View Full Version : Chocolate pudding - how to not get avocado bits in??!! <g>
11-07-2009, 09:04 AM
I'm just loving chocopudding made with avocado and cacao powder! I've been able to more or less afford the cacao because I use the much, much cheaper carob for everything but this; since chocopudding just just doesn't work for me with carob instead of cacao :P.
There's only one teeny little problem for making this for non raw fooders, I can't seem to get the pudding to be completely smooth; there's always a little chunk of whole avocado left here and there. I've gotten used to that. At first, I really didn't like the little bits at all but now they don't bother me so much. However, cooked fooders will turn their nose up, I just know it.
I've tried my Magic Bullet's smallest blender cup, I've done this with a Thunderstick. No go. Is there any trick to getting this to be smooth without diluting the flavour too much by adding any liquid which will thin it out? I've tried that and it's better with no liquid at all. :)
11-07-2009, 09:21 AM
Make sure the avo is VERY ripe and VERY soft ~ try a food processor ~ or, a better blender.
11-07-2009, 09:27 AM
Make sure the avo is VERY ripe and VERY soft ~ try a food processor ~ or, a better blender.Yeah, they are and they're soft, too <g>.
I haven't tried a food processor since I make this one batch at a time and not ahead-of-time. I have a food processor and a food chopper, which is like a mini food processor. The first one is way too big for this, and the latter is much too small.
I know someone, somewhere, probably has a solution that doesn't involve buying new equipment, which I can't afford to do.
I'll keep at it. Hopefully something soon will occur to me. <g>
11-07-2009, 10:20 AM
Blend the avocado with a tiny bit of water or other liquid first until smooth. Then add in the the ingredients.
11-07-2009, 11:57 PM
05-05-2010, 05:50 PM
I just wanted to get back with my solution to this issue.
I'm finding that first off, using my food chopper which is like a mini processor, seems to help. Today I just made a ChocoAvo pudding which is the smoothest I've had yet, I think.
To the avocado chunks and date paste in the food chopper, I added the cacao powder and a splash of almond mylk, which is something I always have on hand since I make it about every second day.
And it was easier to see the consistency of the pudding in the food chopper bowl (unlike the MB). I could see the chunks of avocado that were resisting being broken up so I could fish them out and put them closer to the blade. After a few more turns of the chopper, the pudding was smooth and chunk-free. I found this really delicious and I could eat it right out of the chopper's bowl, too! It's small so in size it's like the size of an average cereal bowl <g>. Yes, it was a pudding that was a little diluted than when made without it, due to the almond mylk, but nothing that was really noticeable. The mylk did help the pudding turn a little easier during the processing.
So hope this helps anyone who had avocado chunks in their pudding! I'm finding that certain things my food chopper does better than the Magic Bullet - such as any tomato sauce and this ChocoAvo pudding. :)
05-05-2010, 08:33 PM
Don't blend too long because over-processed avocado can taste yucky
I mash my avocado with a fork prior to blending it with the other ingredients
Oh, and I add the cacao after so I can still see any "chunks" while the mixture is still green
Food processor works better than blender for choc pudding type things
05-06-2010, 06:14 AM
I actually do not like the Avacado Pudding... I like using Thai Baby Coconut instead... :)
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