This rich, decadent, smooth Keto Chocolate Avocado Pudding has become a favorite treat around our house. It’s decadent, creamy and so so easy. Ready in just a few minutes, with just 5-ingredients!
You all know from following me, I am not a big treats and sweets gal. I just don’t crave sweets these days and I generally prefer to avoid the keto-fied treats loaded with suspect sweeteners. I generally just stick to my daily dark chocolate. A square or two of 85-100% dark chocolate and I am a very happy girl. Chocolate truly is my love language.
Hubby is a little bit different than me. The man grew up on sweets. The really sweet sweets! They are his comfort food, so I am always looking for ways to please both our palates.
This Keto Chocolate Avocado Pudding is a creamy, whipped mousse-like dessert that comes together quickly and it really hits the spot. The best part, as like most recipes you’ll find here on Tasty Yummies, SO many fun flavor options. Add in a little nut butter and some sea salt and it’s delightful. Bump up the coconut flavor with shredded coconut, toasted coconut flakes or maybe a little coconut extract. Mint Chocolate pudding is nice, add a little mint extract and/or fresh mint leaves. Try adding some cinnamon and a pinch of cayenne for a spicy Mexican Chocolate pudding. Lastly a little espresso powder is also really really nice.
I find with this amount of cacao, a little vanilla and the coconut milk, there is ABSOLUTELY NO distinguishable avocado taste. It lessens even more after you refrigerate the pudding. With the coconut milk, I like that as this pudding gets chilled it gets thick, almost frosting-like, which is a really nice, decadent treat. Some call it a Chocolate Avocado Mousse, some call it Chocolate Avocado Pudding, I call it GONE, in a flash!! It’s a crowd favorite.
A Word on Sweeteners:
Just a quick note about sweeteners and sweetness level: it’s really hard for me to give an exact measurable amount of sweetener here. This is truly unique to your taste and preferred level of sweetness. Some people really LOVE super dark (or even 100%) chocolate and can go with less sweetener (or even none at all), others wouldn’t dare.
If this is your first time making this Keto Chocolate Avocado Pudding, add just a little of whatever sweetener you are using, taste and adjust, adding more as you’d like. Beyond liquid stevia or monkfruit, you can use other granulated non-calorie natural sweeteners, or you can also use yacon syrup. For other natural sweeteners, try just few dates, maple syrup, honey, coconut sugar or coconut nectar. You can use whatever you’d like. Just note, if you are eating strict keto, take note that if you use dates, maple syrup, honey or coconut sugar, you’ll have to account for the sugar/carbs in your daily intake and if this works for you depends on your goals with keto, activity levels, etc.
Keto Chocolate Avocado Pudding 4 Ways:
What I love about this delicious, easy, Keto Chocolate Avocado Pudding is how versatile it can be. You can really get in there and get creative with flavors, add-ins, and toppings. Here are four of my favorite ways to have fun with this Keto Chocolate Avocado Pudding.
Salted Nut Butter Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Blend in a tablespoon or two of your favorite nut or seed butter, peanut, almond, cashew, sunflower seed, etc. Top with flaked sea salt, nuts, chocolate shavings.
Coconut Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Top with shredded coconut or toasted coconut flakes. If you really want to bump up the coconut flavor, add a little pure coconut extract when blending.
Mexican Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Add 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon when blending, you can also add a pinch of cayenne or chili powder for a little heat.
Mint Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Add 1/4 teaspoon pure mint extract when blending. Garnish with fresh mint and dark chocolate shavings, chunks or chips.
- ⅓ cup canned full-fat coconut milk
- ¼ cup raw cacao (or cocoa powder)
- 2 large hass avocados
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- pinch of sea salt
- sweetener to taste*: I usually use 5-10 drops of liquid monk fruit or liquid stevia or just a little maple syrup*
- granulated xylitol, erythritol, monkfruit or stevia (start with ¼ cup and go from there)
- dates* (start with 4 to 6 and go from there)
- honey or maple syrup* (start with ¼ cup and go from there)
- almond or peanut butter (or other nut or seed butters)
- instant coffee
- chocolate shavings, chips or chunks
- fresh mint and/or mint extract
- sea salt
- coconut flakes
- coconut extract
- cinnamon and other spices
- cacao nibs
- almonds, hazelnuts, cashews or other nuts/seeds
- whipped coconut cream
- In the food processor or high speed blender, add the coconut milk and cacao. Blend until smooth, creamy and the cacao is fully mixed in.
- Remove the pits and scoop out the flesh from the avocado and add it to the processor or blender. Add the remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth and creamy, stopping as needed to scrape down the sides.
- Taste the pudding and adjust the ingredients, as needed for your needs. Add more sweetener, to your taste, if you’d like. If you want a richer deeper chocolate flavor, add more cacao. If you want it a tad thinner, add more coconut milk. Do note, the pudding will thicken up as it cools in the refrigerator.
- Divide evenly among 2 to 4 serving dishes. You can serve immediately or place into the fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes, to thicken up a bit more.
- Top with your desired toppings.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.
If you start with chilled avocados (left in the fridge overnight), you can eat the pudding right away, if you want. No need to chill before serving.
You can also blend sweeteners, any way you’d like, to your liking.
*maple syrup and dates in these amounts make this recipe not keto-friendly.
Remember across the board, it's hard for me to give an exact measurable amount of sweetener here. This is truly unique to your taste and preferred level of sweetness. Some people LOVE super dark (or even 100%) chocolate and can go with less sweetener, some wouldn't dare.
Your first time making, add a little of whatever sweetener you are using, taste and adjust.
You can also just use yacon syrup, erythritol or just few dates, maple syrup, honey, coconut sugar or coconut nectar. You can use whatever you'd like. Just note, if you are eating strict keto, take note that if use use dates, maple, honey or coconut sugar, you'll have to account for the sugar/carbs in your daily intake.