Chocolate Avocado Pudding with Cherries: Vegan Dessert
Chocolate Avocado Pudding with Cherry Sauce. So delicious. So easy. A chocolatey, fruity combination that’s super healthy, uses common ingredients, is mostly raw, and even has an adult option using a little cherry liqueur. A perfect plant based, vegan, healthy dessert.
Cherries are starting to show up in stores now and they’re just delicious. In many parts of the country, it’s getting close to official cherry season, which is late June into mid-August. So they’re available fresh right now, and can be found frozen year round.
There are two kinds of cherries, sweet and tart. This recipe uses the sweet variety.
The fruity cherries perfectly compliment the bitter, sweet darkness of the chocolate. And avocado seems to go especially well with fruit.
It’s easy to forget this is so healthy! Avocado is full of the “good fat,” which is the monounsaturated kind, along with more potassium than a banana, lots of vitamin K and folate, and fiber. The cherries round it out with the power of antioxidants.
There’s an adult option with the recipe, too. Just add a tablespoon of cherry liqueur to the cherry mash mix. Cherry Heering is a good choice, but any cherry brandy would be good, too. But that’s totally optional.
OK. let’s get this recipe show on the road.
Chocolate Avocado Pudding with Cherry Sauce
- 3 avocados, ripe
- 1/2 cup agave or maple syrup
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons almond, soy, or coconut milk
- pinch salt
- 2/3 cup pitted and sliced cherries
- 1/4 cup agave or maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon sweetened cherry liqueur optional
In a food processor fitted with an S blade, process the avocados, agave, cocoa powder, and salt until smooth and creamy.
Divide into 4 small bowls and refrigerate until chilled. About an hour.
Place the cherries, agave or maple syrup, the lemon juice, and the cherry liqueur (if using) into the food processor and pulse for several seconds until the cherries are chopped and macerated, but leave it with some texture. Optionally, just chop the cherries and then smash with the remaining ingredients in a bowl with a fork until well macerated.
Place into the fridge until chilled, about an hour,
To serve, spoon a bit of the cherry mixture over the chocolate pudding and gently stir to mix. .