Vanilla Pudding

Yes, it’s green. Do you remember the recipe I shared for chocolate pudding made with avocado? I figured if you could make chocolate pudding or mousse, you could make it with other flavors so I tried vanilla. It’s pretty much the same recipe but with tablespoons of vanilla instead of teaspoons, and no cocoa. (1 avocado, 1/4 cup milk, tbsp vanilla, 1/4 cup sugar or sweetener, put in blender)

It’s good, sort of, but you can definitely taste the avocado which is not the case with the chocolate. But, if you “borrow” some cinnamon and sugar mixture that your husband has stashed in the kitchen for cinnamon toast, it’s quite good. I used stevia for a sweetener and I think this, as well as the chocolate pudding, are better with some real sugar.

My neighbor hasn’t been over for three days, but she’ll probably bring me more avocados this weekend.

Mi vida dificil en Panama, overloaded with avocados 😀


About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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10 Responses to Vanilla Pudding

  1. Yvonne Michaud says:

    Hi Kris, just had to comment on Las Olas. Nice hotel, no people. The last time we were there the only other couple there turned out to have attended the same high school that I did in a little city (PORT ALBERNI, B.C. CANADA!!) What are the odds, in the middle of a cow pasture in panama!! Kind of weird. The water is dangerous, you are right.


    • Oh good, glad you had a good time and isn’t it crazy when you run into other people like that? Our first visit here at the hostel there were three backpackers from the college right up the road from us in Florida. I think yours is even more surprising though, from so far away and a small town!


  2. Yvonne Michaud says:



    • I’m in David and the trees seem to be loaded this year. My neighbor’s tree is producing so many that I haven’t checked the other trees I know of. They are also for sale in the markets and on street corners.


  3. jim and nena says:

    Hola Kris,
    You got into Joel’s stash of cinnamon toast mix!? So you haven’t shared the pudding with him. That is just too funny. Nena and I are forever “hiding” our favorite foodstuffs but she always fesses up when the grands want something.
    You may have just converted me to liking avocados with this recipe. The problem now is hiding the avocados from the grands long enough to make the pudding. Three of them can go though 2 avocados each in 30 minutes. I sometimes give them a glass of iced water to help cool off their spoons between bites.
    buen provecho!


    • He thinks the chocolate pudding has a flavor that is too intense. He prefers the milder milk chocolate, and the vanilla is too funny looking with that green color. I have a life long battle with my weight so Joel is encouraged to hide things I like but shouldn’t eat like the cinnamon sugar.
      I froze a lot of avocados, and also some pudding. When I thawed a test batch of pudding it was just as good as fresh. Quick, hide your avocados in the freezer! Then maybe the kids won’t go through them quite so quickly. Do they grow in your area?


    • jim and nena says:

      South Texas can grow them but further north the trees risk damage from freezes. Those A&M guys are always experimenting with new varieties but they haven’t gotten one that tastes a good (based on those folks that like avocados).
      We have an apple tree producing apples after only 2 years but we have not had a real winter during that time. Possibly we could have grown avocados during the same period?


      • I had some avocado trees I grew from pits in Florida. If there was a freeze they would lose all their leaves, but they always seemed to survive. They were 6-7 years old and maybe 8-10 feet when we left but still hadn’t produced any fruit. If I understood my neighbor correctly here, she said she started getting fruit in three years. Mine (grown from pits) have spent a year in pots and a year in the ground, so we’ll what happens.


      • jim and nena says:

        Read this to Nena and she started laughing. Then she tells me that folks spank the non-producing trees during Semana Santa and scold them. The following year they always produce. Ask around, it seems to be the older folks that practice this.
        Panama never ceases to amaze me.


        • That’s the problem! I was too nice to my Florida trees and they never produced. This may sound crazy but who knows. A Florida friend whacked his tree almost in half, whacked with a blade, not cut nicely. He said the stress on the tree causes it to fruit and sure enough, the following year he had avocados.


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