Evanne Schmarder: Do you have a sweet tooth that just won’t quit but a waistline that needs to whittle? Today, I’m gonna show you how. to make a rich, creamy, satisfying dessert that will wow you while still being healthy. Chocolate pudding. What? Yeah, there’s a trick to this, as you might expect. The base of our pudding is, wait for it, avocados. Ripe and ready, these nutritional powerhouses contain numerous vitamins and minerals, including potassium, folate, vitamins B, C, and E. They’re also known to lower bad cholesterol and more. We’ll sweeten it with a little bit of honey and add a few more healthy ingredients. In just a jiffy, you’ll be enjoying a no-cook decadent dessert that will leave a smile on your face, and only you and I need to know it’s not only good, it’s good for you. It’s super simple, so let’s get started.
What you’re gonna need is a blender. Now, you can use a Vitamix. You can use a food processor, a stick blender, a hand beater, or with a little bit of elbow grease, you can use a fork. to smash the avocado and a whip to mix everything up. Okay, so, to our blending container I’m gonna add two avocados. You wanna make sure that your avocados are not overripe. So when you pick them out at the store, just give ’em a little squeeze, just a little gentle pressure, and they should give. just a little bit. That’s how you’ll know. they’re ripe and ready to go, just like that. I’m gonna add a half a cup of cocoa powder right to the mix like so. I’ve got a quarter cup of skim milk, perfect, like that. We’re gonna about 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract. Mmm, delicious. And by the way, if you’d prefer to use something like a mint extract, a rum extract, or even bourbon, that works just fine too. But keep it about 1 teaspoon. And I’m gonna add a little bit of honey. We’re gonna add 6 tablespoons, which is a scant, or an almost 1/3 cup. And a lot of my viewers will know this trick. In order to get the honey to slip out of the measuring cup easily, we’re gonna use just a little bit of non stick spray right on the cup, and then. we’re gonna put the honey in it. Okay, and are you ready for this? You’re gonna love it. Right in like that. As you can see, it pretty much slips out, simple and easy, so you get every drop. The last thing we’re gonna add is 1 teaspoon of espresso powder. This is just gonna give it a little depth of flavor. And if you don’t have espresso powder, you can use just a little bit of instant coffee. That works just as well. Once blended, you’re gonna put this into four individual serving-size bowls or dishes, ’cause you’re gonna get four servings out of this. Just like so, nice and beautiful. We’re gonna garnish this with some fresh mint. Now, you can use toasted coconut. You can use an orange zest, whatever you like. I love the fresh mint. I’m also gonna eat these mint leaves as I eat my chocolate pudding. So, right in like that. And then we’re gonna sprinkle a little bit of fleur de sel. This is just some flaky sea salt. I happened to pick this up in Paris. It gives it a nice crunch and goes oh so well with the sweet chocolate flavor. On top like this, perfect. We’re gonna put this in the refrigerator. It’s gonna chill for about 30 minutes, and then we’ll be ready to eat it.
Evanne: All right, it has been 30 minutes. Our chocolate pudding has chilled,
and it’s ready to eat. As you can see, by the way, it is just beautiful, looks just like chocolate pudding. Believe it or not, it tastes just like it. So I’m gonna have a bite. Let’s see what we think. Get a little bit of that fleur de sel in it. Mmm, the salt gives it
just a little bit of crunch. It’s creamy, mmm, chocolatey, and delicious. Try this at home. It’s simple to make in your RV kitchen. Let me know how it goes. I’m Evanne. We’ll see you next time. Cheers.