5 Minute Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pudding Recipe

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This 5-minute vegan chocolate avocado pudding recipe is a creamy and decadent dessert made by blending ripe avocados with cocoa powder, sugar, plant-based milk, and a splash of vanilla extract. It’s an easy dessert that is impressive enough to serve at a dinner party. 

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Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pudding Recipe

You know when you want chocolate? I mean REEEEAAAALLLYYYY want chocolate, but you don’t want to blow all of your hard healthy work by overindulging?

This healthy avocado chocolate pudding is the dessert for you! It will satisfy the strongest sweet tooth.

Reader Review of this Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pudding Recipe

“We love chocolate avocado pudding! I’ve never tried it with coffee or cinnamon though. Nice touch.” – Holly

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Why you will love this Creamy Chocolate Pudding 

  • Quick and Easy: With just a few minutes of blending, you’ll have a rich vegan chocolate pudding ready to enjoy. Perfect for satisfying those sudden chocolate cravings.
  • Healthy Indulgence: This healthy chocolate pudding is made with ripe avocados, providing healthy fats, essential nutrients, and a creamy texture without dairy. It’s a guilt-free treat that tastes indulgent.
  • Customizable: You can easily customize this recipe by adjusting the sweetness with cane sugar, pure maple syrup, agave syrup, monkfruit sweetener, or adding toppings like fresh raspberries, strawberries, nuts, chocolate shavings, a pinch of sea salt, or shredded coconut for extra flavor and texture. It’s versatile and delicious!

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Ingredients in this Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pudding Recipe

You can find the full printable recipe card including the simple ingredients quantities, full step-by-step instructions, helpful tips, and nutrient information below.

  • Avocado – Avocado is the main ingredient and brings creaminess and a ton of vitamins and minerals to the pudding party, including magnesium and B6! Plus, it’s full of Omega-3 fatty acids that are like superheroes fighting inflammation in your body.
  • Cocoa – Cocoa powder is the real deal here, delivering that rich chocolate flavor and lots of antioxidants. Remember to use unsweetened or you will be adding unnecessary sugar to the mix.
  • Unsweetened Almond Milk – Non-dairy milk helps blend everything. I prefer unsweetened plain almond milk, but you can use oat milk, soy milk, full-fat coconut milk, or your favorite plant-based milk.
  • Raw Sugar -I prefer raw sugar to give the avocado pudding a dose of sweetness, but you can use pure maple syrup, date syrup, brown rice syrup, agave nectar, monkfruit sweetener, stevia, coconut sugar, or your preferred sweetener.
  • Vanilla Extract -Vanilla extract is a great ingredient to add warm delicious flavor to this vegan chocolate mousse.
  • Optional – Instant Coffee, Cinnamon, or a pinch of Sea Salt – Instant coffee, cinnamon, or a pinch of sea salt takes the flavor to the next level. It deepens the richness and intense chocolate flavor.
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How to make this Vegan Avocado Chocolate Pudding

This recipe is so easy, that you can even get the kids involved. 

You can mix all of the ingredients by hand, with an immersion blender, a food processor, or a blender and blend until it’s smooth as silk. I love using my Vitamix because it does the job like a champ.

How to Make Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pudding Without a Blender

  • Peel, cut, and mash avocados and place them in a large bowl.
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Mash avocado
  • Add vanilla
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Add vanilla
  • Add cocoa
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Add cocoa
  • Add sugar
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Add sweetener
  • Add cinnamon
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Add cinnamon
  • Add non-dairy milk
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Add non-dairy milk
  • Stir well and enjoy!
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Tips & Substitutions for making this Avocado Chocolate Pudding Recipe

  • Use Ripe Avocados: Make sure your avocados are ripe and soft for the creamiest texture. They should yield slightly when squeezed.
  • Natural Sweetener – I prefer raw sugar, but you can use pure maple syrup, date syrup, brown rice syrup, agave nectar, monkfruit sweetener, stevia, coconut sugar, or your preferred sweetener.
  • Personal Preference – you can use raw cacao powder instead of cocoa powder for added nutrients. 
  • Blend Well: To achieve a smooth and creamy avocado chocolate mousse, blend thoroughly in a food processor or high-speed blender. Scrape down the sides as needed to ensure everything is well incorporated.
  • Chill for Best Texture: If you can wait, let the pudding chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld and the pudding to firm up slightly. This will also enhance the pudding texture.
  • Get Creative with Toppings: Before serving, consider adding toppings.

