The flavor of this Keto Avocado Chocolate Pudding will have you hooked. Adding the avocados adds a creamy texture and makes this delicious dessert loaded with superfood nutrients. This pudding recipe is low carb, gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, and THM friendly, with 6 net carbs per generous serving.
Pudding is one of those desserts that everyone loves. It doesn't matter if it's kids, adults, or someone who has a sweet tooth that can't be stopped - a bowl of creamy pudding always does the trick.
What I love about this pudding recipe is that it's healthy. That's not something that you can say about all puddings out there. This simple chocolate recipe contains delicious ingredients that combine perfectly with each creamy bite.
One taste of this chocolate flavor, and you're going to be hooked. You'll find yourself hoping that there are going to be leftovers to enjoy later.
Be sure to check out my Keto Banana Pudding for another fun pudding flavor.
Avocados - Ripe avocados are key to getting that rich and creamy texture and flavor. They are full of good healthy fats.
Coconut milk - You want to use a can of full-fat coconut milk. Since coconut milk firms up in the fridge (normally part gets solid) it helps the pudding set.
Cocoa powder - Unsweetened cocoa powder adds that chocolate flavor and coloring.
Joy Filled Eats Sweetener - This is my go-to choice for keto sweeteners. You can use other options like monk fruit or stevia as well. I offer substitution recommendations in the recipe card.
Vanilla - A hint of real vanilla extract is perfect.
How to Make Keto Avocado Chocolate Pudding
Step One: Put the ingredients into a blender
Step Two: Blend until smooth. The pudding will be a little thin at this point but thickens more in the fridge.
Expert Tip: Be sure to shut off the blender and scrape down the sides once or twice, so be sure that all the ingredients are getting mixed in. I use a spatula and it works great.
Sea salt - A pinch of salt can be a nice contrast to the sweetness.
Maple syrup - You can also use a little bit of maple syrup for a sweet taste.
Almond milk - Almond milk works for this recipe as well.
Food processor - If you don't have a blender, mix everything up in a food processor instead.
Mousse - Want a fluffy avocado mousse? Fold some whipped heavy cream into the pudding after it is blended.
Tips for Perfect Avocado Pudding
The biggest thing to keep in mind is that you're going to want to follow the instructions and blend the keto avocado chocolate pudding until it's smooth and creamy. Depending on the strength of your blender this might take less than a minute or it might take longer. If you're worried about lumps without having a strong blender, you can always mash the avocados prior with a fork to help.
How do I tell if an avocado is ripe?
The secret to ripe avocados is to give them the squeeze test. They should have a slight give to them and not be overly squishy.
You can also pick off the top part of the stem and look at the coloring underneath. If it's bright green, it's not ripe. If it's brown, it's too ripe. My avocado in the photos was slightly too ripe, but this recipe is a great way to use up overripe avocados. If it's light green, it's good to use!
Another method to check if an avocado is ripe is to look at the outer coloring of the skin. The darker the skin, the more ripe the avocado is. A light avocado is going to be rock hard and not ready to eat at all.
What toppings go well on pudding?
If you want to add some extra flavor to the top of this avocado chocolate mousse, fruit is always a fun addition. Sliced strawberries, fresh raspberries, or even a little bit of shredded coconut would go great.
This chocolate pudding recipe is versatile in what you can add and change. Just pay attention to the ingredients so that you're keeping it dairy-free and low-carb.
If you want to add some yumminess to the top, coconut cream is delicious, too. I like my Whipped Cannoli Mousse as a fun addition and pairing also. Add whatever topping you'd like, and dig in and enjoy! (and come back and share with me so I can have some ideas, too!)
How to store leftover keto chocolate avocado pudding
To keep the creaminess of the pudding, store leftovers in an airtight container and keep them cool in the fridge. You'll want to stir it again before you eat it next, but that's about all you have to do.
You can even freeze this chocolate avocado pudding recipe if you'd like by adding it to a freezer-safe container. When you're ready to enjoy it again, just move the dish to the fridge and give it a few hours to thaw. I don't recommend heating it up to thaw it as it's not a pudding to be eaten warm.
- 1 ripe avocados skin and seed removed
- 6 oz coconut milk one can
- 4 oz almond milk
- ⅓ cup cocoa powder
- ¼ cup Joy Filled Eats Sweetener (or see alternatives in recipe notes)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Put all the ingredients in a blender.
- Blend until smooth. The pudding is soft set immediately and ready to eat. For a firmer pudding refrigerate it for 2-3 hours before enjoying.