Healthier Chocolate Pudding (vegan)
Date night dessert idea? Not. A. Problem. This chocolate heaven will impress you and any dinner partner you may have (from young to old). This is also perfect if you’re craving something sweet but don’t want to bake and turn on ovens etc. All you need to clean up is your food processor or blender. And we all have those avocados sitting in our fridge approaching death.
This dessert legitimately blew my socks off, especially since you can whip it up in a matter of minutes and the ingredients are whole (not processed). How about the fact that they are good for you too? All nutrient dense AND delicious. I’m so happy I whipped this one up to share with everyone.
You will need two large and chilled avocados for this recipe. Adjust amounts if making for more than 4 people. I definitely recommend using full fat canned coconut milk (the thick stuff at the top of the can), it really lends a delicious flavor to the dessert. However, you can definitely sub in whole milk as an option. The cacao powder clearly lends the chocolatey flavor to the dessert. The maple syrup adds the sweetness factor. You can sub that with some honey or brown sugar. The vanilla extract adds more flavor and the optional espresso powder brings the dish over the top and brings out a richer chocolatey taste. Do yourself a favor and DO NOT SKIP the chopped nuts part. I used pistachios and loved them with this but you can opt in peanuts or hazelnuts.
Healthy Chocolate Pudding
- 2 large avocados, chilled
- 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
- 1/3 cup cacao powder
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp espresso powder (optional)
- 1/4 cup pistachios, rough chop
- For the coconut milk, (do not shake the can), and use only the top, thick part of the coconut milk can. Combine all of the ingredients into your food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. You may have to stop and scrape down the sides. Transfer to glasses and top with chopped nuts.
Fabulous – healthy chocolate dessert!
Hi Julie, Thank you for trying it! This happens to be one of my favorite desserts!