Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Saw this at the market the other day. The ingredients were simple and it looked delicious! Many substitutes abound (liquid, sweetener, spices). Vary amounts to taste!
Saw this at the market the other day. The ingredients were simple and it looked delicious! Many substitutes abound (liquid, sweetener, spices). Vary amounts to taste!
I liked it, just wanted to share a tip about reducing the avocado taste (which is very minimal as is) but its best to get an avocado that is a little bit under ripe but still soft. The riper it is the more the taste will be pronounced.
Loved it. Ratios are really good in this version. I Used combo of medjool dates and raw agave instead of sugar to avoid a blood sugar spike :) Also added a splash of Braggs liquid aminos which added depth and salt to enhance the chocolate flavor. Delicious, fast and super healthy! AND no one will know it's dairy-free.
This was a pleasant surprise. I made half the recipe to try it and only used a scant 1/4 cup of turbando sugar in place of brown. We all liked it and my skeptic did not believe it contained avocado. I had never worked with coconut milk before so it was an education all around. Thanks!
I have a picky toddler who, not surprisingly, much prefers sweets to vegetables! So I'm always looking for ways to sneak veggies into "special treats". He gobbled this up and I found myself licking the bowl. I threw it all in a food processor and substituted whole milk for coconut milk and it turned out great.
This was very well-received and is great for gluten/lactose intolerant people. Reading the reviews, I can understand how the cocoa might seem a bit much at first, I think the key is to make it several hours ahead so the chocolatey flavour has time to develop. It's not like the avocado purée is going to go brown from oxidization in this one!
Reading some of the reviews (i.e., too much cocoa), I can only conclude that the end result will be contingent upon the "type" of avocado used... I used the larger, Florida avocados from my back yard (not Hass). My daughter tells me they are sweeter than the Hass; I am not an avocado lover, so I wouldn't know. Cocoa @ 1/2 c. comes out great. I used homemade Kefir instead of coconut milk with 1/4 c. raw honey & just a small amount of brown sugar (1 - 2 tsp. ?); omitted the cinnamon... NO avocado and/or aftertaste - just perfect chocolate pudding!
I love this recipe I add a little bit more coconut milk with some regular milk and I layer it in a beautiful cup with some plain organic greek yogurt and it is amazing! (I also add some Chili powder)
We make this a lot. In our house we like it better than chocolate pudding!! There's a lightness to the flavor and mouth feel that is so fresh but still chocolaty and yummy. I add cream cheese sometimes, or dissolved instant coffee. Personally, I didn't like the cinnamon. I thought the flavors fought, so I always leave that out.
This "Chocolate Avocado Pudding" tastes a lot like uncooked (instant) JELLO brand puddings made from powdered mixes that I remember from my childhood (except without the fake chemical aftertaste). It is creamy and delicious. I think that I would be inclined to make this pudding often if I had children to share it with. I also think I could serve it to house guests without them realizing it wasn't a regular dairy-based pudding. Thank you ki8deslr for sharing your recipe!
First of all, full disclosure...I made some adjustments. I generally frown upon reviewing a recipe if you haven't made the recipe exactly as written, but I couldn't help but give a "thumbs up" for this one, for the skeptics :-) First, I only used 1/4 cup of brown sugar, and I didn't have coconut milk, so I used 2% cow's milk. IT WAS FABULOUS! And I am not one who puts apple sauce and black beans in the brownies...I'm a full sugar-full butter baker. But THIS is very comparable to a "real" pudding! I gave only 4 stars because I personally think it's heavy on the sugar as written (and possibly heavy on the vanilla), but the chocolatey flavor and pudding texture is all the way there. I even found that this was rich enough that I ate LESS of it (and was satisfied) than I would have a regular pudding. Well done!
This is so rich and creamy. It was filling and satisfying so that even my chocolate loving, sweet-toothed hubby could not eat more than one serving at a time (and that is saying a lot)! I plan to make this and freeze it as avocado freezes well and the color will not matter.
