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

Ingredients:
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

Directions:
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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34 comments:

Ginny said...

How strange, chocolate and avocados...but I bet it tastes great if you say so!

Audra @ Once a Mom Always a Cook said...

Such an interesting combination. I am very intrigued to try this and not let my kids know what is in it ;) Have a wonderful weekend!

Angie's Recipes said...

That looks very creamy and smooth.

Christine's Pantry said...

Interesting recipe. Sounds good.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

A combination I would never have thought of but all things I love so I bet it tastes wonderful. Have a great weekend. Diane

FoxyReign said...

How come I do not see traces of avocado? Shouldnt be the chocolate be mixed with some green or violet-ish color?

ImSoVintage said...

At first I was thinking I wouldn't like this, because I hate the texture of coconut, but as I see it just uses coconut milk it sounds more appealing. I love chocolate and avocados, but had never thought of putting them together. Maybe this would be a way to get my grandson to eat the avocados. He hates anything green :)

Susan Lindquist said...

Mary, I have a question on this recipe ... does one use sweetened or unsweetened coconut milk?

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

I've heard of avocado's in chocolate pudding but never tried it - I think I will now! always looking for a healthy twist on a treat - thanks for this super recipe!
Mary x

SuzyEats said...

hey mary. missed your site. this is such a creative and interesting idea. i love avocados!!

Mary said...

Foxy Reign, I was unable to comment on your blog, so I'll respond here. The avocados are pureed, so you shouldn't expect to see flecks of them in the pudding. I'm not sure how to respond to your question regarding food coloring. I don't use a lot of food coloring in any of my recipes and it would take far more than I consider to be healthy to add color to the cocoa and avocado base. Why don't you try it and let us know. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

Buttercup said...

I have to try this. I like that it uses honey and there's no dairy and I am a big fan of coconut. Will be looking for avocados.

JG said...

This is an interesting combination of flavors!
~Judy

BeetleBuggy said...

Wow! I love the combination of this pudding's ingredients. I'd never thought of mixing avocado with chocolate and coconut milk. This is extremely interesting and something I will try when I get some avocados :D

hobby baker said...

Avocado pudding was one of those surprises for me. I loved it when I tried it, though your recipe looks more sophisticated and equally delicious. After a couple servings I tried folding whipped cream into it for a mousse and it was fantastic as well.

June said...

Perfect for when we're entertaining our no gluten/no sugar/no dairy brother-in-law. It's going on the list for sure. Thanks Mary.

San said...

Avocado pudding looks sooooooo good and yummy. Feel like have some right now :)

Sue/the view from great island said...

This recipe is really unusual, I love the idea of a no-cook pudding!

Claudia said...

That's it! I now have a folder that is titled "Avocado recipes."

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

I love avocados and I love chocolate, but I have never heard of them together. You have me quite intrigued, Mary. I must make this this weekend.

Fondly,
Glenda

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

PS. As I was just writing this recipe down, I realized that I can make this for my daughter if I use carob powder. She has so many food allergies, making desserts is really hard. Thanks, Mary.

Fondly,
Glenda

Gerlinde in Dallas said...

I've come across several recipes using avocado in desserts, but have yet to try one myself. Yours looks really nice and creamy!

Alessandra said...

Such a classic, but I have never added cardamom, what a great suggestion Mary, I should try :-)!

Ciao
Alessandra

Margaret Murphy Tripp said...

My husband's cousin gave me a recipe for this in the summer and I never got around to making it. Hmmm, I like the addition of coconut milk. Think I need to put your version on my short list.

Gypsy Heart said...

Amazing! I've heard of using avocados with chocolate via raw food recipes.

Pat

Alicia said...

Sounds delicious! It's not ingredients one would think to put together but when you think about it...it makes sense.

Domestic Goddess said...

My girlfriend had a raw food party and this pudding was made. She used maple syrup for sweetness and soy milk instead of coconut. It was surprisingly good because I don't like avocados!I couldn't believe the texture was perfect!

Joanne said...

This sounds like it would make for a delicious and uber healthy pudding substitute!

James Brewer said...

Sounds like a very strange combination - one that would be good to try. I can understand how it gets its silky texture from with the avocado.

Jenn said...

This is quite unusual sounding.. but it sure looks delicious and inviting!!!

eatgood4life.blogspot.com said...

Awesome, this is a must try....can't wait!!

Renee @ Tortillas and Honey said...

Wow! I'm going to have to give this a try. I might actually have all the ingredients for this too!

阿咪 said...

I've never made chocolate mousse before because they're usually high in calories due to the large amount of heavy cream and egg yolk. substituting those ingredients with avocado is such a good idea! i'm gonna have to give this recipe a try very soon! thank you for sharing!

tenderb said...

I've heard that avocado and chocolate go well together though I've been too scared to try it.

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