Chocolate Avocado Pudding : An easy + delicious no bake dessert that’s big on flavor and low on added sugar
I have to admit, I was skeptical the first time we tried to make pudding with avocado. To our great surprise we fell in love. The creamy texture of this delicious chocolate avocado pudding is so amazing, and the taste so delicious, that it’s earned a place at our family table. Bonus, it’s no bake (yay!), good for you (avocado is loaded with healthy fats and this recipe goes easy on added sugars), and is amazing packed in a lunchbox. We call it The Chocolate Rocket.
The recipe for this creamy chocolate pudding is featured in my book, The 52 New Foods Challenge. It’s super easy. Blend together avocado, dark cocoa powder, a touch of brown sugar, vanilla, and a splash of milk (Tip: you can substitute coconut milk for whole milk to make this recipe vegan). Garnish with seasonal berries. In the spring, we top our treats with fresh picked strawberries and whipped cream. In the winter, we like to pair our Chocolate Rocket with pomegranate arils. Let your kids choose whichever fruit they like, depending on the season.
Serve this delicious treat in small cups, parfait-style, or take it up a notch and pipe it into pastry bites to turn this easy dessert into a sweet and simple cookie.
Chocolate Avocado Pudding (aka The Chocolate Rocket)
This Chocolate Avocado Pudding is one of our favorite dessert recipes. Just remember not to sneak in any ingredients! Have your kids make this recipe, so they know what’s in the food they’re eating.
- 2 medium Hass avocados
- ½ cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup whole milk
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- Whipped cream and fresh fruit, for serving
- Halve the avocados and remove the pits. Using a spoon, scoop around the fruit, between the flesh and the skin, to remove the flesh. Place it in a blender or food processor fitted with a metal blade.
- Add the cocoa powder, sugar, milk, and vanilla and process for 2 minutes, or until smooth and no chunks of avocado remain.
- Chill for 10 minutes.
- Serve in small cups with a dollop of whipped cream. Top with fresh fruit.
NOTE: Added sugars should not exceed 25g per day for children.
Video: Chocolate Avocado Pudding
This one minute cooking video shows how quick and easy it is to make our chocolate avocado pudding.
Chocolate Rocket Cookies
In the spirit of the holidays, we created a special version of this exclusive recipe for you. I hope it makes a delicious addition to your holiday table.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Makes 24 cookies
Ingredients for Chocolate Rocket Cookies:
2 cups, The Chocolate Rocket (page 152 of The 52 New Foods Challenge)
1 premade pastry crust*
Pomegranate seeds, for garnish
Directions for Chocolate Rocket Cookies:
1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
2. On a wooden cutting board dusted with flour, roll out the pastry crust. Using a small cookie cutter, cut the dough into shapes. Let your kids choose whichever shape they prefer. Stars and flowers work particularly well for this recipe.
3. Press the cut dough into the cups of a muffin tin.
4. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown.
5. Let the pastry cool completely. Pipe the chocolate avocado pudding into the cookies.
6. Garnish with pomegranate arils.
*Note: It’s great fun to make your own pastry crust. But if time is tight, choose a pre-made crust with simple ingredients you can identify. The one I use is made with butter, unbleached flour, water, salt, and lemon juice.