I have seen the recipes for puddings and other chocolate desserts made with avocado quite a few times, but I was skeptical. I love avocados and chocolate, but I wasn’t sure they would go together.
The other night, Natalie asked for pudding. I was going to make a chia seed pudding, but I had a bag of avocados on the counter that were ripe. (That is the only downside of buying a bunch of avocados. It might be cost-effective, but they all ripen at the same time and I have to get creative on how to use them up!) So, I thought I would give a Chocolate Avocado Pudding a try. I found some recipes that used sugar, so I swapped out the sugar for raw honey and used raw cacao in place of cocoa powder, because that is what I had on hand.
I was shocked by how delicious it turned out! My kids all loved it and no one mentioned the avocado. My husband loved this too – his only comment was that it was so rich that he couldn’t take more than a couple bites. I’m not going to lie, I could definitely taste a hint of avocado, but it was still delicious and I will be making it again!
I made the recipe below and put it in 5 dishes, but none of us ate the whole thing in one sitting. We all saved at least half for the next day. So, I would guess this would make 4-6+ servings, depending on how much rich dessert you can handle!
- 2 large avocados, peeled and pit removed
- 1/2 cup raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
- 1/2 cup raw organic honey
- 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
A pinch of salt might be good here, to bring out the sweetness.
Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and process until smooth.
Refrigerate until chilled, 30 minutes or so.