I love avocados, but until recently, I really didn’t know what to do with them. I only used them in guacamole, or sandwiches, and never considered that I could bake with them. The avocado, or “lizard fruit”, is actually a fruit, and blooms year round in Mexico, the only place in the world! I found out, there are so many ways you can use an avocado, and much more about them on the Miss Avacado, Avocados from Mexico, website.
Did you know that the first avocados were grown 9000 years ago, in Mexico, and that approximately half of todays avocado production still comes from Mexico? Did you also know that avocados contain more than 20 vitamins and minerals, and more potassium than a banana? They also are a fantastic source of “good fats”, which help lower cholesterol. When I heard this I knew I wanted our family to start eating more avocados. But how would I do that, and would my family like it?! I decided to try to cook something completely new with avocado’s, the Raspberry Avocado Semifreddo!
Finding the avocados was easy enough, thanks to my local grocery store. I knew from Miss Avacado’s website that I should pick a dark green one that was softer than the others, to make sure it was ripe.
Then I cut open the avocados on an angle so I could easily scoop out the insides.
The rest of the recipe was incredibly easy to follow. I poured the final mixture into a baking pan lined with plastic and froze it for 3 hours.
Once we were done dinner, I put the pan under warm water, for a minute, so it would come out easily. It fell right onto my serving dish where I decorated it with fresh fruit and mint leaves. This was one of the easiest recipes I have prepared!
Our whole family thought it was very good. The avocado taste was a little strong so I would probably use slightly less avocado in the recipe next time. It was really a very decadent dessert. The mint, avocado and raspberry were divine together!
We also tried the Avocado Chocolate Muffins and absolutely loved them. Avocado is going to be a staple in our house from now on now that I know how easy and delicious it is in so many different recipes.
I was compensated for this post however all opinions are my own.