Recipes, Desserts

5 Ingredient Avocado Mousse with Freshly Whipped Cream, Pistachios & Pomegranate

This recipe is one of my all-time favorite desserts, and just in time for Valentine’s Day! The consistency is super light and airy, the flavors and textures are perfectly balanced, and you really feel great after eating it – it’s not too sweet or rich. The best part? It takes about 5 ingredients and 1 step to make this yummy treat.

I love that this recipe uses avocado as a base because the healthy fat really provides the perfect texture all while giving you the nutritional benefits. I dress this recipe up for a fancy dessert to share with my husband for a holiday, or serve it to my daughter as an after-school snack with mixed nuts and fruit dippers. As I’m sure you’re gathering, this recipe is really diverse. Don’t pass this one by, it’s truly one of my go-to easy dessert recipes!

Recipe Notes

  • The avocado must be peak ripeness for this recipe to work, otherwise you won’t get the desired taste or texture.
  • My secret weapon in this recipe is a good quality local chocolate milk. The color should be nice and dark and the fat content should be whole milk. If you don’t feel like buying chocolate milk or are unable to find a local brand that fits the criteria, make the recipe using the following substitution…
  • Chocolate Milk substitution: ¼ cup whole milk or dairy-free milk of your choice, 1 extra tablespoon of dark cocoa powder
  • I’ve made this recipe again and again, and my favorite variation is when I use a dark cocoa powder like Hershey’s brand. It should be available at any regular grocery store.
  • For the whipped cream, I like to use the whole pint (the small carton) and have leftovers. This makes a ton of extra whipped cream. If you don’t want to make a full batch feel free to cut the recipe in half.
  • You could shortcut and buy whipped cream, but freshly made is easier than you think and works better in both flavor and texture.
  • The pistachios and pomegranates are perfect with this recipe, but feel free to switch it up and serve it with other fresh berries or currants, nuts or seeds!
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5 Ingredient Avocado Mousse with Freshly Whipped Cream, Pistachios & Pomegranate




15 minutes


For the Avocado Mousse:

  • 1 ripe avocado, chilled then skin and pit removed
  • ¼ cup premade chocolate milk (whole milk)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

For the Whipped Cream & Toppings:

  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar (confectioner’s sugar)
  • Shelled pistachios, roughly chopped for garnish
  • Pomegranate seeds, for garnish


  1. In a food processor combine all mousse ingredients for 2-3 minutes, scraping down the sides as needed. Keep in mind that the longer you whip, the lighter the consistency. Place in the refrigerator while you prepare the whipped cream.
  2. In a large glass liquid measuring bowl, mix heavy whipping cream on a high speed for about 5 minutes until it begins to thicken.
  3. Add vanilla and powdered sugar to whipped cream and continue to mix for another minute or so until it firms up and forms peaks.
  4. Layer avocado mousse and whipped cream in two small glasses and top with chopped pistachios and pomegranate seeds. Enjoy!

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