Did I tell you before how much we love avocado? I’ve always tried savory recipes with this healthy food, but this time I wanted to make a change with this Avocado Buttercream Frosting. I’m not sure if this frosting is common around the world, but it has become a hit in our home. I must top these Eggless Chocolate Coffee Cupcakes with this frosting next time.
I’m sure people will think that I use green food coloring for this frosting, but they will be amazed when they learn that the color is from avocado. The avocado taste in this buttercream is subtle, yet in a great combination with sweetness of sugar and makes a perfect complement to chocolate cakes.
What makes this avocado buttercream insanely good? It is rich, silky, creamy and melts in your mouth. You can have it even as a dessert like avocado pudding. Wouldn’t it be great this summer?
To keep that nice green color, lemon juice is the best. It prevents the avocado from turning brown.
I’m sure your friends will be impressed when you say that the frosting is made with avocado, and there is no food coloring. It’s the first time I’ve tried avocado buttercream and I love it! As it was intended to be an experiment, it was in small amount, but I will be making this again for sure.
- 1 medium ripe avocado
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon butter, softened
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1 and ½ cup powdered sugar
- Blend the avocado, lemon juice and butter together with an electic mixer.
- Add the vanilla and powdered sugar and combine well.
- Refrigerate the frosting for about half an hour and use it on your sweet baked treats.