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I Tested 5 Avocado Dessert Recipes To See If My Chocoholic Husband Would Like Any Of Them

TL;DR: He approved of them all!

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Hey there, I’m Mathew (left) and I have a confession to make — my husband David (right) absolutely LOVES chocolate.

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Dark chocolate in specific, and he can be a bit picky when it comes to sweets, which often makes me nervous about experimenting with new dessert recipes. Like so many of us, I’m always looking for ways to eat healthier and to get more nutrition into my family’s diet, so I decided to try out a handful of chocolate avocado dessert recipes to see if any of them would be a hit with my hubby.

1. Avocado Chocolate Mousse

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I started with an avocado chocolate mousse because I feel like it’s the most common avocado dessert I’ve seen floating around on Pinterest. I went with this recipe from Nutrition Stripped, and followed the recipe pretty closely, except I used regular 2% milk instead of almond milk. I also topped the mousse with a dollop of whipped cream and crushed walnuts.

David’s rating: 8/10

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David really liked the mousse — and ate his whole serving — but said that it didn’t taste as “rich” as the mousse I normally make.

2. Avocado Truffles

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Next up were these chocolate avocado truffles. I again followed the recipe (this time from Yummy Healthy Easy) pretty closely. My only real note — and this applies to all of these desserts — is that mashing then whipping all of the small bits out of the avocado puree took a decent amount of time. Other than that, this was actually a pretty easy recipe.

David’s rating: 9.5/10

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The truffles were a huge hit! Like, David ate all three of the truffles I plated during our taste test, and then had some of the leftovers later on in the evening. I liked them too; they were fudgy, dense, and not too sweet. Plus, the avocado practically disappeared — really, you couldn’t tell there was anything different going on with them.

3. Chocolate Chip Avocado Brownies

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Although David isn’t a terribly huge fan of brownies, I am! So I had to make sure to try a batch of avocado brownies. I got the recipe from One Hungry Bunny. The recipe said the baking time was 25 to 30 minutes, but my batch stayed in the oven for around 45 minutes, and were still a bit undercooked in the middle.

David’s rating: 7/10

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Though he said they were good, David wasn’t so into the brownies, which I sort of expected. I thought the texture was a little off, but I feel like that’s mostly because they were underdone. But overall they had a really deep dark chocolate flavor and were quite delectable!

4. Avocado Cupcakes With Chocolate Avocado Frosting

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I’m not going to lie — these chocolate cupcakes with avocado frosting took a considerable amount of work and time to make. You’re essentially making two different items (the cupcakes then the frosting) out of mashed and whipped avocado. The recipe from Kim’s Cravings says that total prep time is 33 minutes, but I probably spent a little over an hour working on the cupcakes.

David’s rating: 6/10

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Sadly the cupcakes didn’t seem to rise in the oven correctly. The tops were sort of cracked and uneven, which made frosting them a bit more of a challenge. Although the cupcakes were good, they weren’t necessarily worth the amount of time I had to invest into making them.

5. Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream

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The last dessert we tried was this chocolate avocado ice cream, and it was actually the first one that I made as I wanted it to have plenty of time to chill in the freezer before our taste testing. I went with a recipe from Hummusapien, except I used half and half instead of coconut milk and churned the base using my KitchenAid mixer and ice cream attachment.

David’s rating: 9/10

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The ice cream was another win with David, he though the texture was smooth and creamy, and that the flavor was on point. His only criticism, and the reason for which he didn’t give it a perfect score, was because he thought the chocolate chips were unnecessary. I agree — the ice cream itself was so good it didn’t need the chips.

Final Thoughts On Avocado Desserts

Using avocado in a dessert recipe definitely requires some extra work, but I think it’s totally worth it. For the most part the avocado really is undetectable. I did notice that the avocado batters seemed a little sticky, which made clean up a little more challenging, but that’s my only real complaint. I absolutely plan to make a few of the recipes I tested again. In fact, my mom has already requested that I make a batch of truffles next time she visits!

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