The Best Chocolate Avocado Frosting (GF/DF/V/Paleo/AIP)
This is the best chocolate avocado frosting on the planet. Featured here in my chocolate peanut butter Nutsola tart, but also delicious pipped inside fruit or straight out of a bowl with a spoon (not that I’m speaking from experience.)
It took me a long time to make this. I kept thinking it would taste like avocado but you actually can’t taste the avocado at all!! The rich chocolately cacao powder takes over. The avocado makes it creamy. The coconut oil adds a bit of silk and shine. And the agave syrup and vanilla powder give it that true frosting sweetness.
Health Benefits of Avocados
We all know avocados are healthy. But why? Avocados are a stone fruit grown in warm climates such as California, Mexico and Florida. They contain over 20 vitmains and minerals and are one of the only fruits to have a heavy dose of monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA). Scientifically, avocados consumption is:
- Good for cardiovascular health
- Preventative for depression
- Good for digestion
- An important protectant against cancer
- A player in strong vision and bone health
- Supportive of healthy weight and aging
- Lowers your risk for Metabolic Syndrome by 50%
- Supportive of positive maternal health, birth outcomes and breast milk quality
Plus they are delicious. Especially in this chocolate avocado frosting recipe. I use this all the time. Sometimes I pipe it on a Nutsola Superfood Bar with fresh fruit on top. Sometimes I leave it in a bowl and let the kids use it as fruit dip. I have even pipped it into fruit with a frosting bag.
This recipe is so versatile I promise you will make it again and again. I even experimented with and included a low sugar / keto chocolate avocado frosting substitution below that is also delicious (and totally addicting.) Let me know what you think in the comments.
The Best Chocolate Avocado Frosting
- 1 large avocado, seed removed
- 1 tbs coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla powder can sub vanilla bean paste
- 1/4 cup agave syrup see notes for a low sugar option
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
- Pulse all in a food processor until smooth. Seriously, that's it!!
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