Avocado Chocolate Pudding with Coconut Whipped Cream (Vegan and Gluten Free)

20161119_142510 I’m so excited that I figured this one out. I’ve been experimenting with chocolate mousses/ puddings and creams for over a year now, and this one was truly delicious. The dessert was great as a whole, but also would work separately. It’s basically a chocolate pudding with whipped cream.  And the best thing is that it is pretty healthy,  100% vegan,  gluten free and it only took 10 minutes to prepare and you can eat it right away, which is great when you need to rustle up a quick dessert.

I started out with the cream. I used a cold, upside down can of unsweetened coconut milk (I keep one in my fridge now as a staple, if you turn the tin upside down and leave for a day or two in the fridge, the contents separate so you end up with the cream at the top and the watery bit settles to the bottom.

Scoop out the cream with a spoon, I put it straight into my trusty Nutribullet, added half a very ripe banana and half a teaspoon of liquid sweetener. Blend until smooth,  about 1 or 2 mins. It should come out at the perfect consistency for whipped cream.

For the chocolate mousse I used 2 ripe avocados, straight in the bullet, 1/2 banana and a table spoon of the coconut milk, a generous tablespoon of liquid sweetener and cinnamon, blend until smooth.

Serve over fresh fruit (I used sliced banana) Strawberries or raspberries would be great too. We added a few vegan chocolate chips and topped it off with a vegan marshmallow (honestly, I haven’t eaten a marshmallow in 20 plus years, but I tried these and they were so good, but they are not something I no really buy, but if you’re going to have marshmallow might as well make it a healthier version,   dandiesmarshmallows.com and honestly you cant tell. They are pretty addictive thought, don’t be surprised if they inexplicably make their way into your mouth with out your full permission 😉

That’s enough about these delectable cloud of fluffy deliciousness. Enjoy your dessert x x 😉