Avocado desserts: 16 sweet recipes

Though many countries around the world recognize avocado for the dessert delicacy that it is, the U.S. has been a bit slow to catch on. A shame considering how much we love avocados.

Avocados are excellent for desserts since they offer not only a mellow flavor that allows other flavors to stand out but also the smooth, thick consistency needed for many vegan and raw desserts from cakes and brownies to ice creams and sorbets.

Here are 16 amazing dessert recipes featuring the healthy benefits of avocados in the guise of a decadent dessert. The recipes are divided into three sections including ice creams and other frozen treats, puddings and mousses, and cakes and pies.

Ice Creams and Other Frozen Treats

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Avocado Chocolate Bits Frozen Yogurt
Recipe: Notes from My Food Diary

Avocado Coconut Popsicle
Recipe: YumSugar

Avocado Pineapple Citrus Sherbet
Recipe: California Avocado Commission

Avocado Semifreddo
Recipe: Yummly

Avocado Chili Brownies topped with Avocado Tequila Ice Cream
Recipe: Muy Bueno

Puddings and Mousses

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Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Recipe: TreeHugger

Avocado Mousse with Avocado Coconut Creme
Recipe: A Cozy Kitchen

Chocolate Avocado Mousse with Blackberries and Pistachios
Recipe: Lattes and Leggings

Easy Avocado Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse
Recipe: Nosh On It

Avocado Mousse with Papaya Tomato Relish
Recipe: Epicurious

Cakes, Pies and Tarts

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Vegan Chocolate Avocado Cake
Recipe: Joy the Baker

Avocado-Lime Pie with Coconut Cream and Pistachio Crust
Recipe: VeganYumYum

Chocolate Avocado Pistachio Cake with California Avocado Crème Anglaise
Recipe: California Avocado Commission

Avocado-Fig Tartlet
Recipe: Yummly

Avocado Dulce de Leche Muffins
Recipe: Sweet Life

Avocado Cheesecake
Recipe: Spoonful

Tags: Cooking | Fruits & Vegetables | Recipes | Vegan | Vegetarian | Weekday Vegetarian