You won't believe how good for you these No Bake Chocolate Avocado Mousse & Strawberry Spoon Desserts are, but also how quick and easy they are to make! And although they look elegant, they will only take you about 15 minutes to put together. They are also perfect for Valentine's Day and taste amazing!
I love mini desserts because you still get your dessert fix, but in a small portion. They are also vegetarian, gluten-free and Weight Watchers friendly. And you have to admit- they look really cool!
I saw a similar spoon dessert at an event earlier this year and fell in love with them! But I decided I'd make them healthier by using a chocolate avocado mousse, fresh strawberries, dark chocolate, and coconut. I love how these mini desserts give you that sweet satisfaction, but with only a little indulgence!
That's what's so great about mini desserts- you get your dessert fix but can still stay on track with your health goals and they still satisfy. They are only 3 Weight Watchers points each and worth every single delicious point!
🥑Health benefits of avocados
Avocados are healthy, but they are not necessarily low-fat. But fat is not a bad thing here -avocados have 160 calories and 15 grams of healthy fats. And although they contain 9 grams of carbs, 7 of those are fiber, so there are only 2 "net" carbs, making this a low-carb-friendly plant food. You can read more about the health benefits of avocados HERE.
Avocado chocolate mousse is simply made with avocado, milk, cocoa, almond extract, and sweetener. In this recipe, I use agave, as it's a natural, unrefined sweetener. Agave is sweeter than table sugar, rich in fructose, and also slightly higher in carbs (with 5 grams per teaspoon vs. 4 grams in table sugar.) But because agave tastes a hint sweeter, you might be able to use a little less to get the same amount of sweetness. You can read more about agave HERE.
For this chocolate strawberry recipe, you'll need:
- cocoa powder
- almond extract
- dark chocolate bar
- unsweetened coconut
Make the mousse: Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit. Using a spoon, scoop out the flesh and put it into a small blender or food processor. Add the agave, cocoa powder, vanilla, milk, and almond extract. Blend until very smooth.
Cut 7 strawberries in half and put ½ a strawberry (sliced side up with stem) on bottom of the spoon.
Fill a pastry bag, fitted with a 1M tip full of avocado chocolate mousse. Pipe a dollop of mousse onto each strawberry half (as you would onto a cupcake) SEE VIDEO in NOTES * If you don't have a piping bag and tip, you can use a ziplock bag (just cut off one corner) and pipe the mousse in a circular motion.
Cut each square of chocolate in half. Add a half piece of chocolate to each strawberry spoon.
Remove remaining strawberry stems and finely chop strawberries, then sprinkle a few pieces on top of mousse, placing in front of chocolate bar piece.
Garnish with sprinkles of coconut (on top) and whole strawberries on the plate.
Video: How to pipe with a 1M tip.
Video: How to hull strawberries
Spoons: I purchased the plastic spoons in the photos at a local Dollar/Party store. They are called Mini Spoons or Disposable Mini Dessert Spoons. You could also use small ramen/ soup spoons or any small porcelain spoon. You will also need a food processor. (affiliate links).
📖 Variations & Substitutions
- Agave - you can substitute liquid honey, but you'll need to double the amount
- Dairy-free- you can make this dairy-free by using dairy-free milk like almond or soy milk
- Strawberries - you could use a different fresh fruit or another berry
👪 Serving Size
This spoon dessert recipe makes 14 servings. However, you can half, double, or triple the recipe by clicking on the blue serving number and selecting the number of servings you'd like. The ingredient quantities will automatically adjust.
Store leftover dessert spoons in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
If you're looking for another healthy strawberry chocolate Valentine's Day dessert, then check out my Skinny Strawberry Chocolate Valentine's Day Cake
Valentine's Day is all about chocolate and strawberries and chocolate lovers will love this bite-sized dessert! It's a great way to enjoy both, without falling off the wagon.
Happy Valentine's Day!
🍫🥑🍓 Chocolate Avocado Mousse & Strawberry Spoon Desserts Recipe
Chocolate Avocado Mousse
- 1 whole avocado pitted
- 2 tablespoon agave syrup
- 4 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoon milk
- ½ teaspoon almond extract
- 6-8 strawberries
- 14 half squares of dark chocolate bar * I use Lindt supreme dark chocolate (90% cocao)
- unsweetened coconut
- 6-8 whole strawberries
Avocado Chocolate Mousse
- Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit. Using a spoon, scoop out the flesh and put into a small blender or food processor.
- Add the agave, cocoa powder, vanilla, milk and almond extract. Blend until very smooth.
- Cut 7 strawberries in half and put ½ a strawberry (sliced side up with stem) on bottom of spoon.
- Fill a pastry bag, fitted with a IM tip full of avocado chocolate mousse. Pipe a dollop of mousse onto each strawberry half (as you would onto a cupcake) SEE VIDEO in NOTES * If you don't have a piping bag and tip, you can use a ziplock bag (just cut off one corner) and pipe the mousse in a circular motion.
- Cut each square of chocolate in half. Add a half piece of chocolate to each strawberry spoon.
- Remove remaining strawberry stems and finely chop strawberries, then sprinkle a few pieces on top of mousse, placing in front of chocolate bar piece.
- Garnish with sprinkles of coconut (on top) and whole strawberries on the plate.
Perfect dessert spoons and great for entertaining and portion control too...deliciosu!!
Thanks, Shailaja- yes, I definitely need portion control when it comes to chocolate and strawberries haha!
Yum! Great idea! You can never go wrong with chocolate and strawberries paired together
Thanks, Vanessa! Yes, I agree 🙂
Avocado mousse is so amazing, and you have totally up that game with these yummy strawberry chocolate spoons. Great idea, Terri (and love your photos, too)
Thanks, Colleen! That is a high compliment coming from you (your photography is amazing!)
These Avocado Chocolate mousse mini desserts are adorable, Terri! I happen to have a collection of ceramic spoons too, so I will be sure to pin this recipe to try. I appreciate that it could be made dairy free too with a non-dairy milk substitute. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you, Denise- that's perfect that you have those spoons and exactly what I would expect, chef! I hope you enjoy it and yes, they can easily be made with a non- dairy substitute!
Katherine | Love In My Oven
There is DEFINITELY something about mini desserts that I just love. Especially when chocolate and strawberry is involved!! Sign me up for a couple of these!
Thanks, Katherine! You're officially signed up haha!
I'll never forget the first time I had chocolate avocado mousse. Such a surprise!! This is a perfect romantic dessert!
So easy and delicious! I’ve never tried avocado with chocolate but it works great. Thanks!
Glad you liked it, Sabrina !