Nutrient rich and super simple, this chocolate avocado pudding makes a great snack or dessert.
Today I’m finally sharing that delicious Chocolate Avocado Pudding recipe I’ve been teasing you with for the past week. I’ve never been a huge pudding fan myself but hubby likes chocolate pudding and I’ve had it on my list of things to make for a while now. I’ve looked at TONS of recipes and was just never crazy about the ingredients that most of them used.
When I did find a few recipes that I liked the ingredients in, several of them used bananas and nut butter to thicken them. Hubby doesn’t like bananas and I wanted this to be truly chocolatey, not overshadowed by nut butter mixed in.
I decided to use dates as the base. They’re naturally sweet and I like how you can puree them to be totally smooth. I figured I could combine them with avocado for a thick, smooth pudding. I added a little cocoa powder to get the chocolate flavor and some milk to help blend it all together and voila! 4 ingredients and crazy delicious.
Here’s the recipe (inspired by Minimalist Baker):Print
4 Ingredient Chocolate Pudding
Nutrient rich and super simple, this 4 ingredient chocolate pudding makes a great snack or dessert.
- Yield: 3 1x
- ½ – ⅔ cup chopped, pitted dates
- ½ cup smashed avocado
- ½ cup milk
- 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
- Optional toppings: bananas, nut butter, seeds, etc
- Combine all ingredients in a high powered blender or food processor and process until smooth.
- Taste and add more dates if not sweet enough or more milk if too thick for your preference.
- Top as desired
When I told hubby what was in this pudding, he said “No f*[email protected] way!”.
Even Squish can help make this recipe! Take a look:
Since I love peanut butter and banana I chose to add those to mine as toppings. Feel free to add whatever toppings you want or eat it as is.
Keep in mind that while I would consider this a healthy pudding option full of nutrients, it’s still calorie dense….so a small serving is all you need! If you divide one batch into 3 small servings, it’ll probably around 225 calories.
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Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment says
Totally a pudding lover! This looks delicious.
GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth says
This looks so good! Whenever I update the roundup of dairy-free chocolate recipes I literally just published, I’m so including these 😀 Pinning!
What an interesting combo! Now, you have tempted my taste bud interest 🙂
Arman @ thebigmansworld says
Ohhh I guessed it had avocado but not dates too- Genius Linds!
i do my best 🙂
OH YOU ARE BRILLIANT.
You must move in with us 🙂 Ill even go and buy the dates first!
[email protected] says
I make a version of this but instead of dates just use a banana…avocado…stevia…cocoa powder – the hubby has no idea what’s in it 🙂
Looks delicious! I was surprised when I noticed it had dates in it, looking forward to trying it. The avocado pudding I usually make has nut butter in it, so this will be much different!
hope you enjoy!
I love the addition of dates, they add such a great subtle sweetness. Yum!
Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious says
I make chocolate avocado budding all the time but with banana. I’ll have to give the date stand-in a try. I love dates!
yes! hope you love it!
Katie @ Mom to Mom Nutrition says
DATES! I was wondering what the other ingredient was beyond the avocado… yum yum yum!! Pinning this one!
hehe i’m so sneaky!
Linz @ Itz Linz says
i do love pudding, but am weary of the store bought stuff. this looks FANTASTIC!!
I’m so excited to try this! I love pudding…
Jennifer F says
Sign me up for a couple bowls of this!
Angela @ Happy Fit Mama says
I’m not a fan of pudding but I am a fan of all those ingredients. Yum!!
rachel @ Athletic Avocado says
Love that this is naturally sweetened! I have yet to make avocado pudding! This looks delish!
Susie @ SuzLyfe says
I love chocolate avocado pudding–what a interesting twist to put the dates in there! Though I might use figs instead. I’m having a fig moment right now, haha.
oooh that’d be delicious!
I just want to go on the record that I do in fact like bananas. I just don’t like bananas IN things. Ok, I feel better now.
Amanda @ .running with spoons. says
HUGE pudding lover, especially when it’s the healthy kind. And dates make the best sweeteners, eh? I love putting them in ALL the things.
yes! all dates all the time!
Jody - Fit at 57 says
LOVE a short list of ingredients!!!
