How good does this look? What if I told you that it was healthy enough to eat for breakfast – a main meal – and tasty enough to enjoy as a treat? What if I said it would count towards your veg servings for the day? Yep. And it has no avocado in it, and the texture’s a bit like mousse/ a bit like pudding and can be frozen into paddle pop type things. Oh yeah, it’s vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free too. Want to know more?
This chocolate pudding is ridiculously simple to make, and is basically just coconut milk, cacao and sweet potato. Yep, sweet potato. In fact, sweet potato is the main ingredient. It needs to be super soft, baked sweet potato and the smaller the sweet potato the better as I tend to find those one’s are sweeter. I use cacao, but you could use dutch processed cocoa as that’s also very rich in chocolate flavour.
I will post a recipe soon for a breakfast idea using this – it’s so good! I highly recommend dipping strawberries into this. It’s also great on pancakes, hotcakes and waffles. It’s also just great. Did I say how great this is?
It’s definitely tastier completely chilled so try to be patient!
500g sweet potato
1/3 – 1/2 cup raw cacao (depending on if you’re a milk chocolate or dark chocolate kind of person)
1/4 tsp cinammon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1-2 Tbs maple syrup (optional, will depend on sweetness of potato! – weird sentence)
1/2 cup coconut milk
Prick sweet potato all over and roast at 180 degrees for 65-75 minutes, until very soft and cooked through, how long this takes will depend on size. Allow to cool completely and scoop out flesh into a food processor. Add all other ingredients (excluding maple syrup if your not sure you’ll need it) and pulse until a smooth consistency is reached, taste and add maple syrup to taste.
Refrigerate until needed (best served chilled) or eat straight from the food processor bowl haha. But seriously, it is amazing served with strawberries or any berry. Or with nuts sprinkled over top.
It should keep in the fridge for a couple of days, if you don’t get through it all trying freezing it as popsicles.