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Avocado Chocolate Pudding

I know chocolate avocado pudding recipes have been all the rage with clean eating folks for a while now, but I have never been able to get super excited about any of the recipes I have tried. Until now! I finally found an ingredient combination that delivers a truly decadent dessert that doesn’t taste like a health food dessert. I am now officially just as excited as everyone else about chocolate avocado pudding.

avocado chocolate pudding

But I do have a secret…

Secret to the Best-Tasting Chocolate Avocado Pudding Recipe

Of all the Chocolate Avocado Mousse Recipe variations I have tried in the past, the best ones by far have been those that incorporate melted chocolate chips. But by the time you added enough chocolate chips to cancel out the avocado flavor and to get the rich-tasting mouth-feel of chocolate, you end up with a recipe that has more sugar than I would like. And that’s because in the past, the “cleanest” chocolate chips I could find were dairy-free Enjoy Life brand. It’s great that Enjoy Life brand was dairy free, but the first ingredient is evaporated cane juice (sugar!) Happily, I just discovered Lily’s no sugar added baking chips and this one ingredient changes everything about Chocolate Avocado Pudding. These chocolate chips make it possible to make a truly healthy dessert that really does taste decadent and amazing.

Lily’s Dark Chocolate Chips

Lily’s is dairy free and sweetened with stevia, a calorie-free native South American herb. While I have always thought the herb was a healthy alternative to sugar, I am only just now starting to experiment with it again. In the past, I didn’t have much luck with stevia-sweetened recipes as they just tasted “off” to me. But a few months ago, my friend Dawn from Spoonful of Health introduced me to stevia-sweetened chai tea and it was so tasty that it actually changed my mind about stevia. I have since started using stevia here and there and while I haven’t consistently had great results with baked recipes, I am loving it in recipes that don’t require much (if any) cooking. I am especially loving it in smoothies and homemade ice creams.

And I am REALLY loving it in the Chocolate Avocado Pudding.

A Clean Sugar Free Sweetener

Steavia is a calorie-free sweetener that is approximately 300 percent sweeter than table sugar. A teeny-tiny bit goes a very long way! Although there is definitely a learning curve to cooking with stevia, it’s a very safe alternative to other calorie-free sweeteners. In fact, 100 percent pure stevia is the only calorie-free sweetener I buy.

avocado chocolate pudding

For what it is worth, my friend Dawn told me she preferred the powdered stevia to the liquid and I have to agree, for whatever reason I have better luck with the powdered version. Note: I buy Frontier Co-Op Brand. And YES…unbleached, organic, 100% stevia is actually green!

Other Ingredients in Lily’s Dark Chocolate Chips

Here are the ingredients in Lily’s chocolate chips, in the order listed on the label:

  • Unsweetened chocolate
  • Erythritol (***see note below***)
  • Inulin
  • Stevia extract
  • Organic soy lecithin
  • Vanilla


Erythritol is a sugar alcohol which is naturally occurring in some fruits and fermented foods. It also has virtually no calories. Unlike other sugar alcohols which are widely known to cause digestive problems, erythritol is very well tolerated. The key difference between erythritol and other sugar alcohols is its small molecular size. This allows it to be absorbed quickly in the upper digestive tract. Other sugar alcohols are not absorbed quickly and reach the lower tract where degradation would normally cause gastric distress.

Be Sure to Use “Whole” Almond Milk

And finally, if you want to keep your chocolate avocado pudding recipe dairy free while still maintaining a rich and decadent texture, be sure to use “whole” almond milk rather than the watered down stuff that makes up 98% of the almond milk market. We talk about the benefits of “whole” almond milk in this article as well as the fact that the vast majority of commercially produced almond milk brands contain less than 5 per cent almonds (the rest of the “milk” consists of water with some emulsifiers and added synthetic nutrients.)

avocado chocolate pudding

DIY or Buy It

When it comes to getting “whole” almond milk you can either make it yourself (Here is my “whole” almond milk recipe) or look for the Elmhurst brand. This brand uses only two ingredients: almonds, and water! Yet it is so thick, creamy, and in my opinion, superior to other brands. For an even thicker consistency, feel free to swap it out for Elmhurst’s Cashew Milk

For those of you with food allergies and food sensitivities, it’s helpful to know this Chocolate Avocado Mousse Recipe meets the following dietary restrictions:

Dairy Free/ Egg Free/ Nut Free/ Grain Free/ Bean Free/ Paleo Friendly /Soy Free/ Vegan/ Vegetarian

Ok, enough chit chat. Let’s make some Chocolate Avocado Mousse! Here’s how you do it…


Chocolate Avocado Mousse Recipe

This dairy free and sugar free CLEAN Avocado Chocolate Pudding recipe is sweetened with bananas, dates and stevia.

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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x



  1. To a high-speed blender, add the avocado, banana, almond milk, dates, cacao powder, stevia powder and salt. Process on full speed until smooth and creamy.
  2. Leave the chocolate-avocado mixture in the blender base and set aside.
  3. To a small saucepan, add the chocolate chips, coconut “cream” and vanilla.
  4. Heat over low-medium, stirring frequently, until chocolate melts, about 2 minutes (Note: be careful not to let the chocolate burn!) Pour the melted chocolate into the blender with the chocolate-avocado mixture and process on full speed until ingredients are smooth and creamy.
  5. Transfer the Avocado Chocolate Pudding to a covered container and refrigerate until cold, about 3 hours. Serve chilled.

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Chocolate Chips Lily’s brand of dark chocolate chips is both dairy free and sugar free. Pascha is another clean dairy free brand. 

Coconut “Cream”: This is the thick, rich and non-watery part of canned coconut milk. To get the “cream” you need to refrigerate your coconut milk for 5 or 6 hours or pop it in the freezer for at least an hour. Once the coconut milk is cold, carefully remove the top with a can opener and use a spoon to scoop out the hardened coconut “cream” off the top. The “cream” is what you will be using for the Chocolate Avocado Mousse. You can reserve the liquid water for other smoothies.

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Ivy Larson

In 2010, Clean Cuisine was launched because Ivy Larson wanted to share her anti-inflammatory lifestyle and delicious recipes using ingredients in their most natural and nutrient-rich state. In 2020, Ivy passed the website to Aimee and Madison. Since then, they have been adding new recipes and nutrition posts while updating old recipes and articles. Thanks for visiting Clean Cuisine!

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Sharon Morissette

Monday 16th of July 2018

I've been wanting to make this recipe for quite awhile and I'm so glad I finally did. Wow, decadent and delicious. I improvised and used organic shredded coconut with coconut oil in the Ninja to get the consistency. All I can say is, you can't go wrong with this recipe. I can eat an amazing dessert and truly enjoy every moment all the while knowing it's clean! Thank you!

Ivy Larson

Monday 16th of July 2018

YAY!! So so happy you like it Sharon =) We love it over here too. Thank you for taking the time to let me know!

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