Amaaaaazing! I love that this is sweetened with dates and all sorts of healthy, yet soooo tasty! I need to make this on a revolving basis so I can always have healthy dessert on-hand! 😀
Ingredients I just happen to have… gonna ROCK this tomorrow! Thanks for the recipe. Sharing sharing….
hope you enjoyed it!
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says
I’m not a huge pudding fan either but drizzled with peanut butter sounds awesome! And I do have a bunch of dates. I found out they are NOT pitted however after nearly killing my food processor…
ahhh yes. been there! whoops!
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
I like your version with the dates! I NEED to try!
Erin @ Erin's Inside Job says
My husband just had a dental procedure and can’t have a lot of foods w seeds, etc, so he has been having a lot of smoothies and pudding. This would be a good one to try! I made a vegan chocolate pudding awhile ago, but your pictures are waaay better haha. Thanks for sharing!
haha thanks girl 🙂
Ashley @ A Lady Goes West says
Husband approval! Love it! I have NOT made any sweets using avocado before and am dying to try. Good one, Lindsay!
you must try! hope it’s a hit!
Heather Mason @Nutty Nutrition says
Yummy! I’m curious about this avocado pudding. I will have to try it! I like that you put the disclaimer that it is still calorie dense. While dates do have a lot of healthy nutrients in them they are still high calorie and full of sugar.
very true! a small portion is plenty!
kristin | W [H] A T C H says
this is brilliant! what are your thoughts on raw cocoa?
great nutritional benefits but might need more sweetener!
She Rocks Fitness says
I used to LOVE chocolate pudding and seriously cannot remember the last time I had some. This recipe looks great and I would definitely add banana and nut butter…obviously!
obviously 🙂 enjoy!
This looks fantastic. Lucky for me I have everything I need to make this
woohoo! hope you love it!
Sam @ PancakeWarriors says
Yum Lindsay – love that you used dates – I almost always use bananas and dates would be an awesome way to change it up!!
yay! give it a try and let me know what you think!
Elizabeth @ Enjoy Every Bite says
Definitely going to have to try this. I still have never used avocados in any dessert recipes (call me crazy) but I think this recipe looks like a real winner 🙂
definitely worth trying! i’ve used it in this and cookies! so good!
Mattie @ Comfy & Confident says
I am loving this recipe! I need to try it. Avocado’s have become my new favorite food and I think the healthy fat keeps me full SO much longer. But, I do still crave something sweet so this would be the perfect combo!
let me know what you think!
genevieve @ gratitude & greens says
Ooooooh yeah- I love avocado pudding! So yummy and easy to whip up. I love taking a little jar to work and treating myself to an afternoon snack!
yes! the perfect afternoon pick me up!
Kate @ Framed Cooks says
You are SO creative!! Avocado – I’m fascinated! And love love the peanut butter drizzle. 🙂
you must try!!
[email protected] says
I am with you about some of the other Choco-cado puddings out there. I have always used honey or maple syrup in mine, but I will have to try dates next time!
I, too, think banana can add an overwhelming (yet delicious) flavor.
hope you like it!
Jody Cowan says
Hi! I’m from Marysville OH! about 30 miles from Columbus. We live in GA now. Anyway, I’m so glad I found this on the Sits Girls Linky today! I’m going to try this. I’ve been wanting a good recipe with avocado! Thanks!
yay! so glad you found me!
Christina Bauer says
Just made a batch of this, and it tastes like my mother’s chocolate cake batter… But healthy! I added a bit of vanilla and sea salt to deepen the flavor. Love it.
Question: is there a way that you can prepare the dates so that you won’t have pieces of dates in the pudding? One time I made a tofu chocolate pie and used firm tofu put in a blender. It had good flavor but dh thought it was “gritty” (that’s because I used firm tofu, just didn’t tell him there was tofu in it). Next time I’m going to use silken tofu and add some unflavored gelatin for the consistency and see if he’ll eat it. I know he’d never go for it if there was even the slightest bit of date in the pudding. But if I can get them “liquidy” he wouldn’t even know they were in it.
i would try soaking them in hot water for a while beforehand and then put them in a food processor and you should be able to get them quite smooth
I added a little vanilla. Then topped with shredded coconut and chocolate chips. Can’t wait to eat it for dessert. Thanks Lindsay. I am big fan of your recipes.