I was surprised this stuff is really good. I didn't put in the cinnamon, and it tasted just like chocolate pudding. Maybe if I ate a whole bowl full I would notice something is different, but Cool Whip would take care of that. I made it for my toddler, but I found myself eating it too. If anything, I may cut back on the cocoa powder just a little and add just a smidge more brown sugar. What a great recipe!
WAY too much cocoa! Used 3 avocados and the cocoa was still overpowering.
Absolutely THE richest chocolate pudding I've ever made! Cannot taste the avocados at all! Just sweet enough- I also cut down on the vanilla & added a touch of almond extract! This dessert was more than the two of us could eat at once, so we do have enough for tomorrow night's dessert as well.. couldn't have been easier!
Healthy and yummy....i added a splash of espresso and used almond milk instead of coconut
I absolutely love avocado and this almost seems a shame to do to it, but I was looking for more ways to sneak vegetables into my kids. I'd seen a recipe for chocolate avocado pudding before that used honey. I was happy to find this one as I was low on honey. It was delicious. The two year old gobbled it up. My chocolate loving 4yo didn't eat as much (she'd had a big dinner though, but said she liked it. It is rich. Oddly, I thought it tasted like chocolate banana, I couldn't taste any hint of avocado. I halved the recipe and did not use the cinnamon as it didn't sound good. May try it next time.
A good way to make it smooth is to run it all through a mesh sieve after you've blended it
very delicious & I am not a fan of avocados
Loved it! Finally found a way to get good stuff into my 5yo son! I used cacao powder instead of cocoa powder to boost the nutrition level, and it doesn't affect the taste. I also used Turbinado sugar instead of brown sugar after seeing another user's comment. I'll definitely be making this on a regular basis!
I don't like Avocados but this recipe was great! I loved that it was dairy free as well.
I love this! Kind of a pudding miracle! I did cut back on the cocoa as advised by others and might cut back a little more. It is very rich and chocolatey, which is a good thing, but almost too rich. It occurs to me "large" avocados are not all equal in size, so it may be a proportion of ingredients issue. But I would start by reducing the cocoa a bit. I topped it with whipped cream. Soooo good! Even my 2 year old grandson gobbled it down saying "yummy!"
I agree with another reviewer. Way too much cocoa. I used a high quality dutch process cocoa and the resulting pudding looks almost black and was very intense. Hershey's cocoa might be less intense, since I tend to have to double that up for my dark chocolate cake recipe. Or maybe I should've used 3 avocados. Anyway, it was tasty enough to try again and I'll be playing with the ratios. Also I'll be trying it with my immersion blender. Using the jar blender was annoying with this thick pudding.
The first few times I made choc avo pudding it turned out tasting way too much like avocadoes. Today I gave it another try using some older avocadoes again, but this time I thought maybe if I added some lemon juice and sea salt it would cut through the old avocado flavor- and it did!! It was so delicious I can't wait too make it again. I did omit the cinnamon and vanilla but I'm sure they'd be great, and I used lakanto and less of it cause I'm trying to eat sugar free. I ate it swirled with some blended frozen berries with a dash of lemon juice-yumyumyum. One of th efastest desserts you can make probably.
I do not like avocado and I've been trying to find creative ways to incorporate it into my diet. This is it!!! The only thing I did differently was I used dutch cocoa powder and added 1/2 of an over ripe banana as well as used 2% milk in place of the coconut because I didn't have any on hand. It turned out great! So creamy and tasty!
This recipe taste great! My only substitutions was honey instead of brown sugar and i did not use cinnamon.
I cut down the cocoa powder to 1/3 cup and I got the the right chocolate fudge flavour I like my chocolate pudding to taste. I think 1/2 cup of cocoa for 2 hass avocados would be too overpowering. I did not like combination of cinnamon and chocolate in this recipe. I did use a pinch of cinnamon the first time I made this and it just gave the pudding a weird, unwanted spicy kick. I would omit the cinnamon every time I make this. I had a feeling that it would damper the flavour of it and I was right.
