By Tamara Palmer
We’re just going to say it: You’re probably not harnessing the full potential of your avocados. For starters, did you know you could be using the pit to make super-creamy smoothies? Or that avocado has powerful potential as a dessert ingredient? Its smooth texture adds a creamy lusciousness to ice creams, cakes, pies, and puddings. While it’s lovely enough to shine as its own dessert flavor, it also has the ability to fade into the background. You know, so you won’t feel like you want to dip tortilla chips into your avocado dessert.
Ned proof? Try any one of these avocado dessert recipes. We guarantee you’ll find a new healthier sweet staple.
1. Avocado Chocolate Mousse from Feel Good Foodie
Avocado and chocolate are a natural pairing in which chocolate brings the chocolate (duh!) and avocado brings the creaminess. We love that this recipe uses just a handful of ingredients and is free of refined sugars.
2. Chocolate Raspberry Truffles from Whole Food Bellies
In case you need more proof that chocolate and avocado are made for each other, we give you this decadent dessert recipe. Not a fan of raspberries? Swap the raspberries for cherries, pomegranate, blueberries or any mix of berries.
3. Avocado Ice Candy from Healthy World Cuisine
Ice candy isn’t crunchy, if that’s what you’re thinking. It’s actually a soft frozen dessert that’s popular in the Philippines and usually eaten like an ice pop. And all you need to make your own are three ingredients: avocado, your preferred milk, and a sweetener of choice.
4. Super Energizing Chocolate Smoothie from Cooktoria
Here’s an idea we can get behind: an energy boost that impersonates a chocolate milkshake. Just half an avocado, one banana and a handful of other ingredients yield two smoothies.
5. Healthy Carrot Muffins with Avocado, Banana and Oat by Delightful Mom Food
Avocado gives these low-sugar, gluten-free muffins “moisture and fluff.” Plus, if you’re baking for kids who don’t like veggies, there won’t be any identifying chunks of concern.