Hell Yes: Chocomole (from Choosing Raw)

October 10, 2011

In my ever-expanding culinary repertoire, there is a small pantheon of what I’ve started calling my “baketivism” recipes—that is, vegan recipes which are so good and yet so healthy that every non-vegan simply must try them and see what they’re missing out on. This weekend, a new dish entered that pantheon:

That’s chocomole, folks—a portmanteau of ‘chocolate’ and ‘guacamole’, or in other words, an avocado-based chocolate pudding! I’m actually rather ashamed that it’s taken me this long to make this, since I first heard about chocomole on Choosing Raw when its recipe was posted over two years ago. But thanks to Gena’s more recent post on this spicy Mexican variation on the original, I was reminded of the delectable dessert treat I had since been neglecting and motivated to finally try it out for myself. And boy howdy am I glad I ever did.

As anyone who’s tried chocomole before can well attest, it is incredible: rich and full of chocolate-y goodness, without being overly sweet or at all heavy. What I really love, though, is how decadent it is while still being primarily just avocados and dates. In this way (and similar to the equally fabulous banana soft serve), it represents how vegan food can be mind-blowingly delicious while not being stuffed with crap—this pudding is actually totally good for you, too! And this is a lesson every non-vegan can benefit from: once people see how healthy, cruelty-free food can still be totally amazing, they will have less and less reason to eat anything else.

So if you haven’t tried it before, try it now. I certainly waited too long before making my first batch, and you should delay no further. Happy eating!

VeganMoFo #10/31

Until we eat again,



One comment

  1. […] …as well as a big batch of my newfound favorite, Chocomole! […]

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