Delicious! Great way to add more veggies to your diet and you don't taste the avocados at all! I will make again for sure!
WOW!!!!! This is AMAZING. I made a half recipe to see if I liked it. I should have made the full recipe. I tried a 1/4 sugar as another reviewer suggested, but I had to add more. You cannot tell that there is avocado or coconut milk. I licked every single utensil I used. My blender is terrible. I had to pulse, stir during the whole process, but it is well worth it.
I am a non dairy chocolate lover. This really hits the spot.
It was a little difficult to blend in my Ninja, but eventually it became smooth. We substituted date sugar for the brown sugar. The taste was actually better than the Whole Foods, which we used to get all the time. Thank you for posting this receipt!
This was so easy! I realized that I did not have unsweetened cocoa so I used instant hot chocolate and left out the brown sugar. Tasted wonderful!
Amazing! smooth, rich and chocolate-y!! I might consider adding a touch of chili pepper for a little kick and perhaps a touch of sea salt to bring out the sweets a little more!
The coco was a little over powering which made the pudding overall bitter. So in order to sweeten it up I mixed together 1/4 cup melted butter and half a cup of confectioner sugar then added that to the avocado mixture which in turn made the pudding sweeter and fluffier. I also substituted coconut milk for almond milk and it tasted great!!
Loved it! I added an extra avocado and used almond milk, it was all I had at the moment. There's no need for coconut milk (or the fat) for the texture or the creaminess this way! :) I'll make it this way again with... 3 avocados and almond milk.
I am not a big avocado nosher, but this piqued my interest. If I was served this already prepared, I would have no idea it was made with avocados. It has a nice creamy chocolate taste. It's not Jello chocolate pudding but it is delicious. I'm going to try it with other kinds of natural sweeteners - like bananas and honey.
One child loved it, the other did not. I don’t have a yearning for chocolate pudding often but I thought this a very good substitute. I used coconut sugar and unsweetened dark cocoa. Tasty. No hint of avocado taste..
First thing, I don't like avocados but I needed to incorporate them into my diet. I used stevia instead of brown sugar. I used 5 avocados and then doubled and a half everything less. I don't like dark chocolate as much as milk chocolate but this is great!!
I recently had to cut out dairy and have realized that pretty much everything has dairy in it and needed a backup plan for sweets. This is better than any dairy chocolate pudding I've ever had!!! I LOVE this recipe! Thanks so much for posting!
Yes this a good recipe. I tried it after 30 minutes in fridge and did not like the taste of it. I still had a good amount left so I put it back in the fridge. The next day all the ingredients incorporate very well in the fridge and tastes like a pudding. I used the full fat coconut milk from the can because you get the coconut cream which is a good addition to the pudding. Add powdered sugar, vanilla to it and put that in the fridge too. I also used coconut sugar in place of brown sugar.
Made this for the family. It was actually really yummy. I will make it again sometime!
I made it exactly as the recipe calls for but topped it with crushed pecans. My husband loved it. He never likes anything. I will definitely make it again.
Love, Love, Love this!!! It is so creamy and the taste balance is perfect - I did not notice any avocado taste. It's super easy to make. Chill for the full 30 minutes or more - it was best after chilled. I served with blueberries and sea salt flakes sprinkled on top - fabulous!!
I'm not vegan but I am trying to eat some avocado everyday. I usually have it in the morning plain with salt, pepper and a squeeze of lime. When this showed up in my AR mailbox I thought I'd give it a try. I am glad I did! It's not a "roll your eyes " dessert but it did the trick when I wanted a small treat. I would also make this for my vegan friends. I added a 1/4 tsp of salt to follow up the sweet. Thank you for posting it!
I made two batches because I needed 8 servings. Because the avocados were small, I used four organic avocados for each recipe, otherwise I followed the directions verbatim. It takes a little longer in the blender to make because it is necessary to scrape down the sides--I made the second batch in the food processor and it was quicker. This is a wonderful smoothe and creamy dessert with an intense chocolate flavor-I used Trader Joe's unsweetened cocoa.
