This is the easiest raw vegan chocolate espresso pudding ever! You don’t need to cook it, it’s refined sugar-free, dairy-free and soy-free, and it’s so thick, creamy and delicious. Only 8 ingredients and 5 minutes to make! It’s a healthy chocolate vegan dessert and it makes a great filling for our vegan chocolate cake.
Published Oct. 8, 2014 and updated Feb. 11, 2020.
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What's the Difference Between Pudding and Mousse?
First of all, pudding is cooked and mousse is not.
Furthermore, the base of pudding is milk, mixed with cornstarch to thicken it. It has a thick and velvety texture.
In contrast, mousse is made with beaten egg whites or whipped cream and then folded into a base of milk and sugar.
As a result, folding the beaten egg whites or whipping cream into the milk and sugar creates air bubbles which makes a super light and fluffy dessert.
And this leads us to the question, is this a pudding or a mousse?
It’s not cooked, so technically it’s not pudding. However, it’s not made with egg whites or whipped cream, and it’s not light and fluffy, so it’s not really mousse.
For the sake of argument, let’s call it a pudding mousse. Cool?
Avocado Chocolate Pudding?
Before you freak out and run for the hills, give us a chance to explain.
Avocados are not just for guacamole; their creamy texture also makes a delicious pudding mousse.
When you add rich cocoa powder, sweet maple syrup and dates, coconut milk, espresso, and cinnamon, then whip them up in a food processor or blender, the result is a delicious thick and creamy plant-based chocolate pudding that doesn’t taste at all like avocado.
Don’t believe us? Whip up a batch and see for yourself.
How to Make Vegan Pudding in a Blender
This is the easiest dessert you’re ever going to make. Check it out.
Cut two avocados in half and remove the pits, then take a spoon and scoop the flesh of the avocado into a blender or a food processor.
Add the cocoa powder, coconut milk, medjool dates, maple syrup, espresso, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt (optional), and blend it until it’s thick and super creamy.
That’s it. Eight ingredients and five minutes to make a decadent and delicious vegan pudding.
What does Avocado Pudding Taste Like?
It tastes like chocolate pudding.
You'll taste the chocolate, espresso, and natural sweeteners, you won't taste the avocado.
It's lush, creamy, velvety, and so delicious.
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Raw Vegan Chocolate Espresso Pudding
- food processor
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1/4 cup raw cocoa powder
- ¼ cup coconut milk canned full fat works best, add the thick solid part, not the watery milk.
- 2 to 4 medjool dates pitted and soaked in water until they’re soft
- 3 tbsp pure maple syrup add more if you like it sweeter
- 3 tbsp espresso coffee brewed not the grounds.Leave it out if you're a strict raw food vegan or don't consume caffeine.
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp sea salt optional
- Vegan whipped topping
- Coconut flakes
- Chocolate shavings
- Cut the avocados in half and remove the pits. Scoop the avocado flesh into a high-powered blender or a food processor. Add the 1/4 cup cocoa powder, ¼ cup coconut milk, the soaked medjool dates, 3 tbsp maple syrup, 3 tbsp espresso, ½ tsp vanilla extract, ¼ tsp cinnamon, and 1/8 tsp salt and process until there are no visible pieces of avocado or dates. It should be whipped to a thick and creamy texture.
- Top with your favorite topping if desired.