My mom made homemade chocolate pudding on a pretty regular basis. She would stand at the stove stirring and we would eat warm chocolate pudding with cream poured on top …. I loved it!
My husband on the other hand can’t stand pudding, even before he was dairy free. His mom also made puddings but it was something he could not swallow!
THIS avocado chocolate pudding I actually convinced him to try (because it had avocados!). I told him to pretend it was chocolate guacamole … and that was what got him to try it! Truly it doesn’t taste like guacamole … but whatever gets the man to give it a try!! Can you believe that he said he liked it, AND he would eat it again!!! If you know how he feels about pudding, THAT is an amazing compliment!!!
On the other hand, my daughter is a chocolate pudding lover and she DISLIKES guacamole completely! SO, when she heard chocolate and avocado in the same sentence … she had a look of horror on her face. She had her mind made up that it would NOT taste good! Yet, she ate it. She like’s gramma’s chocolate pudding THEE BEST … but this recipe is OK and would be probably better if she didn’t KNOW it had green mushy avocados in it!
My son, he said he thought it was great! He said that he would never know there was chia or avocados … it just tasted good. What an easy going teen age boy!
You have the vote of approval, from my family, for this avocado pudding. I must say that I was feeling a bit like my daughter … but it really does taste good. My favourite salad and supper cookbook, Yum and Yummer, has a Chocolate Avocado pudding and I was inspired from their recipe. I added chia, raspberries, more avocado and dairy free milk, and changed up the sugar … but other than that it’s kinda similar!! :). You can check out their recipe on page 238, if you have the book! Otherwise try my variation or change it up how you would like!
It’s a new year …. why stick with old normal chocolate puddings? Try something new! You may be surprised how much your family likes Avocado Pudding. Maybe don’t tell them … and see if they even notice! What I love about this pudding is it actually adds nutrients to your family … and it’s called dessert! Getting Chia and Avocados in dessert …… THAT is a bonus!
If you try it, write a comment and let me know what your family thought.
Avocado Chocolate Pudding
- 265 grams Ripe Avocados, pitted and cut up (3 avacados)
- 6 tbsp Cocoa Powder, unsweetened
- 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
- 4 tbsp Maple Syrup
- 140 ml Milk (or non flavoured milk substitue)
- 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
- 3 tbsps Frozen Raspberries, thawed and drained
- Peel 3 avacados, cut into pieces and place into a hand held small food processor. If you don't have one, you could try to mash with a fork and mix with a electric mixer (I have not tried that … but it could work!).
- Add the rest of the ingredients into the bowl of your food processor and whip it up until smooth and lumps are gone. If it seems a bit thick, add a bit more milk.
- I don't find it tastes very good warm. So, put it into a bowl, cover and let it chill for about 2 to 3 hours. It tastes sooooo much better chilled!!! You can make it in the morning and leave it in the fridge for supper, but eat it within a day.
- Scoop pudding into dishes and then garnish. You can put a berry, chocolate chunks, chocolate shavings, whipped cream or whipped coconut milk on top of pudding before you serve.