I used 2 large-ish avocados and added 1/4 cup of cocoa to start, along with 1/2 cup maple syrup. It tasted very “dark” already so I didn’t add the extra cocoa. I did have to add more milk so that it would blend properly but that just made it fluffier so it worked out well! Served it to my kids aged 4-12 and they all loved it and didn’t notice the avocado!
I love that this a healthier treat, and I'd make it again. However, my husband and I both think it has a bad after taste. I'm not sure if it was because I just didn't blend it enough or what, but the unsweetened coco power seemed to come out too much. I'll try again, maybe substitute cows milk. My daughter had three big spoonfuls, but then was done, I'm not sure if she didn't like the after taste, she's only two, but I'm thinking that might be the case.
Great recipe. I added some maple syrup as it wasn't sweet enough but will defo make it again
use maple syrup instead of brown sugar the same amount...
I didn't think it tasted just like chocolate pudding but it's good for a chocolate craving (& helps me eat more avocados!)
Awesome thanks! I just added a pinch of salt to help the chocolate flavour along, but it was great after that :) new favourite for sure
So easy to make and insanely rich in favor. Your guests will only know it’s avocado if you tell them. Topped mine with fresh coconut and walnuts. So deliciuos.
I personally really loved it bc I like dark chocolate but I could not find a way to cut the bitterness for my kids to enjoy. I added a few spoonfuls of coconut oil to help. will make again but maybe less Cocoa?
Love it! I use almond or cashew milk instead of coconut milk. I also add a pinch of salt.
This recipe was super easy but way too rich. I doubled the recipe because I was making a pie with the pudding. Consistency was great. I would use half the amount of cocoa powder next time.. but I will definitely make again. My whole family loved the pie and couldn't believe what it was made of!
the taste of avocado was too strong and I really like avocados. it was more like avocado flavored chocolate pudding. I wont be making this again
I have made this fabulous dessert twice. The first time I followed the recipe and it was a big hit. The second time I added the fresh mint as shown in the photo. Both were excellent.
Sooooo good. I used regular 2% milk and omitted the cinnamon. I also used dark cocoa. Soooooo soooo good and rich and decadent. Omg. I wanted to eat the whole bowl.
At first taste, it's chocolatey and good. The aftertaste is not great because of the heavy cocoa flavor. That being said, my four year old daughter loves it, though I think it would be better with less cocoa and a bit less sugar.
First of all, OMG coconut cream?! I didn't know this existed until now, but if you're like me, when it comes to desserts the creamier the better! It ended up being a good choice; I loved the texture, which is so important for me. Plus, I think the nutty flavor is stronger in coconut cream which I think helped eliminate the avacado taste. I went with peoples' suggestion to start out with 1/4 cup of cocoa powder (not Dutch) but it was definitely not enough for my taste! I ended up putting a lot more in and I still think it could be more chocolatey, but maybe that's the issue with using the cream instead of the milk...I think I will try Dutch cocoa next time.I used two barley ripe medium-
I added one more teaspoon of vanilla, just because I really like vanilla, and omg it was amazing!! As someone who isn’t a huge fan of avocados as it is, I loved it. It is even better the next day when it’s had a night to chill in the fridge.
It was interesting. The texture was terrific. I used barely ripe avocados and followed the recipe exactly. I didn't tell my family in advance what the secret ingredient was. I layered it in individual glasses with whipped cream, parfait style. Everyone was excited for dessert! I could still taste the avocado. My three kids and my husband could all tell that something was up and called it "different." My youngest, a chocolate pudding fiend, decided, sadly, that he didn't like it, lamenting, "I guess there's no dessert for me." I'm not sure anyone finished it. Once I fessed up, my oldest called it guacamole pudding. Everyone decided that guacamole is better. I thought it was okay. I think this is a reasonable recipe to try for someone with an avocado tree in the yard who has waaaay more avocados than they can use. Otherwise, make guacamole.
