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Raw Cacao Avocado Ganache

A rich tasting, healthy dessert that is brimming with antioxidants, healthy fats and beneficial phytonutrients
Prep Time30 mins
Refrigeration Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Avocado, Raw Cacao
Servings: 6


  • Food Processor


  • 4 Large Avocados
  • 3/4 Cup Sana Direct Raw Cacao Powder
  • 100 grams Coconut Oil Melted
  • 1/4 Cup Liquid Sweetener Maple Syrup, Runny Honey, Rice Malt Syrup etc.
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence


  • Melt your coconut oil on low heat in a saucepan
  • Scoop the flesh from the avocados and blend to a smooth paste in your processor
  • Add the cacao powder, salt and vanilla and blend in
  • Pour in the melted coconut oil while the processor is running, then add the sweetener, stopping for taste tests. See the notes for sweetener options
  • Put the finished ganache into six serving dishes or glasses and let them set in the fridge for about 30 minutes
  • Serving options include whipped cream, fresh berries, a sprinkle of cacao nibs or drizzle of syrup or even liqueur


Click here for  Sana Direct Raw Cacao Powder


This dessert is very rich, but not very sweet so you can customise it to suit your palate. To reduce the intensity of the cacao flavour, either reduce the amount of cacao powder or swap it it out for a dutch cocoa powder.
You can replace one or two avocados with large bananas. This will reduce the need for extra sweetener.
Date paste (dates soaked then blended in your processor) can be used in place of the liquid sweetener.