During my lifetime there have been some culinary advancements which have been pretty tough to get my head around, but I have always prided myself, as a traveller who wants to sample all corners of life, on giving everything a go. My most recent shocking culinary plate was a dessert made using chocolate and avocado.

Now I am by no means a gastronomy expert but I just couldn’t understand how these two flavors would work well together. It is fair to say that this mixture is not something which you find every day, but I was very eager to give it a go and see just what this tasted like. I knew that things would go one way or another, and that is why I am delighted to say that I absolutely adored the pudding and indulged in seconds. In fact I enjoyed this mixture so much, that I have since been working on my own recipe which I’d like to share with you all.

What You’ll Need

The ingredients for this recipe are very simple, you will need the following:

  • 2 large avocados, cubed
  • 1/2 cup of cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • 1/3 cup of coconut milk
  • 1/2 brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons of vanilla
  • ground cinnamon, around a pinch

The Process

One of the biggest reasons why I adore this dessert is that it is just so easy to put together and you can even do it last minute if you are having guests and lost for something to serve up for dessert.

All you have to do is blend the avocados together until they make a pulp, once this is done, simply add the other ingredients and continue to blend until you have a smooth, soft mousse. Pour the mixture into ramekins and then leave in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Serve up with a sprig of mint and viola, delicious dessert, using the strange mixture of avocado and chocolate. Interestingly, both avocados and cacao are found to have originated in Mexico, so I guess the marriage does make a little more sense after all.