When I first started eating clean and healthier, this Creamy Raw Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pudding was one of the first raw, vegan dessert recipes I used to make.
However, over the years I've tweaked it a little and added something that just takes it over the moon!
While you can find 25,247 (just kidding!) chocolate pudding/mousse recipes on the internet using basically the same ingredients (avocados, chocolate, and a sweetener), I changed mine up and added full-fat coconut milk.
The difference it makes is unbelievable!
It adds an entirely new layer of creaminess to it that makes it hard to believe it's good for you, unlike highly processed pudding.
And the best part? You can make this recipe in about 5 minutes and all you have to do is put everything in a Vitamix, which will make it extra creamy and smooth, and it's done. That's it!
Here are the ingredients in a popular brand of traditional store-bought pudding cups:
S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Kraft Handi-Snacks Chocolate Pudding Cups: Ingredients: Water, Milk Non-Fat, Sugar, Food Starch Modified, Vegetable(s) Oil Partially Hydrogenated (Soybean(s) Oil Partially Hydrogenated, Canola Oil Partially Hydrogenated), Cocoa Processed with Alkali, Contains Less Than 2% of Salt, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Artificial Flavors
My healthier version is made with clean, real food ingredients and is raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, lectin-free, soy-free, egg-free, nut-free, no-cook, paleo-friendly and contains no refined sugar.
Expert Tips + Ingredient Substitutions To Make Creamy Raw Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Here are some expert tips to make this recipe perfectly:
Want More Healthy Plant-Based Vegan Dessert Recipes?
Check out these:
- Pomegranate and Dried Blueberry Chocolate Bark
- Healthy Peanut Butter Cups
- Flourless Zucchini Brownies
- or my CLEAN DESSERTS Cookbook with 72 plant-based vegan + gluten-free no-bake dessert recipe made with clean, real food ingredients just like this one that you will love!
Creamy Raw Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Yield 3 cups
Raw / Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Lectin-Free / Egg-Free / Soy-Free / No-Cook / Paleo-Friendly / No Refined Sugar
- 4 organic avocados (pitted)
- 1/2 cup organic raw coconut nectar*
- 1/4 cup organic raw cacao powder
- 1 teaspoon organic vanilla bean powder
- 1 can organic full-fat coconut milk (13.5 ounce can)
*Lectin-Free: substitute with organic date nectar
Advanced preparation: Put the can of coconut milk in the freezer for 1 hour.
- Remove the can of coconut milk from the freezer. After opening the can, remove only the hardened part on the top half of the can (coconut fat) and save the liquid part on the bottom of the can to make a smoothie. Do not add the entire can of coconut milk or the liquid part to the recipe.
- Add the hardened part of the coconut milk with the remaining ingredients to a Vitamix and blend until it's creamy and smooth.
- Serve immediately or transfer the mixture to an air-tight BPA-free container to chill it in the refrigerator before serving.
- Store in an air-tight BPA-free container in the refrigerator.
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The recipe and photographs for "Creamy Raw Vegan Chocolate Pudding" by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home website are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International License and cannot be used without my written permission.
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Hi, I'm Karielyn! I'm the published cookbook author of CLEAN DESSERTS and content creator of The Healthy Family and Home website since 2012. I specialize in creating easy, healthy plant-based recipes that are gluten-free + vegan and made with clean, real food ingredients that you can feel good about eating.