Let me preface this post by saying it’s really hard to take appetizing pictures of chocolate pudding! I tried, but you’ll just have to trust that it tastes way better than it looks.
Last week, my friend Gabi was cooking for a big party and had bought 60 avocados, so she had some leftover. She brought me 12 and I had no idea what I was going to do with them all. A girl can only eat so much avocado toast! I started googling avocado recipes but wasn’t feeling inspired. Then, randomly, I was scrolling my Facebook feed and found this Popsugar video for chocolate avocado pudding. TBH, I’d always been pretty grossed out by the concept of avocado as a dessert, but for some reason this spoke to me.
I recreated the recipe with a little less cocoa, subbed in coffee for espresso powder, swapping in maple syrup for the honey, and leaving out the cacao nibs (I was fresh out!) and served it with strawberry slices. I also decided against serving it in the avocado shells because it looked kind of gross to me.
It turned out creamy, sweet (but not too sweet), and so satisfying. For someone who is now craving sweets on the regular, but trying to feed myself and this baby lots of nutritious foods, this recipe is the perfect solution. It tasted similar to the pudding cups of my youth, so there was some nostalgia there too.
I’m making it again this weekend for some friends, and can see it becoming a regular in my house. Don’t knock it ’til you try it!
– 3 ripe avocados
– 1/4 cup cocoa powder
– 1 tspn coffee grinds
– 1/3 cup maple syrup
– 3 tblspns coconut milk
– 1 tspn vanilla extract
– 1 tspn sea salt
– 1 tblspn cacao nibs (optional)
-Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender.
-If using cacao nibs, stir in by hand.
Well this sounds delicious – I’ll have to try this!
I need to try this.
I saw that video too and plan to try it this weekend!
2 questions: What grind were the coffee grounds? Did you use Coconut milk as a preference, or because of a flavor/texture thing?
I just used a fine ground coffee ground. The one my husband uses for his morning coffee! I used coconut milk for the thickness and flavor. You could probably use regular milk too 🙂
You’re right, it’s always SO difficult to photograph brown foods. This pudding sounds delish!
I’ve definitely been reluctant on avocados in desserts myself, but I’m excited to try this! I’m trying to get lots of nutrient-rich more natural options in my diet, so this sounds like the ticket!
I have avocado pudding all the time! It’s so good.
This is awesome! I am trying to eat healthy too and have the world’s worst sweet tooth! Do you mind sharing what prenatal vitamins/supplements you’re taking?
Hi Catherine! I shared a full list in this post so check it out and let me know if you have any questions: http://bit.ly/2ko878D
Seriously can’t wait to make this! My two favorite ingedients combined :))
Totally going to try this and see if I can trick my boys into something healthy that is disguised as chocolate. Hehehe! (Total Evil Laugh)
Honestly, I don’t think they’ll have a clue. But let me know!! Curious to see how kids react.
Ooh, finally something I can make in Nigeria! Usually some of the ingredients are hard to find here, but this is pretty easy and sure seems lovely.
Yay! So happy you can make it. Let me know what you think when you do 🙂
I have made this before and is delicious but I love your substitutions… looking forward to trying them.
I’m so excited to try this recipe. How many servings does the recipe make? Can it be made in advance or should it be eaten right away? Did you use canned coconut milk?
It depends what constitutes a serving 🙂 For small bowls, it makes about four servings. I used regular coconut milk that comes in a carton but the thick, canned coconut milk would probably be AMAZING. Let me know!
This truly looks delicious! I love using Avocado in my cooking too!