Monday, April 30, 2012

Easy Avocado Ice Cream

Now that the weather has started to heat up, it's the perfect time to bring out your dusty ice cream maker and make some avocado ice cream! Wait, avocado? Yes, avocado ice cream. The creaminess of the avocado makes this recipe rich and smooth with a luscious texture, something that is perfect for the up coming days of summer.
I originally saw the recipe at Art of Dessert and was completely taken by the colour of the final product. It was such a beautiful green that I simply had to make it. Unfortunately, when I made this ice cream the colour was paler than I was expecting, but the flavours were delicious.

Avocado Ice Cream [source]
-2 rice avocados (1+1/2 cup)
-1 tsp lemon juice
-14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk (1+1/2 300ml cans)
-1/2 cup milk
-1 cup cream
-2 tbs sugar

Puree the avocado, lemon juice, and milk in a blender or food processor. Then stir in the sweetened condensed milk. Whip the cream and sugar until it reaches the soft peak stage. Then combine the avocado mixture and whipped cream. Pour into your ice cream maker and let it run for 30 minutes (be sure to chill your ice cream container over night), and then transfer the ice cream into a container. Pop into the freezer for about three hours and then serve.
After the ice cream has been in the machine for thirty minutes, it will have the texture of soft serve ice cream. You can serve it as is, but if you'd like your ice cream to be more firm, freeze it in your freezer for a few hours.
I absolutely loved making this ice cream because the process was so simple and fun. The sweetened condensed milk gives the ice cream it's sweet taste, while the avocado gives it its colour and unique flavour.
The ice cream machine is not mandatory and this recipe can definitely be made without one. Simply put the ice cream mixture into the freezer once you have completed making it, and then stir it every thirty minutes or so.
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3 comments:

  1. Surely this must be an excellent ice cream. I have never thought of this before but the creamyness of the avocado must make a very nice ice cream. Yummy!

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  2. I am literally drooling - you combined two of my all-time favs, homemade ice cream AND avocado =)) So glad you stopped by, I'm following your delicious blog now ;-) Have a great week!!!

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  3. So glad you found my blog because now I found yours! Wishing I could eat that ice cream right out of the photo... yummm :)

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