Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Ralphs is practically giving avocados away right now because it's on sale 3 for a $1. So, needless to say, my kitchen counter has been taken over by avocados. This has resulted in many of my meals being centered around this fruit (btw, the word avocado comes from the word ahuácatl, which translates as testicles. It was given this name due to its shape. Interesting...). I made lots of guacamole, baked an egg in the avocado, and chocolate avocado pudding.

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

2 medium avocados
4 tbsp cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbsp honey
2 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
1/2 C milk


Cacao nibs or chocolate chips
Pistachios or other nuts 
Shredded coconut
Chocolate Syrup

Halve the avocado and remove the pit. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until it turns into a pudding consistency. Transfer into a bowl or container and chill for at least an hour. Serve cold. Toppings are optional but sprinkle on top right before serving.

Many people wouldn't think to combine chocolate and avocado. I certainly did not until recently. I have been thinking of making chocolate avocado pudding for quite some time but I was kind of scared despite making a chocolate avocado protein shake a few weeks ago mainly because I was afraid that it would taste disgusting. I understand that this combination isn't for everyone but for me it works. I find that the sweetness and creaminess of both ingredients mesh well together. And it's a healthy alternative for when you are craving a chocolate dessert dish. So, it works as a 2 for 1 deal because it's relatively good for you and it satisfies your sweet tooth at the same time.  Now that's my kind of dessert =)


1 comment:

  1. Never in my life would this combo have crossed my mind.... hence why I read your blog, lady :)