Scroll to Content

Chocolate Avocado Pudding Recipe

Let me preface this post by saying it’s really hard to take appetizing pictures of chocolate pudding! I tried, but you’ll just have to trust that it tastes way better than it looks.

Last week, my friend Gabi was cooking for a big party and had bought 60 avocados, so she had some leftover. She brought me 12 and I had no idea what I was going to do with them all. A girl can only eat so much avocado toast! I started googling avocado recipes but wasn’t feeling inspired. Then, randomly, I was scrolling my Facebook feed and found this Popsugar video for chocolate avocado pudding. TBH, I’d always been pretty grossed out by the concept of avocado as a dessert, but for some reason this spoke to me.

I recreated the recipe with a little less cocoa, subbed in coffee for espresso powder, swapping in maple syrup for the honey, and leaving out the cacao nibs (I was fresh out!) and served it with strawberry slices. I also decided against serving it in the avocado shells because it looked kind of gross to me.

It turned out creamy, sweet (but not too sweet), and so satisfying. For someone who is now craving sweets on the regular, but trying to feed myself and this baby lots of nutritious foods, this recipe is the perfect solution. It tasted similar to the pudding cups of my youth, so there was some nostalgia there too.

I’m making it again this weekend for some friends, and can see it becoming a regular in my house. Don’t knock it ’til you try it!


– 3 ripe avocados
– 1/4 cup cocoa powder
– 1 tspn coffee grinds
– 1/3 cup maple syrup
– 3 tblspns coconut milk
– 1 tspn vanilla extract
– 1 tspn sea salt
– 1 tblspn cacao nibs (optional)


-Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender.
-If using cacao nibs, stir in by hand.

Original Content Provided by Lemon Stripes

Written by:


  1. Liz from Elle & Belle

    I have made this before and is delicious but I love your substitutions… looking forward to trying them.

  2. Julia Dzafic

    Honestly, I don’t think they’ll have a clue. But let me know!! Curious to see how kids react.

  3. Julia Dzafic

    Yay! So happy you can make it. Let me know what you think when you do 馃檪

  4. Desire Uba

    Ooh, finally something I can make in Nigeria! Usually some of the ingredients are hard to find here, but this is pretty easy and sure seems lovely.


  5. [email protected]

    Totally going to try this and see if I can trick my boys into something healthy that is disguised as chocolate. Hehehe! (Total Evil Laugh)

  6. Squiderous


  7. Lauren Schully

    Seriously can’t wait to make this! My two favorite ingedients combined :))
    Xo Lauren

  8. Julia Dzafic

    I just used a fine ground coffee ground. The one my husband uses for his morning coffee! I used coconut milk for the thickness and flavor. You could probably use regular milk too 馃檪

  9. Julia Dzafic

    Hi Catherine! I shared a full list in this post so check it out and let me know if you have any questions:

  10. Classic Catherine

    This is awesome! I am trying to eat healthy too and have the world’s worst sweet tooth! Do you mind sharing what prenatal vitamins/supplements you’re taking?
    Classic Catherine

  11. Krystal // The Krystal Diaries

    I have avocado pudding all the time! It’s so good.

  12. Breanna Marie

    I’ve definitely been reluctant on avocados in desserts myself, but I’m excited to try this! I’m trying to get lots of nutrient-rich more natural options in my diet, so this sounds like the ticket!

  13. Jean | Skyline Blossoms

    You’re right, it’s always SO difficult to photograph brown foods. This pudding sounds delish!

    xx Jean

  14. Squiderous

    2 questions: What grind were the coffee grounds? Did you use Coconut milk as a preference, or because of a flavor/texture thing?

  15. I saw that video too and plan to try it this weekend!

  16. Elizabeth Oliveto

    Well this sounds delicious – I’ll have to try this!
    Xo, Elizabeth

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *