Chocolate Avocado Pudding {vegan!}

by Amy on 22 May 2013

Chocolate Avocado PuddingSo, I’ve seen chocolate avocado pudding on lots of my favorite blogs over the last few months, + while it always looks delicious, I’ve been reluctant to try it. I love avocados (in guacamole, in pasta, etc.) + I love chocolate, but together? I had my doubts. But, when I had a few avocados quickly getting ripe + was craving something sweet the other day, I decided to (finally!) give this intriguing pudding recipe a try.

So, how was it? Pretty flippin’ delicious! I’m not going to say that you can’t taste the avocado at all, because in this version at least, I could taste a subtle avocado flavor. As an avocado fan, I actually liked that. But would I try to sneak this by an avocado hater? (like I did with my beet-hating husband + this awesome chocolate beet cake?) – nope. That being said, it was delicious – wonderfully rich, chocolatey, smooth + creamy, with just a hint of awesome avocado flavor. And, because of the ingredients, it’s vegan, gluten-free, + has lots of heart-healthy benefits. Win!

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

serves 2, adapted from Forgiving Martha

ingredients

1 ripe avocado, peeled + quartered
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup raw agave nectar (i substituted honey)
1/4 cup almond milk (i used chocolate almond milk)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

directions

put all the ingredients in blender or food processor + blend until smooth.
top with fresh fruit and/or whipped cream, serve + enjoy!

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1 Leah | So, How's It Taste? May 22, 2013 at 8:21 am

Hmm, you may convince me to try this combo again. I made avocado brownies and they were a complete, disgusting disaster. I love avocados, so I don’t think I’d mind the taste in the pudding. It looks so creamy and awesome in your pics!

2 amy May 22, 2013 at 8:46 am

You should give it another try! The avocado flavor really was quite subtle and it did lend an awesome smoothness/creaminess to the pudding. Sorry your brownies weren’t a success – they sound promising for sure!

3 danielle May 22, 2013 at 9:11 am

I see this recipe a lot and I am so curious. If you say it’s good I may need to give it a try.

4 Luv What You Do May 22, 2013 at 11:00 am

I have been wanting to make avocado pudding for a while. I need to pick up some avocado’s at Costco this weekend!

5 ashley - baker by nature May 22, 2013 at 12:09 pm

I love this pudding! I’ve seen versions of it before, but your gorgeous photos have convinced me it’s a must try!!!

6 Lesley Eats May 22, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Um, I think this is great for people who want a dairy-free pudding, but I just couldn’t bear to do this to a good avocado! 😀

7 amy May 22, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Bahaha! I agree that if I only had 1 avocado in the house, i’d just eat it straight up. But when you have a bunch that are ripening too quickly, this is (in my humble opinion) a great way to use ’em up! =)

8 claire (@realnutritioncg) May 22, 2013 at 1:15 pm

SHUT UP.

9 amy May 22, 2013 at 1:21 pm

HA!

10 Nik@ABrownTable May 22, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Yum, I’ve been wanting to try using avocado in desserts but haven’t had a chance yet. This looks too good to pass up.

11 Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie May 22, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Wow and it’s so easy to make! Can’t really find much an excuse not to make this.

12 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking May 22, 2013 at 3:56 pm

This is so awesome, Amy! I’d definitely be lickin’ the bowl clean on this one!

13 CCU May 22, 2013 at 4:27 pm

I love this my friend, it looks so delicious and I can’t believe it is semi-healthy 😀

Cheers
CCU

14 Beth May 23, 2013 at 11:23 am

It sounds good – and so does that chocolate beet cake!

15 amy May 23, 2013 at 11:53 am

The chocolate beet cake is AMAZING – you’ve gotta try it when beets are back in season. =)

16 Jeff May 23, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Decadent!! My wife will definitely appreciate this! It looks like the perfect consistency! Did you find the avocado worth it to add then if you can’t taste it? I know the health benefits… it just seems a waste of a tasty avocado then!

17 Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry May 23, 2013 at 2:22 pm

I would gladly sacrifice a tasty avocado for this pudding! It looks amazing.

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19 Jed Gray (sportsglutton) May 24, 2013 at 8:12 am

Interesting recipe, but I could see how the avocado provides a unique and positive body and texture to the pudding. Might have to try it myself.

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20 Erin @ Texanerin Baking May 24, 2013 at 8:39 am

This looks great! Love that you tried avocado pudding. Yay! :)

I’ve tried from two different browsers with different methods and I can’t pin this. :(

21 amy May 24, 2013 at 8:53 am

Boo on the pinning problem! I pinned it here, can you just re-pin from there?

22 cj May 25, 2013 at 6:52 pm

Love me some choc avocado pudding :)

23 Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef May 26, 2013 at 8:48 pm

i’ve made this pudding before! it is so good–thanks for the reminder. maybe it’ll be a good snack later tonight! :)

24 Jen L | Tartine and Apron Strings May 27, 2013 at 8:19 pm

I’ve made this recipe before…and you can’t even really tell there’s avocado in it. The key is to let it sit for 24 hours! Love the use if chocolate almond milk here!

