You guys may have seen this whole avocado pudding phenomenon somewhere before on the interwebs like on pinterest or someother blog, but I’m here to tell you guys just how awesome this stuff is.
I was skeptical and a little scared that it would wind up tasting like some chocolate got mixed up in my guacamole, but fear not friends… this is the real deal.
Avocados in your chocolate pudding are awesome and if I had not made it myself, I would have absolutely no idea that there was avocado in there. This is one of the easiest recipes ever and I think it even tastes better than real pudding (at least the boxed stuff). Plus, it is WAY easier than making traditional pudding.
Avocado Chocolate Pudding
4 1/2 Tablespoons cocoa powder (I used dark unsweetened)
Another caaahrazy week! My second job as a swim instructor started this week, and the kids I am teaching are like the energizer bunny times a million so I have WORN out!! Here we go…
Tuesday I showed you guys some homemade chocolate pudding. Perfect recipe for when you have some spare egg yolks or just want a rich and decadent treat!
Wednesday I shared with you all some Flourless Chocolate Mufcakes. These were awesome! They are perfect warmed up just a bit topped with some ice cream or whipped cream..or both!
Friday I brought out Gram’s Apple Cake. Seriously guys, this thing is awesome. It was gone in less that two days and I only got one little slice…and it is just me and my parents in the house. Pretty sure my dad ate 80% of it!!
Random Fact of the Day: The average American drinks about 600 sodas a year. I am proud to say I’ve had NONE in the past year!!
oh my goodness. What a summer it has started out to be!
I have been capital B-U-S-Y! I’ve gotten approximately a bajillion (it’s a number, trust me) hours at work and have had soccer and the ACT and trying to keep up with the blog as best as I can…needless to say, I’ve been running around like a tornado.
However, I did have a flash of a second to make this pudding. It is super rich, chocolatey, and delicious.
It all started after I made the angel food cake. I had TWELVE egg yolks to use up ! Pudding was the first thing that came to mind, therefore it was the first thing I made Now, I have made homemade vanilla pudding before. Yeah it was pretty good, but nothing I would go crazy over. I was more of happy with the pudding itself, than the flavor of the vanilla. So it was time to do a redo. Chocolate-style.
As I should have known, the chocolate turned out a million times tastier! I looovee it. Don’t be intimated by making pudding, it’s not too difficult to make if you just read the directions ahead of time and follow them pretty closely.
Homemade Chocolate Pudding
2 cups milk (I used skim)
1/4 cup brown sugar
pinch of salt
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
2 Tablespoons butter
3 Tablespoons cornstarch
2 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Heat 1 3/4 cup milk, brown sugar, and salt in a saucepan over medium heat, until steaming (about 7 minutes). Off heat, stir in the chocolate and butter until chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth.
Combine the remaining 1/4 cup milk and the cornstarch in a small bowl and mix. Gradually stir into the chocolate mixture, then return the mixture to medium heat, whisking constantly until thickened and boiling (about 3 minutes). Reduce heat to low; cook for 5 minutes
Remove from heat. Add a tablespoon of the chocolate mixture to the yolks while stirring vigorously. Repeat three times, to temper the yolks. Stir yolk mixture into chocolate mixture and add vanilla extract, whisking until smooth. Place in individual serving bowls and chill in refrigerator for 2-3 hours or overnight. Serve with whipped cream and enjoy
Random Fact of the Day: M&Ms have been on almost every space shuttle mission since 1982.