Chocolate avocado pudding is quick and easy to make. It won’t take more than 5 minutes for you to whip it up. And it will change your sweet tooth game forever.
This pudding has been a favorite in my house since the first time I made it. It is always requested by my son. And when we lived in California, we knew several people who would check the refrigerator for it every time they visited.
Perhaps, it is time for me to unleash it to the people I know here in northern Maine!
Will I be able to taste the avocado in this pudding?
You really can’t taste the avocado in this pudding if it’s made right. And I’m sincere about that, you REALLY can’t.
As I mentioned above, my son requests it all the time. Yet, he will not eat an avocado no matter what other way I try to feed it to him.
I suppose the avocado flavor doesn’t come through because chocolate has such a dominant flavor profile. I can’t think of any other reason. After all, the primary ingredient is avocado.
This dish is just slightly healthier for you if you make it with raw cacao. But I can tell you right now that if you do that, it is likely that you will have a slight taste of avocado coming through in every bite.
This is why I use cocoa powder when whipping up this creamy delight. The cocoa is stronger and completely masks the taste of the avocado. Don’t get me wrong I LOVE avocado, just not in my pudding!
Soooooo … with all that said, if you can taste avocado in your pudding just add more cocoa. Once it reaches a flavor that is closer to dark chocolate than to milk chocolate the taste of avocado will completely disappear.
How to make this dish fit into your diet plan
Making chocolate avocado pudding fit into just about any diet plan is pretty easy stuff. You can use the following information to alter it to suit your specific needs.
To make it …
DAIRY FREE – It is naturally dairy free. Although there are versions out there that are made with real milk which, of course, are not dairy free. So, if you find yourself eating it somewhere besides your own kitchen, you should ask what kind of milk it was prepared with.
GLUTEN FREE – If you take care to be sure that the plant milk you use to make this pudding is gluten free you should be good to go. If you choose to make the oat milk recipe that’s on the Sustainable Slow Living Blog to make your own healthier plant milk just use gluten free whole rolled oats.
VEGAN – The only ingredient in this recipe that isn’t vegan compliant is the honey. You can absolutely substitute maple syrup, in the same measurent, for the honey. And, while I haven’t tried it, I’m certain you can use dates as an acceptable replacement as well. I would start with 6-8 dates (3-4 if they are medjool). In order to be certain that they process down to a smooth consistency, be sure to soak them in the plant milk overnight before you use them to whip up this recipe.
WFPB – See the above info for making this recipe vegan compliant. The same applies to turning it into a wfpb compliant dish.
WHOLE 30 – If you follow a whole 30 diet plan this recipe is good to go just as it is!
How to make chocolate avocado pudding
If you’re like I am you like recipes that are easy.
It’s great to spend a day in the kitchen cooking an elaborate dish with all the bells and whistles. I love those days.
But life does not allow for that level of indulgence on a daily basis. So, this recipe fits the bill for the every day. It takes just minutes.
AND … it provides a way to use up those avocados that have been left to sit on the counter for just a bit too long. No need to throw them away, make some crazy delicious chocolate avocado pudding instead!
Toppings for your pudding
I’m not gonna lie, I usually don’t put toppings on my pudding. Everyone in my house loves it just the way it is.
BUT, I can see why the idea of adding a bit of chopped up goodness on top of a creamy dish of chocolate avocado pudding would be enticing. On the few occasions that I’ve done it, I admit it was quite a treat!
Here are a few things you might want to consider giving a try if you’re of the mind too …
- chopped nuts (any one of your favorites will do)
- coconut flakes
- berries (pick whichever ones are in season in your area)
- granola (buy a whole foods choice, or better yet make your own)
- bananas (bananas and chocolate? yes. please.)
Tips and Tricks
- Be sure your avocados are soft enough to blend smoothly. If they are not, your pudding will have tiny chunks of avocado in it. The texture will be unpleasant and you will not be able to completely cover the avocado flavor.
- There is a point where an avocado is too far gone to whip it into pudding. If an avocado’s flesh has become too dark it will make the pudding stringy. However, bear in mind that some dark marbling in the avocado is a good thing. I would make the cut off point about 30% dark flesh.
- It you don’t have any backup avocados when your making this dish, be sure to add the plant milk a little at a time. This way you can control how thin your pudding becomes. If you add too much at the start you’ll just be stuck with a runny dish of pudding. BUT if you have an extra avocado or two to work with, and the pudding gets too runny, you can thicken it with more avocado.
- Don’t skip the vanilla. If you absolutely have to, you can. But it really does add to the flavor of the dish.
- If you’re feeling adventurous try adding some cinnamon or ginger to your pudding. It gives it a nice twist!
I hope this recipe is as handy in your house as it is in mine.
I’d love to hear how it turns out for you if you make it. Or perhaps you have some tips and/or tricks to offer me for my future chocolate avocado pudding making ventures.
Either way … we should meet in the comments and chat all about it!
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This pudding is quick and easy to make. It won't take more than 5 minutes for you to whip it up. And it will change your sweet tooth game forever.
- 3 Haas avocados, overripe
- 1 cup plant milk, unsweetened
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup honey
- 2 tsps vanilla extract
- Pit and peel avocados
- Place all ingredients in a food processor
- Process for 1-2 minutes or until smooth and creamy
- Chill for 24 hours
- Serve and enjoy
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 260Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 29mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 8gSugar: 16gProtein: 4g
This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 05/21/2021. Nutritional information is not always correct.