19 Nov, 2009
Instant Raw Chocolate Pudding (A Raw Vegan Recipe Made With Raw Cacao Nibs)
The objective here was to make a super-easy, super-fast raw chocolate pudding from simple ingredients — something to pull out when a chocolate craving hits — and this sure got the job done! I also wanted to make it with cacao nibs, as I seem to go through raw cacao power like crazy, but tend to accumulate nibs. And in case others have similar habits, here’s a convenient way to use them. But certainly you could use cacao powder instead.
This pudding is rich, intense, and utterly luscious! More like a mousse, with a nice stable texture that will do well as a pie filling. You could also keep it in the freezer as ice cream (where mine currently resides). Definitely handy for when you want something sweet… but not too much, and when you want something chocolatey… but not too much. No way anyone can overeat this.
If you don’t have a high-powered blender, you may have difficulty making the recipe as-is, because there is no additional liquid to enable the blender to “catch”. In that case, add a bit of fresh almond milk and turn it into a delicious chocolate shake! It would make for a great recipe for a raw pot luck dessert — you can whip it up and pour it out in small cups for everyone to have a taste at the end of the meal!
Recipe for: Instant Raw Chocolate Pudding
(A Raw Vegan Recipe Made With Raw Cacao Nibs)
- 3 avocados (I used small ones)
- 3/4 cup good quality raw cacao nibs
- 1/2 cup raw cane sugar
- 1 teaspoon either organic vanilla extract or almond extract (I used almond for this batch)
- dash quality natural salt
- 2 heaping cups ice
Put all ingredients into blender and give several good whirls, until nice and smooth.
I doubt this is going to work very well in a low-powered blender because there is no additional liquid added to get the blender to catch. I used my Blendtec and set it to “Ice Cream”, which starts out very slowly and then really revs up to High.
If you have a weenie blender, add some fresh almond milk and turn this into a shake! It will be delicious… [/private]