3 mg sodium. Prep Time: 15 minutes (+1 hour in fridge)


  • 8-10 Medjool dates pitted
  • 1/2 cup light coconut milk canned + 1/4 cup water
  • 1 ripe avocado peeled
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips melted


  1. Chop the dates into small pieces.
  2. Add chopped dates, coconut milk, and water into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. Add the avocado, melted chocolate chips, and cocoa powder. Blend again until creamy.
  4. Pour into four small ramekins or bowls.
  5. Chill in the fridge for at least 1-3 hours (or even overnight).

Recipe Notes

Optional: garnish with raspberries, chopped nuts or a sprinkle of Himalayan sea salt.

The Author:

Sonja Goedkoop, MSPH, RD, is the lead registered dietitian at Zesty, Inc. She is passionate about helping others improve their health through diet and physical activity and believes eating nutritious food should be easy and taste great. You can follow her on Twitter @SonjaGoedkoopRD.

Photo.  Sonja Goedkoop

Source: American Institute for Cancer Research

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