Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Simply put, this smooth, decadently dark cacao-avocado pudding is a food purist’s dream. Sweetened only by fruit, requiring 5 ingredients and a matter of minutes to whip together, this chic yet unpretentious treat is the perfect finale to an evening of clean eating.

Cacao Avocado Pudding: 

  • 1 large, ripe avocado
  • 1/3 cup 100% raw cacao powder
  • 1/3 cup of date paste (see below) 
  • 5 tablespoons homemade cashew milk (see recipe) 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

Date Paste: 

  • 1 cup medjool dates, pitted and coarsely chopped 
  • 1/2 cup filtered hot water (brought to a simmer) 

Equipment/Materials: 

  • High-powered blender (such as a vitamix)
  • Immersion Blender (if desired)

Instructions:

Date Paste: 

To make the date paste, place the chopped dates in a medium bowl. Pour simmering water over the dates and let soak for 20 minutes. Blend the liquid and fruit until smooth. Use 1/3 cup to sweeten the pudding. Store the rest in the refrigerator as a sugar substitute. 

Pudding: 

Blend the ingredients in a high-powered blender until smooth and creamy. If desired, use a handheld blender to whip air into the mixture for a fluffier texture. Should the pudding still be lumpy, blend in more cashew milk. 

Storage: 

Store in the refrigerator until ready to consume. Top with pink Himalayan or Celtic sea salt, fresh raspberries, or unsweetened coconut flakes. 

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