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Keto Chocolate Avocado Pudding Recipe
When you think of pudding you can imagine the creamy spoonfulls in a small dish possibly adorned with some whipped cream.
The deep chocolate flavor and smooth feel is what everyone thinks of when you ask them about chocolate pudding!
Well I have re-created the original recipe to become an easy recipe that is dairy free, keto, and vegan.
This is one of those healthy chocolate desserts that is made with simple ingredients and has the best flavor with the favorite creamy texture.
Yes, you are thinking it may have an avocado flavor, but it does not.
If you do not tell someone that they are eating vegan avocado chocolate pudding, then it is likely they will not know!
Even if it is your first time trying avocado in a dessert recipe, you will be impressed!
This recipe is a great way to get in your healthy fats without needing to nosh on some avocado toast or eating guacamole!
The creamy pudding texture blended with the dark cocoa powder will have you fooled for sure as the taste of the avocado is not there.
You do not need regular milk to make this happen, it gets to be the creamy consistency due to the ripe avocado.
All chocolate cravings will be met with this delicious dessert recipe without the taste of avocado thanks to the dark chocolate cocoa powder.
My kids with a big sweet tooth gobbled it up so fast!
It is actually a healthy dessert that I am happy to give them versus other options.
SInce it only uses a handful of ingredients, it is easy to make this healthy recipe whenever my taste buds crave chocolate.
I also give you options to use what you have on hand for this vegan chocolate pudding.
Keep reading so you can see how to jazz up this recipe with different ideas and ways to serve it!
Here is what you will need to make this Keto Chocolate Avocado Pudding Recipe
- 1 package low carb Catalina Chocolate Sandwich Cookies : this is one of the plant-based options they have available
- 4 tablespoons salted butter; or plant-based butter for vegan friends
- 12 oz of overripe avocados
- 1 1/2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder or raw cacao powder
- 8 oz sugar free chocolate chips/or dark chocolate bar
- 2 tbsp monkfruit sweetener or keto brown sugar for a rich taste
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Now let’s make some of this decadent dessert!
In the bowl of a food processor or high-powered blender, add in the avocadoes with the cocoa powder, sugar free chocolate chips, sweetener, and vanilla extract.
I highly recommend using the food processor so you do not have to stop and scrape the sides as much.
Process or blend the ingredients for a minute then stop and scrape the sides.
Process the Keto Chocolate Avocado Pudding again and again until it turns creamy and smooth.
You may have to do this a couple of times before all of the chunks are smooth.
If you need to thin it out a bit because it is too thick, start with only 1 tablespoon of plant-based milk for best results.
The only thing to keep in mind is that if you add too much liquid then it will be hard to re-thicken it.
Start with just a little, then blend or process the pudding again.
My choice would be unsweetened almond milk as its my favorite.
You can also use coconut milk, oat milk, or soy milk.
Coconut milk is the only one next to unsweetened almond milk that would be low carb, keto and vegan.
If you are not concerned with it being a vegan recipe, then use heavy cream.
Using heavy whipping cream will keep it keto and not add too much liquid as it is mostly fat.
I prefer it over the others as it has all of the healthy fats in it like the avocado does.
Now let’s make the cookie crust if you are putting them into individual containers
Place 1 package of Catalina Keto Chocolate Sandwich Cookies into a food processor.
Process until fine crumbs.
Add in melted butter to cookie crumbs in a stream while the processor is running.
Press into 6 ramekins or 4oz jelly jars as pictured.
Now top with your homemade Keto Chocolate Avodaco Pudding.
I chose to put the homemade pudding into a piping bag and pipe into small jars for portion control.
You can also simply add it to any airtight container you have.
The great thing is that it will keep up to couple of days in the fridge.
I have not frozen it before, but if I did, I would make dollops onto a parchment lined baking sheet, flash freeze then put the dollops in a freezer bag.
When you want to enjoy it again, put a dollop in a small dish in the fridge and enjoy once thawed.
Keto Chocolate Truffle Cups
- 1 pkg Catalina Chocolate Sandwich Cookies https://amzn.to/3ztbdhw
- 1/2 stick salted butter
- 12 oz avocado flesh
- 1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 8 oz chocolate chips/or dark chocolate bar
- 2 tbsp monkfruit sweetener
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Place 1 package of Catalina Keto Chocolate Sandwich Cookies into a food processor.
- Process until fine crumbs.
- Add in melted butter to cookie crumbs in a stream while the processor is running.
- Press into 6 ramekins or 4oz jelly jars as pictured. Set aside.
- Put all ingredients into a high powered blender or a food processor. Blend or process on high until smooth.
- Scoop or pipe into 4oz jars or ramekins.
- Enjoy Immediately. Refrigerate leftovers. Will harden, but thaw on counter for 10 minutes to soften before eating.
Here are some substitutions and different ways to jazz it up!
- How about turning this into a vegan chocolate mousse? Just take the final vegan pudding and fold in some vegan whipped cream! Cool Whip is one brand next to So Delicious that does not contain any dairy or animal ingredients. The avocado chocolate mousse recipe will impress anyone!
- The final product can be adorned with not only a dollop of coconut whipped cream, which I have a recipe for here, but also a dusting of extra cocoa powder would be great to add in a rich chocolate flavor!
- Turn this into a chocolate peanut butter avocado chocolate pudding recipe when you add in 1-2 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter with the addition of avocado.
- If you would like to keep this recipe to a whole foods recipe, then you can substitute 2 tablespoons of maple syrup for the monkfruit sweetener. You could also add in a few medjool dates that have been soaked in warm water for 5 minutes in place of maple syrup. Using pure maple syrup will definitely make this a paleo recipe instead of a low carb recipe.
- Top little dishes of this Keto Chocolate Avocado Pudding with some melted chocolate next time!
- Agave Nectar is also a syrup option you can use to sweeten this pudding with a mild flavor. I would not recommend agave syrup though as it processed liked high fructose syrup and is not really the healthy way to go.
- Consider piping into fancy ice cream parlor dishes to impress guests at your next dinner party!
- Since my recipe does not use whole milk, you can add in a tablespoon of orange juice and make it a chocolate orange dessert. Keep it keto by using orange extract instead for the same flavor.
- How about a chocolate mint flavor? Just add in 1/4 tsp of mint extract to achieve this. Top the dessert with a fresh sprig of mint to really fancy it up!
- Take this same idea of changing out the extracts and try some others like almond extract, cherry extract, raspberry extract to name a few. Just think of flavors that would blend well with chocolate and you are on the right track!
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*Updated 2/26/2023 with new pictures and recipe card.