Smooth and creamy, these paleo chocolate avocado pudding pops seem indulgent, but are a fun, no-guilt treat that is perfect for chocolate lovers.
When I was a kid, I remember loving popsicles. My favorites were probably Jell-O Gelatin popsicles, which is why I already showed you how I make a healthier version of gelatin popsicles these days. (My favorites are pineapple and watermelon gelatin pops!)
Around the same time, though, I also used to occasionally buy pudding pops. I’m not a chocolate fanatic, but I do love creamy desserts. I also love dark chocolate. I guess that’s why I do love chocolate mousse and make it often because it’s a family favorite.
Lately, I’ve been trying to eat a clean diet, but occasionally crave something that feels indulgent. These chocolate avocado pudding popsicles are perfect for that. They’re a healthy paleo treat that can fill you up and curb your chocolate cravings.
What is chocolate avocado pudding?
Chocolate avocado pudding is a creamy, healthy dessert made with avocados and cocoa powder. There are several ways to make avocado pudding with a variety of added ingredients.
The main two constant ingredients are avocados and cocoa powder. The other ingredients, added to sweeten and lighten it up, vary from recipe to recipe.
Some people add a dash of milk and honey. Using vegetable milk and a different sweetener like stevia instead allows you to make a vegan, lower-sugar treat.
My favorite way to make these is to use bananas to sweeten them rather than honey or stevia. The bananas also add a nice consistency. (You can always add more sweetener if you feel they need it.)
Making these is very easy. Peel the avocados and bananas, and cut them into small pieces. Add them to a blender and purée them together.
Add some cocoa powder to taste. I add around 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder for every two bananas and two avocados. I really like dark chocolate and love a strong chocolate flavor, though. You may find that the you prefer to use slightly less.
Continue to blend the ingredients, tasting as you add more cocoa powder, until you are happy with the flavor.
For a sweeter popsicle, add a sweetener like stevia, honey, or maple syrup.
To lighten up the flavor and texture, add a dash of coconut milk, almond milk, or a dash of cream. Blend again until all of the ingredients are fully combined.
Once you are happy with the mixture, pour it into popsicle molds. Add popsicle sticks and freeze the popsicles for several hours until frozen solid.
When ready to serve them, remove the popsicles from the freezer. You may need to run warm water over the outside of the molds to loosen the popsicles. Remove the popsicles from their molds and serve immediately!
Apart from varying the sweetener and milk used (or not), there are some other ways to vary the recipe.
One idea is to add some whipped cream to add a nice and creamy mousse-like texture.
I personally love making these with bananas as the main sweetener, but my husband didn’t like the combination. If you don’t like bananas, you can make these with only avocados, cocoa powder, and some milk or cream (and sweeten them as needed.)
Paleo Chocolate Avocado Pudding Pops
- Peel and pit the avocados, and cut them into small pieces.
- Peel and slice the bananas and mix them with the avocado pieces.
- Blend in a blender (or with an immersion blender) to make a smooth puree of the bananas and avocados.
- Add cocoa powder to taste. (Add, little by little, until you are happy with the strength of chocolate flavor.)
- For a sweeter popsicle, add in a sweetener of your choice. Stevia is a good choice for a low-carb version. You can also use honey or maple syrup.
- To lighten up the flavor, add a dash of coconut milk, almond milk, or a dash of cream. Blend until all ingredients are fully combined.
- Pour or scoop the mixture into popsicle molds. Add popsicle sticks and freeze for several hours until frozen solid.
- Remove the popsicles from the freezer. You may need to run warm water over the outside of the molds to loosen the popsicles. Remove the popsicles from their molds and serve immediately!
VariationsYou can omit the bananas and use more avocados if you like. If not using bananas, you will probably need to add a sweetener like honey or stevia. Try adding whipped cream to the avocado mixture for a creamy, light popsicle. Don’t try making this recipe in a Zoku popsicle maker if you have one. It has too much fat and not enough sugar, and it will likely get stuck. (Don’t ask me how I know that!) 😉
This post was originally published on July 14, 2017. It was rewritten, adding new photos and video in July of 2021.