Avocado Ice Cream

Looks like avocado season must be in full swing somewhere. I’ve been getting avocados (6 medium to large ones in a bag) from Costco for under five bucks a bag for the past two weeks. Amazing! We’ve been using the beautiful avocados in our salsa, sandwiches, as a topping on the Chicken & Tortilla Soup, and we even use them to make, get this – avocado ice cream! The ice cream was totally a new thing for us. We were a little uncertain as to whether we would like the taste of it but decided to go ahead and make it anyway. The ice cream turned out refreshingly delicious…not too heavy, not too sweet, and a taste reminiscent of some sort of custard (kinda like my Avocado Muffins). If you don’t know that it’s avocado ice cream, you probably wouldn’t be able to guess it. Still, we love the flavor – definitely something I would make often if I have avocados at hand. :D

The stars of the show

12 ounces avocado meat, approximately 3 small to medium
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1½ cups whole milk
½ cup sugar
1 cup heavy cream
 

Note: We added an extra quarter cup of sugar and substituted half & half for the milk and heavy cream. We also added 1 teaspoon vanilla extract to the mixture.

For the full preparation method, check out the Food Network site for Alton Brown’s Avocado Ice Cream recipe.

Add avocados,

lemon juice, half & half, sugar, and vanilla extract to a blender

and puree

All nice and smooth

Transfer mixture to a large bowl and whisk in the remaining half & half

Process in an ice cream maker

Transfer to a container and place in freezer until firm

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8 Responses to Avocado Ice Cream

  1. Nasifriet says:

    Wow! Your avocado ice cream looks gorgeous! Great for this weather now that it’s getting a bit warmer, eh? We’ve been experiencing a nice early spring temp of 20 deg C. How about you guys over there?

    • Chris says:

      It is great for our unseasonably warm weather at the moment. I keep looking over my shoulder for the rest of Winter but so far so good. Unfortunately, with the warmer weather also comes the risk of severe weather…can’t we just have it good all the time? :D

      • Nasifriet says:

        Guess there’s no win-win situation, huh? Do enjoy the sun when you can. Unlike yesterday, there’s not much sun today. A bit dull looking but not too cold, which is good..

        Hey, I recently made cupcakes using your cups. Will blog abt that soon…

      • Chris says:

        Looking forward to it. :D

  2. I need to give this avocado ice cream a try. It looks so smooth and creamy. Love the color too!

    • Chris says:

      Hi Biren!

      So good to see you here. I’ve been a little MIA lately…it has been crazy around here – so many things to do but not enough time. The avocado ice cream was indeed smooth and creamy, and refreshing too. You’ll love it! See you on FB. :D

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