Welcome back to Sunday Scratchups, bringing you recipes from scratch around each week’s grocery store matchups. This week avocados were on unadvertised sale at many ALDIs for $.79, and $1.00 each at Ultra Foods and Tony’s. You need just one avocado (and a mere four ingredients) to make yourself two nice servings of Dairy Free Chocolate Avocado Pudding!
At least it looked like two nice servings, not that the kids really left me any. Especially Dairy Free Junior High Guy, who was beyond delighted to be eating pudding. In the messy family room. Getting it on his messy shirt. You can’t say we’re not real world here on Mashup Mom…
Dairy Free Chocolate Avocado Pudding
One medium or large ripe avocado
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 Tbsp raw honey
3 Tbsp vanilla soy milk
Coarse sea salt (optional) for topping
Add all ingredients to food processor. Blend until smooth, scraping down sides as necessary. Place in covered container and refrigerate at least one hour. Top with a bit of sea salt (optional) and serve.
Seriously. Good. Pudding.
I don’t know why avocados go so nicely with chocolate — but trust me, they just do! Just like with Gluten Free Dairy Free Black Bean Avocado Brownies, though, you want to chill Dairy Free Chocolate Avocado Pudding before eating. It’s good right away, but it’s great after a bit of time in the fridge. This does not taste like avocado: It. Tastes. Like. Chocolate. Pudding! You won’t miss the dairy, and you won’t notice the avocado. So weird, you just have to try it for yourself.
The kids pronounced this the best pudding ever, and are already working me to make it again. This was so super easy, I just might oblige — and so super good, it’ll be a double batch so I can have some too. If you use regular soy milk instead of vanilla soy, you might want to add about 1/4 tsp vanilla and a little extra honey; if you like your pudding less thick, just add a bit more soy milk; if you like your pudding sweeter, just add a bit more honey. I played with proportions until it tasted good to me, so keep tasting yours until it’s right for you. Hey, there are no eggs in here, so feel free to lick the spoon! We don’t judge here on Mashup Mom, mostly in the hope that you don’t judge my messy family room in return.
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- One medium or large ripe avocado
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 Tbsp raw honey
- 3 Tbsp vanilla soy milk
- Coarse sea salt (optional) for topping
- Add all ingredients to food processor.
- Blend until smooth, scraping down sides as necessary.
- Place in covered container and refrigerate at least one hour.
- Top with a bit of sea salt (optional) and serve.