Yesterday I mentioned that a friend had told me you can make chocolate frosting with avocado's. Naturally I was skeptical... I mean... chocolate is only the most amazing dessert/lunch/breakfast/midnight snack item known to the modern world. I was unsure if it would really taste as good as she said. But, I decided to try it anyway, assisted by my Ellie Bean of course

 

 

I decided to ask google what kind of paleo chocolate frosting recipes were out there, and was shocked to discover that this is a super common trick. Apparently other people who struggle with sad tummy's have taken the time to find ways to bring back the best part of any meal... dessert!

 

I found  a recipe that seemed fairly easy and set out to the local store to buy the needed ingredients:

2 Avocados

1/2 cup Honey

1/2 cup Cocoa Powder

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

2 tbsp Coconut Oil

1/2 tsp Salt

 

Obviously I didn't have to buy the salt, but I figured you'd want to know all of the ingredients in case you're like me and sometimes don't feel like clicking on the link provided that will take you to the recipe. ;-)

 

 

The recipe was pretty simple actually. Basically you just take all of the above and stick it in a food processor and mix it up. The End.

 

 

 

I didn't have a food processor, but we did have an unused baby bullet I figured was close enough. Wrong.

*Note: if the recipe tells you to use a food processor? Use a food processor. 

Eventually I got everything mixed (I'll spare you that saga) and then I spooned it into little paper cups and put it in the fridge.

Before we put it in the fridge Ellie and I tested it on some strawberries and I have to tell you, it was delicious!

 

It was incredibly sweet and you couldn't taste the avocado or coconut oil at all! I will say that next time i'll get better cocoa powder because it was a little rich tasting and just a tad too sweet for my taste, but as a frosting on top of cake (if paleo cake even exists), or on fruit, it was amazing.

So there you have it! Avocado Chocolate Frosting is not only a thing, it's delicious!

"Hashtag: getting the hang of this dietary restriction thing" ;-)