Non-Dairy Chocolate Pudding

Non-Dairy Chocolate Pudding abeautifulmess.com Healthy desserts often use fruit as the base of their tasty confections, but this dessert actually uses a fruit that you may have assumed was part of the vegetable family—the avocado! We teamed up with my go-to almond milk, Almond Breeze, to make this delicious chocolate pudding. I have to say this pudding is a lifesaver if you are avoiding dairy or sugar for various health reasons (it definitely was for me this last year). There are several different ways you can make this tasty treat (a few of my favorites are here, here, and here), but I like this pudding on the semi-sweet side, so I cut down on the sweetener a bit. It satisfies your sweet chocolate cravings without any of the guilt, and you’ll be amazed that it contains a healthy dose of avocado too.

Non-Dairy Chocolate Pudding abeautifulmess.comNon-Dairy Chocolate Avocado Pudding, makes two servings

1 ripe avocado
1/2 cup unsweetened Almond Breeze almond milk
1/4 cup Lakanto sugar substitute (you can also use another sugar substitute like stevia, honey, or agave to taste or just use the same amount of regular sugar if you don’t need a sugar-free version)
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Note: If you haven’t heard of it before, Lakanto is a great sugar substitute that, like stevia, is derived from a plant (monk fruit) but doesn’t have the aftertaste that some dislike in stevia. It’s a zero on the glycemic index, so it’s a good option for diabetics or those avoiding sugar.

Non-Dairy Chocolate Pudding abeautifulmess.com Non-Dairy Chocolate Pudding abeautifulmess.com Non-Dairy Chocolate Pudding abeautifulmess.com Non-Dairy Chocolate Pudding abeautifulmess.com Combine the almond milk and the Lakanto in a small pot, and heat until the Lakanto is dissolved.  Allow the mixture to cool. Remove skin and pit from the avocado and place in a food processor (or blender) with the cocoa powder. Add the sweetened almond milk mixture and blend until smooth. Place in the fridge until chilled, and serve.

Non-Dairy Chocolate Pudding abeautifulmess.com Non-Dairy Chocolate Pudding abeautifulmess.com Non-Dairy Chocolate Pudding abeautifulmess.com This pudding is exceptionally rich and smooth, and it has a wonderful semi-sweet chocolate taste to it that makes it a perfect match to eat with berries or nuts. If you go the nuts route, just dry roast some sliced or chopped-up nuts in a pan over medium heat until they turn golden brown and fragrant—it’s so good with toasted hazelnuts. This is definitely one of my favorite healthy desserts, and my biggest problem with it is letting it cool down before I eat all of it directly from the food processor bowl. I guess that’s a good problem to have! xo. Laura

Non-Dairy Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened Almond Breeze almond milk
  • 1/4 cup Lakanto sugar substitute you can also use another sugar substitute like stevia, honey, or agave to taste or just use the same amount of regular sugar if you don’t need a sugar-free version
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Combine the almond milk and the Lakanto in a small pot, and heat until the Lakanto is dissolved. Allow the mixture to cool. Remove skin and pit from the avocado and place in a food processor (or blender) with the cocoa powder. Add the sweetened almond milk mixture and blend until smooth. Place in the fridge until chilled, and serve.

Recipe Notes

Note: If you haven’t heard of it before, Lakanto is a great sugar substitute that, like stevia, is derived from a plant (monk fruit) but doesn't have the aftertaste that some dislike in stevia. It’s a zero on the glycemic index, so it’s a good option for diabetics or those avoiding sugar.

Credits // Author: Laura Gummerman, Photography: Sarah Rhodes. Photos edited with Celeste of the Fresh Collection.

  • In Australia we call pudding, mousse….no bull(winkle)…. 😛

  • i’ve always wanted to try a chocolate puddings recipe with avocado. it looks so delicious!
    xo, cheyenne

  • I would never imagine using an avocado to make pudding! Pinning this!

  • I make a version of this too, it’s so addicting =)

  • You would never think of using avocado in this recipe. But anything with avocado in it is fine by me. This looks divine. Thank you for the healthy suggestion!

    Maria xx
    www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

  • I’m loving all of the non-dairy food posts! Thank you!!!! For someone who shouldn’t eat dairy often–I’m always looking for simple recipes.

  • Did this yesterday, topped it with raspberries and it went out great! I couldn’t get the almond milk at the supermarket, so I substituted it with lactose-free milk. I was espacially surprised, how creamy and actually pudding-like it was. Next time I’m going to give it a try with almond milk and maybe some nuts or other fruits in it – thanks for the recipe 🙂

  • Your pudding looks delicious, and I had not heard of Lakanto sugar before, so I learned something new! Thank you for linking to my recipe! 🙂

  • Just made a batch and waiting for it to cool in the fridge. Considering I just licked the spatula clean, I bet it’s going to be delicious. My nephew is allergic to dairy, eggs and nuts so finding a dessert he can eat is hard. I’ll try this with soy milk for him 🙂

  • I tired it an it was so YUM! As you say, I had to resist eating it before it had sett 😉 Thank you!

  • It looks so rich, creamy and perfect. The perfect dessert for my weekly vegan day!

