Today’s Martha Mondays project was chosen by Sarah at Mum in Bloom. Avocado Chocolate Pudding sounded a little scary to me, I must admit, but I was intrigued. Pudding with no dairy? Fascinating. So I gave it a try. My big food processor is broken (and I’m waiting to replace it until after I overspend while we’re on vacation) so I was stuck using my mini Cuisinart, which actually worked well for this. The recipe is pretty simple. Put the dates, avocado, vanilla and cocoa powder in and whiz it up. Then add the water. That’s it. One thing is missing from this recipe – sugar! I tasted it and it wasn’t sweet at all, so I added some sugar to it. It was sweeter, but I could definitely still taste the avocado. I stuck it in the fridge, thinking it might taste better cold. The texture is exactly like that of chocolate pudding and it looks exactly like it too, so in that sense you wouldn’t ever know the difference.
Once I tried it cold, it was definitely better, but there was still a weird taste of avocado at the end. I couldn’t eat more than a spoonful. The only other person willing to try it was Dude Martha and he thought it tasted like baking cocoa powder and he had some tiny pieces of date that ruined the texture. Overall, I could not get past the avocado flavor.
I took a photo of this but then left the camera at my parents’ lake house so I don’t have it to put up right now. It looked exactly like chocolate pudding – you would never guess it wasn’t. I’m sure one of our participants took a photo they can share!