As I'm sure I've mentioned before, I am completely gluten-free and mostly dairy-free. As for the dairy, I'm not convinced that it is actually doing anything so I'm slowly adding some stuff back in. For example, I'm eating butter again. I just love butter so much and I haven't noticed myself feeling any worse since adding it back in.
But as for other dairy products, I'm still finding substitutes. So when I came across this recipe for Chocolate Pudding, I thought it was worth a try.
The recipe calls for avocados. Weird I know, but a lot of recipes sneak avocados into them without anyone noticing so I wanted to try it too.
I pulled out my handy dandy food processor and got to work. First, you slice your avocado and scoop out the insides.
Then, you add the other ingredients.
I used almond milk instead of coconut milk. I'm sure you could use whatever type of milk you wanted.
Once all the ingredients were in the food processor, I pulsed them until smooth, being sure to scrape down the sides halfway through. After it was nicely combined, I tasted it to see if it needed anything else. I added more cocoa and honey and then mixed again.
It made a really nice smooth creamy pudding.
But to be honest, I didn't like it. It tasted too much like avocado for me and after a few bites I was sick of it. I didn't add in the orange zest (because I didn't have any) and I'm wondering if that would have helped disguise the avocado flavour more.
All in all, I kind of considered this a fail. I didn't finish all the pudding and ended up throwing it away.
Have you ever made something that sounded half decent but didn't turn out so great? Do you sneak avocados into anything? Have you ever made a pudding like this?