The simplicity of this make-ahead Mexican chocolate pudding never goes out of style

Spiced with cinnamon and cayenne, it instantly feels a touch more extraordinary

By Allison Day

Published October 20, 2018 5:29PM (EDT)

Mexican Chocolate Pudding (Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.)
Mexican Chocolate Pudding (Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.)

Excerpted with permission from Whole Bowls by Allison Day. Copyright 2018 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

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The simplicity of chocolate pudding never goes out of style; however, spiced with cinnamon and cayenne, it instantly feels a touch more extraordinary. This is a wickedly tricky way to use up ripe avocados (but I promise you won't taste their vegetal undertones) and can be topped with even more kitchen chicanery in the form of a faux whipped cream made from canned coconut milk. High in healthy fats (and deliciousness), along with an array of other nutrients, this is a bowl you'll want to hug.

Recipe: Mexican Chocolate Pudding

Make Ahead:

Chocolate Pudding: 2 days.

Serves 2

For the Mexican Chocolate Pudding:

⅔ cup unsweetened plain

almond milk

¼ cup maple syrup

¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

⅛ to ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

pinch, sea salt

2 ripe avocados, pitted and flesh scooped out

Topping Ideas:

cacao nibs

cinnamon and/or cayenne

chopped hazelnuts

coconut Dreamy Whip

coconut flakes

fresh fruit

Make the Mexican Chocolate Pudding: In a food processor or blender, add all ingredients in the order listed. Blend until smooth and creamy, scrape down sides, and blend again. Transfer to a bowl, cover, and chill for at least 1 hour, or until very cold.

To Serve: To bowls, add pudding; garnish with any of the suggested toppings. Serve.

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