Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sweet Wholesome Wednesday: Aquacate del Chocolate




What if I told that I am about to share with you a sweet chocolate pudding that is raw, rich, wholesome, creamy, dairy-free, egg-free, wheat/gluten-free and made with avocados...

Hmmm, sounds good... wait! Avocados?!

Yep, avocados! It is over the top creamy-licious and so good for you. This is one of the few ways I can get my daughter, Naomi, to eat avocados. Oh yeah, she loves this stuff. The best part is that I can make this as a quick sweet snack for her and know that she is getting good fats and is it so nutritious. Another bonus... if you are invited to a party and asked to bring dessert. You can whip this together and dress it up with some peppermint leaves (like my pictures). This will surely be a crowd-pleaser... just don't tell anybody too soon. If you tell too early, then some might not try it because they are turned off by the idea of eating avocados with chocolate. I know, I know... it will be very hard not to stay anything, but gotta give them time savor it and decide if they like it or not.

Here's a good example...I made this for my sister while she was here visiting and she was VERY skeptical about it. She loves chocolate, but was put off by the idea of mixing chocolate with avocados... BUT it won her over after the first bite. She could not believe how good it was and loves knowing that it is a wonderful, healthy dessert to satisfy her sweet tooth. She now makes it for herself whenever she needs a little chocolate comfort :o)

You know...

The avocado, also known as palta or aguacate (spanish), butter pear or alligator pear, is a fruit. So, it makes perfect sense to use it as a dessert. Why not? It is naturally sweet, creamy and yummy on its own with a sprinkle of sea salt. Read here the 4 reasons that makes it a fruit.

I've seen a couple different versions of this recipe, but I made some changes base on what I had available in my kitchen and what I like. You can make this vegan by using maple syrup or coconut sugar.





Aquacate del Chocolate (Chocolate Avocado)
By Marillyn Beard

makes 1 cup (2 servings)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/4-1/3 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 avocados, mashed
  • 1/4 cup, plus 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup water

Process banana, raw honey, vanilla in a food processor (or blender) till smooth. Add the avocados, cocoa powder and process till creamy. Scrape down the sides a few times with a rubber spatula. Add the water and process briefly. Store in a sealed container. It will keep for three days in the fridge or two weeks in the freezer. Serve chilled or at room temp. (tastes best chilled!).

TO DOUBLE IT: Increase the amounts to 1 1/2 bananas, 1/2-3/4 cup raw honey, 1 tsp. vanilla, 4 avocados, 3/4 cup cocoa powder and 1/2 cup water.





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22 comments:

  1. This looks and sounds very good! I have seen a couple versions of chocolate pudding with avocado but have been a bit skeptical. I think I'm finally ready to give it a try! :)

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  2. Wow, I have never tried avocado with chocolate but I should give it a try soon

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  3. I know that my sister would love this. I will forward this to her. Thanks!

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  4. I love chocolate pudding, I had no idea you can make pudding using avocados. I have to put this on my list of desserts to make :)

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  5. Looks yummy! I like avocado smoothies so how could I not like this?

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  6. Oh, I love this! I'll have to make this for the kiddos, I'm sure they'll love it!

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  7. This sounds AMAZING! Thanks for sharing it:)

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  8. This sounds really delicious! I am so going to try it!

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  9. What an amazing sounding chocolate pudding!

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  10. Chocolate is always an ecstasy..a sinful pleasure.

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  11. This is an outstanding recipe! Rich, creamy, not too sweet, with a subtle hint of banana. I added just a touch of cinnamon (because you really can't go wrong with that lovely spice!) and it was so tasty!

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  12. Oh I love you for posting this recipe!I can't believe you have an avocado hiding in that creamy chocolate pudding!Delicious!I'd love to guide our readers to your site if you won't mind.Just add your choice of foodista widget to this post and it's all set to go, Thanks!

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  13. Thank you everybody!!

    Shoshana - Thank you! I am so glad you tried it and let me know! Nothing can go wrong with cinnamon :o)

    Alisa - Thank you! I will do that right now :o)

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  14. I had to come back and comment after trying this out! It was really good, I wanted to eat it all as I was transfering it to the dish. My four year old thought it was great too! I have been trying to get her to try avocado. I love that is is guilt free! Thank you for sharing.

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  15. Chabbi - Thank you for coming back and leaving a message! I am SO GLAD you both enjoyed it. You are more than welcome :o)

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  16. I just made this and it was delicious!

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  18. The girls and I made this today!! Almost all of them loved it!

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  19. The addition of the banana in this unusual pudding recipe has finally made me want to try it! I will make it tonight for an impromptu dinner party and blog about it tomorrow. Thanks!

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  20. Been meaning to give this a run and I really liked the outcome. Now I just gotta see how it goes over with the picky boyfriend!

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    1. Great! How did it go over with your picky boyfriend? Hope it passed the test!

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