Decadent Chocolate Desserts

I know this is a misuse of the word “decadent,” but that’s the way people use this word, and I honestly couldn’t think of another word that had the same connotations as what people mean when they misuse the word decadent.

Chocolate Hazelnut Pudding

This is one of Baby’s favorites. Basically, you roast a cup of hazelnuts in the oven I think at like 400 degrees for 10 -12 minutes, rub the skins off of them, put them in the food processor and grind them into a paste. Then you melt 1 1/3 cups of chocolate chips, you add those to the hazelnut paste and add a package of silken tofu. You blend it all together, and it is delicious.

Vegan Chocolate “Ice Cream”

This one I just tried today. I don’t think it is really my own recipe. I kind of saw it online somewhere, but the website was being slow and not loading correctly. I didn’t write it down, so this is just what I thought I remembered, but wow is it good!

1 avocado

1 can coconut milk

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1/2 cup maple syrup

a splash of vanilla

1/4 cup water

You just put all the ingredients in your blender, liquefy, and then put it in a freezer safe bowl (I used a Pyrex bowl with a lid). You leave it in the freezer for an hour, then you start stirring it every 20 minutes for 4 or 5 hours.

You really can’t tell that’s it’s avocado, coconut milk or even maple syrup. A lot of things sweetened with maple syrup have a mapley taste, but this just taste like really good dark chocolate ice cream, and it isn’t even really ice cream. This also makes a really good pudding, as Baby and I were eating it right out of the blender.

Chocolate Greek Yogurt

I have this for a snack almost every night. I take a cup of low fat (Cabot’s low fat Greek style yogurt) a teaspoon of cocoa powder, and a teaspoon of honey and stir it up really good so that there aren’t any clumps. Baby can’t have this yet because of the honey.

 

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