Chocolate Avocado Pudding

UPDATED May 19, 2012

Since I posted this recipe, I’ve made this several times and have tweaked it. See below for changes.

We’ve been eating avocados lately. Unfortunately we can’t grow them, but we still try to fit them into our diet.

I’ve been craving chocolate for the last several months since I’m trying to stick to my new eating plan.

What you need for this recipe
What you need for this recipe.

This is a real simple recipe. The first batch I mixed in the blender – what a mess and not needed for this small amount. The second batch was made just using a spoon and a bowl.

Chocolate Avocado Pudding [print_link]

1 avocado

1/4 – 1/2 cup cocoa

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon almond extract

1/4 cup sweetener. I used agave, but you could use sugar or whatever you like to use to sweeten.

milk (I used almond but any milk would work) to consistency you want

Play with the amount of cocoa you like. The more cocoa the richer and the stronger the flavor. Also, if you want it to be real thick, don’t add milk. Since I wanted it to be creamier, I added almond milk. After making this several times and again today, I’ve decided that I really like less cocoa (1/4 cup) and added milk until it was true pudding consistency.

Mash the avocado. Then add the remaining ingredients and mix until all is blended. And here is what you get!

Chocolate Avocado Mousse
Chocolate Avocado Pudding

I know. My first reaction when I saw a similar recipe I thought Yuck! But it is so good. You can’t taste the avocado and it has a lovely texture. Since strawberries are in season, I added them to this treat.

Strawberries with mousse
Strawberries on top of pudding

We’ve also added avocado to our smoothies in the morning making them so thick and creamy. Yum!

Hope you are having a great Mother’s Day weekend!