Chocolate Avocado Pudding with Hazelnuts and Sea Salt
Chocolate avocado pudding is a decadent, creamy, healthy dessert made with avocados and raw cacao powder. It’s also dairy-free, vegan and paleo. I’ve sprinkled this version with hazelnuts and sea salt, but the toppings are endless.
The first time I had chocolate avocado pudding was in Bali a few years ago. And now I can’t imagine my life without it. Seriously.
I mean, it’s not just any chocolate…but antioxidant rich raw cacao, which is totally different than your run-of-the-mill candy bar chocolate. And different from supermarket cocoa.
So how is raw cacao different, exactly? It’s made by cold-pressing unroasted cacao beans. This process retains all the living enzymes and gives you a lovely raw cacao powder packed with nutrients and antioxidants. Unlike that tin of Hershey’s cocoa mix, which does not impart those benefits.
But even better is that this dessert is made from avocados. Yes, green avocados. And no, it does not taste like avocados. It simply tastes like the most unbelievable creamy, decadent, chocolatey dessert…that’s full of healthy fats. So feel free to have a second serving (I sure did!).
How to Make Chocolate Avocado Pudding
The best thing about this dessert is that it’s incredibly easy and only takes a few minutes to make. I do recommend chilling your avocados in the fridge overnight, so you can enjoy this dessert cold right away. But if your avocados aren’t chilled, no worries. Just place the finished pudding in the fridge to chill for 20 minutes before serving.
So really, all you have to do to make this chocolate avocado pudding is place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. That’s it.
I’ve topped the pudding with hazelnuts and sea salt, but feel free to get creative. You could add berries or a dollop of Coconut Whipped Cream. You could even stir in a bit of Homemade Nutella for another variation on that hazelnut flavor.
I personally don’t taste the avocado, but if you do, feel free to add more cacao powder or vanilla extract. You could also use a peppermint flavoring which is quite a bit stronger.
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Chocolate Avocado Pudding With Hazelnuts And Sea Salt
A creamy, decadent and delicious chocolate avocado pudding that’s topped with hazelnuts and sea salt. It’s naturally dairy-free, vegan and paleo friendly.
- 2 large avocado (chilled)
- 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
- 1/3 cup raw cacao powder
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- hazelnuts roughly chopped
- sea salt
- Slice the avocados in half and remove the pit. Scoop out the flesh into a food processor. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides as needed.
- Serve the chocolate avocado pudding with a sprinkle of hazelnuts and sea salt.
For this recipe I prefer pyramid sea salt flakes as they’re larger and will stand out on top of the dessert.
Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: about 1 cup
- Amount Per Serving:
- Calories: 295.3
- Total Fat: 20.9g
- Saturated Fat: 10.2g
- Sodium: 10.3mg
- Carbohydrates: 29.1g
- Fiber: 7.3g
- Sugar: 16.5g
- Protein: 3.4g
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This recipe was originally posted December 2015 but updated to include new photos and video.