Chocolate-Avocado Pudding

This pudding gets its creaminess from avocados- and you would never know. It’s also made in minutes using a blender- fabulous! I love that it incorporated a vanilla bean and freshly squeezed orange juice too.

This recipe is from Gjusta in Venice, California, via Bon Appetit. Fresh and great.

Yield: Serves 8

  • 2 large avocados, pits removed
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup agave nectar
  • ¼ cup (or more) fresh orange juice
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1½ cups heavy cream, optional
  • ¼ cup cocoa nibs and/or chopped hazelnuts, optional
  1. Scoop avocado flesh into a blender. (I used a Vitamix.)
  2. Scrape in vanilla bean seeds; reserve pod for another use.
  3. Add cocoa powder, maple syrup, agave nectar, orange juice, and salt and blend to a coarse purée.
  4. With motor running, gradually stream in ¾ cup hot (but not boiling) water; blend, adding more orange juice as needed, until smooth and creamy.
  5. Divide pudding among eight 4–6 oz. ramekins or small bowls and chill (uncovered) at least 2 hours.
  6. Just before serving, whip cream in a medium bowl to soft peaks and spoon over pudding, if desired; top with cocoa nibs and/or hazelnuts.

Note: Pudding can be made 3 days ahead. Cover and chill.

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About Josette@thebrookcook

I live in Stony Brook, New York on Long Island. I love garlic and baking. My hobby (and love) is to try new recipes. My favorite recipe resources include The New York Times, Food and Wine, Bon Appetit, and Martha Stewart Living. Enjoy!

20 responses to “Chocolate-Avocado Pudding

  1. This sounds delicious! I love the addition of avocado – yummy! Pinned this one to try this summer 🙂

  2. This pudding looks delicious! I love the inclusion of avocado and orange juice! Plus, it looks like it is quite healthy. 🙂 I have also pinned this for when I need a good dessert!

  3. Oh wow, this sounds really good Josette! And easy to make, too!

  4. I’ve read a lot of recipes for chocolate pudding with avocado, but never dared to make one myself! Your gorgeous-looking puddings are encouraging me to give it a try! Thank you Josette 🙂

  5. I once made avocado brownies and no one would eat them! Your pudding looks decadent and delicious Josette and encouraging me to try an avocado based dessert again!

  6. Love the avocado/chocolate combo!

  7. Yummy!! I just sen this recipe to my sister because she’s been looking for a great avocado chocolate pudding recipe 🙂 Looks VERY tasty Josette!!

  8. Great recipe…so healthy and delicious! I have to try this out for my little chocolate lover.

  9. Erica

    This pudding looks so scrumptious! I have been wanting to try avocado in my chocolate pudding, so thanks for the recipe!

  10. Wow! I have to try this. It looks so delicious and healthy. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful idea. xx

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