Thursday, January 3, 2013

Chocolate Avocado "Pudding" with Whipped Coconut Milk Solids

Crazy, vegan hippie food.  That's the first thing that popped into my head when I was making this tonight.  I eat a lot of crazy, vegan hippie food, for sure, but this is definetly decadent enough to pleasantly surprise most tasters.

I am not claiming this to be low in fat but it has very little added sugar and is completely dairy free.  After eating too much refined junk over the holidays, this Tart is craving real, minimally processed foods in a major way.  And the Tiny Tarts got kind of used to dessert this last few weeks so this was a great thing to throw in while we all wean ourselves off of sugar and back onto a balanced diet.


For the pudding:

Flesh of one avocado
1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
1 teaspoon coconut sugar or date sugar
1 teaspoon nutella (I know, refined and not whole but it was minimal and added a nice flavor; I think I might try looking for some hazelnut extract to use instead however)


Food Processor
Electric beaters/ hand mixer

For the whipped "cream":

One can of coconut milk, not lite or low fat, kept in refriderator overnight
1 teaspoon coconut sugar or date sugar
pomemgranate seeds, to garnish

*Note, since I've learned you can whip coconut milk solids like whipped cream, I keep 2 cans of this stuff in my fridge at all times!

To make pudding:

1 - Place ingredients in bowl of food processor and whip until smooth.  Taste.  Add more cocoa or a pinch more of sugar as needed.  This should taste and look like a rich, chocolate frosting.

To make whipped coconut:

1 - Place can of coconut milk in fridge overnight.  You can not shorten this by freezing, it creates lumps of fatty ick in your whipped topping (ask me how I know this...).

2 - Scoop hardened solids into the bottom of a deep bowl.  Strain off all liquid.  Save the liquid for another use (stir fry or a piña colada smoothie or something!)

3 - Use hand beater to whip until the mass has more than doubled in size.  It will be light and fluffy.  Lightly sweeten (or not, it's actually quite good all on it's own!)

Place pudding into 3 small serving dishes or shot glass and top with cream.  Garnish with pomegranate seeds.  Use small, demi spoons to enjoy this decadent real food dessert!   Think about how great your skin will look from all those yummy natural fat sources and vitamin K!

Makes 3 servings. Per Serving:

nutrition facts
*Don't sweat the fat! This is a dessert. It's not something you'll eat every day but believe me, your body will better process all of that natural fat than it would tons of refined sugar from some 100 calorie snack bar. Besides, just look at all the fiber and other nutrients! This is packed full of love for sure.