You’ll love these healthy vegan chocolate frosting recipes, no butter required. Dates and avocados provide a creamy texture with a nutritional punch.
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Looking for the perfect chocolate frosting to top your vegan brownies or cake? I’ve got you covered!
These two recipes have become my go-to frosting recipes, regardless of whether I’m using them on a healthier recipe or over an indulgent chocolate cake.
And while they’re both wonderfully fudgy, I can’t decide which one I like better. So I figured, why not share both?
While the avocado vegan chocolate frosting has a slightly richer texture, the date frosting lasts longer and uses ingredients that I pretty much always have on hand.
But again, you really can’t go wrong with either one!
Both of these healthy chocolate frostings are made with 5 ingredients or less (if you don’t count salt).
While I don’t recommend changing the recipes too much, two ingredient substitutions that you could make include:
You can also adjust the flavors by using various flavor extracts. Love chocolate and orange? Add a tiny splash of orange extract. In a minty mood? Try pure mint extract.
The key with making chocolate frosting using avocados is to get the avocado as smooth as possible.
To do this, you want to:
Once your avocado is super creamy, simply add the remaining ingredients into your food processor and pulse away!
Similar to making the avocado version, the key for making frosting using dates is to get your dates nice and smooth.
To do this, you’ll want to remove the pits and then let the dates soak briefly with ½ cup of hot water in a high-powered blender.
While you can use boiling water, I usually just use hot tap water.
After the dates have soaked, add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. You will likely need to stop a few times to scrape down the sides.
The avocado frosting should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for no more than 3 days. So I recommend making it the day that you plan on using it.
Once you add it to a recipe, like brownies or a cake, store the frosted baked good in the fridge for 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
For the date frosting, you can store leftovers at room temperature for up to 4 days or in the fridge for up to a week. Use these same parameters for the finished frosted baked good as well.
If you can freeze whatever treat you just made, then the date frosting will keep for at least 4 months in the freezer.
You can use these recipes on pretty much anything that you’d put frosting on, such as cakes, cupcakes, brownies, and cookies. You could also use them as a dip for strawberries or apple slices.
Here are a few vegan dessert recipes that I regularly use them on:
If you tried these healthy frosting recipes or any other recipe on the blog let me know how you liked it by leaving a comment/rating below!
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I LOVE the avocado one!! It is so creamy, I am going to have to make it on the regular now. Thank you so much for the recipe 🙂
I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed the avocado frosting Cathleen!
This was so yummy. Who would have thought that avocado would taste so good in a dessert.
Right? Avocado and chocolate is a surprising yet delicious combo 😉 So glad you liked it Shanna!
Oh yum! Love the idea to use avocados or dates to create that texture. Looks perfect! Also love that slice with the sprinkles on top.
Thanks Tara! Hope you give them a try soon!
This sounds like such a delicious frosting – I love that it is healthy and vegan too!
Thanks Bintu! I make both of them on a regular basis and they’re always a hit 😉
I never would’ve thought to use avocado or dates to make a frosting, this is such a great idea!
Thanks Nathan! They’re both so good – I hope you give one or both a try!