With simple ingredients, zero cooking, and a method that takes about 2 minutes total, this Chocolate Avocado Pudding is a healthy dessert to share with the kids. It’s also low in added sugars and yet super creamy and so delicious!

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Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Making pudding with a base of avocado has become a thing in recent years and while I was initially skeptical, I’m here to tell you that this stuff is GOOD. The avocado adds richness and a super creamy texture and combined with cocoa powder and a little sweetener, it’s a no-cook pudding that’s incredibly easy to blend up.

Plus, since it’s sweetened with just a little maple syrup, it’s a not-too-sweet treat to share with the kids.

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Ingredients You Need

There are a few variations among other recipes online and I’ve tried this a few ways and feel like I’ve landed on the mix of ingredients that’s easiest and that tastes the best—because you actually don’t want to taste the avocado (and sometimes you can, in my experience trying out other recipes). You’ll need:

TIP: You can use honey if you prefer, but always avoid honey for babies under 1.

Can I make this dairy-free?

Yes, simply swap out the yogurt for coconut cream or full-fat coconut milk and use just the solids. Or a nondairy Greek-style yogurt would work too.

What type of cocoa powder is best?

I use unsweetened cocoa powder and typically buy Hershey’s Special Dark. Honestly, you can use any that you like the flavor of—the recipe is fairly flexible (though some cocoa powders are more bitter than others).

Can I use frozen avocado?

I’ve never tried this with frozen avocado (though I do love using it in smoothies!). I would suggest letting it thaw, patting it dry, and giving it a go! And definitely comment below to let me know how it works

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 Step-by-Step Instructions

Here’s a look at how to make this recipe. Scroll down to see the full information!

  1. Add the ingredients to a blender
  2. Blend it smooth.

TIP: If you use a blender regularly, I highly suggest getting yourself a blender spatula. It’s thin and easy to get into the base of the blender to get all of the good stuff out!

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Tips for Making the Best Chocolate Avocado Pudding

  • Use a ripe avocado that’s soft, yet not brown on the inside.
  • Taste the pudding before you serve it and adjust the sweetness if needed.
  • Use unsweetened cocoa powder, such as Hershey’s Special Dark.
  • Top with sprinkles if you’d like.
  • Start with a small portion since it’s rich and the kids may not want a ton (or maybe they will, but if you start with a smaller portion, you may get some too!)
  • This is best on the day you make it, though you can store it in the fridge for 24 hours in an airtight container. If any liquid separates out, simply stir it up.
  • You may also like my Coconut Chia Pudding, Fudge Pops, and Banana Chocolate Pops.

I’d love to hear if you try this recipe, so please comment below to share!

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Quick and Easy Chocolate Avocado Pudding

This is best on the day you make it, though you can store it in the fridge for 24 hours in an airtight container. If any liquid separates out, simply stir it up.
4.95 from 19 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 261kcal
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 1 medium avocado, pit and peel discarded (about ½ cup avocado flesh)
  • 1/2 cup whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend on low speed until combined, increasing the speed a little to make a smooth pudding. Stop and scrape down the sides of the blender if needed.
  • Top with sprinkles if desired.

Notes

  • Use a ripe avocado that's soft, yet not brown on the inside.
  • Taste the pudding before you serve it and adjust the sweetness if needed.
  • Use unsweetened cocoa powder, such as Hershey's Special Dark.
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons smooth almond butter (or sunflower seed butter) for extra creaminess.
  • Top with sprinkles if you'd like.
  • Start with a small portion since it's rich and the kids may not want a ton (or maybe they will, but if you start with a smaller portion, you may get some too!).

Nutrition

Calories: 261kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 10g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 3mg, Sodium: 28mg, Potassium: 682mg, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin A: 149IU, Vitamin C: 10mg, Calcium: 95mg, Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    This is our absolute favourite avo chocolate pudding! It’s our go to recipe. It’s creamy, chocolatey, and just the right amount of sweetness. The taste is fantastic – the avocado blends seamlessly. It’s toddler approved too (and I love she’s getting a dose of healthy fats from the avocado)!

  2. 5 stars
    We love your recipes especially this avocado pudding one!! Thank you for sharing all these great recipes. You literally have made my life so much easier.

  3. 5 stars
    I just made this for my toddler and I and we both LOVED it! I love that it’s not super sweet, but just the right amount of sweetness. It’s a perfect snack and I like that the avocado and Greek yogurt provide a boost of nutrition. I added a few chocolate chips to it, and some shredded coconut and walnuts to mine too! Though the toppings are endless. I’ll definitely be making it a lot this summer!!!

  4. 5 stars
    Very delicious and was family approved by me, the husband and my two small kids. We used it for a birthday instead of cake. It hit the spot. I knew it was good when everyone was actually quiet and eating it. Thank you! Oh and couldn’t taste the avocado.

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