Creamy Avocado Pudding!

You thought I'd done it all with avocados, didn't you? Nope. The other evening we had a couple of Pinkerton avocados in need of being eaten but they didn't really work with that evening's meal. As I was planning on using them in a breakfast shake the next morning I started thinking about the combo of coconut milk and avocado that I use in those shakes and then I started thinking that surely someone had made a dessert with avocado before. They had, but not with coconut milk or green sapote fruit. I reworked that recipe a few ways and the results were some creamy puddings that were fan-tastic.

Creamy Avocado Pudding (based on a recipe found here):

1 Ripe avocado, peeled and pitted (duh)
1/2 Cup Trader Joe's Vanilla Coconut or Almond Beverage
1/4 Cup granulated sugar
1 Teaspoon vanilla extract*

Put it into a blender and whip it good. I also like to do a delicious variation which adds one ripe sapote for an extra creamy texture and custardy flavor.

*We make our own vanilla extract in these parts. Got vodka and vanilla beans? Combine and leave it alone for a few months. Replace any extract that you use with an equal amount of vodka.


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