So I asked my facebook followers last night which recipe they wanted to see posted first, out of my list of back-logged posts. This chocolate pudding was the overwhelming winner! So by now, you know what the secret ingredient is – Avocado. Yep, I am serious. Don’t knock it ‘til you try it.

Pudding, custards, crèmes are all among my favorite desserts. What makes them so great? For me it is the creamy and delicious texture. Since avocado is mostly fat (the good kind), it makes a great base for a thick and creamy pudding. The dark chocolate overpowers the taste of the avocado, so it really works, and no weird flavors that shouldn’t be there! Plus, the time it takes to make this pudding is less than 5 minutes! Can’t say that about many other made-from-scratch puddings!

We made this dessert when my stepdaughter, Gwen was visiting (isn’t she gorgeous?!). She has a very adventurous palette and we have the best time cooking up interesting and delicious creations in the kitchen when she is here!  I wish she was here more often (hope you are reading this Gwen!)! She was a bit skeptical about this dessert, but she will always try something before she decides if she likes it or not (gotta love that in a young adult)! Well, it got the “Gwen Stamp of Approval”! On her excellent suggestion, we served our pudding with a nice healthy dollop of fresh whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon on top! Perfect!

This is rich, satisfying and extremely healthy dessert. Absolutely 100% guilt free.

3 ripe organic avocados
½ cup raw milk (coconut milk would work too)
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1/3 cup fair trade, dark cocoa powder/ or raw cocoa nibs
Pinch of cinnamon

Throw all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until creamy and well mixed.