25 amy May 28, 2013 at 8:17 am

Ooh, good tip about letting it sit for 24 hours!

26 Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake May 28, 2013 at 2:51 pm

This looks wonderful! I’ve been wanting to try this for a while and I’m so glad to know it’s good!

27 Angie June 3, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Just made this today, so delicious!

28 amy June 3, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Awesome, Angie – so glad you liked it!

29 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com June 13, 2013 at 12:23 am

One of my favorite combo of desserts out there! Yum!

30 Mandy June 20, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Just made this as a treat for my picky eater 3 year old & it was delicious! I also used honey. Thanks for the healthier treat idea!

31 amy June 20, 2013 at 1:50 pm

That is so awesome that your 3-year-old liked this – big success! =) Thanks for the fab feedback. =)

32 Stephanie June 25, 2013 at 6:33 pm

This was sooooooo good!!!

33 amy June 25, 2013 at 7:32 pm

Yay! So glad you liked it, Stephanie!

34 Jen July 2, 2013 at 7:42 pm

Thanks for the recipe, Amy! Although I like avocado, it was a little too avocado-y for me (same for my 4-yr-old, but the 1 1/2-yr-old loved it!). I’m going to try again next time with some orange juice and/or zest and/or coffee. Also, maybe my avocado was too ripe? Fun experiment though!

35 amy July 2, 2013 at 8:31 pm

I agree 100% – I’ve found that certain avocados make it super avocado-y, and some you can barely taste the flavor at all. Do report back about how your experiments go with the orange juice/zest or coffee – smart ideas!

36 Robyn Rosenkrantz July 12, 2013 at 12:08 am

I loved it!!!! My parents even loved it. They put whip cream on top : )
I put fresh cherries on top. Shared with all my friends…
Thanks so much!!!!

37 Ashley Kuffler July 12, 2013 at 12:33 pm

this is truly delicious THANK YOU

38 Lisa Serrano July 20, 2013 at 9:18 am

I have seen this recipe before and have been dying to try it. I can’t have dairy so I love that it’s Vegan. And how can I resist 2 of my favorite things chocolate and avacados!

I also put an avacado in my smoothie every morning. It helps keep you full longer and give it a creamy consistanecy. And yes you can taste the avacado just a but it doesn’t bother beccause I LOVE avacados.

39 amy July 21, 2013 at 9:22 am

Lisa, I hope you love it! And I love the idea of adding avocados to your morning smoothie. YUM!

40 Ana July 28, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Tried it today. Texture came out just like pudding. However, not too crazy about the taste. You can taste a hint of the avocado. Gave a small taste to my guinea pig (husband) and he said “Nasty and that I should go for the real chocolate pudding.”

41 amy July 28, 2013 at 4:17 pm

Yup, as I said in my post, you can definitely taste the avocado. For an avocado-lover like me (and lots of previous commenters), that’s actually a good thing. But it certainly isn’t for people who don’t like avocado. Hope you find another recipe on my blog that your guinea pig/husband approves of!

42 Milk Allergy Mom August 20, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Thank you for a simple recipe! I didn’t want to mess with creams and such. I made it with Stevia and agave, delish! Will definitely share with our readers as many milk allergy kids need that extra fat.

43 amy August 20, 2013 at 4:02 pm

I’m so thrilled that it was a success for you!

44 Angelique August 22, 2013 at 4:51 pm

I followed your recipe but opted out of agave or honey and just added a whole banana… YUM! Thanks for sharing this! I love anything involving avocados.

45 amy August 22, 2013 at 7:38 pm

Ooh, love the idea of adding the banana to slightly sweeten it – yum! So glad you liked it, Angelique!

46 Nicole August 27, 2013 at 6:33 am

This looks great. I’m wondering if it will keep since avocados tend to turn eater quickly one the pit is out? Thanks!

47 amy August 27, 2013 at 9:33 am

Hi Nicole, I’m not 100% sure since we ate it so quickly, but I’d predict it’ll keep for a few days in the fridge, just like guacamole (or anything else with avocados) normally does. Hope that helps!

48 Julie September 1, 2013 at 11:25 pm

I love this type of pudding. I can’t have gluten, yeast, dairy, or sugar (also can’t have agave, maple syrup, or honey -among other things) so this meets my sweet tooth cravings. Instead of the agave I used a little Xylitol and Yacon Syrup. I also make mine with raw cacao instead of processed cocoa powder. All the extra nutrients I can get the better! Plus I made a layered dessert with it (for a little extra flavor). I put a little almond butter on the bottom, coconut flakes in the middle, then this chocolate pudding on the top. There are very few desserts I can have, so this is perfect! Thanks!

49 amy September 2, 2013 at 10:23 am

I love how you adapted this for your diet, Julie, + the layered components sound SO good. YUM!

50 Tomaidh September 6, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Honey is not vegan

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