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
  • Aย 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!

4.72 from 7 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
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, dairy free, paleo, vegan
Servings: 2
Calories: 170 kcal
Author: Megan Gilmore
Ingredients
  • 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)
Instructions
  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.ย 

Per Serving: Calories: 170, Fat: 7g, Carbohydrates: 27g, Fiber: 6g, Protein: 2g

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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Comments

Hope

Tried the pudding and used half frozen cherries and half frozen blueberries. It was da [berry] bomb ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks 4 sharing.

Amanda

This looks sooo good! I eat avocados practically everyday and I love finding new ways to prepare them! Also – I just stumbled on your site and I am in love with it! I have been eating clean for about 5 months now (not really needing to lose weight, I just wanted to feel better and most importantly, gain energy to keep up with my 15 month old daughter!). Every single recipe I’ve found on here sounds great and is so unique. I’ve tried a few and they’ve all been great, this one is next on my list! Again, thank you so much! People really need to know that eating well can be easy AND delicious! LOVE your blog : )

Linnea

OMG! This cherry/avocado/chocolate-mousse is like the best thing I’ve ever tasted! Ususally before when I tried to make chocolate mousse with avocado I could always feel the taste of it which bothers me, but not this time! ๐Ÿ˜€

My tip is to add some raw cacao nibs at the end to give it some crunch!

Paula

Does anyone use a Blendtec?

Caitlin

I made this tonight. So delicious!

Dana

Ok I just made this in my new food processor and just cleaned the entire thing with my spatula. Holy cannoli. The frozen cherries in this make it perfectly cool and delicious! I went the liquid stevia route and did roughly 10 drops. As I write this review, I’m having a hard time not eating the sample that I set aside for my partner. Brilliant work!

Berneda

I had to remark about this FANTASTIC recipe. Last week I decided to go gluten and dairy free for a few weeks to see how my body reacts. I always have loved pudding and love something sweet and chocolate after my lunch or dinner that was healthy and satisfying. Let me tell you, this is the perfect dessert or at anytime. It helps my cravings, healthy and perfect for dairy-gluten free lovers. This will be (and is now) made on a permanent basis. Thank you so much!!!

Erin L

This was amazing, with cherries or frozen blueberries!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Paulette Provost

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

    hunterseat

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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.

    Megan

    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 FitDay.com or MyFitnessPal.com.

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?

    Megan

    I eat at least one whole avocado a day pretty regularly. ๐Ÿ™‚

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!

Amy

Absolutely delicious! My husband and 21 month old love it too ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for all of the great recipes! Can’t wait for your book.

Liz

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.

Megan

I tried making this today. I did not have almond extract, but made it anyway. I followed the recipe and was not impressed. The avocado taste was SO strong (and I love avocados normally). It needed much more sweetener, and it still had a very unpleasant after-taste. I ended up adding a lot more sweetener, more cacao powder, and much more vanilla. It is now, OKAY. I wouldn’t say I love it, or even really like it. But my daughter does and that’s the important part anyway. Maybe the almond extract kills the unpleasant aftertaste.

Chelsie H

Delicious! At first I was worried that it would be too avocado-y. But it was amazing. I used syrup instead of dates. The only suggestion I would make would be to take it easy on the coco powder. Suuper easy, fun and healthy!

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