Here are some suggested toppings:

  • dark chocolate chips
  • chocolate shavings
  • coconut flakes
  • chopped nuts
  • fresh berries
  • hemp seeds
  • chia seeds
  • a drizzle of peanut butter
  • coconut whip
  • pomegranate seeds 
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Does It Taste Like Avocados?

Alright, I can hear some of you raising your eyebrows and going “Avocado in a pudding? Yuck!” But hold up! I promise you won’t even taste it! The avocado flavor is virtually undetectable when mixed with a good, rich cocoa powder and other ingredients.

Just make sure to get a good avocado, not the brown, mushy ones, because it will definitely ruin your dessert. So, if your avocado is shriveled, brown, and smells funky, you’ll taste the funk. But if it is firm with a slight give and smells fresh with barely any scent, you will have amazing creamy chocolate avocado mousse!

If you don’t like avocados, you will still love this vegan chocolate avocado pudding recipe!

How To Pick a Ripe Avocado

Here’s my little secret to picking perfectly ripe avocados. I buy them green and hard as a rock.

Then, I leave them out on my counter for a few days to ripen. Once they’re just soft enough to give a gentle squeeze, I pop some of them in the fridge to stop them from ripening any further. 

The rest I leave out on the counter so they will continue to ripen and I can use them for salads, guacamole, or this vegan avocado mousse! That way, I have a bunch of perfectly ripe avocados all week long, and not a single mushy one in sight.

If you need a ripe avocado immediately, test it by giving it a gentle squeeze. It should yield slightly. It should be darker in color but without much scent. If the stem is still attached try removing the small stem or cap at the top of the avocado. If it comes off easily and you see green underneath, it’s likely ripe and ready to eat. If it’s difficult to remove or you see brown underneath, it may be overripe or not ripe yet.

If your avocado is not quite ripe, you can speed up the ripening process by placing it in a paper bag with a banana or apple. These fruits release ethylene gas, which helps ripen the avocado more quickly. Check on it daily until it reaches the desired level of ripeness.

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How To Store Cut Avocado

To store a cut avocado and prevent it from browning, you can follow these steps:

  1. Prepare the avocado: Cut the avocado in half lengthwise, twist, and save the half with the pit intact. Enjoy the half without the pit.
  2. Keep the pit: Leave one half of the avocado with the pit intact. The pit helps slow down the oxidation process and keeps the avocado flesh fresher for longer.
  3. Sprinkle with lemon or lime juice: Squeeze some lemon or lime juice over the exposed flesh of the cut avocado. The citric acid in the juice helps to delay browning.
  4. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap: Place the cut avocado, with the pit intact, on a piece of plastic wrap. Wrap it tightly, ensuring there is no exposed flesh. Alternatively, you can store it in an airtight container.
  5. Store in the refrigerator: Place the wrapped or containerized avocado in the refrigerator. The cold temperature slows down enzymatic browning and helps preserve the avocado.

How Long Does Avocado Last in the Fridge?

If stored properly, a cut avocado can last for several days in the refrigerator. However, keep in mind that over time, the avocado may still start to brown slightly even with these preservation methods.

When you’re ready to use the stored avocado, simply remove the wrap, discard any browned portions, and enjoy the fresh parts.

Is This Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pudding Recipe Good for You?

Looking for a guilt-free way to indulge your sweet tooth? This Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pudding Recipe is a great way. Avocados are naturally gluten-free, and a healthy snack with good fats and a range of essential nutrients.  

Avocados are a powerhouse ingredient that helps improve heart health and lower cholesterol. Plus cocoa powder is an antioxidant-rich ingredient that helps fight inflammation and boosts blood flow. 

When you mix them, you get a dessert that’s so good for you, it’s practically a health food. 

Vitamins and Minerals Found in Avocados

To give you a better idea of just how nutritious chocolate avocado pudding can be, let’s take a closer look at the specific vitamins and minerals found in the ingredients used in the recipe.

In one cup of mashed avocado, you’ll find:

  • 345 calories
  • 29 grams of fat
  • 20 grams of carbohydrates
  • 13 grams of fiber
  • 5 grams of protein
  • 30% of your daily vitamin K needs
  • 20% of your daily vitamin C needs
  • 17% of your daily potassium needs
  • 14% of your daily vitamin B5 needs
  • 13% of your daily vitamin B6 needs
  • 10% of your daily vitamin E needs

Vitamins and Minerals Found in Cocoa

In one tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder, you’ll find:

  • 12 calories
  • 1 gram of fat
  • 3 grams of carbohydrates
  • 2 grams of fiber
  •  1 gram of protein
  • 2% of your daily iron needs

As you can see, chocolate avocado pudding is a great source of healthy fats, fiber, and a variety of vitamins and minerals. It’s also relatively low in calories compared to many other desserts!

