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A bowl of healthy chocolate frosting.

healthy chocolate frosting (made with avocado!)

This rich, fudgy and decadent chocolate frosting is made with just three ingredients and comes together in under 5 minutes! It's healthy, naturally vegan and paleo-friendly and no one will suspect that the hidden ingredient is avocado!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Healthy, Vegan
Servings 2 cups
Calories 83 kcal

Equipment

  • Electric Whisk see notes on alternative methods.

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Scoop the avocado flesh from the skin into a mixing bowl.
  • Lightly mash the avocadoes with your whisk heads and then turn it to medium speed. Whisk until almost smooth.
  • Add in your cocoa powder and liquid sweetener and whisk until fully combined.
  • Test the taste and texture of the frosting and adjust any of the ingredients if needed (see notes).
  • Add in any extra flavourings if you want (see notes).
  • Spread onto cakes, cupcakes, brownies or eat straight from the bowl.

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Notes

Liquid Sweetener: Maple syrup, agave, honey, coconut nectar or any other similar liquid sweetener will work. You can even use a sugar-free sweetener to make this frosting keto!
Optional Extras: Add some vanilla extract, orange juice or extract for chocolate orange frosting or some espresso powder for mocha frosting.
To make this in a blender: add the avocado along with the cocoa powder and maple syrup to a high-speed blender or food processor and blend until smooth. You may need to stop the blender and scrape down the edges a few times until you get the right consistency. If your blender is having some trouble, add in a splash more sweetener or milk. Once blended, taste the frosting and add in any extra flavours if you want.
If you don't have an electric whisk or blender: you can use a fork or potato masher. Make sure your avocadoes are very ripe and soft otherwise this will be very tricky. Simply add all of your ingredients to a bowl and mash with a fork or a potato masher until combined. Please note that your frosting may end up being very lumpy, but it will still be delicious.
Texture tips:
  • The frosting will set and become even fudgier after a few hours in the fridge.
  • If you prefer a thicker frosting similar to chocolate fudge, you can use less avocado.
  • If you prefer a smoother, fluffier frosting similar to buttercream you can add a splash of milk or coconut yoghurt.
 
These nutritional values are provided as a guide only and may be different depending on your ingredients and measurements.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
healthy chocolate frosting (made with avocado!)
Serving Size
 
0.25 cup
Amount per Serving
Calories
83
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
5
g
8
%
Saturated Fat
 
0.9
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.6
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
3.2
g
Carbohydrates
 
11.2
g
4
%
Protein
 
1.3
g
3
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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