Avocado Buttercream Frosting
When I think about buttercream frosting, the words “rich,” “creamy,” and “luscious” come to mind. Not too long ago, I realized that the same adjectives could be applied to a little green fruit called the avocado.
This recipe is quite a find. By using avocado to replace some of the butter in a traditional buttercream frosting recipe, you not only lighten up the whole batch (calorie-wise and weight-wise!), but you also add a subtle nutty flavor and an awesome green hue.
If you’re making something for the vegan in your life (or if you ARE the vegan in your life), feel free to replace all of the butter with avocado. You could also add a little lemon extract for a citrusy twist or perhaps some almond flavoring for an even more nutty effect.
There was a time when I thought avocados were limited to Mexican entrees or added to a sandwich to make it “California-style,” but those days are behind me now. As you can tell in the previous posts this week (and undoubtedly whatever Greg has in store for us tomorrow), the avocado can be appropriate in just about anything!