NO ONE WILL KNOW THAT YOUR SECRET INGREDIENT IN THIS AMAZINGLY SIMPLE DESSERT IS A HEALTHY AVOCADO!
Who knew that you could make desserts with avocado and the best part is no one will know your secret unless you tell them. I could be here all day naming the types of sweet treats that include avocado but one of our favourites is this creamy avocado chocolate pudding that will wow just about anyone who eats it.
Avocados are showing up in all kinds of dessert recipes from
- chocolate avocado brownies
- avocado smoothies
- avocado mousse
- avocado cookies and cakes
I created this easy chocolate pudding recipe for my wife since she is on a high-fat low-carb diet and occasionally likes something sweet to indulge in. We had a slightly sweeter version of an avocado chocolate pudding at a dinner party we attended at our neighbours house a few years back.
We were in awe that the entire pudding was made from avocado! Shocked doesn’t begin to describe our reaction as it tastes exactly like regular chocolate pudding.
What I like about this avocado chocolate pudding is that you can whip it up while your guests are having a chat or as a last-minute dessert idea. It takes about 10 minutes from start to finish unless you want to chill it longer than 5 minutes.
You will want your avocados to be nice and ripe so they are easy to blend. There are many types of avocado at the grocery store and farmers markets but we like the organic avocado the best for the nutty flavour if we can find it on sale. If not a bag of 6 avocados typically will cost around $3.99 in Ontario at the grocery store.
There are many varieties of avocado which originates in Central America, Mexico and also known as the Aligator Pear. An avocado is actually a fruit that contains a large seed which you can easily take out with a knife or even a spoon if it’s ripe enough.
Avocados are commercially valuable and are cultivated in tropical and Mediterranean climates throughout the world. They have a green-skinned, fleshy body that may be pear-shaped, egg-shaped, or spherical. Commercially, they ripen after harvesting. Avocado trees are partially self-pollinating and often are propagated through grafting to maintain a predictable quality and quantity of the fruit.- Source Wikipedia
You may notice that beside the ingredients in the recipe below that I added ingredients next to mine that you can incorporate for a sweeter version than the one I made for my wife. Using raw honey instead of Stevia and pure maple syrup will add a delicious sweetness if you aren’t fond of Stevia or other sugar substitutes.
I’ve also mentioned that you can use whipping cream which I did here or alternatives such as almond milk or coconut milk. There are likely other types of milk out there which would work equally well. This avocado chocolate pudding really is versatile as you can customize it with flavours you enjoy the most.
If you want to take this avocado chocolate pudding in another direction you can add your favourite sugar-free berries to blend in or cold espresso before you blend it all up. I have so many ideas popping into my head right now for this chocolate pudding. Don’t you just love recipes like this?
If you don’t have a blender or hand blender you can use a hand masher and lots of elbow grease but you really do want the avocado chocolate pudding to be silky in texture. On top of this I added sugar-free whipped cream which I made myself and hemp hearts for texture. Alternatively you can add shredded coconut, slivered almonds, Chia seeds or whatever you heart desires.
This avocado chocolate pudding is thick and doesn’t take long to set at all. Actually you can eat it straight from the bowl once you’re done giving it a good mix. I like to refrigerate the avocado chocolate pudding for 5 minutes or even longer to chill it but that’s up to you.
I promise your kids and anyone else you feed this avocado chocolate pudding to won’t have a clue that you used avocado unless of course you serve the chocolate pudding in the avocado shell like I did. That might be a heads up for them!
How to make avocado chocolate pudding
For those of you who are on a low-carb keto-diet or Atkins Diet I’ve calculated the net carbs to be 3 per serving. If you leave the whipped topping and hemp hearts off, this will reduce your net carbs by 1.
Related: Baked Avocado Fries
- 2 med ripe avocado
- ⅓ cup unsweetened chocolate or sweetened chocolate
- 3 teaspoons Stevia or sugar substitute or Raw Honey
- 2 tablespoons sugar-free syrup or maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons whipping cream or Almond Milk or Coconut Milk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon hemp hearts (optional)
- 3 tablespoons whipping cream for topping (optional)
- shredded coconut (optional)
- In a mixing bowl add all of the ingredients apart from the hemp hearts and 3 tablespoons of whipping cream for the topping.
- Using a blender or hand blender cream it all together until it's silky smooth
- Scoop into the avocado halves that you've cleaned out and refrigerate for 5 minutes or longer if you want a colder pudding.
- Top with hemp hearts and whipped cream (add to bowl and mix until whipped 3 minutes) you can add vanilla to this or stevia as well if you want to sweeten it up.
From start to finish you will have 4 servings of Avocado Chocolate Pudding on your dinner table in about 10 minutes. Make sure to add this to your healthy chocolate dessert recipes index.
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