Chocolate Avocado Almond Pudding Pops
Indulge in the nostalgic delight of summer with these Chocolate Avocado Almond Pudding Pops. A healthier and vegan version of the classic pudding pop, these treats are not only delicious but also creamy and satisfying. The combination of ripe avocados, melted chocolate chips, cacao powder, almond butter, and almond milk creates a rich and fudgy base. Sweetened with maple syrup and enhanced with vanilla, these pudding pops are a perfect cool-down treat for hot summer days. Top them with a drizzle of melted chocolate and crushed nuts for an extra indulgent touch.
- 2 medium ripe avocados
- ¼ cup chocolate chips, melted (see note)*
- 3 tablespoons cacao powder
- 2 cups Almond Breeze Almond milk Vanilla
- 3 tablespoons almond butter
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- Optional topping:
- ½ cup chocolate chips + ½ teaspoon coconut oil
- Crushed nuts such as almonds or pistachios
- Blend the Pudding Mixture:
- Scoop the avocados into a blender.
- Add melted chocolate chips, cacao powder, maple syrup, almond butter, vanilla, almond milk, and sea salt.
- Blend until smooth.
- Freeze the Pudding Pops:
- Pour the blended mixture into ice pop molds.
- Freeze overnight or for at least 9 hours.
- Remove the Pops:
- To remove the pops, let them sit at room temperature for a few minutes until they are loose enough to pull out.
- Optional Topping:
- Melt additional chocolate chips with coconut oil.
- Drizzle the melted chocolate on the pops.
- Sprinkle crushed nuts on top.
- Alternative Serving Option:
- If desired, you can enjoy this as pudding in non-pop form.
- After blending the mixture, scoop it into a bowl or individual bowls.
- Chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
- *If you have a powerful blender (like a Vitamix), you do not need to melt the chocolate chips first.
These Chocolate Avocado Almond Pudding Pops are a delightful and guilt-free way to enjoy the flavors of summer. Creamy, chocolatey, and with a hint of nuttiness, these vegan treats are sure to be a hit with both kids and adults. Whether you’re reliving childhood memories or creating new ones, these pudding pops are a perfect addition to your summer dessert repertoire. Enjoy the cool indulgence on a hot day!