Healthy Avocado Fudge Frosting

Healthy Avocado Fudge Frosting

Healthy avocado fudge frosting is naturally sweetened, vegan, and made with just six simple ingredients. Get the recipe now. 

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This healthy avocado fudge frosting is a more nutritious alternative

Unlike traditional frosting recipes that rely on butter and white sugar, this fudgy chocolate frosting is made from avocados, pure maple syrup, and raw cacao powder for a more nutritious, anti-inflammatory dessert option. 

I love this recipe as it’s: 

  • Naturally sweetened
  • Packed with healthy fats and disease-fighting antioxidants
  • Quick to make
  • Vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and nut-free 
Bowl of vegan avocado chocolate frosting

Anti-inflammatory benefits of cacao 

One of the main ingredients in this healthier frosting recipe is raw cacao powder. 

Cacao is similar to cocoa in that it comes from the cacao plant. However, unlike cocoa powder, cacao beans aren’t roasted. Instead, the beans are cold-pressed to make a powder. As a result, cacao powder retains more nutrients than cocoa powder. 

Specifically, cacao is a rich source of magnesium, which can help reduce stress and support proper brain functioning, as well as potassium, which is important for heart health and can reduce bloating. 

Plus, cacao powder is incredibly rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds. 

What you’ll need

Ingredients to make healthy avocado fudge frosting

This vegan chocolate avocado frosting requires just 6 simple ingredients

  • Avocado: Use ½ of a medium-sized avocado. I don’t recommend using pre-mashed avocado as the flavor won’t be quite right. 
  • Maple syrup: Quality is key. I recommend pure maple syrup or raw local honey. 
  • Cacao powder: Cacao powder is less processed and richer in antioxidants than cocoa powder. I bought this one on Amazon. However, you can use regular unsweetened cocoa powder too. Just be sure to use a good quality one. 
  • Vanilla extract: For best flavor, use pure, rather than imitation, vanilla extract. I like this one
  • Cinnamon: It may seem odd, but trust me that this frosting doesn’t have a strong cinnamon flavor. Instead it just gives a bit of warmth to the chocolate flavor. I recommend using ceylon ground cinnamon
  • Salt: As with almost any sweet recipe, a little salt helps balance out the sugar from the maple. 

How to make chocolate avocado frosting

Making this healthy avocado fudge frosting couldn’t be easier. 

Scooping avocado into food processor

Simply pulse the avocado in a food processor until creamy and then add everything else in. Pulse a few times, scraping down the sides once or twice, until the mixture is silky smooth. 

Making healthy avocado fudge frosting in the food processor

After that you’re ready to start frosting!

How do I add CBD?

This avocado chocolate frosting can also be a healthy CBD dessert recipe as well. 

You can either use a CBD tincture or a CBD isolate powder

I recommend using a powder as it’ll have less of an effect on the texture of this healthy avocado frosting. I like using CBDistillery’s CBDelicious powder as it’s high quality and doesn’t add any earthy flavor to this frosting. 

Curious how much to use? It depends on how many grams of CBD you want in your frosting. For example, one jar of CBDelicious contains 1 gram of pure CBD, which means that there’s 1 mg of CBD per 1 mg of powder.

So, if the frosting makes about 16 tablespoons and you want each tablespoon to have 10 mg of CBD, you’d need to add 160 mg of CBD. I use a scale to measure mine out, but you can also buy micro scoops online that can measure out mg doses. 

How long does healthy avocado fudge frosting last?

This healthy vegan chocolate avocado frosting makes about 1 cup of frosting. 

So, depending on what you’re using it on, you may need to double or triple the recipe in order to fully frost your dessert. 

I put this healthy avocado frosting on a small batch of raw brownies, so I had about half of the avocado frosting leftover. If this happens to you, simply place any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. 

When stored in the fridge, this frosting should last for about 3 days. 

Can you freeze avocado frosting? 

It depends. 

Freezing the frosting on its own doesn’t work great. I’ve found that it gets a bit too watery when thawed and difficult to spread.

However if you spread it on your dessert first, such as a raw brownie, and then freeze the entire dessert, it tends to keep much better. Still, I’d eat that dessert within 2 weeks of being frozen. 

Brownie frosted with avocado fudge frosting

Recipes for using this avocado chocolate frosting 

So how do you put this healthy avocado frosting to good use? 

It’d be delicious as a dip for banana slices, fresh strawberries, or raspberries. 

Of course, you can also use it in place of other frostings in these healthier dessert recipes: 

Healthy Avocado Fudge Frosting

Healthy avocado fudge frosting is naturally sweetened, vegan, and made with just six simple ingredients.
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Healthy avocado frosting, Raw frosting, Vegan Chocolate Avocado Frosting

Ingredients

  • ½ medium ripe avocado
  • 5 tablespoons pure maple syrup or raw honey
  • ¼ cup raw cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ceylon cinnamon
  • teaspoon salt
  • Optional: CBDelicious Powder see post notes

Instructions

  • Scoop avocado meat into a food processor and pulse until smooth.
  • Add remaining ingredients to a food processor and pulse a few times, stopping to scrape down the sides once or twice. The mixture should be silky smooth.
  • Using a rubber spatula, scrape avocado frosting into an airtight container and store in the fridge or use immediately.

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Healthy Avocado Fudge Frosting

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