5-Ingredient Avocado Chocolate Pudding is the answer to your quick dessert needs! It’s ready in just 5 minutes with simple ingredients. Fast & delicious, it’s basically the perfect vegan pudding recipe!
That’s right – pudding made from avocados! As hard as it is to believe, our favorite green fruit lends itself perfectly to a creamy, mousse-like dessert full of fudge-y flavor. By blending ripe avocado with maple syrup, cocoa powder, and a splash of milk, we’re able to easy whip up dessert in less than five minutes.
You really need to try it to see for yourself.
One ripe avocado, medium-large in size
1/2 cup cocoa powder, Dutch process if possible, for a smoother flavor
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
5 TBS almond milk, unsweetened and plain (other nondairy milks work just as well, but I recommend anything unsweetened)
I prefer to use a food processor, but a high-speed blender would work as well. No chill time is required, so you literally can have a decadent dessert ready from start to finish in just 5 minutes.
Surprisingly, it does not! This is because cocoa powder has a very strong base flavor, which can mimic the more mild notes of creamy avocado. The technique used when making boxed brownies with black beans employs a similar technique.
No. Freezing will alter the structure of the pudding too much and it will lose its mousse-like texture. It’s the same reason you sadly cannot freeze guacamole.
Yes! This recipe can be prepared three days ahead of time, if needed. It typically tastes freshest on Day 1, though. To store, place pudding in a sealed container in the fridge until ready to eat.
A food processor is the best tool to use as it guarantees a smooth texture. If you do not have one, a blender can also work well.
Easy Ways to Customize This Recipe
- Serve it as pictured here with coconut pieces and chocolate chips
- Add in some strawberries or raspberries for a fruity twist
- Instead of almond milk, try coffee for a mocha addition
- Mix up the texture with a few spoonfuls of crushed nuts
I hope you enjoy this easy dessert recipe, and that it helps satisfy your sweet tooth! Please let me know in the comments if you give this a try, or over on Instagram.
More Chocolate Desserts
- Favorite Vegan Desserts for Chocolate Lovers
- Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Thin and Crispy Tate’s Cookies
- Red Wine Chocolate Cake