Avocado Ice Cream

It’s officially summer. I love summer. Summer means warm weather and sunshine. And best of all, summer means lots and lots of ice cream.

While ice cream is an all year round treat for me, in the summer I can eat a ton of it without people questioning me.

Last week I took out my Cuisinart Ice-Cream Maker* to make a fresh batch of ice cream. I’ve been wanting to try avocado ice cream for a long time, and with some ripe avocados on hand, I got a chance to do so.

Like my Banana Ice Cream, this avocado ice cream is so easy to make with just a few ingredients.

I love the bright green color of this ice cream. It reminds me of matcha green tea powder.

Sweet, rich, and creamy from the avocados, I really loved this ice cream. But then I really love anything avocado, as I previously already mentioned.

I did a search for avocado ice cream recipes and all the ones I looked at needed a custard base. I haven’t yet ventured into making a custard based ice cream. It seems like so much extra work.

Anyhow, I created my own recipe with just heavy cream, sugar and avocado and hoped for the best. I loved it. It was rich and creamy even without the custard base.

Avocado Ice Cream
Author: Kirbie’s Cravings
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Ingredients
  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup sugar
Instructions
  1. Scoop out avocado flesh into food processor. Add in heavy cream and sugar and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into ice cream maker and follow instructions. For my Cuisinart, I let it churn 20 minutes.
  3. Serve immediately or freeze.

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Avocado Ice Cream

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
A lot of ice cream recipes require a custard base, but this recipe - with just three ingredients- includes avocados, which add richness without having to worry about making a custard. The prep is so easy and the only hard part is waiting for the machine to churn it into creamy ice cream.

Ingredients:

  • 3 ripe avocados peeled and pitted
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup sugar

Directions:

  1. Place the avocados in a food processor. Add the cream and sugar and blend it all together until it's smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and churn the ice cream according to your machines instructions. For my Cuisinart, I churned it for 20 minutes.
  3. Serve the ice cream immediately or freeze.
All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

13 comments on “Avocado Ice Cream”

  1. Nice job Kirbie…. now I’m waiting for the Durian ice cream! ;o)

    • Hmm…I’m not sure about that one. I usually love all fruits, but durian is one I haven’t quite learned to love yet. Plus I don’t know if my family would let me bring one into the house with that smell. haha.

  2. Yum! Ever since I saw Alton Brown make this on tv I’ve wanted to try it! Looks so good…

  3. You should try custard based ice cream – it’s really one of the key steps to go from good to great ice cream. Even with Philadelphia-style ice cream I would recommend aging overnight in the fridge before putting in the ice cream maker. It helps to bring out the flavors better in both ice cream styles (not much different to eating a stew on the next day).

    • Thanks for the tips. I know custard based is probably a lot better; I just hate having to do stuff with the egg yolks. I’ve avoided it so far, but I’ll eventually venture forth.

  4. I’m not surprised that it’s creamy; after all you have both cream and avocado together of which both are very smooth! 🙂 For a class we made ice cream with half/half as well as a combo of half/half and milk, the half/half resulted in ice cream that was like soft serve while the combination resulted in an icier, rougher texture.

  5. Hello,

    I am doing an end of summer ice cream round up on my own blog and would love to include this recipe. I would use one of your images, and link back to you, but I wouldn’t be posting the recipe directly. If you would like to be a part of it, please email me at carketch29 (at) yahoo (dot) com.

    Thanks,
    Carolyn

  6. 5 stars
    i used a slightly different mix and it came out great, too!

    2 avocados
    1.5 c cream
    1 c whole milk
    3/4 c sugar

    would be good garnished with mint!

  7. 5 stars
    I stumbled upon this recipe while looking for some ice cream ideas, and now I’ve put avocados on my shopping list.
    I second Two Foodies in that a custard based ice cream really is delicious, but for me, the biggest problem is what to do with all the extra egg whites. Today I found a solution that isn’t meringues: Nami Nami made an egg white cake that looks like rather appealing. I hope that this will persuade you to cross over to the dark (yellow) side of ice cream making, the custard side! 😉
    https://nami-nami.blogspot.com/2009/01/egg-white-cake-recipe-angel-cake-recipe.html

    • I do like custard ice creams, but it’s a lot more effort. I think this is still pretty good even though it’s not a custard base!

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