Hello friends! It seems summer has arrived, and with it the need for cool, refreshing foods. I have fond memories of my mother making chocolate pudding when I was a kid. But the heat of the stove, makes the traditional style uninviting, in the summer. So, I have a easier, cooler version today.
I am excited to share this recipe for raw chocolate pudding with you! I know raw foods are healthy and quite popular with many people. While I am not necessarily trying to eat raw – I do enjoy trying new foods. So, here is my version of raw chocolate pudding. Because if you have to eat healthy- it might as well be delicious, right?! This raw chocolate pudding is a perfect afternoon treat for those days when you just need a break. It is deliciously smooth and creamy, yet full of healthy fats and fiber. You will want to make this recipe more than once.
Start with one perfectly ripe avocado. You might want to double the recipe though, because this stuff is yummy! Put a peeled and quartered avocado into your blender or food processor. I used a mini food processor. Pulse until it is smooth. If you are having some trouble with this step, you can add a small amount of water. Just a tablespoon at a time, so you don’t get it too watered down.
After the avocado is smooth, add cocoa powder, salt, and powdered sugar. Pulse until well mixed and smooth. Store in the refrigerator.
I like my food sweet, so I added a bit more sugar – but you can always adjust the sweetness to your taste. You can also sub honey or maple syrup for the sugar, if you prefer.
This pudding recipe is the perfect size for two small servings, or one generous one! I have to admit, I had a hard time letting it cool – I kept stealing bites before it even got into the fridge!
Raw Chocolate Pudding
2 Tablespoons cocoa
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
3-4 Tablespoons water, or as needed to smooth.
Peel and quarter the avocado. Place in a food processor or blender and pulse till smooth. Add cocoa, sugar and salt, pulsing till smooth. Add water one spoonful at a time, till pudding is the correct consistency. It will thicken a bit in the fridge. Chill and enjoy!