Matthew Kenney's (Vegan) Milk Chocolate Pudding

Photo: Jake Laub

Photo: Jake Laub

Seamus Mullen is participating in the Find Your True Fork dinner series at Wanderlust Hollywood and this recipe appears in Jeff Krasno's new book, Find Your True Fork, available now! Wanderlust's Find Your True Fork by Jeff Krasno. Copyright (c) 2017 by Dr. Jeff Krasno. By permission of Rodale Books. Available wherever books are sold.

The way this simple pudding comes together feels a bit like magic. All the ingredients go into a blender and, after just a brief moment, you somehow have thick, creamy pudding—the very same texture as a cooked custard made from egg and milk. The secret is ripe avocado, which lends its smooth texture without imparting nearly any noticeable flavor.

Serves 2

INGREDIENTS
1 ripe avocado
½ cup unsweetened Almond Milk
(page 210 or store-bought) or seed milk
¼–½ cup agave or maple syrup
¼ cup unsweetened cacao powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of ground cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt

INSTRUCTIONS
Using a blender, combine the avocado, almond milk or seed milk, ¼ cup of the agave or maple syrup, the cacao powder, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt until smooth. Taste and adjust the sweetness, adding another ¼ cup agave if you like. Serve the pudding in chilled glasses or small bowls.

Wanderlust's Find Your True Fork by Jeff Krasno. Copyright (c) 2017 by Dr. Jeff Krasno. By permission of Rodale Books. Available wherever books are sold.