I’m going to share something MAGICAL with you all today. Something that still shocks me every time I eat it. That something is Chocolate Avocado Pudding. Pudding has been a tricky thing to come up with since I have stopped eating refined sugar and dairy products. All of the pre-made pudding mixes are full of sugar. Even the ones in the healthy section at the grocery store. So I had put pudding to the back of my mind and moved on to other desserts.
That was until I came across a recipe for chocolate avocado frosting. I was trying to find a frosting recipe I could use for my birthday cake that wasn’t full of refined sugar. It seemed impossible at the time until I stumbled across this amazing idea. I will admit I was pretty skeptical at first because avocados have a very distinct taste. I would never have thought avocado and dessert could fit in the same sentence. But wow, oh wow was I wrong. It tastes just like chocolate! You get a slight undertone of avocado but it somehow works.
It tricks my brain every time I eat it. My eyes see chocolate pudding and my tongue tastes chocolate pudding, but my brain knows it’s avocados. Now the really cool part about this recipe is that it actually works as a pudding, frosting, or mousse. When you first blend it together it’s the perfect pudding consistency. A few hours in the refrigerator and it’s spreadable like frosting. If you put it in the freezer for 20 minutes or so, it thickens up and is the consistency of a mousse. Did I mention this stuff is magical?!
The possibilities for this recipe seem endless. Do you have any recipes that trick your brain like this chocolate avocado pudding did mine? Something you didn’t ever think would work but is some how amazing? I would love to hear about it and I hope you are as excited about this recipe as I am!
- 2 avocados
- 1/3 cup coconut oil melted
- 1/3 cup + 3 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 tbs honey (use additional maple syrup or agave if strict vegan)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- Halve and pit the avocados
- Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth
- Serve immediately as a pudding, refrigerate for a couple of hours for frosting, or freeze for 20 minutes for mousse.
- Serving Size: 4
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