Chocolate Pudding To Live For

Not to die for, because it’s all healthy!  I heard some chef awhile back talking about making chocolate pudding from avocados.   Yeah, avocados…..hmmm, I thought that could be pretty good because the consistency of mashed avocado mimics pudding quite well.   If it’s ripe enough, it’s very silky smooth.   Well, got around to making a batch last night, and OMG it is so incredibly good.  You cannot tell it’s from avocados at all.  Gave some to my hubby and 14 year-old, and they could not tell the difference.  I would even venture to say it tasted better than your store bought boxed “so called” pudding.   So simple and versatile too.  You can add other fruit like bananas or berries, substitute the type of liquid and sweetener used, but this is what I made last night.    The ingredients are gluten-free and dairy-free, and we all know how good avocado and chocolate is.  

So here is the basic recipe:

2 ripe avocados

1/3 to 1/2 cup of cacao powder or cocoa powder.

1/4 to 1/3 cup of agave nectar (could use honey).  Adjust to desired sweetness.

1/2 cup coconut milk (could use almond milk)

1 tsp vanilla

Plunk all the ingredients in a high-power blender, and mix until smooth.  Put into cups and chill.   Enjoy without the guilt!

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