This decadent, dairy-free Chocolate-Avocado Frosting recipe only has 4 ingredients. So, it’s super easy to make and ready in 5 minutes. Thick, creamy, and naturally gluten free, you’re going to eat it right out of the bowl! What’s more, you can even stiffen this vegan chocolate-avocado frosting if you want to stabilize it for piping.
Try this frosting on Fudgy Chickpea-Avocado Brownies.
Dairy-Free Chocolate-Avocado Frosting is the ultimate
Whether or not you’re into healthy baking, this chocolate-avocado frosting recipe will blow you away! So, give it a whirl and be surprised. It’s well worth it, since it gets its sinfully silky texture from avocados, so it contains:
Low in saturated fat
Zero sugar if you opt to make it sugar free
Suitable for all types of healthy diets: paleo, vegan, low-carb, dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, diabetic, keto.
Want to make an extremely dark chocolate, dairy-free cake with dark chocolate-avocado frosting? Then don’t miss Healthy Vegan Dark Chocolate Cake.
The ingredients in dairy-free chocolate-avocado frosting
Simple & fudgy, 4 ingredients are all you need.
- 2 puréed avocados – Firstly, use soft, ripe avocados. Ripe avocados are usually a little darker, but color can vary. So, make sure you can gently squeeze and indent the avocados with your fingers. They shouldn’t, however, feel “mushy.” Don’t use rotten avocados, i.e., avocados that have a lot of dark streaks or brown spots throughout the flesh.
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder – For exceptional flavor, above all, use quality, unsweetened cocoa powder. If you want to make this recipe with dark, Dutched cocoa powder, check out equally decadent Vegan Dark Chocolate-Avocado Frosting.
- 1 cup powdered sweetener of choice – Powdered sugar or make it sugar free. After all, you can make this dairy-free, chocolate-avocado frosting recipe with zero-calorie, powdered monk fruit or erythritol which has no aftertaste.
Tip: If you’re out of powdered sweetener, just put some granulated sweetener in the food processor to make powdered sweetener. Be sure to give it a few whirs so you remove all graininess. After all, this is a velvety chocolate frosting recipe.
- Vanilla extract – adds flavor.
- Xanthum gum to stabilize it for piping (optional) – This chocolate frosting is already thick and creamy. But if you want to stabilize it, add half a teaspoon of xanthum gum to one cup of frosting and allow 30 minutes to thicken. You can, in fact, add up to one teaspoon of xanthum gum to one cup of frosting, depending on how stable you want it to be. Moreover, the frosting will continue to stiffen when you refrigerate the finished cake.
How to make easy chocolate-avocado frosting
Total time: 5 minutes
Yield: about 2 cups of frosting
It’s super easy: Firstly, purée the avocado with an immersion blender or in a blender or food processor. Then, put the ingredients in a bowl and whip them into silky-smooth chocolate frosting using a handheld electric mixer or stand mixer.
Note: The frosting is very thick so if you were to mix the entire recipe in a blender, you would have to add some milk or oil.
You might want to try Chocolate-Avocado Frosting on a healthy German Chocolate Cake.
FAQs about this recipe
No, the flavor vanishes especially with chocolate.
Yes, you can. In fact, you can pipe it as is. In addition, you can stabilize it by adding up to 1 teaspoon of xanthum gum per 1 cup of frosting. Be sure to mix the xanthum gum in well with an electric beater so it doesn’t clump.
Yes, definitely. After all, avocado is a much healthier option.
You’ve found it. Try this one which uses regular cocoa or head to Vegan Dark Chocolate-Avocado Frosting if you want to use dark, Dutched cocoa powder.
According to Wikipedia, ganache is a glaze, icing, sauce or filling made from chocolate and heavy cream. Frosting, on the other hand, is usually made with butter or cream cheese, but in the case of my recipe it’s made with heart-healthy avocado.
Frost cakes, cupcakes, cookies with chocolate-avocado frosting – or dunk bananas or strawberries in it. The sky’s the limit for this decadent treat!
How to store this recipe
To store: Place in a sealed container and refrigerate for up to 3 days. So, it’s handy because you can make the dairy-free chocolate frosting the night before you need it.
To freeze: You can, in fact, store it in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months.
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Chocolate-Avocado Frosting Recipe (Dairy Free)
- 1 Immersion blender plus an electric hand mixer or stand mixer.
- 2 cups Pureed avocado about 2 avocados
- 1/2 cup Cocoa powder
- 1 cup Powdered sweetener of choice I use powdered monk fruit.
- ½ tsp Vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp xanthum gum (optional for piping) Add half a teaspoon of xanthum gum to one cup of frosting and allow 30 minutes to thicken. You can add up to one teaspoon of xanthum gum to one cup of frosting, depending on how stiff you want it to be. The frosting will continue to stiffen when you refrigerate the finished cake.
- Puree the avocados with an immersion blender. Then place the pureed avocados in a bowl and mix all the ingredients together with an electric handmixer. Or process all ingredients in a food processor.
Fabulous! Glad I tried something different. I had no idea that avocados could be used like this.
This frosting is great. I had no idea avocado frosting would taste so good. I’ll be making this again in the future.
This frosting is yummy. I started eating it right out of the bowl. Thank you!