If you’ve never tried a black sapote, you need to drop whatever you’re doing right now, get to your nearest fruit & veg shop and buy one – immediately!!!
Seriously though, black sapotes – also known as ‘chocolate pudding fruits’ – are amazingly delicious, and a great base for dessert sans guilt.
Black sapotes are related to persimmons, and while native to Central America, are now extensively cultivated in northern Australia.
4 ripe black sapotes (mine weighed 900 g in total in the skin)
50 g cashews
100 ml plant milk e.g. oat, almond, hemp or whole-bean soy
4 medjool dates, pitted
1 tsp vanilla
1 ripe banana, peeled and frozen for at least 12 hours
Cut black sapotes in half and scoop out flesh, discarding seeds. Blend flesh with remaining ingredients until smooth.