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Healthy, No-Cook Chocolate Avocado Pudding

If you’re like me, you’re probably already obsessed with avocados. I use them for Avocado toast (duh) as well as salad dressings, sandwiches and wraps, and of course, in salads. But while we think of avocados as a savory ingredient, many countries around the world use the buttery fruit in sweet milkshakes, desserts and smoothies. It has a neutral flavor and natural creaminess that makes it the perfect base for one of my favorite desserts. Chocolate Avocado Pudding is good for you, easy to prepare, AND kid-friendly.

Healthy, No-Cook Chocolate Avocado Pudding

creamy chocolate avocado pudding

This Chocolate Avocado Pudding is easily adaptable to your dietary needs. You can use regular or non-dairy milk to puree, maple syrup or honey to sweeten, and you can even add mint flavoring if your kiddos are chocolate mint fans. But the best part is that it doesn’t require a stove and can be ready in less than five minutes. All you need is something to blend it up. I like to use a food processor for a big batch and an immersion blender for small batches. Regular blenders also work, but you might have to stop a couple of times while blending to scrape down the sides.

Healthy, No-Cook Chocolate Avocado Pudding

perfect fruit for chocolate avocado pudding

I’d say the hardest part of this recipe is getting perfectly ripe avocados. My advice for buying ripe avocados is “Don’t.” If you buy them when they are already ripe, they are likely to be bruised or overripe inside. The best method is to buy your avocados while still green and firm. Let them sit out on your countertop until they are just ripened. They will be dark green and give slightly to pressure. Once they reach this point, you can use them right away or store in your fridge. After they go in the fridge, they will stop changing and remain perfectly ripe for a week or two. Once you’re stocked up, you can make Chocolate Avocado Pudding quickly and easily at home.

Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Serves 6
A creamy, no-cook chocolate pudding recipe made from avocados and sweetened with maple syrup.
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
248 calories
20 g
1 g
18 g
4 g
3 g
133 g
15 g
9 g
0 g
14 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 248
Calories from Fat 150
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 1mg
Sodium 15mg
Total Carbohydrates 20g
Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugars 9g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 3 ripe avocados, skin and pit removed
  2. 1/4 cup milk (regular or non-dairy)
  3. 1/3 cup maple syrup (or honey)
  4. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  6. 8 drops Mint Extract or Food Safe Mint Essential Oil (optional)
  7. Topping: Toasted nuts, seeds or chocolate chips (optional)
  1. Place all the ingredients (except the toppings) in a blender along with a small pinch of salt.
  2. Puree until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed.
  3. Depending on the size of your avocados, you may need to add more milk to get the mixture to puree.
  4. You can add additional sweetener if you like a sweeter pudding.
  5. Enjoy right away or place in the fridge for an hour or more if you want a cold pudding.
  6. Garnish with toasted nuts, seeds or chocolate chips as desired.
  1. The pudding keeps up to 3 days in the fridge.
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