- 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 1 1/4 Cup milk
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 Teaspoon almond extract
- 1/8 Teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ripe avocado
In a small heavy-bottomed pot off the heat, whisk together the corn starch, brown sugar, and pinch of salt. Gradually whisk in the milk, making sure that the no lumps form. Whisk in the egg yolk, and the almond and vanilla extract. Put the pot over medium heat and gently heat for 10 to 15 minutes, continuously stirring until the mixture is thick and bubbling. Turn off the heat.
Peel and pit the avocado and mash or blend until very smooth. Stir into the warm custard, taste for sweetness, then transfer to a bowl, cover with plastic and allow to cool and set in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
Calories Per Serving184
Folate equivalent (total)54µg14%
Keto Avocado Chocolate Pudding Recipe
This Keto Avocado Chocolate Pudding Recipe is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Food Lion. All opinions are 100% mine.
Keto Avocado Chocolate Pudding it&rsquos like Heaven in a bowl. Okay, that may be stretching it a bit, but it is SO good!
Today I&rsquom sharing a new favorite recipe of mine that I made after I discovered sugar-free syrup at Food Lion. I normally have to order what I consider specialty items online but when I found this syrup I knew I hit the jackpot! Lately, I have been all about specialty coffees made in the comfort of my own home, but that&rsquos not what I&rsquom sharing today. Today I&rsquom sharing a super simple treat that will help you get over the worst of your chocolate cravings, and it&rsquos SO good for you!
If you don&rsquot already shop at Food Lion, you should stop by and sign up for the Shop & Earn program. It&rsquos so easy to sign up online or on the app, and even easier to earn and save. I do my shopping like I normally would, and Food Lion shows me in my account how much I&rsquove earned. Once I complete a reward, the money I earned is automatically redeemed the next time I shop!
I love coupons, but these rewards are awesome because I don&rsquot have to buy certain things, I just have to spend money in certain areas of the store (where I&rsquom already spending money). You can download the app to keep track of your savings and load coupons onto your MVP card. I usually save at least $30 each month without even trying. I really need to get better at using those coupons!
Thankfully even without remembering my coupons for this shopping trip, I was able to redeem $3 that I earned last month using my rewards to help me purchase the ingredients for my pudding recipe below!
Easiest Keto Chocolate Avocado Pudding
To create this thick and smooth chocolate avocado pudding, I partnered with Love Good Fats as their line of keto approved shakes is a great way to add chocolate flavor, sweetness and protein to this tasty kid-friendly keto dessert.
This chocolate keto avocado pudding is creamy, smooth, sweet and it only takes a few minutes to make with the help of a food processor. Chocolate avocado pudding is just as chocolatey as any other pudding recipes and it’s actually a bit thicker and creamier that most – thanks to the avocado.
I like to use a keto approved protein powder by Love Good Fats to flavor my avocado pudding and to sneak in a little extra protein when I’m making this yummy treat for my boys.
Keto Approved Chocolate Shake Powder
Love Good Fats has created a delicious keto friendly shake powder that you can mix with your favorite keto milk or you can use the mix in your low carb baking recipes – like this chocolate pudding – to add flavor, healthy fats and protein.
Their line of shake mixes are low in sugar (only 1 gram), loaded with healthy fats (12-13 grams of fat per serving) and only contain 3 grams net carbs per scoop! There are no added preservatives or sugar alcohols. Plus this protein powder is gluten free and soy free!
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The avocado in this keto pudding recipe is used as a thickener. Avocados are creamy and smooth. When you smash them down or blend them in a food processor they produce a thick, creamy base that is perfect for a keto friendly, dairy-free pudding. Just add chocolate or your favorite flavors and your ready to eat pudding!
Ingredient Substitutions in Avocado Pudding
- Chocolate – In this recipe, you have the option of using a keto chocolate protein powder or cocoa powder. Make sure your cocoa is unsweetened and 100% cocoa powder with no added sugars. You will also need to add additional sweetener if you are using the cocoa powder. I recommend adding 1/4 cup of powdered erythritol to the pudding mixture to sweeten it up. You want the powdered form so it dissolves easily and you aren’t left with grainy pudding.
- Milk – I recommended using nut milk in this recipe. It’s a great option if you are trying to be dairy-free too. My favorite is macadamia nut milk since it has a higher fat content and lower carb count compared to almond or coconut milk. Those options are fine if that is all you have on hand. You can also use heavy whipping cream for an ultra-creamy keto avocado pudding.
