Saturday, February 25, 2012
Avocado Pudding with Chocolate and Coconut
From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...This simple silky pudding is a great way for those with a sweet tooth to end a meal. The pudding comes together in minutes and it has enormous appeal for those who crave chocolate desserts. The avocados add a rich silkiness to the pudding that's usually not found in simple desserts, while the coconut milk adds a layer of flavor more typical of something you might be served in the tropics. Variations of this recipe are common on the internet, so it is very difficult to trace the recipe to its original developer. While I have substantially changed its form, I must credit The Taste Space for the inspiration that led to my version of the recipe. I also have to thank the folks at SoCal Avocados for the generous gift that made this past week of testing and experimentation possible. You can find their website, here. As you glance through the ingredient list, you'll see many spots where it would be possible to make substitutions of your own choosing. I liked this recipe and I think you will, too. Here's how the pudding is made.
Avocado Pudding with Chocolate and Coconut...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite
2 ripe avocado (about 2 cups mashed)
3 tablespoons honey, or to taste
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, sifted
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of cardamom
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
Blend all ingredients, except coconut milk, in a food processor or blender until smooth. With blender running, drizzle in coconut milk, and pulse until absorbed. Spoon pudding into dessert cups. Chill. Yield: 4 to 5 servings.
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