Sunday, February 19, 2012

Avocado-chocolate pudding


I don't really make or eat pudding very often (actually, I cannot remember the last time I ate pudding before this), but when I saw this recipe, I knew it was genius! I mean, using an avocado as the base of a chocolate pudding - what a great idea! I do admit, I was mildly suspicious that there would be some lurking avocado flavor or some lingering green chunks. I could taste a hint of avocado flavor, but it was not at all off-putting or strong. This pudding is so thick, creamy, and rich I bet your family and friends will have no idea that they are eating an avocado under all the chocolaty sweetness. So, make this quick and easy dessert the next time you have a chocolate craving. This recipe will make two servings.

Avocado-chocolate pudding
1/4 cup milk of your choice (I used regular whole milk)
scant 1/4 cup granulated unbleached cane sugar
dash of sea salt
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 medium-large ripe avocado

In a small saucepan, warm the milk over medium-low heat. Whisk in the sugar, salt, and vanilla and continue to whisk until the sugar is dissolved. Whisk in the cocoa powder until combined. Remove from heat and set aside.

Cut the avocado in half around the pit. Remove the pit. Scoop the avocado flesh out of the skin and place in a food processor. 

When slightly cooled, add the chocolate mixture and process on the cream setting until well blended and no green color remains. You may need to scrape down the sides one or twice. 

You can either eat right away (it will be warm), or refrigerate until cool, about 30-45 minutes.

 

What was I cooking one year ago?: roasted sweet potatoes with spinach and cranberries
Two years ago?: beef stroganoff

25 comments:

  1. Wow, this pudding looks wonderful, so creamy. I think I have heard of a recipe for avocado in chocolate pudding before. This is a great way to make a great dessert a little healthier.

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  2. What a great idea! The healthy fat from the avocado makes this much healthier!

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  3. YUM! Looks really creamy & delightful! Actually I'm craving for chocolate & coffee now!. I can't wait to try out this recipe for my boys. I bet they 'll be surprise with the ingredients!! They don't like avacado actually but I'll let you know by next week!!

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  4. OMG Amy sounds and look amazing Imcraving by chocolate today!

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  5. Cool - I do love avocado although I've never had it in pudding before! I've also been meaning to try something similar with silken tofu as a pudding base

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    1. I try not to eat soy very often, but I bet silken tofu would work well.

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  6. What a great combination of flavors! Thanks for sharing and inspiring me with something new, Amy. You have a lovely blog and I'm glad to have found you!

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  7. i never really ate pudding either until i made chocolate avocado pudding! now i can't get enough :) my version is slightly different and just uses the blender. i think it's avocado, nut butter, maple syrup/agave, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, dash of salt, water to thin and some cinnamon if i'm in the mood. I should pick up some more avocados :)

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    1. Nut butter sounds like an interesting addition! I thought about doing it all in the blender, but I didn't want there to be any grittiness from the sugar, cocoa powder, and salt... I guess there would be less chance of that with a liquid sweetener.

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  8. I would never think to make pudding with avocado but you definitely make it look appetizing!

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  9. This sounds so delicious and what a wonderful guilt free dessert.

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  10. I have never thought of pairing avocado and chocolate, but seeing this pudding makes me want to go straight to the kitchen and make it!

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  11. I just recently started making avocado chocolate pudding also and I loved it (especially how rich and creamy it is!).

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  12. This recipe sounds so interesting! A definite must try!
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  13. I think pudding is so overlooked as a dessert! This is so scrumptious looking! And I love the avocado in it. I was just wondering what to do with the 2 ripe ones I have. I'm inspired.

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  14. Avocado in chocolate pudding? This is totally new to me although back in Brazil, avocado was considered fruit and we used to make smoothie with it...
    Hope you are having a wonderful week and thanks for sharing such an interesting recipe :)

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  15. A great idea to have a guilt-free chocolate pudding full of these beneficial omega 3 :)
    Added on my "must-try" list!

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  16. Oh my! this is such a different pudding recipe! I am very curious to try.

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  17. I've totally been meaning to make this as a good healthy, yet still decadent snack! Thanks for the reminder, chica!

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  18. I love the idea of a rich but healthy avocado become a dessert! The pudding looks glossy and delicious.

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  19. Love this! The avocado really makes it super thick and creamy!

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  20. So making this for tomorrow's dessert!

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  21. Avacado is used in desserts in lots of countries...I even had an avacado lassi in Germany of all places (at a Vietnamese restaurant).

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