Avocado mousse is a no-cook, 4-ingredient dessert recipe made in 5 minutes with ripe avocado, sweetened condensed milk, lime juice, and sugar. It’s smooth, creamy, and refreshing, making the perfect treat to satisfy cravings… just like our passion fruit mousse and easy chocolate mousse.
In need of a quick dessert to satisfy your cravings? This avocado mousse recipe is the one that you will want to make many times per year, especially in the summertime.
Come see why!
Reasons to Make this Avocado Mousse Recipe
- It’s eggless – that means there is no need to sterilize or pasteurize eggs. Moreover, you won’t need a mixer to beat eggs which you will have to wash later. If you are allergic to eggs, you need this recipe for sure!
- No-Cook dessert – All you need to do is to blend all the ingredients in the blender until smooth and then chill in the fridge.
- Quick and easy – it takes about 5 minutes to prepare this avocado mousse using 4 ingredients. That makes it also perfect for entertaining on a budget. I consider it one of those great easy pantry recipes.
- It’s gluten-free and can become keto, vegan, and dairy-free too – to make it keto, replace the sweetened condensed milk with canned coconut milk, and the sugar with monk fruit. For a dairy-free version, use canned coconut milk, and to adapt it to a vegan diet, use canned coconut milk and coconut sugar instead of sweetened condensed milk and granulated sugar.
- Affordable – it costs less than most desserts, about $1.25 per portion or person.
- Have a fresh taste of the avocado fruit — You can taste the avocado itself, instead of disguising it with chocolate — which most recipes out there do!
- Versatile – you can transform it into ice cream by freezing it. Or you can use the mousse as a filling for cupcakes. If you mix it with melted chocolate or blend it with 2-3 tbsp of cocoa powder, you can vary the recipe, transforming it into a chocolate avocado mousse.
Ingredients and Substitutions
- Avocados: these must be ripe yet firm. Before buying them, touch them to see if they’re soft to the touch yet firm. Moreover, ripe avocados have darker skin and are green underneath the small stem or cap. When peeled back, the small stem will come away easily.
- Sweetened condensed milk — you may use canned coconut milk instead if you’re on a dairy-free, vegan, or keto diet.
- Lime juice – this must be freshly squeezed and will balance out the sweetness of the sugar and sweetened condensed milk. It’ll help to slow down the darkening of the fruit. You may use lemon juice if you’d like to.
- Sugar – use coconut sugar if you’re on a vegan diet or monk fruit if you’re on a keto diet.
How to make the avocado mousse
Unlike other recipes, our avocado mousse recipes don’t take chocolate. Yet it is fresh and you can taste the avocado instead of disguising it with chocolate.
- To prepare it, simply blend pitted and peeled avocados with sweetened condensed milk, lime juice, and sugar in a blender until smooth and creamy, about 30-60 seconds.
- Then, pour the mixture into ramekins, cover, and chill in the fridge until set, for at least 45-60 minutes to up to 2 hours.
- Serve by itself or topped with chopped pistachios, berries, or a dollop of whipped cream. It’s one of those easy 5-ingredient or less recipes that you want to try!
See? Easy peasy! In fact, any kid could make it quite easily!
- Make sure avocado is ripe yet firm; otherwise, it will not taste good and will leave streaks of avocado oil in the mousse.
- Blend all the ingredients together very well until smooth and creamy. A chunky “mousse” is not a mousse. Agree?
- Let the avocado mousse chill, covered, for at least 2 hours for the best mousse-like consistency. It will also help the flavors set.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you get an avocado to ripen quickly?
Avocados are harvested when they are still green or unripe. To speed up the avocado ripening process, place unripe avocados in a brown paper bag with either a banana or an apple for 2-3 days until they are ripe.
Can you make avocado mousse ahead of time?
This is one of those perfect desserts to make ahead of time. Just keep it covered in the fridge for up to 3 days. When ready to serve, simply add the toppings such as chopped pistachios, berries, or whipped cream.
Is it keto-friendly?
To make this dessert keto-friendly, use canned coconut milk instead of sweetened condensed milk and monk fruit instead of sugar.
Is this avocado mousse recipe vegan?
You can easily adapt it to your vegan diet. Just replace sweetened condensed milk with canned coconut milk and granulated sugar with coconut sugar.
Can you freeze avocado mousse?
This mousse freezes well, making a great sub for ice cream! Place it in an airtight container, freeze, and satisfy your cravings by the spoonful.
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PIN & ENJOY!
Avocado Mousse Recipe (Eggless/No Cook)
- 1 14-oz sweetened condensed milk 14 oz or 396 g can
- 4 small avocados or 2 large
- 2 limes juiced
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp chopped pistachio (optional)
- In a blender, blend all the ingredients together, except the pistachios, until obtaining a lump-free, homogeneous, creamy mixture.
- Pour avocado mixture into 4 ramekins, layering evenly. Place in the refrigerator for at least 45-60 minutes up to 2 hours. Right before serving, distribute evenly the chopped pistachios on top of each avocado mousse and serve. Enjoy!
Post first published on Sept. 4th, 2013.