Creating delightful chocolate desserts doesn’t require a complex recipe or numerous ingredients. This vegan chocolate pudding recipe serves as the perfect illustration. With just 3 ingredients and about 5 minutes of your time, you can whip up this delicious treat. Its remarkable taste is so rich and decadent, you’ll forget that it’s actually good for you.

Vegan chocolate pudding made with just 3 healthy ingredients

I don’t know about you, but cake just isn’t that important if it’s going to cost me 10 SmartPoints per slice.  No thank you!

Ingredients you will need for this recipe

Ingredients for vegan chocolate pudding - bananas, avocado and unsweetened cocoa powder

Do I think that cutting back on artificial sugars is a good idea?  Yes!  Absolutely.  

But I also have a hard core sweet tooth and need something to help curb those cravings when they happen.

vegan chocolate pudding in pot with spoon, garnished with fresh mint

So, coming up with an easy and delicious dessert has been a bit of a challenge.  But here is something you might not know about me!  I love a good challenge.  

And my killer sweet tooth won’t subside sometimes. I made these chocolate chip muffins when I absolutely needed to curb the craving.

Spoonful of sugar free chocolate pudding

I don’t back down and I will do whatever I can to win said challenge.  I wanted to find something easy but yet delicious.  And chocolate was something that is a must for this challenge.

Individual serving of sugar free chocolate pudding

If you aren’t interested in a chocolate dessert, these berry raviolis are fantastic and delicious.

What is your favorite dessert recipe?

3 Ingredient Chocolate Pudding

Dash of Herbs
Chocolate desserts don't have to be complicated or have any added sugar.  This vegan chocolate pudding is a perfect example of a recipe that only uses 3 ingredients, takes about 5 minutes and is so delicious, you won't realize it's healthy.
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert
Servings 4 servings
Calories 144 kcal


  • 2 large ripe bananas broken apart
  • 1 medium avocado chopped
  • 4 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder


  • In a blender, place all ingredients in and mix until combined.
  • Place in the refrigerator or freezer for about 20 minutes to make it colder, if you would like.  Serve immediately.


You can add honey to sweeten this up if needed. 
Adding honey is not vegan, so if you are following a vegan diet, honey will not work for you.
Feel free to freeze this overnight to have a helping of cold “ice cream” the next day.


Calories: 144kcalCarbohydrates: 20.6gProtein: 2.7gFat: 8.3gSaturated Fat: 1.6gSodium: 5.2mgFiber: 6.9gSugar: 7.5g
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  1. The avocado is good to add the creaminess, but the banana adds the sweetness. I would try it if he likes all the ingredients in this. It’s so easy to make (you can make it into ice cream too). Honey isn’t an ingredient in the original recipe – I put it as a note if you want it sweeter, but it was never a main ingredient.

  2. Just banana and cocoa would be different, not as pudding-y. I haven’t ever found any good vegan “yogurts” but I love rice milk, almond milk. Many use soy but I am allergic to soy.

  3. Avo is awesome because it has such a great texture – so creamy – and not an overwhelming taste. A good healthy fat and does work with so many things!

  4. Some day I hope to afford a Vita Mix. Sigh! So many great recipes would work better than they do in my Wal-Mart blender. (we can of course all “turn a blender on”, but all blenders are not created equally)

  5. Does this taste very sweet as is? I love doing desserts with a banana base but wonder about banana + avocado. My Dad loves sweets and just does not want to change his diet (despite a, yes, enormous heart attack!) but he loves every ingredient in this pudding, so I am crossing my fingers and saving this recipe!! :0)
    Ooh and honey isn’t vegan. So maybe a stevia or other for a bit of sweet?

  6. Thank you! It is so easy…I promise. You shouldn’t have an issue as long as you can turn a blender on.

  7. This looks simple enough, and I have no idea why I messed up the first time, but I’m going to try again.

  8. I love anything chocolate…and this is no exception. It’s wonderful and totally guilt free!

  9. 5 stars
    I loooove chocolate pudding. This would be the perfect guilt free way to eat some every day!

  10. Avocado is a delightful thing. This pudding doesn’t taste like avocado at all – more banana tasting than avocado. It’s so good and that smoothie sounds wonderful!

  11. I definitely suggest that you try it…I’d love to know your thoughts when you do. And how does no one in your house like chocolate. That is un-American! At least this is healthy chocolate!

  12. It makes it creamy and delightful. You can definitely not use the avocado if you are worried about the taste or texture, but it’s a great added ingredient that you wouldn’t normally expect.

  13. I have seen avocado popping up in a lot of sweet treats lately. I made a smoothie over the weekend with avocado and banana, cocoa powder, etc, it was delicious! I was shocked because I was sure it was not going to taste good.

  14. Sounds interesting, I will have to try it! My problem is that no one in my house likes chocolate so I can’t have it around (otherwise I’ll eat it ALL!)

    Also, I’m not a fan of ice cream either. I want it maybe twice a year!

  15. I would never think to use avocado! I have such a sweet tooth right now, I’m going to try this as an alternative.

  16. So I have been thinking about this. Just take out the avocado (it just makes it creamy). If you want it creamy, you could maybe add a tiny bit of milk or plain yogurt? That might still work. Or you just take out the avocado – that might be easiest.

  17. It is so easy – and healthy. Who knew those things could go together?

  18. Try it and let me know! I loved it, but Jeremy wasn’t a huge fan. He liked it but he isn’t a huge fan of bananas, so it sort of backfired.

  19. Darn it. Avocado. I’m allergic. I need healthy chocolate desserts in my life stat.

  20. This is so easy and healthy! I will have to try it!

  21. I am interested to see how this tastes- the three ingredients combined to satisfy my sweet tooth..YUM!

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