Monday, June 18, 2012

Tropical Avocado Pudding

Just a few ingredients in a blender make up this creamy summer dessert.  Avocado and coconut mixed with lime and honey take you where you might want to be this summer.  And it's sooooo easy!

Makes about 4 cups (4 to 6 servings)

3 small to medium Haas avocados
Juice of 1/2 of a large lime
3/4 cup half and half or light cream
One 15 ounce can cream of coconut (the thick sweetened kind)
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut

Place the avocado meat, lime juice and half and half in a blender and begin pureeing.  Once the avocado is fairly pureed (you may have to scrape down the sides of the blender once or twice) add the cream of coconut and honey and puree until smooth.
Remove the mixture from the blender and place in a bowl.  Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.
While the pudding is chilling, toast the coconut.  Spread the coconut flakes on a small baking sheet and bake in a preheated 350F oven for about 5 minutes.
T serve, scoop some of the pudding into small dessert dishes topped with a little of the toasted coconut.

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