Rich and creamy Vegan chocolate avocado pudding, 4 simple wholesome ingredients and 2 minutes to make! You won't believe how easy and decadent this healthy recipe is, kid-friendly and adult approved.
(This post was originally published in April of 2014, the recipe and photographs have been made even better)
What you need for this recipe: ripe avocados, cacao or cocoa powder, maple syrup, almond milk or milk of your choice, and a pinch of salt.
There are a few things you need to know about vegan chocolate avocado pudding:
- HOLY DELICIOUS!
- You need to make a batch every week
- Your kids will love you forever
- Life is better with chocolate avocado pudding
Do you remember the chocolate pudding of the 1980's? The kind Mom used to make on the stove top, pour into cute little glass tulip jars, and then place in the fridge to cool?
Let me tell you how it “used” to be.
Mom, would boil some concoction on the stove for about an hour (memory may not be accurate here… just go with me, K?) The whole house would subsequently smell like chocolate heaven. The chocolate goodness would ceremoniously be poured into jars, (6 to be exact, one for every member of my family) and placed in the fridge to cool for hours. Many hours. Hours that seemed like the longest hours in the history of the world. Hours that dragged on until my little chocolate brain couldn't take it anymore.
When the pudding was finally cool enough, we were allowed to dig in.
My siblings and I would take our time savoring the thick chocolate skin that formed on top of the pudding. The skin, although shunned by foodies everywhere, was by far the best part. We would barter with each other attempting to procure extra pudding skin, “I'll make your bed for a week for 3 bites of pudding skin.”
Chocolate pudding was and still remains one of my top 5 favorite desserts (right next to lemon anything). I just make it a little differently now. First step, ripe avocado.
Yes, avocado. If you have never made this simple real food treat you are in for a shock. It's outrageously rich and creamy. Chocolate avocado pudding is everything chocolate pudding should be, but better. Yes. Better.
There is nothing simpler and more satisfying than this 2 minute, 4 REAL FOOD ingredient, super recipe. Sorry Mom, I have a better way. (please note, the chocolate skin of puddings past will not make an appearance here, sorry to say)
I have made this recipe for the kids in my life, for dinner parties, and I have even served it to hundreds (real number) of corporate participants during my heart health lunch and learn series. I never announce that it's avocado, I just hand out the chocolate goodness and watch while each little cup is devoured.
The recipe couldn't be simpler: add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. That's it. Seriously. That. Is. It. A decadent chocolate dessert is 2 minutes away from right now. Right now! Go run and throw these ingredients together and come back here and tell me all about it! MmmmKay? Perfect. I'll do the same 🙂
Avocado Chocolate Pudding
- 2 medium avocado
- 1/2 cup raw cacao powder or cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- pinch sea salt
- 5 tablespoons maple syrup
- Add all ingredients to a blender or the bowl of a food processor. Process/ blend until smooth and creamy. Taste for sweetness, if you prefer a sweeter pudding add more maple syrup.
- Honey replaces maple syrup perfectly
- You can make a 1/2 batch of this, just use a bit more than 1/2 of the almond milk
- Take the time to be certain the avocado has fully broken down, an unexpected bite of a still intact avocado bit is not pleasant
- The pudding stores perfectly in a covered container in the fridge for up to 7 days
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