Who doesn’t love the rich taste and silky texture of buttercream frosting? What if I were to tell you that you can make a healthier version without butter, no margarine either, that is damn tasty?
Just hear me out.
In many places of the world, namely Asia, avocados are called butter fruit. I have seen recipes for avocado ice cream, avocado and it’s silky texture and mild flavor can blend easily into many savory or sweet dishes. Here I am suggesting that by replacing the butter in the “buttercream” you can get something equally as delicious. I have only tried it with chocolate, but why not other flavors?
Chocolate Avocado Buttercream
- 1 medium, ripe avocado
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 2/3 cup powdered sugar
- tiny pinch of salt
- small splash of vanilla
Scoop out the avocado flesh, rough dice it and put into food processor or blender. Here I used a mini food processor. Add the cocoa powder, half the powdered sugar, tiny pinch of salt and a little splash of vanilla. Blend, scrape down sides and blend again. Taste, add more sugar if you want, blend again. Taste, again, adjust seasoning like more cocoa if you want a stronger hit.
Spread it on anything you like. A frosting that you can feel a little better about, sure it still has sugar, but avocados are good for you!
My boys like to take it to school and spread it on graham crackers. I find that it lasts a few days in the refrigerator.