If you’re looking for a quick and easy Keto friendly dessert, and don’t care about how bad it looks, or what it looks like, then look no further.

Recipe: Quick and Easy Chocolate Keto Dessert

Yield: 1 Serves

Cooking Time: ~5 Minutes


  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 Tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Sweetener
  • Coconut Oil

Ingredients Gone Wild

avocado, cocoa powder, and cinnamon


So, so easy. Cut an avocado open, remove the flesh, and put it into a bowl or something where you can get a little wild with making it smooth.

smushed avocado

Yum. Now add the tablespoon of cinnamon and stir with gusto.

adding cinnamon to our destroyed avocado

The tablespoon of cocoa powder, this time stirring with vigor.

smushed avocado with cocoa powder

Coconut Oil

There are two kinds of coconut oil:

  1. That which smells and tastes of coconut
  2. That which does not taste or smell of anything

I found this out the hard way when I cooked a steak in coconut oil recently, as I’d previously only had the no flavor, no scent variety.

For this you can use either, but obviously if you don’t like the flavor of coconut, don’t use it if that’s what you’ve got.

I’d say use at least 1 tablespoon, but feel free to add heaps more if you want, finally, finishing up with as much a sweetener as you need.

This will vary greatly from person to person as, though avocado has a light flavor, it still has flavor all the same.


I recommend putting it in the fridge until it cools down, yes, the coconut oil will solidify and it will (still) look dreadful, but it leads to a nice and fudge-like texture.

If you’re looking to change it up a little, add in some shredded/desiccated coconut! It’s so super fatty that if you’re looking to get back on keto, eat this and do some light exercise, and you’ll be well and truly cutting the time to be back in ketosis.

14 Comments on Quick and Easy Chocolate Keto Dessert

This is actually pretty kickass.

by Noxious on July 14, 2013 Reply

    Awesome! I’m glad you like it! It’s a little unusual at first, texturally anyway, but I like it!

    by Aaron on July 18, 2013 Reply

Sounds delish!

by lissi on February 23, 2014 Reply

Nice. Add some whipped cream and berries to top it off. It’s the only way I can get my boys to eat avocados.

by Libby @ ditchthecarbs.com on March 19, 2014 Reply

guys- the sweetener makes a difference!! I just tried to make this… without the sweetener. It was like having pure cacao-avocado. Put some sweetener in dat ish, mix it up. I used cream cheese as a substitute to up my fat ratio- totally going to the store to buy some stevia or something. Lots of love to your site, it’s giving me some great ideas for recipes =)

by l. on March 24, 2014 Reply

Why does it have to cool down? I don’t see where it gets heated up. Help!

by Terri W. on January 8, 2015 Reply

    It’s not so much cooling it down from it being hot as it is chilling it to consume cold 🙂

    by Aaron on January 25, 2015 Reply

Definitely not the prettiest dish, but I gave it a shot. Tastes better than it looks! almost like a creamy avocado/chocolate pudding

by Andrew on January 22, 2015 Reply

Hey, keto friends. Jarrow Formula makes an expeller pressed coconut oil that neither smells nor tastes like coconut. I like a little coconut flavor in desserts like this, but not in my sautéed veggies. I love a chocolate avocado any day of the week!

by Emarie on February 12, 2015 Reply

If you freeze it..it’s like ice cream! 😀 so much more fun to eat!!

by Eve Black on March 29, 2015 Reply

The only type of coconut oil you should be using is cold-pressed unrefined-the stuff that tastes like coconut. If it does not taste like coconut, it has been processed out, along with its health benefits, and you will NOT go into ketosis. If you want ketosis, you have to suck it up and deal with the coconut flavor.

by JP on May 2, 2015 Reply

Looks like a great recipe! Have you tried mashed up Medjool dates to add sweetness instead of artificial sweetener?
Thought I’d give that a try.

by M. Johnson on May 30, 2015 Reply

    I haven’t but that sounds pretty fantastic, let me know how it goes!

    by Aaron on June 16, 2015 Reply

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