Avocado Chocolate Pudding
This avocado chocolate pudding is so smooth and creamy! It tastes like classic chocolate pudding, but made with healthier ingredients. This easy homemade healthy chocolate pudding requires only 4 ingredients and 5 minutes to make. It is naturally Paleo, gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan and refined sugar free!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- This avocado chocolate pudding is silky smooth.
- It has the best texture!
- This pudding is much healthier than traditional pudding.
- Only 4 ingredients required.
- Only 5 minutes total.
- This recipe is no bake.
- Everything is made in a blender or food processor.
- Great for a healthy snack or nutritious dessert.
- This recipe is Paleo, gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan, refined sugar free and easily made nut free and low carb.
- Check out these Avocado Brownies for another wholesome dessert!
Ingredients & Substitutions
These are the main ingredients and substitutions for avocado chocolate pudding. Scroll down to the recipe card for full ingredients list and instructions.
Use ripe avocados for best results. Do not use unripe or over ripe avocados. Look for ones that are slightly soft to the touch. Do not use completely firm avocados.
Use any milk. For dairy free, use dairy free milk. For nut free, use oat milk or coconut milk. If desired, regular milk can be used too. Do not replace with water.
Cocoa powder adds the chocolate flavor. Feel free to use cacao powder. Both regular cocoa powder and dark cocoa powder work well.
Lastly, pure maple syrup sweetens this pudding. Maple syrup is a great Paleo refined sugar free sweetener. Use honey or agave in its place. For Keto, use a liquid Keto sweetener. Granulated sugar would add a more gritty texture.
This chocolate avocado pudding has several health benefits.
First, avocados are loaded with vitamins and nutrients. They are high in Vitamin C, K and B6. In addition, avocados contain niacin, folate, potassium and magnesium. This healthy fat contains omega-3 fatty acids.
Cocoa powder contains polyphenols, which can improve blood flow and brain function. Cacao powder is also loaded with benefits. Cacao powder also contains magnesium and iron.
Different kinds of milk have different health benefits. Coconut milk contains medium chain fatty acids. In addition, it is anti-inflammatory and free of lactose. If using regular cow’s milk, this recipe will contain more protein.
Taste & Texture
This avocado chocolate pudding tastes like classic pudding. It is chocolaty and just sweet enough. To make it more sweet, use more maple syrup.
This vegan pudding is smooth, creamy and thick. It thickens up in the fridge even more. The texture resembles store bought pudding.
How to Make
First, add all ingredients to a food processor or blender.
Blend on high until creamy. Scrape down sides of blender with spatula if needed.
Taste to see if pudding needs more maple syrup.
Lastly, serve chocolate avocado pudding immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Expert Tips & Tricks
For the best flavor, use ripe avocados. Look for avocados that are slightly soft to the touch. They should not be hard or very soft.
To make this pudding sweeter, use slightly more maple syrup. Taste after blending and adjust as needed.
Blend or food process until completely creamy. Do not mix by hand.
You may have to use a spatula to scrape the sides of the blender.
For thicker pudding, store in the fridge before eating.
How to Serve & Store
Serve avocado chocolate pudding once blended until creamy.
Serve immediately or store in the fridge. Add in chocolate chips, chopped nuts, a swirl of peanut butter or whipped cream.
Store in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Freeze for 1 month if needed. Thaw before eating.
Frequently Asked Questions
Avocado pudding is made from avocados, cocoa powder, maple syrup and milk.
No, this recipe does not taste like avocados at all.
This recipe is made with 4 healthy ingredients. It is refined sugar free, Paleo, gluten free, vegan, dairy free, and nut free.
Yes. Freeze for up to 1 month.
Sure! Cacao powder has a more intense chocolate flavor.
Food Processor: this affordable food processor is great for this recipe.
Vitamix: this high speed blender is great for smoothies, soups and sauces.
Pyrex Glass Measuring Cups: use these sturdy measuring cups for all your baking needs.
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- Healthy Brownies
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Get the Recipe: Avocado Chocolate Pudding
- First, add all ingredients to a food processor or blender.
- Blend on high until creamy. Scrape down sides of blender with spatula if needed.
- Taste to see if pudding needs more maple syrup.
- Finally, serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge.
- Use ripe avocados for best results. Unripe or too ripe avocados will yield a different texture.
- Both cocoa powder and cacao powder work well. Feel free to use dark cocoa powder like I did.
- Pure maple syrup adds the sweetness. Do not omit. If desired, use sugar free syrup, honey or agave.
- Store in the fridge for up to 4 days.
- Freeze for 1 month if needed.
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