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Calories in an Avocado

While avocados are packed with healthy fats and nutrients, they are also relatively high in calories. One medium avocado contains around 250-300 calories depending on its size.

Before I lost 125 pounds, I would have steered clear of avocados and opted for processed desserts with labels like “Low-Fat”, “Sugar-Free”, “Lean”, “Slim”, you get the idea.

Now that I know better, I try to avoid processed foods and opt for a whole plant-based option like avocados. Not all calories are created equal and the calories in avocados come from healthy fats that can actually help you lose weight and improve your overall health.

In fact, studies have shown that adding avocado to your diet can help you feel fuller for longer and reduce your overall calorie intake.

You can also reduce your caloric intake by increasing your water intake.

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What To Do With Leftover Avocado

Besides this incredible vegan chocolate avocado pudding recipe, if you’re looking for other ways to incorporate ripe avocados into your diet, there are plenty of other options to consider.

One popular choice is avocado toast. It’s a vegan avocado recipe and a healthy snack. Simply toast a slice of bread, mash some avocado on top, and sprinkle on your favorite seasonings like Everything Bagel Seasoning or Sriracha. 

You can also use ripe avocados as toppings for salads, tacos, this Mexican Casserole, this tasty tofu scramble, or in smoothies. You can also freeze avocado

How to Freeze Avocado

You can freeze avocados to extend their shelf life. However, it’s important to note that freezing may change the texture of the avocado, causing it to become softer and mushier, but that is perfect for this vegan chocolate avocado pudding recipe. Here’s how you freeze avocados:

  1. Prepare the avocado: Cut the avocado in half lengthwise, remove the pit, and scoop out the flesh from each half. You can slice or cube the avocado, depending on how you plan to use it later.
  2. Coat with lemon or lime juice: To help prevent browning, sprinkle some lemon or lime juice over the avocado flesh and gently toss to coat.
  3. Place in an airtight container or freezer bag: Arrange the avocado pieces in a single layer in an airtight container or freezer bag. Squeeze out any excess air before sealing.
  4. Label and date: It’s important to label the container or bag with the date of freezing so that you can keep track of its freshness.
  5. Freeze: Place the container or bag in the freezer and allow the avocados to freeze completely.

How Long Does Avocado Last in the Freezer?

Frozen avocados can be stored in the freezer for up to 4-6 months. When you’re ready to use them, thaw the avocado in the refrigerator overnight or defrost it in the microwave on a low setting.

Keep in mind that the texture may be softer and less suitable for dishes like salads or slices, but it can still work well in smoothies, guacamole, or this vegan chocolate avocado pudding recipe where the texture is less important.

For more information regarding proper food storage go to https://www.foodsafety.gov/


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Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pudding Recipe

This 5-minute vegan chocolate avocado pudding recipe is a creamy and decadent dessert made by blending ripe avocados with cocoa powder, sugar, plant-based milk, and a splash of vanilla extract. It's an easy dessert that is impressive enough to serve at a dinner party. 
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword vegan chocolate avocado pudding recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 252.5kcal
Author Cindy Newland with Intentionally Eat


  • 2 avocados – ripe
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar
  • 1/3 cup almond milk, unsweetened
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon or instant coffee optional


  • Add pitted and peeled avocados and all other ingredients into a blender. 
  • Blend until smooth. Add a little more almond milk if you want a thinner consistency.
  • Chill for 30 minutes and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Top with chopped nuts, coconut flakes, hemp seeds, fresh berries, or coconut whip cream.



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Serving: 1serving | Calories: 252.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 3.5g | Fat: 13g | Fiber: 6g
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​Disclaimer: Please note that I am not a medical professional. The information provided on this blog is based on my personal experiences and research as a vegan recipe enthusiast. While I strive to provide accurate and up-to-date information, it is important to consult with a qualified healthcare professional or a registered dietitian before making any significant changes to your diet, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or concerns. The recipes and tips shared on this blog are meant for general informational purposes and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice. Always prioritize your health and well-being by seeking personalized guidance from a qualified healthcare provider.

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  1. 5 stars
    Ooh this looks and sounds like an amazing recipe. I love the idea of chocolate avocado! A great recipe to try out.

  2. This chocolate avocado pudding has just got to be awesome! Every combo I’ve done with choco+avoc has turned out delish, so I’m sure this pudding would be as well!

  3. 5 stars
    Wow Cindy! This looks so easy and delicious. I think I have all the ingredients – can’t wait to try it.

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