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.

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

Avocado Chocolate Pudding


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

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


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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 277
  • Sugar: 27g
  • Sodium: 46mg
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 9g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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    38 comments
    1. Jamie
      February 15, 2021 AT 8:26 am

      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. 🙂

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

      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!

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

      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!

    4. Emily
      February 1, 2021 AT 9:56 pm

      This is a delicious recipe! I’m pregnant and am always looking for creative ways to get nutrients. So creamy and easy to make. I added raspberries which added a really nice sweet flavor to the darker chocolate flavor. I will definitely make it again. Thanks!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 3, 2021 AT 10:30 am

        Yay!! I’m so glad you loved this recipe.Thanks for the review, Emily. I so appreciate it. 🙂

    5. Michelle
      February 1, 2021 AT 12:17 pm

      I was wondering if you could tell me how many avocados would be 1 cup? Can’t wait to try this!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 1, 2021 AT 3:13 pm

        One cup mashed should be about 1 large avocado or 2 medium avos.

    6. Desiree Habicht
      February 1, 2021 AT 9:53 am

      I was wondering where the 40 carbs are coming from since it seems like a low carb dish with almond milk and avocado?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 1, 2021 AT 11:19 am

        Pretty sure it’s coming from the maple syrup, but I will also check that my calculations are correct.

    7. Allison @ Clean Wellness
      May 10, 2014 AT 6:24 pm

      I literally just bought some coconut/almond milk at the grocery store -making this tonight for dessert! I think a little hint o’ coconut would be delightful 🙂

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 12, 2014 AT 9:54 am

        Awesome! Let me know what you think of it, Allison.

    8. Lori and Michelle (@purelytwins)
      May 10, 2014 AT 11:44 am

      we love avocado puddings!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 12, 2014 AT 9:54 am

        I know you girls do! 🙂

    9. GiGi Eats Celebrities
      May 8, 2014 AT 11:28 pm

      Okay, I could totally do this as long as I find a maple syrup sweetened with stevia!!! It’s GOING DOWNNN THE HATCH 🙂

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 12, 2014 AT 11:32 am

        Woot woot! Let me know if you find a maple syrup with stevia!! 🙂

          1. Brittany Mullins
            May 12, 2014 AT 11:39 am

            Oh nice! My stomach tends to go crazy with sugar alcohols but I’d be interested in trying it.

    10. burpees4breakfast
      May 8, 2014 AT 9:11 pm

      this looks tasty! i attempted an avocado chocolate pudding one time and it just did not come out well. this recipe, though, looks great.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 12, 2014 AT 10:11 am

        I feel ya. I definitely made avocado pudding a few years ago that wasn’t so tasty. I think you have to use a good blender/food processor or else it’s more like chocolate guacamole rather than smooth and creamy like chocolate pudding. I’ve also found that too much cocoa powder makes it much too bitter. Hope you’ll give this recipe a shot.

    11. Christina
      May 8, 2014 AT 6:21 pm

      Now this is my kind of recipe! I totally understand how it goes with recipe testing, my technique so I don’t devour an entire bowl full of pudding is to send it with my husband to work so him and his co-workers can enjoy and provide feedback!

      I love using avocado in desserts, awesome way to get some healthy fats in!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 12, 2014 AT 10:13 am

        Yes, I often send extra treats to school with Isaac too. Good minds think alike. 🙂

    12. kate
      May 8, 2014 AT 4:41 pm

      What about using agave as the sweetener ?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 8, 2014 AT 9:17 pm

        Agave would definitely work too!

    13. She Rocks Fitness (@SheRocksFitness)
      May 8, 2014 AT 3:13 pm

      Passed this along to a client who loves trying new recipes and pinned this for myself as a reminder to give a try, since I am currently devouring avocados. It’s the warmer temperatures I think. 🙂

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 12, 2014 AT 11:34 am

        Thanks so much lady! I am loving avocados too. Grilled avocado is becoming a staple for us this spring.

    14. Polly – TastyFoodProject.com
      May 8, 2014 AT 1:54 pm

      I know exactly what you mean when you say your “tastes” turns into a meal! lol

      This pudding looks so delicious! I love avocado and I’m always looking for different ways to use it. Definitely pinning this!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 12, 2014 AT 11:35 am

        I’m glad someone else understands my “tasting” conundrum. 🙂

    15. Beth
      May 8, 2014 AT 1:25 pm

      About how many avocados did you need?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 8, 2014 AT 1:40 pm

        It depends on the size but no more than 2 for 1 cup of avocado. Mine were small/medium and I used 1.75 to get the cup.

    16. holly waterfall
      May 8, 2014 AT 12:20 pm

      I love using avocados in chocolate dessert recipes! You can hardly even tell it’s there.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 12, 2014 AT 11:37 am

        I know!! It’s crazy how undetectable it can be. I want to try using it for baking sometime soon. Have you tried that yet?

    17. Lauren
      May 8, 2014 AT 12:10 pm

      This looks fantastic and like something I would love for dessert. I am the same by the way, I LOVE food, and often taste testing can turn into a full meal haha! Loving your new site design btw 🙂

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 12, 2014 AT 11:36 am

        Thank you Lauren! Let me know what you think if you end up trying the pudding.

    18. Lauren @ Focused To Be Fit
      May 8, 2014 AT 11:58 am

      I think I’m going to make this for my boyfriend and surprise him that it’s loaded with avocado!! It looks really delicious!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 12, 2014 AT 11:33 am

        Yay! Let me know how it turned out, Lauren. 🙂

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