Optional Add-ins to Keto Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Consider adding in some of these for a different flavor profile of your keto avocado pudding:
Why do you need frozen avocados?
This recipe calls for frozen avocados because it makes the texture super creamy and it makes your pudding automatically cold so you can eat it right away instead of it having to set in the fridge overnight. This is truly the perfect 5-minute dessert. I am into it!
I got my frozen avocado from Costco in a huge bag but you can just freeze your avocado you already have.
It’s preferable you use UNRIPE avocados. They will have less of that avocado flavor.
Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pudding Recipe
Combine your choice of either unsweetened original almond milk or almond cashew 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.
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.
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.
Ingredients you need
All you need are just a handful of ingredients to make this rich and creamy chocolate pudding.
For the creamy chocolate mousse
- Avocado – be sure to use avocados that are really ripe in order to get that creamy luscious texture.
- Cacao Powder – adds that rich chocolatey flavor. If you don’t have cacao powder, you may also use unsweetened cocao powder.
- Maple syrup – our favorite unrefined sugar for some natural sweetness. You can also sub with sugar-free maple syrup, yacon syrup or your preferred liquid sweetener of choice to make this low carb or keto. Agave, date syrup or honey work if not vegan.
- Vanilla Extract – enhances the flavor. If you can, I would recommend using a high quality pure vanilla extract – it really makes a difference when it comes to no bake desserts.
- Fine sea salt – just a pinch helps bring out the flavor and balances out the sweetness.
- Grated dark chocolate
- Vegan whipped cream
- Strawberries or any berries you like: raspberries would be a delicious option
This low-carb chocolate pudding recipe makes an easy, make-ahead dessert. Top it with a touch of whipped cream, sprinkle it with chocolate shavings, or add a strawberry on top to make it even more special. Enjoy!
This Low-Carb Chocolate Pudding recipe creates a creamy, decadent dessert. This rich pudding is fast and easy to make and can be part of a low-carb, keto, or Atkins diet.
The Origin of this Avocado Lime Pudding
I felt all cool and trendy a few months back when I made some avocado chocolate pudding to a MOPS brunch.
There was no doubt upon looking at it it was super creamy. I thought it was delicious too.
But, apparently I was the only one.
I am rather embarrassed to say I spent a decent amount of the time grimacing while seeing others grimace over that creamy, delicious looking, chocolate pudding.
Now, I am not saying that you can't make a pretty decent chocolate pudding with avocado, I just think you need to know it has avocado in it before eating it. (I also think it probably needed more sweetener and/or vanilla). I have decided to keep the sweet avocado creations to our family. Or, at the very least, let it be more obvious it is avocado.
This brings me to this avocado lime pudding, it really lets the avocado shine. Lime and avocado go together beautifully.
Usually that combo is saved for guacamole, or it's lesser known cousin avocado cream, but I thought that it would also go wonderfully in a sweet application.
Still don't know if I will be brave enough to take it to a potluck, but my whole family loves it. 🙂
Thankfully, it is a breeze to make. All that you need to do is blend avocado, lime juice, vanilla, a touch of salt, and sweetener of choice in a food processor.
Depending on how sweet you make it can go for breakfast, or a healthy dessert.
On the top: Avocado pudding topped with sweetened sour cream (use coconut whipped cream for dairy free), and cookie/cake crumbs (something I have leftover far too often from gluten-free experiments. Other photos: Avocado lime pudding topped with pecans, coconut flakes, and mango.)
- Sweetener Options: You can use stevia to taste instead of xylitol - see How to Use Stevia. For AIP, substitute organic coconut sugar or maple syrup (see Choosing Maple Syrup). You can also use a banana or two to add more sweetness or so you can reduce the sweetener.
- Lime Alternative: One reader asked if lemon could be used instead of lime. I haven't tried this but I think it would be a great option. Lemons and limes are often interchangeable.
Chocolate Avocado Nut Pudding Video
Very dark 84% cacao chocolate works really well in this recipe as the dark chocolate gives a rich deep flavour. Very dark high cocoa chocolate has a small amount of sugar making it the healthy choice.
For sweeter tooths use a sweet chocolate or add some sweetener like maple syrup. This can be made totally sugar free by using a chocolate with a healthy sweetener such as xylitol (birch tree sap).
