Oh my dear readers…you are really going to love this one. Words just simply fail me when I describe how utterly creamy and thick my dark chocolate and avocado pudding is.
You will be making this dessert without any guilt as it’s super healthy on a regular basis once you see how easy it is. It took me a few attempts to get it to the right consistency but I’ve managed to get this down. I’m so happy to finally share the recipe with you. This pudding is dairy free, simple and has a wonderful texture from the avocados. I understand you may think the inclusion of avocado in a dessert is a little strange to add to desserts here guys, but please give it a go, you have nothing to lose.
Avocados are full of monounsaturated fat (about 2/3 of the fat is monounsaturated) and nutrients, especially potassium, B vitamins, 11 different carotenoids, and vitamin E
In South America peeled and halved avocados are sold on the street so the buyer can simply scatter the powdered sugar that’s provided at the stalls and literally eat them as a snack whilst on the go so it can hardly be strange to pop it in a dessert right? Okay good, I’m glad that’s cleared up…now to make 6 of these little beauties you will need:
½ teaspoon of fresh vanilla scraped from the vanilla pod or bulletproof vanilla mix (recommended link at the end of my post)
2 large and ripe organic avocados, flesh scooped out
6 tablespoons of coconut milk, unsweetened (Rude health is a great brand)
4 tablespoons of maple syrup
100 g of 85% organic dark chocolate (Green & Black’s is a wonderful choice) plus 50g for decoration
2 ½ tablespoons of cocoa powder (again Green & Black’s is an excellent choice here) ½ teaspoon of Himalayan salt (onnit is a great choice guys, link mentioned below)
A food processor
A plastic spatula
A vegetable peeler (for the chocolate decorations)
Melt your dark chocolate in a saucepan over a very low heat and set aside.
Stir in your maple syrup, vanilla paste, almond milk, salt and the cocoa until it’s all mixed together well.
In a food processor whizz the chocolate mixture with the avocado flesh until it is silky smooth and ultra thick.
Divide this mixture between 6 small serving ramekins, decorate with chocolate shavings (made with a veg peeler!) and chill for about 30 minutes…and finally, enjoy!
Gosh this pudding makes me want to go to Mexico right now, I can practically taste the avocado lollies and custards they make out there…who’s coming with me?
Happy Baking guys!