A decadent dark chocolate avocado pudding is sure to satisfy any chocolate craving. So rich with perfect pudding texture, you’d never guess it includes avocados!
Ready for a rich, delicious chocolate pudding that is paleo-friendly, packed with healthy fats, and takes less than 5 minutes to make? I have just the recipe for you.
The idea for making creamy treats from avocado has been around for a while. It's no secret they are the key to a delicious keto avocado smoothie.
Since they are perfect for getting a thick and rich texture in shakes, I thought I'd try it in a pudding. Chocolate avocado pudding has been around for a while but most are loaded with sugar or sweeteners that aren't keto friendly.
The pudding has also gotten a bit of a bad reputation. This is because some recipes don’t have the right ingredients to cover the avocado taste. No matter how much you love avocado, a bad tasting pudding can turn you off right away.
With the right flavor combination, this is a decadent and healthy dessert for those on a keto diet.
Why you'll love it
This is the best chocolate avocado pudding because there's no sugar added in the recipe. It's the perfect dessert that will satisfy any sweet tooth craving without making you feel guilty.
In fact, it will make you feel the opposite of guilt. It’s a dessert that’s actually good for you! And with the dreamy texture and bold flavor, it may just become your go-to low carb treat.
The best thing about this easy chocolate avocado pudding recipe is that you only need 5 simple ingredients to make your pudding. I'll even share a couple variations and swaps you can make.
Start with two soft and very ripe avocados. This recipe will not work with avocados that are not ripe yet, because they will not give us the right texture.
Make sure you use unsweetened almond milk. You can also use vanilla flavored as long as there's no added sugar. Coconut milk or coconut cream is a great alternative. You can even use a 50/50 mix of heavy cream and water if you don't need it to be dairy-free.
Regular unsweetened cocoa powder is fine to use. But I recommend using a dark cocoa for a richer color and flavor. You can even use raw cacao powder.
My preferred keto sweetener is liquid stevia or monk fruit. However, any of the keto sweeteners you have on hand will work well for this easy chocolate avocado pudding. If you aren't following a low-carb eating plan, maple syrup or agave syrup can be used for paleo.
Adding vanilla extract is a great way to enhance the flavor and add a touch of sweetness. You can cut back on the amount if you use a vanilla flavored liquid sweetener or vanilla almond milk.
Please note: Check out the recipe card at the bottom for a full list of ingredients used to make this low-carb recipe.
Use dark cocoa. For a rich chocolate flavor, I recommend using dark cocoa for this chocolate avocado pudding. Personally, I like the stronger taste and color because it's hard to tell there’s avocado in the pudding.
Add in espresso. This recipe also has the option to add instant espresso powder. Espresso is known for enhancing chocolate flavor, so I knew it would be perfect in this recipe. It really adds to the richness of the chocolate.
Purée well. It's best to use a food processor or blender to make sure all the ingredients are well combined. Otherwise, you won't achieve the silky smooth texture.
Make it dairy-free and nut-free. Use coconut milk or coconut cream for a creamy pudding without any dairy or nuts. You can even top it with coconut whipped cream!
It takes very little work to make chocolate avocado pudding. It just takes a little time to process and requires no cooking time.
For the full list of instructions, scroll to the bottom of this post.
Prepare the avocados
Cut avocados in half, remove the pit from each, then use a spoon to scrape the flesh out into a blender or food processor.
Add almond milk, unsweetened cocoa powder, stevia drops, vanilla extract, and instant espresso powder to the blender or food processor.
Process together until the ingredients are well combined into a creamy pudding texture. You want to keep processing until there are no more avocado lumps.
The pudding is best served chilled. I like to divide into four dessert dishes, then cover and refrigerate.
️ Serving suggestions
Want to take your chocolate avocado pudding to the next level? Here are a few delicious ideas:
- Top it off! Sprinkle on a few of my homemade sugar free chocolate chips or sugar free peanut butter chips over your pudding… you could even try both.
- Add sauces or syrups. I recommend drizzling with peanut butter topping or sugar free caramel sauce for a truly yummy treat.
- You can never go wrong with some fresh whipped cream.
- Use the pudding as a layer in a caramel chocolate trifle! Start with a batch of my 5 Ingredient Keto Brownies, cut into 1 inch cubes. Lay half of the cubes on the bottom of a trifle dish or large glass bowl. Layer whipped cream, chocolate avocado pudding, and sugar free caramel sauce, then repeat the layers to finish the trifle.
There are so many different ways to enjoy this chocolate pudding. You can even freeze it into a chocolate avocado ice cream!
This is a pretty simple recipe, and all of the details are in the printable card at the bottom of this post. First, here are some questions people often ask about making this creamy pudding!
The reality star has made this treat super popular. But her recipe isn't a keto-friendly one. It contains avocado, cane sugar, whole milk, and Manuka honey.
Antioxidants from the dark cocoa plus healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and fiber from the avocado make this a healthy recipe. Using keto-friendly ingredients makes it a guilt-free treat for weight loss.
One of the best things about this pudding is that it freezes really well. So you can store the leftovers in an airtight container in the freezer.
Your chocolate avocado pudding should last up to 5 days in the refrigerator when stored in a sealed container.
Looking for a few other pudding recipes? Try these favorites that combine different ingredients and flavors for a satisfying keto treat:
- Sugar Free Low Carb Banana Pudding Custard is the perfect sweet treat for anyone that has been missing bananas on Keto!
- Keto Chia Seed Pudding is a delicious vanilla pudding full of healthy fat and fiber that’s quick and easy to make for a simple treat.
- Creamy Keto Coconut Pudding is made with coconut milk and cream cheese for a yummy, traditional style pudding that’s low carb.
- Strawberry Chia Pudding combines almond milk and a fruity flavor for a treat that is very refreshing and tasty.
- Homemade Butterscotch Pudding uses butter and a brown sugar substitute for a super-satisfying dessert made from scratch!
Or try something a little different like a cheesecake pudding!
Chocolate Avocado Pudding (Paleo, Keto)
- Cut avocados in half, remove pit, then scrape the flesh out with a spoon and put in food processor. Add the remaining ingredients.
- Process together until ingredients are well combined and there are no more avocado lumps.
- Divide into four dessert dishes, cover and refrigerate.
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First published: March 9, 2012... Last updated: December 12, 2019