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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Green frosting... yep, it's avocado!

Wow, it's been so long since my last post! Sorry everyone, tech issues over here :( did you miss me? I missed you!

Just a short post today to finally reveal what the green goop was that I made in My shiny new toy!

It's avocado frosting! Don't leave, you know you're fascinated :)

I've been experimenting lately with vegan recipes, which has been lots of fun. I'm not into the vegan lifestyle myself, but some recipes are so interesting, I just can't resist. Also I have loads of friends who are dairy or egg free... it's crazy how many people have allergies these days!

This is a super quick and easy way to make frosting and it's the most fun brilliant green color. It does taste a little like avocado, but on a rich chocolate cupcake it really does work.

You can also easily add some cocoa and it becomes chocolate frosting - the kids will never know the difference! And they'll get a dose healthy fats, win, win!

2 ripe avocados
1 tsp vanilla extract
500g icing sugar (approx)

How to...
- Scoop the avocado flesh into the bowl of a cake mixer. Make sure to get rid of any brown spots.
- Add the vanilla and using a paddle attachment, beat the avocado until smooth, about 2 minutes.
- Slowly add the icing sugar until you get the desired consistency.

Note: the frosting will keep in the fridge for up to a week in an air tight container.

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