A lot of people enjoy ice cream in the summer months because it's a perfect treat; creamy texture, delicious flavors, cold, refreshing, and indulgent. Have you ever tried avocado ice cream before? It is surprisingly easy to make and tastes delicious! In this post, we will show you how to make your own ice cream with our easy avocado ice cream recipe that doesn't require any complicated ingredients.
Avocado Ice Cream
The avocado is a fruit, but it's also the hottest ingredient in Mexican and American fusion food. I love avocados because they're so easy to eat; you can slice them into wedges for lunch or snacking on its own with some salt sprinkled over top. Oh and let's not forget about the avocado toast craze over the last few years. But my favorite thing about this versatile fruit is how well it blends with other flavors- I've had guacamole topped off by slices of an avocado before! Once upon a time, there wasn't even such as thing as "avocado ice cream," but since then we've seen coffee shops serve up iced coffees made from blended avocado smoothies that are rich and creamy just like their inspiration!
Where do Avocados Come From?
Avocados are native to Mexico and Central America but have spread throughout the world because of their popularity. They grow on large trees, which can live up to 100 years!
Did you know? There is more potassium in an avocado than there is in a banana. Avocado ice cream has healthy fats that make it easy for your body to absorb vitamins A, D, E and K from other food sources. For more nutritional information check out Avocados from Mexico.
What's one way people enjoy using avocados at home?
The most popular use of avocados seems to be guacamole. But some people also like adding them to smoothies or even eating them as snacks with salt! We'll show you how!
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Ice Cream Ingredients
- Avocados - We used ripe California Hass. This is the main ingredient so make sure to only use ripe, quality avocados.
- Creme Fraiche
- Heavy Cream
- Grapefruit Juice - Only use fresh squeezed for the best taste
- Lime Juice - Only use fresh squeezed for the best flavor (You could use lemon juice instead if that is what you have)
- Sugar & Salt
How Do You Peel An Avocado?
First, make an incision around the fruit's circumference slightly deeper than its skin thickness; rotate the blade to the depth desired for removing flesh from inside seed cavity. After you have cut the avocado, pull the two pieces apart from each other.
Second, remove the seed. Be careful here. I use my knife to do this. I hold my chef’s knife two inches away and then I use the sharp end of my knife and strike the pit, near the heel. Once the knife is lodged into the pit, I twist the pit out of the avocado. Be very careful getting the pit off your knife, this is the hardest part about peeling an avocado.
Now slice your avocado halves into quarters. You will have four slices of avocado now. Grab the outer skin of the avocado and pull it away from the quarter. This will yield the most avocado for your ice cream. No sense in leaving any of that avocado to go to waste. If your skins aren't smoothly coming off, the second-best way is to use a spoon and scoop out the avocado.
How To Make The Avocado Ice Cream
Slice the ripe avocados and remove the pit. Scoop out the flesh and cut it into small pieces. Puree the avocados with all the other ingredients until smooth and the sugar is dissolved. We used a food processor for this, you could also use your blender.
Refrigerate for a few hours then freeze with your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions. This freezes firm. When you are ready to enjoy this delicious dessert, take it out of the freezer for 10-15 minutes to soften it.
Whenever I make ice cream at home I use my KitchenAid stand mixer and the ice cream attachment. This makes a maximum of 2 quarts. So depending on your ice cream goals that could be good or bad. Most of my home recipes for ice cream make about a quart. Remember, you are making the ice cream, which usually means no preservatives or chemicals like you see in the store-bought stuff. The shelf life of your homemade ice cream is generally capped at two weeks.
I store my ice cream in plastic freezer storage ice cream containers. You could easily use a loaf pan and cover it with plastic wrap if you don't have something similar to the storage containers.
Well, let me just start with avocados are very healthy. But Avocado ice cream isn't making the top 10 list of most nutritious foods to consume. It's a healthier alternative to other ice creams due to the good fat contained in avocados.
Avocado ice cream tastes just like a cold avocado. The other ingredients you choose to use help to sweeten up the ice cream a bit.
I wouldn't recommend it. It won't have that creamy texture and the flavor might not be what you are expecting.
Yes, you could easily cut up some chocolate chips and process them with the ice cream. We topped ours with pistachio pieces as an alternative to the chocolate.
Let Us Know If You Make It
From the cold refreshing treat to an indulgent dessert you can enjoy with friends and family all summer long, ice cream has many uses. This homemade avocado ice cream is surprisingly easy to make, tastes delicious, and is made with simple ingredients! As always, please feel free to comment below with any questions or feedback. I hope we have inspired you to try making your own. If so, be sure to share the results of your efforts by tagging us in them on Instagram or Facebook.
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Avocado Ice Cream
- 3 Ripe Avocados
- 8 ounces Creme Fraiche (226 grams)
- ½ cup Heavy Whipping Cream (125 mL)
- ½ cup Grapefruit Juice (120 mL)
- 1 tablespoon Lime Juice
- ⅔ cup Sugar (135 grams)
- Dash of Salt
- Slice the avocados in half and remove the pit.
- Scoop out the flesh and cut into small pieces.
- Puree the avocado pieces in your food processor or blender with all other ingredients. Puree until the sugar is dissolved and it is smooth.
- Place mixture in refrigerator for 2 hours and then freeze in your ice cream maker according to your manufacturers instructions.
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