Avocado Chocolate Pudding

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This avocado chocolate pudding is so rich and creamy. No one will ever guess that it’s made with avocado instead of dairy.

Sometimes you simply need a little chocolate pudding in your life, amirite?!

Two jars of avocado chocolate pudding topped with whipped cream, raspberries chocolate shavings and mint.

Today I’m sharing a creamy chocolate pudding. The catch… it’s made with avocado instead of cream so it’s dairy-free and doesn’t have any of the weird thickeners or stabilizers you often find in store-bought puddings.

It’s also super simple to whip up. Just throw everything in your food processor or blender and boom, dessert is done.

I think you’re going to love it.

Two jars of avocado chocolate pudding topped with whipped cream, raspberries chocolate shavings and mint.

Chocolate Avocado Pudding Ingredients

This pudding tastes rich and decadent, but has only six ingredients – all of which are good for you. Here’s what you need:

  • avocado
  • unsweetened almond milk or any non-dairy milk
  • cocoa powder or cacao powder
  • maple syrup or another liquid sweetener like honey
  • vanilla extract
  • chocolate chips or dark chocolate shavings, for topping
  • coconut whipped cream and berries (optional)
Ingredients for avocado pudding on a tray - almond milk, maple syrup, cocoa powder, avocado, vanilla and chocolate chips

Substitutions & Notes

  • Milk: I’ve used unsweetened vanilla almond milk, as well as, unsweetened coconut almond milk, which gives the pudding a hint of coconut flavor. That said, any flavor almond milk will do and if you want the pudding to be extra thick and rich, you could use full fat coconut milk.
  • Sweetener: 1/4 cup of maple syrup was plenty sweet for me but feel free to play around with the amount of sweetness based on your tastes – you might find that just 2-3 tablespoons is enough! You could also try using a natural sugar substitute like stevia or monkfruit for a no sugar version of this recipe!
  • Chocolate chips or shaved chocolate: I like using a good quality dark chocolate bar and my microplane zester to create the chocolate shavings. It makes the pudding feel extra fancy! You can also sprinkle on chocolate chips or cacao nibs instead of the shaved chocolate.
Two jars of avocado chocolate pudding topped with whipped cream, raspberries and mint.

How to Make Avocado Pudding

Blend ingredients – Using a food processor or high powered blender, combine avocado, sweetener, milk, cocoa powder and vanilla. Blend until smooth. Taste and add more sweetener if necessary.

Chill – Put the mixture in the refrigerator until it’s cold. Top with toppings of choice and enjoy! I love using dark chocolate shavings or cacao nibs, but coconut whipped cream, raspberries and mint leaves make the pudding look extra fancy.

Store – Store leftover avocado pudding in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 days. I don’t recommend freezing it!

Two jars of avocado chocolate pudding topped with whipped cream, raspberries chocolate shavings and mint.

Flavor Variations

I’m already dreaming about different flavor variations and mix-ins:

  • Rocky road – mix in peanuts and marshmallows for a rocky road inspired pudding.
  • Chocolate banana – use banana as a sweetener (start with 1 mashed banana instead of the maple syrup) and top with extra banana slices!
  • Berry Chocolate – Mix in berries while blending or just top with fresh berries.
  • Chocolate espresso – How delicious would this be with a little coffee flavor mixed in? Add instant espresso to the mixture for extra zip.

More Avocado Dessert Recipes

Avocado Chocolate Pudding

5 from 8 votes
This avocado chocolate pudding is so rich and creamy. No one will ever guess that it’s made with avocado instead of dairy.
Two jars of avocado chocolate pudding topped with whipped cream, raspberries chocolate shavings and mint.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mashed avocado
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons cocoa or cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or other liquid sweetener like honey or brown rice syrup*
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • dark chocolate shavings, chocolate chips or cacao nibs, for topping
  • coconut whipped cream, raspberries and mint leaves (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Blend: Using a food processor or high power blender, combine avocado, almond milk, cocoa powder, sweetener and vanilla. Blend until the mixture is smooth. Taste and add more sweetener, if necessary.
  • Chill: Put in refrigerator until it is cold. Top with dark chocolate shavings, chocolate chips or cacao nibs. To make it extra fancy, add a little whipped cream, raspberries and a sprig of mint.
  • Store: Store leftover avocado pudding in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 days. I don’t recommend freezing it!

Notes

  • For a low sugar option, try stevia or monkfruit instead of maple syrup.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/2 cup Calories: 277kcal Carbohydrates: 40g Protein: 3g Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 2g Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g Sodium: 46mg Fiber: 8g Sugar: 27g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado pudding

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    42 comments
    1. helene
      May 9, 2021 AT 5:49 am

      great post thanks

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 10, 2021 AT 10:48 am

        Thanks, Helene 🙂

    2. Katie
      April 22, 2021 AT 7:59 pm

      5 stars
      I just made this recipe for the first time and almost ate the entire batch! I used a very ripe banana for sweetener. I’m going to test my husband with this recipe. He is seeing the light on eating healthier and I believe he will eat this.

      I love your site and I tell anyone who will listen about you. Keep it up.

      Katie

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 23, 2021 AT 1:01 pm

        Yay! This makes me so happy to hear, Katie! I’m so glad you enjoyed this pudding. Thanks for making it and coming back to leave a review! It means the world to me!

    3. Jamie
      February 15, 2021 AT 8:26 am

      5 stars
      I made this for my Valentino’s Day dessert and it was delicious! Super easy to prepare. I topped it with coconut whip. Yum!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 15, 2021 AT 3:00 pm

        Woo! So glad it was a hit, Jamie. Thanks for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it. 🙂

    4. Susannah Hutchinson
      February 14, 2021 AT 11:11 pm

      5 stars
      I made it for valentines day (3 avocado’s was enough for 4 people – 2 adults and 2 kids). It was delicious, you couldn’t tell it had avocados in it. I didn’t have any coconut yogurt, so used plain greek yogurt. My son does like raspberries, so he had a sliced strawberry on his. 👌

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 15, 2021 AT 3:03 pm

        Woo!! So glad this recipe was a hit! Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it, Susannah!

    5. Sarah Ellis
      February 2, 2021 AT 4:01 pm

      5 stars
      Absolutely delicious and super easy to make. Also a great way to get my 2 year old to eat avocado

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 3, 2021 AT 10:19 am

        Woo!! So glad this pudding was a hit, Sarah. Thanks for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

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