The other day I wanted something chocolatey. Really chocolatey. A friend of mine had told me that she makes avocado pudding as a healthy sweet fix. I didn’t have her recipe, but decided to go ahead and make up one of my own.
I put the fruit from two large avocados into my food processor, decided to sweeten the mixture with dates, and then added other the ingredients until it seemed about right (to be read: extreme chocolate taste). I started with one cup of milk in my measuring cup as I was unsure how much it would take to reach my desired consistency and ended up adding it all.
The recipe is very simple, high in healthy fats, has no added sweeteners, and it only took a few minutes to make. I loved it. That said, this recipe has a very intense chocolate flavor. You could definitely add less cacao powder if you prefer a milk chocolate taste over a dark chocolate taste. And, just in case you’re wondering, it doesn’t taste at all like avocados.
Chocolate Avocado Pudding Recipe
2 large avocados
1 cup pitted dates (I used 6 date rolls – which are pureed dates rolled in coconut)
5 tablespoons cacao powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup milk (coconut, almond, cow, or whatever you want to use)
Puree all ingredients in your food processor or blender until smooth.
Notes: For a thicker pudding, use less milk. Next time (since I now know how much milk to use) I’ll soak the dates in the milk before pureeing – it’ll make them puree smoother and faster. For a lighter chocolate taste, use less cacao powder. If you’re using medium-sized avocados, you’ll either want ti increase the number of avocados to 3, or reduce the cacao accordingly (likely to 3 tablespoons or so)