The first time I heard about making chocolate pudding out of avocados, I was rightfully hesitant. But man am I glad that I tried it! It is full of flavor and an incredible alternative dessert that is rich in fiber and healthy fats while providing deep satisfaction. This creamy, smooth pudding that has a texture of a delicate mousse that will melt in your mouth. As with all recipes, be sure to taste-test along the way and add any ingredients needed because there is always variation in the sweetness levels of maple syrup, the ripeness/creaminess of the avocados you use, etc. Enjoy!
Delicious Cacao Avocado Pudding
Makes 4 servings
246 kcal | 5.8 g protein | 27.5 g carbohydrates | 9.3 g dietary fiber | 12.9 g sugar | 12.2 g fat | Vitamin A 3% DV | Vitamin C 10% DV |Calcium 9% DV | Iron 13% | Folate 15.1% DV
2 large avocados - peeled, pitted, and cubed
1/4 cup Cacao Powder
1/4 cup coconut palm sugar, honey, or maple syrup
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
¼ tsp sea salt
⅓ cup dairy-free milk of choice (coconut, oat, flax milk for nut-free option)
1. Blend avocados, cacao powder, sweetener of choice, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and sea salt in a blender until smooth. If pudding is too thick, add milk of choice.
2. Refrigerate pudding until chilled, about 30 minutes or enjoy immediately. Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. This dessert can also be frozen for a chocolate mousse ice cream as well.
Top pudding with fresh berries like strawberries or raspberries for balance and freshness.
Create elegant chocolate shavings by grating a dark chocolate bar with a hand grater over the pudding.