My son declares that anytime is chocolate time. And my only comment is “Amen to that!” The thing is my fast growing and active 9-year-old can have as much chocolate as he wants and still not gain an ounce of fat. He doesn’t stop in between his dessert and go check his weight (Not that I do that!). But the dessert management committee chairman of the house doesn’t approve frequent sweet treats for yours truly.
Instead of crumbling under the weight (pun intended) of scrutiny, I come up with alternatives. Like this lighter chocolate pudding here. This is definitely not the lightest dessert out there (avocado…sigh), but this will do very well for the current chocolate craving.
It would not be fair to say that it tastes exactly like the actual chocolate pudding, but I felt it was a decent version. The raw cocoa powder was overpowering initially, but settled down after a night in the fridge. I couldn’t taste the avocado in the pudding, but don’t use overripe ones for this recipe to be on the safer side. I added some Nutella because I couldn’t resist it. A bit more milk if it’s too thick, a bit more sugar if it’s not sweet enough. That’s more or less all there is to it.
Makes 2 servings
- 1 avocado, peeled and pitted
- 2 tablespoon Nutella
- 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoon sugar or to taste
- 1/4 cup milk
- sprinkles for decorations, optional
- Peel and pit the avocado. Dice them into small pieces and blend with everything else into a smooth paste.
- You might have to adjust the amount of milk and sugar to adjust the consistency and sweetness.
- Transfer into two bowls. Refrigerate overnight and serve with sprinkles on top.
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