Thursday, August 23, 2012

chocolate pudding (that's GOOD for you!) pudding? let's just say i was more than skeptical when i saw the recipe here, but with a bag of avocados on my counter and a strong desire for dessert i thought i would give it a try. it was awesome. in my family, awesome is a word reserved for few things. growing up my mom would say, "sweetie, God is awesome, babies being born are awesome. *that* is not awesome."

this pudding could challenge her definition. it has the consistency of those horrible-for-you pudding cups and my children beg to eat its healthiness, so i'd say that's pretty awe-inspiring. ;)

chocolate avocado pudding (or "chocamole" as kirby likes to call it)
the family of six recipe

4-5 avocados
1/3 C cocoa powder
1/3 C maple syrup or agave (both work wonderfully)
2-3 T milk, almond milk, coconut milk, or water (i usually end up rinsing out my maple syrup or agave bottle with the water and then pouring that into the mix)
1 T vanilla

pit and scoop avocados. place everything in your food processor and let it whirl for 3-5 minutes, or until you see no small green pieces. serve with whipped cream or whipped coconut cream and berry sauce, hot fudge, or fresh fruit. be forewarned that this pudding is deceptively filling. four avocados is seriously enough to feed the six dessert-mongers in my house. if you didn't believe me and you made too much, don't saves in the fridge for at least three days (that's as long as it's ever lasted).



  1. Can't wait to try this! My brother-in-law's wife--whom we live with--went gluten and dairy free a few weeks back, and since we do shared cooking, I'm always on the lookout for good recipes!

    1. hope you all love it as much as we do!

  2. I think it is delicious, but not all were of the same mind...mostly--I think--because it did not turn out a rich dark brown like regular chocolate pudding and because it was brown with an undertint of green, and there's a baby in the house...well, unfair associations were made.

    1. you can always add more cocoa powder to achieve a darker brown (don't forget to compensate with extra sweetener). the longer you let it process/blend the less green you will see. we almost never see any avocado specks, but i let it go for a good five minutes. better luck next time...if there is a next time. ;)

  3. Oh, I like it enough for a next time. And you're right about it being filling!
    By the way, ran into the Chantinys today at Fred Meyer and met baby Josiah for the first time. Cutie!