SAUCES, SYRUPS AND FROSTINGS

1/ CHOCOLATE GANACHE

This is a multi-purpose sauce. You can use it as frosting, as a spread or even to flavour other recipes. If you are a chocolate lover, then it would be a good idea to have a small jar of some chocolate ganache in your pantry at all times.

Yields 1 Small Mason Jar

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Palm Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Almond Milk
  • 3 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Almond Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Tapioca Starch (you can also use sweet potato starch but tapioca works best)
  • 2 Extra Tablespoons Coconut Palm Sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • A Pinch of Salt

Procedure:

  1. Mix along all the dry ingredients during a bowl.
  2. Mix along all the wet ingredients in another bowl.
  3. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and whisk.
  4. Use an electric beater to ensure that everything is smooth and well dissolved.
  5. Pour into a sterilized mason jar and screw on the lid. Leave overnight at room temperature.
  6. Use as needed. It can be stored at room temperature for about a week.

Nutritional Information:

  • Calories: 182.6
  • Carbohydrates: 37 g
  • Proteins: 2.5 g
  • Fats: 4.5 g

2/ CHOCOLATE AVOCADO FROSTING

You can never have enough frosting recipes. I mentioned one earlier and here is another version. The base is avocado, which we now know is nothing short of a super food.

Yields 2 Cups

Ingredients:

  • 2 Pitted Medium Avocadoes
  • 1/2 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Procedure:

  1. Peel and cube the avocados.
  2. Add to a kitchen appliance and mix till sleek. Pause in between to scrape off the sides and then blend again.
  3. Add in the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy.
  4. Transfer to a jar and store in the refrigerator.
  5. Use as needed.

Nutritional Information:

  • Calories: 52
  • Carbohydrates: 5.5 g
  • Proteins: 0.5 g
  • Fats: 3.7 g

3/ CHOCOLATE FUDGE SAUCE

A fudge sauce can be used as a delicious condiment for a variety of foods. Usually, most recipes have a long list of ingredients and require extensive cooking. Not this one though. It is very easy, needs only three ingredients and can be made in a jiffy.

Yields 1/2 Cup

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup Cashew Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Pitted Dates
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon Cocoa Powder

Procedure:

  1. Blend together the dates and the milk until smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture into a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  3. Lower the flame and allow to simmer while stirring periodically.
  4. After 10 minutes of simmering, stir in the cocoa powder.
  5. Continue to simmer for additional 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and pour into a jar.
  7. Allow to cool and use as needed.

Nutritional Information:

  • Calories: 13
  • Carbohydrates: 3.6 g
  • Proteins: 0.2 g
  • Fats: 0.1 g