Photo: Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

Vegan Chocolate Frosting

The unlikely pairing of avocado and chocolate results in a surprisingly delicious frosting that will have everyone wanting to lick the bowl clean. This recipe doubles as a yummy chocolate pudding!

Yield: 
2½ - 3 Cups

Recipe Categories:

Desserts VeganGluten-Free Soy-Free

Updated: Sat, 04/07/2018 - 7:20am

Ingredients

  • 1 (3-ounce) dark chocolate bar
  • 2 ripe avocados, cut in half and seeded
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup agave + more if needed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract + more if needed
  • ¼ cup almond milk + more if needed
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. To melt the chocolate, set up a double boiler: Fill a saucepan about a quarter-way with water. Turn heat up to medium. Break up chocolate into bite-sized pieces and add to a glass bowl (preferably one with a rim) that is larger than the saucepan. Set glass bowl on top of saucepan - making sure that the water doesn't touch the bottom of bowl.
  2. Stir constantly with a rubber spatula until chocolate is completely melted. Carefully remove from heat and let cool slightly – about 5 minutes. Pour into a food processor.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth and creamy – scraping the sides of the processor as needed. Taste and add more agave, vanilla or milk as desired.
  4. Transfer frosting into a bowl, piping bag or a large plastic re-sealable bag (snip a small part of a corner to make a homemade piping bag). Let chill in refrigerator for about 15-20 minutes. Spread frosting onto your favorite desserts and enjoy!