  • These look so nice

    Anna

    http://inthelifeoffletch.blogspot.co.uk x

  • THIS. THIS JUST MADE ME GO CRAZY! It looks extremely delicious!! 🙁 It makes me sad that I can’t have these right now at this second, so I definitely NEED to try making these!! Thank you for this post!

  • I must say, I am really enjoying the new recipes that cater to a different audience. I’m always looking for new things to try as a vegetarian that leans towards being a vegan. Thanks so much, as always! xoxo

    Love and Luck,

    Laurali Star

  • I have made this before and I loved it. My version only used avocado, cocoa powder and agave nectar. Delish!

  • This looks so yummy!!!!!!! I’m definitely trying it! Thanks : )

  • Hi Heidi!
    I do like avocado, but I don’t taste it at all in this pudding. I would give it a try!

    Laura 🙂

  • Hi Kerryn!
    I do like avocado, but I don’t taste it at all in this pudding. Give it a try!

    Laura 🙂

  • Do you find that it tastes a lot like avocado? I’ve made dishes like this before and all I could taste was the avocado. I love avocado, but it doesn’t exactly taste like dessert. I’ll have to give Lakanto a try. Never heard of it.

  • yum!! this looks so delish!

    xxoo,
    nikki

    www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

  • Laura, these recipes are fantastic, especially for those of us on a “restricted” diet. Thank you so much for sharing!

  • I have never heard of lakanto sugar substitute before! This looks amazing and am making this for dessert tonight!

    charity
    www.lifeafterbaseball.net

  • would never have considered using avocado in a desert, looks yummy
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

  • Is the avocado taste really obvious? I’d love to try it, but I’m not a huge fan of avocado.

  • Yum! This even looks vegan friendly so my sister can eat it! 🙂

  • Ohhh!!!
    that is amazing, definitely one to try out.
    I am dairy free and i must admit i was quite missing puddings.
    i think i am too excited for this!
    Nitabiti

  • I’ve never tried avocados, this looks like a yummy way to get them a try 🙂

    Aysha x
    outletjunkie.blogspot.co.uk

  • I just made this and it is amazing! I love that its dairy and sugar free! And the best part was I had all the ingredients sitting around my house! Thanks ABM xo

  • Thank you so much for posting this recipe! Its impossible to find anything in the store thats both dairy and sugar free. Sounds amazing I will definitely be whipping up a batch of my own!
    http://livobeautiful.blogspot.com

  • Chocolate.. avocado.. need.. If onyl we were in avocado season here (australia- everythings backwards!)

    www.dancingthroughsunday.typepad.com

  • Looks wonderful! I’m diabetic and on a low-carb diet, so I always appreciate sugar free recipes ^___^

  • Sounds yummy! thanks! I am always on the lookout for dairy free desserts.

  • I love that I have everything necessary to make this pudding in my fridge and pantry right now. The fact that it’s guilt and dairy free is a bonus! I’ve been looking at a lot of dessert recipes lately that incorporate avocado and can say with certainty that I’ll be making this. No strawberry on top for me though…I’m allergic! Isn’t that awful!?

  • Theresa, this is exactly what I thought! I love all 3 of these things & wish I had a ripe avocado right now!

  • I’m on a low carb, low sugar eating plan right now. And I also happen to be a chocoholic so guess who is pinning this and making it asap?

  • Oh my goodness, that looks absolutely scrumptious! Just prepared a beautiful linguine dish tonight for my blog, and that dessert looks like the ideal accompaniment! Can’t way to try it!

  • I just made this and it’s incredible! I just combined everything (used a tsp of honey and 1 packet stevia) in my vitamix and hit go. This was LEGIT. Thanks for sharing!

  • Chocolate avocado pudding?
    I’m obsessed with pudding and with avocados and with chocolate.

    I…I need this.

  • I’ve seen avocado pudding recipes floating around a lot recently and have been super intrigued. I’m not a huge avocado fan (gasp!) but I think that I’d really enjoy them in chocolate form. Because let’s be honest, what don’t I enjoy in chocolate form? (:

    http://buildyourbliss.wordpress.com

  • WOW this is great! I have some of these things on hand, so I’ll have to try it out!

    http://cuddlyasacactus.wordpress.com/

  • Chocolate pudding and strawberries go so well together 😀

    http://everydayingrace.blogspot.ca/

  • This looks delicious! I try to stay away from too much dairy as a lot at one time gives me a tummy ache (hello, ice cream!), so this is a great remix of a classic dessert! I can’t wait to try it out!

    xoxo
    Taylor

  • For someone who avoids dairy at all costs (it hates me), this sounds like a great idea!

  • This is perfect for both my love of chocolate and fitting into my pants! Thanks for the great idea!

  • I was browsing through the blog and realized that I had all the ingredients to make this, so I gave it a shot. And while my family had it’s reservations about it, it was really good! 🙂

    Make sure to do it in the food processor though, it will be rather lumpy if done in the blender.

  • I follow a ketogenic diet, and this recipe is very similar to my go-to keto pudding recipe. Looking forward to trying your version Emma!

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