Cherry Chocolate Avocado Pudding

This Cherry Chocolate Avocado Pudding is a creamy and healthy dessert. It calls for just a handful of all-natural ingredients and can be whipped up in no time!

Cherries and chocolate make a delicious pair, and I love how the tart cherries totally mask the avocado flavor. The avocado adds creaminess, but otherwise goes unnoticed in this cold and creamy pudding.

This healthy chocolate avocado pudding is:

  • Dairy-free
  • Nut-free
  • Rich and creamy
  • A good source of fiber, folate, and vitamins C and E
  • Loaded with heart-healthy fats
  • Fast and easy to prepare
  • Fruit-sweetened

I hope you’ll enjoy it as a naturally-sweetened dessert!

5 from 5 votes
Cherry Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

A sweet and tart, decadently chocolate pudding. You can't taste the avocado at all!

Course: Dessert
Servings: 2
Calories: 170 kcal
  • 1 ripe avocado , pitted
  • 3/4 cup frozen cherries
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 Tablespoons almond milk , or water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 4 to 5 Medjool dates , pitted*
  • 1/8 teaspoon pure almond extract (optional)
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in high-speed blender and blend until completely smooth. You can also use a mini food processor if you don't have a blender, but you will need to stop and scrape down the sides several times to help break down the dates. (Or just use maple syrup for a smoother result.)
  2. Serve immediately, or store in the fridge for later.
Recipe Notes

*You can replace the dates with 1 to 2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup, or with stevia to taste. 

Substitution Notes:

  • I’ve successfully used raw cacao and cocoa powder in this recipe, so either one should work fine. If you don’t want to use cocoa, you could use carob powder as a substitute, keeping in mind that it will change the flavor.
  • This recipe is only nut-free if you omit the almond extract, but I highly recommend that you try it if you can tolerate almonds. It really brings out the cherry flavor!

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Erin L

This was amazing, with cherries or frozen blueberries!!! 😀

Paulette Provost

Unfortunately I’m allergic to avocados, tree nuts and bananas! Is the a substitute for avocado?


    There’s a gluton-free chocolate pudding made with coconut milk. Very similar but you have to cook it.

Living Outside of the Box

I love the smoothness of avocado mousse! Unfortunately, I tried making this with frozen TART cherries…which made it very…well…TART! So, I had to use a lot more sweetener than would have otherwise been necessary! In hindsight, throwing in a banana probably would have done the trick wonderfully! Oh, next time! Meanwhile, my husband and son are eating this for lunch with strawberries 🙂

Living Outside of the Box

Checking the recipe again it says to use tart cherries. Maybe the 1 T maple syrup alternative simply wasn’t enough to equal the stevia option? (no stevia on hand) Anyhow….

terri halstead

This avocado pudding looks great but I can’t eat fruit or berries due to a fructose allergy. Any suggestions for a substitute? Also do you have any idea how many calories might be in this dessert or any of your others? Looking for some healthy, low cal desserts for my husband. He is following a strict diet right now along with exercise to lose weight and get healthy and every time I make a treat for him he worries about the calories he is getting.


    You can omit the fruit, and just blend the avocado and cocoa powder with a sweetener of your choice. I don’t calculate nutrition information, but you can do it yourself using a free website like or

Lisa Martini

I LOVE THIS RECIPE!!! Just tried it and I can’t believe how much like real pudding it tastes. My only thing is that I can eat the whole dessert in one sitting and isn’t one avocado really fattening?


    I eat at least one whole avocado a day pretty regularly. 🙂

Hayley Morgan

Wow….is all I have to say…just made this and it tastes exactly like regular chocolate pudding but healthy!
I still can’t believe it!
Thanks for sharing your amazing recipes!


Absolutely delicious! My husband and 21 month old love it too 🙂 thanks for all of the great recipes! Can’t wait for your book.


I love this recipe. I have wanted to make something like this for the longest time and just happened to have the right ingredients this morning. I wasn’t sure what to expect but the pudding tastes just like regular pudding. I will definitely be making this again.Thank you.

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