Pudding. Not everyone likes it, but those who do know their options: instant, or the real stuff. The real stuff often includes things like egg yolks, cream and time – all of which you may not have when the pudding craving hits.
You may have already heard of this “new way” to make pudding, but I am here to promise you that it is freaking fantastic and you will never go back to the old way! All the benefits of instant, no waiting and probably with ingredients you keep at home all the time. Here we go.
First you will need to have two good sized, perfectly ripe AVOCADOS. Yes, I said avocados.
As long as they are not underipe (taste like bleach) or over-ripe ( taste like bananas with strings in them), the humble avocado is the perfect canvas for chocolate pudding.
- Halve and peel 2 large avocados (or 4 teeny ones) and stick em in your blender or food processor.
- 1/2 tsp vanilla, 2-3 T honey*
- a splash of coffee if you have it (if not, add a pinch of cinnamon)
- 1/4 tsp salt (adjust to taste)
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder.
- Use coconut water or almond milk to get it going in the blender – as little as you can get away with. You will have to stop and scrape and stir every now and then. But the whole process will take less than 10 minutes
Once its all blended and pudding-y, put it into a container and stick it in the fridge…but not before pouring some in a bowl to stick in your face right away.
Will it get darker tomorrow because it’s made of avocados? Yes, but it won’t taste different and it’ll still look like chocolate pudding
How long will it take for it to get all black and gross? I dont know. Its only ever lived as long as 5 days in my house. I eat it all. It never went gross.
Can you use it as frosting? I sure a heck hope so
Can you use it as pie filling? I intend to.
Does this pudding make a “skin” like real pudding does? Becuase I love pudding skin. No, it does not. And stop talking to me. Pudding skin is gross.
*note: These measurements are ALL aprox. I do not measure or even think while I make this. I’m too busy listening to the circus music in my head. This is one of those things you make by feel. So, go ahead and make it, then adjust to taste. Honey is best to use because sugar would make it grainy. You could use agave nectar, maple syrup…etc.