As a proclaimed chocoholic this was actually too chocolatey for me. However, i feel it may have been my own error by not finding LARGE avocados. Maybe had i used 2 large ones as the recipe calls for or 4 small ones, that may have subdued the strong chocolate taste. Next time i will gradually add the chocolate powder until its to my liking. Other than that, i tasted no sign of avocado and it definitely had the look/texture of regular chocolate pudding. I will try this again.
This is the second time I've made this, substituted almond milk with coconut milk, as I had none on hand. I used dark chocolate cocoa powder. Also, I was making it by memory and forget the cinnamon. I like it much better without the cinnamon. I also added a pinch of salt to compliment the dark chocolate.
Surprisingly very very yummy. I did cut down on the cocoa powder and added more vanilla. My very picky 1½ year old was ON IT. HE LOVES IT. Definitely a tasty way to get him more protein. I will definitely be making more.
Added half cup peanut butter.Taste very good.
I used avocados that were a bit too ripe which makes them stronger-tasting--that wasn't great but I suspect it will be much better next time. I still like the flavor. I used artificial sweetener and heavy cream to make it low carb. I might use almond flavoring next time and perhaps Pumpkin Pie Spice to change it up a bit. It is amazingly smooth and creamy. I'll be making this on a relatively frequent basis to help curb my sweet tooth. The only down side is when recipes say things like "2 large avocados." What does that mean? Ounces would help somewhat but the size of the pit and thickness of the skin will impact that as well. It's not a huge deal and I'll figure it out by measuring them the next time I make it.
There was too much cocoa powder for us. We had to add more coconut milk to take out some of the taste. I recommend adding to taste as you make instead. I may make this again but with much less cocoa.
Excellent. Easy to make. very rich. Kids loved it
Super yummy! I couldn't taste the avocado, which surprised me. I love that it's healthy. I will make it again.
Pretty good. Slight avocado taste but hey...it's made with avocado. I had to double the coconut milk to get my blender to mix it. I wound up with a good consistency. I also left out the cinnamon as I wasn't sure about that.
I love this recipe and I make it all the time. To reduce the calories and sugar content, I cut the Brown sugar and cocoa powder in half and it still tastes amazing. I try to use high quality cocoa like Ghirardelli and I make sure the avocados are ripe.
I used 1/3 c. of sugar and a tad bit more coconut milk but it was delicious.
This chocolate avocado pudding is crazy delicious!
I made this for a Thanksgiving dish for my family. I used 3 avocados, 2 bananas (for a creamier texture), maple syrup, cocoa powder, melted chocolate chips (unsweetened), dark chocolate almond milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, pumpkin pie powder, and brown sugar. I also blended in some non-melted chocolate chips to have a crunchy chocolaty surprise. I am really excited for my family to try this - I got whipped cream and strawberries to garnish it. My boyfriend could not believe that there were avocados in it. With the banana, it gives it that chocolate covered banana taste - not too overpowering, but just right.
I used coconut sugar instead, upped milk to 1/2 cup instead, and will reduce cocoa to maybe 1/3 cup next time.
I skipped the cinnamon and used agave in place of the brown sugar. Sweet and chocolaty :)
This is absolutely amazing. I was actually searching for vegan pudding recipes to provide healthier snack options for my grandmother, and this did the trick! The taste is incredible. You can't even tell it's made with avocado (a major plus, concealing the green stuff from Granny), and it has a thick and smooth consistency. It was a tad bit too sweet, so I just lessened the Cocoa Powder and Brown Sugar slightly in the second batch. Perfection.
Loved it. Was looking to use ripe avocados I did not think would get eaten. Had 2 small so only used 1/3 c cocoa and brown sugar. Delicious,
Way too rich. Too chocolatey. Has a strange after taste.
This was excellent! I followed some of the other reviewers' suggestions. I reduced the cocoa powder to one-third cup and left out the cinnamon. You have to wait till the next day to eat it. My picky three year old said it was fantastic! She couldn't even tell there was avocado in it! I'll definitely make this again. Thanks!
