Chocolate Avocado Frosting

Number of Servings: 8 (78g)
Active Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 10 min.
Chocolate Avocado Frosting

Frosting is an easy menu item to remove to cut back on the sugar impact from dessert, but let’s face it: sometimes you just want frosting. On a cupcake or on a spoon, it’s a pleasure. This nutritious variation on chocolate frosting can be tweaked with spices like cinnamon or nutmeg to fit whatever you’re frosting.

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup dates, pitted
  • ¼ cup hot water
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • Unsweetened almond milk (optional)

Directions

  1. Combine dates and hot water. Let sit for 5 minutes, then puree in a food processor to achieve a paste.
  2. Pit avocados and remove flesh from skin. Place in food processor with date paste.
  3. Add cocoa, vanilla and salt to food processor and puree. If the frosting is too thick, it can be thinned with a drizzle of unsweetened almond milk.

Nutrition Facts

8 servings per container

Serving Size 78g

Amount per serving
Calories 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 40mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5.5g 21%
Total Sugars 12g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 20.8mg 2%
Iron 0.8mg 6%
Potassium 405mg 8%
Vitamin A 4.9mcg 0%
Vitamin C 5mg 6%
Vitamin E 1mg 6%
Vitamin K 11.1mcg 10%
Thiamin 0mg 0%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 8%
Niacin 1.6mg 15%
Vitamin B6 0.2mg 10%
Folate 44.2mcg 11%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 1.8mcg 6%
Chloride 3mg 0%
Pantothenate 0.8mg 20%
Phosphorus 56.6mg 4%
Iodine 1mcg 0%
Magnesium 37.4mg 8%
Zinc 0.6mg 10%
Selenium 0.6mcg 2%
Copper 0.3mg 35%
Manganese 0.2mg 8%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 0mcg 0%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients

Avocado, Medjool Dates, Water, Cocoa, Vanilla Extract, Salt.

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