I know what you are thinking: chocolate pudding, made with avocados? See, the two don’t really go together…Chocolate pudding is not supposed to be healthy. Oh, but it can be! I am not vegan, ok I can’t even consider myself vegetarian (even though I have been succesfully limiting my meat consumption to less than a few times per week), but this is an excellent vegan dessert. There are no dairy products used in this recipe. This was the first time I tried making chocolate avocado pudding, and I was really surprised at how it turned out. The consistency is exactly like regular chocolate pudding, and it has a rich chocolately taste so you can’t even taste the avocado at all. I used coconut milk and shredded coconut to give it some extra flavor, but I have seen some recipes that use bananas (which sounds amazing!!). Sooo I sort of did something really mean. My husband hates avocados (I know…), but he loves chocolate, especially pudding. So guess what? I gave him a little spoonful without telling him there were avocados in it, and he just said “MMM”. I asked him what he thought it was made of and he had no idea! When I told him, of course he refused to eat another bite. Hahaha. I know that was mean, but it proved that even if you don’t like avocados you can still enjoy this dessert! Sorry sweetie…
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- 1 ripe avocado
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 tbsp honey
- ¼ cup coconut milk
- Sweetened, shredded coconut for garnish
- Add avocado, cocoa, vanilla, honey and coconut milk to a mixing bowl.
- Blend with an electric mixer until well blended and creamy. When ready, it should have very few lumps.
- Chill for 15 minutes, then serve in a dessert bowl and top with shredded coconut.
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