For me the 1/2 cup cocoa was too much. Probably due to the fact I did not use sugar. I used stevia as a replacement so it was a healthy alternative.
I halved the recipe,used coconut cream, switched out the brown sugar forLakanto Monk fruit sweetener and omitted the cinnamon. It was surprisingly good. My wife noted that it could have been sweeter but overall, it came out good. The texture and consistency was spot on. Thank you for sharing
I enjoyed this healthy dessert but my husband said said it wasn't sweet enough. I substituted coconut sugar for brown sugar. He still doesn't know it had avocados!
This was a quick snack. Very please. I used almond milk instead only thing I had. The coco was just a bit over powering next time I will use less. Can't wait to eat it cold.
Easy to prepare, rich and satisfying.
I have made this recipe twice and my picky kids have no idea this has avocados in it. This is an excellent dairy free chocolate pudding that is prepared with minimal effort which I LOVE. 1/3 c of cocoa is plenty here. I used coconut sugar the second time I made this instead of regular brown sugar and both variations are delicious. I omitted the cinnamon the second time around and I prefer it that way. I think using just a tiny bit of espresso powder would be good here also.
My youngest son said it tasted like chocolate ice cream pudding. Needless to say it was a big hit with the kids. I altered it to make it sugar free by adding Swerve instead of the brown sugar. It's an absolutely delicious treat that's healthy and fast to prepare
This was great! I was out of Unsweetened Cocoa powder, so I melted a bar of Unsweetened Cocoa instead. I added 30 drops of Vanilla Stevia (and it could have used a lot more, but I didn't want any more vanilla flavor.) Served with whipped cream and it was terrific!
The avocado adds the perfect naturally creamy texture to the pudding. It is amazing. Due to the limited capacity of my blender I had to use all the can of coconut milk so that it wouldn't be too challenged. The result was still delicious. What a great way to prepare vegan chocolate pudding! Thank you!
I have made this a couple of times. The first time exactly as printed, hence the 4 stars. Like most reviewers the cocoa was too strong. The second time I reduced the cocoa, and it was just right. I have also made this pudding, folded in cool whip, and put it in a chocolate oreo crust. That was a huge hit! Next time I will try whipped coconut cream.
I substituted the brown sugar for monk fruit sugar blend but only used 1/4 cup because I didn’t want the cooling effect. It worked and it was delicious. Of course it would taste better with brown sugar than with a sugar substitute.
This is my first time making chocolate avocado pudding and I was disappointed (after hearing all the rave about it). I used more cocoa powder than the recipe and could still taste the avocado! Using melted chocolate would help I suppose but even if you get the chocolate right there's still an eggy aftertaste that comes with avocado that I cant get rid. The texture was creamy though which I enjoyed. I suppose if you're feeding this to a child they'll eat it in a gulp but as for my own consumption, I wouldnt try this recipe again.
This was my first time attempting avocado pudding at home. This is an easy & great tasting pudding! I had to sub the coconut milk with vanilla soy milk & it was still tasty! The cinnamon was an excellent touch.
I don’t care for avacados, but I purchased them intending to make guacamole for guests. Plans changed, but I didn’t want to waste them. This recipe is delicious. I used previously reviewed 1/4 honey and almond milk and a tablespoon of brown sugar. Omitted the cinnamon too. Delish!
Will make again. A delicious and nutritious alternative to chocolate pudding
Easy and simple. I used dark chocolate mix by accident and it was a hit. Should add a little more sugar when using DC. I also used 1/2 & 1/2 instead of coconut milk, just out of convienence. Was delicious all the same!
Oh lawd yes! Just yes.
This recipe has tons of potential, but they didn't get the taste right. You cannot taste the avocado and it is incredibly smooth. So reduce the chocolate powder to 1/3. don't use vanilla at all. It tastes terrible like alcohol.Add a pinch of salt. It also lasts very well in the refrigerator.
Chocolate Avocado Pudding is yucky.