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5-Ingredient Avocado Chocolate Pudding

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!

vegan chocolate pudding on a table with pink roses

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.

Ingredients Needed

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)

almond milk, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and avocado for pudding
The pudding ingredients before blending

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.

Recipe FAQ

Does it taste like avocado?!

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.

Can I freeze avocado chocolate pudding?

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.

Can this be made in advance? How is it stored?

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.

What equipment is needed?

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.

side view of vegan avocado chocolate pudding

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.

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5-Ingredient Avocado Chocolate Pudding

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


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!


Units Scale
  • 1 large, ripe avocado, pitted and mashed (3/41 cup)
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, Dutch process if possible
  • 36 TBS almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • Toppings of choice: chocolate chips, fresh fruit, nut butter, crushed nuts, whipped cream


  1. Add all pudding ingredients to a food processor of high-speed blender and combine until no chunks remain.
  2. Serve with toppings of choice!


This recipe will last about 3 days in the fridge.

The quantities above are for two servings, feel free to double or triple the recipe as needed.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: One half of recipe
  • Calories: 329 calories
  • Sugar: 32.8 grams
  • Sodium: 340 milligrams
  • Fat: 15.3 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 4.1 grams
  • Unsaturated Fat: 11.2 grams
  • Trans Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 60.2 grams
  • Fiber: 16.6 grams
  • Protein: 7.8 grams
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams

Keywords: chocolate

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About the Author

Emily (Frigon) Meyers is the founder of Garlic Head, a plant-based recipe website for all eaters who want to easily, affordably, and sustainably incorporate more vegetables into their diets while saving time and money. She is a lifelong vegetarian and 10+ year vegan. Garlic Head does not focus on labels - it focuses on creating food that everyone can enjoy.

Emily earned a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University along with degrees in Economics, Spanish, and Global Sustainability from the University of Pittsburgh. She has been featured on numerous podcasts and websites including The Food Institute, VegNews, Buzzfeed, and the Boston Globe.

Meet Emily here.

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  1. Sarah says

    Perfect Valentine’s Day dessert. It was so delicious and so incredibly easy. Thank you for posting! My husband said “I could eat this every day for dessert!” . This is a keeper!

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