This recipe works great with any nut butter but here almond butter was used. Peanut butter works just as well. Use smooth or chunky to suit your tastes.
Make nut-free by changing the peanut/almond butter for sunflower seed butter. Seed butter is more difficult to source but you can make your own by blending sunflower seeds for 10-12 minutes until they become creamy.
Sunflower seed butter gives a different, but also delicious, taste as it’s more earthy and less sweet.
Make this recipe raw vegan by replacing the chocolate with 1-2 tbsp of raw cacao powder and 1-2 tbsp of natural sweetener like maple syrup.
Can be made with cocoa/caffeine free by replacing the chocolate with carob powder. Carob is also high in antioxidants, calcium and magnesium like cacao. It doesn’t have the same depth of flavour but if you are sensitive to caffeine it’s a great alternative. I avoid caffeine after mid-afternoon and will often have this with carob in the evening.
Salted Chocolate Avocado Pudding Bowls
With an almost bursting bladder and plenty of nervous anticipation, yesterday I headed off to our anatomy scan ultrasound appointment. I always find I get anxious for pregnancy ultrasounds in general, but this one especially. I felt a knot in my stomach all morning long. It’s a fairly long ultrasound since they check all of baby’s various body parts while I sit there with 3 big glasses of water in my bladder, unable to see the screen, and worrying like I do. Still, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel for this appointment. It’s often when the sex of the baby can be found out, if the parents want to and if the baby cooperates with the proper position.
I tell you, we sure wanted to find out! Heck yes. But much to my dismay, the technician informed me near the end of the scan that they have a new policy in place as of 2 months ago : the tech is no longer allowed to tell the parents the sex of the baby at the appointment—you have to wait to get the official report. I had no idea! Eric had come to the appointment especially for the reveal, just like the first time, and we were so excited for this day to finally arrive. Oddly enough, with our first pregnancy we didn’t have much luck finding out the sex either Adriana was crossing her legs at the time. But since baby #2 was presumably in the perfect position, it was torturing us not being able to find out. The most important thing, though, was that the tech said everything looks good, and our cute little baby has a strong heartbeat and was wiggling all over the place! We are so very thankful for that.
Being the patient one that I am, I called my midwives’ office this morning (despite being told it would take 3 days for the report to arrive…hah), and was elated when they already had the report in their hands! I ran into the other room and told Eric the news, not able to contain my emotions in the slightest. I considered surprising him in some Pinterest-y kind of way, but let’s be real: there was no way I could not tell him immediately! (Secondly, Pinterest-style execution rarely happens in my world.) We’re planning on keeping the news a surprise for friends and family this time (mainly to torture the grandparents!), but time will tell if we can keep a secret that long. The sneaky questions are already coming in fast and furious from friends and family. I don’t know if I can hide this for 5 more months, especially in person. My poker face only functions about 1% of the time. It’s bad.
Lucky for you, all of this excitement has made me hungry. For chocolate. Chocolate pudding. I can’t get it out of my head lately. If you’re looking for a last-minute, seriously easy treat for Mother’s Day this Sunday, look no further, my friends. Or maybe you simply need an excuse to whip up a decadent-tasting chocolate pudding. This one is a showstopper, but no one will know it’s as easy as throwing things into a food processor! If you want to get wild and crazy, you could even serve this as a part of a Mother’s Day brunch (and maybe layer it into cute parfait glasses). Chocolate and brunch…it should be a thing…it really should.
Avocado pudding is nothing new, of course, but until recently I had yet to nail a recipe for it that really knocked my socks off (and Eric’s, too). And by knock my socks off, I mean that it has to make my eyes roll back in my head. Previous attempts have left me feeling a bit disappointed, like I was simply eating a healthy pudding that tasted like avocado and cocoa powder. There’s nothing wrong with healthy chocolate puddings (in fact, I have a no-added-sugar version on the blog!), but sometimes I want something that tastes like the real deal. This pudding is rich and decadent like a chocolate pudding should be, but still manages to pack in some nutrition from the avocado, almond butter, cocoa powder, and more. I’ll take it!
Since it’s quite rich, the suggested serving size is pretty light, so I’ve bulked up the bowls with plenty of fresh chopped berries, toasted nuts, and a generous dollop of coconut whipped cream. It’s almost too pretty to eat… almost. By the way, if you have our app , this recipe is already in there! It’ll automatically download when you open the app.