Avocado Desserts You’ll Love To Make

July 4, 2019 | Blog

The use of avocados now covers an extensive range, and for good reason! These nutrient-dense fruits are full of vitamins, minerals and healthy fat, making them a perfect fit to be mixed into salads, brunch dishes, or even blended into smoothies. With their creamy texture, avocados are often also used to substitute butter in baking, resulting in baked food that is softer and less crumbly. If you’ve got a sweet tooth and is trying to cut down on butter intake, here are a few recipes that’d be perfect for you to try out!

No-Bake Avocado Lime Cheesecake

No bake, no fuss! With its buttery consistency and subtly sweet taste, pairing your avocados with tangy lime notes makes for an effortlessly-smooth cheesecake that’s easy to whip up and even easier to enjoy!

 

What You’ll Need:

2 fully ripe avocados, cut in half and pitted

1¼ cups graham crumbs

¼ cup butter, melted

500g (2 packs) cream cheese

½ cup sugar

2 tsp zest and 2 tbsp juice from two limes

2 cups thawed whipped topping

 

How To Make It:

First, combine graham crumbs and butter and press the mix onto the bottom of a parchment-lined springform pan. Process all the remaining ingredients except whipped topping in a food processor until smooth, then spoon into medium-sized bowl. Gently stir in the whipped topping until blended, then pour it over the crust and smooth the top. Refrigerate the pie for 4 hours or so until firm. Run a knife around the rim of the pan to loosen the cheesecake just before serving it, then remove the rim. Dig in!

 

Chocolate Avocado Brownies

Because avocados are so rich, their substitution in the place of butter for chocolate-based recipes are seamless. You get the best of both worlds through this recipe as their high water content will ensure your brownies come out of the oven warm, moist, whilst still maintaining its shape.

 

What You’ll Need:

2 medium-sized ripe avocados, skinless and pitted

½ cup pure maple syrup

¼ cup raw granulated sugar

2 large eggs

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

½ tsp baking soda

½ cup whole wheat flour

½ cup unsweetened cocoa

½ tsp salt

½ cup chocolate chips or cacao nibs

 

How To Make It:

To begin, preheat your oven to 180ºC and grease your baking dish. Add your avocado, maple syrup and sugar into a food processor and blend well. Then, add the eggs and vanilla extract and blend well. Gently add in the flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa and mix well. Turn off the food processor, stir in the chocolate chips using a spoon, and then spread the batter into the greased pan evenly. Bake it in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until done, then remove it from the oven and let it cool down before cutting it into squares. Serve up and enjoy!

 

Double Chocolate Avocado Cookies

 

Double the chocolate, double the fun! For the dark chocolate connoisseur, here are some easy grab-and-go snacks that can double as tidbits for entertaining guests, or just a night-in watching your favourite movie.

 

What You’ll Need:

1 cup white whole wheat flour

1⅓ cup all-purpose flour

½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

¼ cup brown sugar

¾ cup granulated sugar

⅓ cup coconut oil, melted

½ cup avocado, mashed or pureed

3 egg whites

2 tsp vanilla extract

½ cup dark chocolate chips

 

How To Make It:

Start it off by combining the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Next, blend in the sugars in a standing mixer bowl, then slowly beat in the coconut oil. Add in the avocado, egg whites, vanilla extract and then blend it on low speed until smooth. Once you’ve achieved the smooth texture, add in the flour mixture and chocolate chips, then continue blending on low speed until it forms a dough. After that, refrigerate the mix for an hour. In the meantime, preheat the oven until 150ºC and spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray. Roll your dough into small balls and place it on the sheet, flattening it slightly before baking for about 17-19 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool and it is ready to eat!

No-Churn Avocado and Pistachio Ice Cream

If you’re a big fan of pistachio and avocado ice cream, here’s an undemanding recipe that’ll give you best of both worlds! Velvety, mildly sweet, and topped off with pistachio, it’s the perfect refreshing, sweet ending to any meal. Caution: it might be addictive.

 

What You’ll Need:

2½ cups non-dairy milk 

1 large avocado, pitted

1 cup unsalted pistachios, deshelled

1 cup Medjool dates

½ tsp almond extract (optional)

¼ tsp spirulina (optional)

 

How To Make It:

Firstly, combine the milk, avocado, pistachios, dates, and almond extract in a blender and blend on high until smooth. Add the spirulina slowly to achieve the colour, tasting it as you go. Pour the mixture into a loaf pan and top with chopped pistachios, then freeze overnight. Remove from the freezer and let it thaw for 10-15 minutes or so until soft enough to scoop it into bowls or cones. Now you have the perfect ice cream for a hot day!

 

Keen to get a headstart on trying out these delicious delicacies? You can now get some fresh Australian avocados at our Australian Fair! Just head to your nearest Village Grocer to start baking and you’ll be whipping up your second batch in no time.

 

Keep it fresh,

Your friendly neighbourhood grocer.

 

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