Have you ever had awesome neighbors that bring you bags full of avocados that their large tree keeps churning out? Us too! Thanks to Carl and Debbie, we have had those rough Santa Barbara days with more avos than we know what to do with. So when in doubt, search for dessert recipes!
This odd combination of avocados laced with chocolate ends up being a healthy, creamy, satisfying treat to fill that sweet craving that you get at the end of a long, pregnant day. *Happy sigh.*
The Leftover Queen’s take on this dessert was my starting point because I liked her addition of raw or coconut milk, but of course I had to change it up because our avocados were rather large. So here’s what I ended up with:
3 large ripe avocados
1/2 cup raw or coconut milk
1/2 cup combination of raw honey and real maple syrup
1/2 cup raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
a shake of cinnamon
stevia to taste
Combine all the ingredients in your food processor* and blend until ridiculously creamy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, blend again, and then taste. Now wait. See if there is even a hint of avocado aftertaste and if it needs more chocolatey goodness then add more cacao powder and if it needs more sweetening, then add stevia to taste. We ended up adding a little bit of both until it got the entire family’s approval.
You could also experiment with variations by adding coffee (mocha) and cayenne (mole’.) Feel free to enjoy this with some real whipped cream and/or a simple berry compote. Chole’!
* And can I get an “Amen” for the blessing that is the modern-day food processor? You just couldn’t get quite the same end product with the ol’ mortar and pestle. Mad respect for the M & P, but I’m just saying…
What other fun things have you done with the lovely avocado?