Avocado Chocolate Mint Popsicles


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Follow Me on Pinterest The first time I tasted an avocado I was on the USS Anderson, an Army ship transporting us to Okinawa where my dad was stationed. After spending the first ten years of life in the Northern East Coast, I was in for lots of tropical discoveries. Avocado was the beginning.

These days avocado does not seem quite so tropical or rare. In fact, two times each year we are able to purchase them four for a dollar. Having such a bountiful supply, we have made the avocado regular fare for a number of uses. What is new is experimenting with avocado desserts. When you think salt and garlic in the same second as avocado, it takes a bit of adjustment to start thinking about honey.

Encouraged by comments on our Facebook page, I explored some possibilities and lured into trying a pudding recipe adapted by the Mother Earth News staff on assignment in Brazil.

The pudding is delightful. I served it in a nut crust. The only problem with the recipe is that the avocado flavor is recognizable. I have two grandsons who each decided in their first months of life that avocado was not edible. If these two little guys did not look so much like their parents, I would suspect that the wrong babies were sent home from the hospital! It would be nice to not have to fool these children about what they are eating, but in the interest of getting high calorie-dense nutrition into them, I do just that.

Follow Me on Pinterest One of Frederick’s favorite treats is chocolate chip and mint ice cream. I used the Mother Earth News recipe, adding some homemade chocolate flakes and mint flavoring. It was dreamy! Then I froze the mixture in popsicle molds.

Green mint popsicles with chocolate flakes: Do I hear applause?

(Pictured at right is a totally duped avocado-hater.)

The texture is CREAMY to the max and the popsicle does not freeze solid like an ice cube, making it easier to eat.

To be even more decadent, we dipped some of these lovely popsicles into a homemade chocolate sauce that hardens when chilled. This makes an avocado fudgesicle of sorts. Talk about high calorie-nutrient dense treat! This popsicle is filling and satisfying. It is so rich, you might want to fill your popsicle molds only part way.

Avocado Popsicle Ingredients

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  • 3 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted

  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 cup honey (runny)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 8 drops peppermint extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Follow our magic shell recipe for the fudge sauce.

Avocado Popsicle Steps

  1. In a medium sized bowl thoroughly mash the avocado.

  2. Mix in the lemon juice and a honey until fully blended.
  3. Add the cream, salt and peppermint. Mix. (Not all peppermint extracts are equal so be careful with this. Add a drop or two at a time, tasting as you go. Find the perfect mint balance for your palate.)
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips. I used homemade chocolate chips that I thought were too big for the popsicles. The chocolate flavor would have overpowered the avocado mixture. With hammer in hand, I downsized the chips until they were slivers.
  5. Pour the mixture into molds and insert popsicle sticks. We use wide ones from Michael’s craft supply. The wider stick holds onto the popsicle really well for little folks.
  6. If you opt to dip into fudge sauce, freeze the popsicles to a hard freeze (which may take 24 hours). Unmold the popsicles and put them back into the freezer for about fifteen minutes. This ensures a completely frozen surface which will take the fudge sauce more willingly.

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11 Responses to Avocado Chocolate Mint Popsicles
  1. Love your recipe for avocado, chocolate and mint popsicles! It’s a very interesting combination of flavours. Yet, the sound very refreshing!

    Stopping by your blog from Mangia Mondays (I posted #38 Pizza Sauce).

    Pinned and Tweeted!

    Amber @ The Cook’s Sister

  2. Holy Moley! What a unique treat! Mint and avocado does go well together in salads, so this must work too! I’ve never tried using avocado in desserts like this, but this has caught my interest for sure. I found your blog via the Mangia Mondays hop, and I’m hosting a Meatless Monday hop at my blog this week if you’re interested: http://jessica-healthymommyhealthybaby.blogspot.com/2012/08/meatless-monday-easy-old-bay-style.html. I hope to see you there!

  3. CJ

    Smart thinking using the green avocados as a minty green color. :)

  4. OMG! I am so going to make it! They look and sound so wonderful!!!

  5. I need to buckle down and try a recipe for a dessert using avocado. I love them but so far have only used them in guac, salads, sandwiches etc. Thanks for sharing at this week’s BFF Open House.

  6. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back tomorrow when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

  7. I never experienced eating avocado Popsicle but I guess this will be the time that I can eat. Avocados are very rich in folate (reducing the risk for heart disease), vitamins C & E as well as manganese and too many to mention.

  8. I wasn’t too sure about this when I read the title, but after reading your description, I think it could be really awesome. You’re right about it being nutrient rich, and it’s perfect for kids who need those extra calories. Thanks – may have to slip this one into the kids.;-)

  9. Paul

    Do these really not turn brown when frozen. I’ve tried mixing mashed avocado & lemon juice to freeze (airtight) and it turned brown.

    • Amanda Rose

      These didn’t Paul. That’s a good question because I’ve tried freezing guacamole and it does turn a terrible brown. Maybe it’s all of the cream in the popsicle.
      Amanda

  10. Comment: Yummmm! This looks so good, I will have to try this! Thanks for sharing. Cheers!

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