Avocado ice cream

by Sunita on July 31, 2009

We were promised a barbeque summer by the weatherman. But this seems unlikely now. With the daily showers, temperatures have dropped. Not that I mind though. Instead of the glaring sun, we are now waking up to sunny mornings, but with a somewhat autumnal chill in the air.

But we did get some very hot days earlier. Thiose were the days when the heart was literally screaming for ice cream. The following avocado ice cream was made for such days.

It’s very simple to make. I have used very thick double cream,  but normal double cream, whipped to a stiff consistency will work too.

What’s needed-

5 medium ripe avocados, deseeded and the flesh scooped and mashed

5 tblsp of honey
5 tblsp of really thick double cream ( or whipped cream)
4 tblsp of lemon juice

How to-

  1. Whisk together the avocado, honey, cream and lime juice till smooth.
  2. Transfer the contents to a container, cover and freeze till nearly set.
  3. Whisk the contents till smooth and freeze again till set completely.
  4. Keep the container at room temperature for a few minutes before scooping and serving.

I served scoops of the ice cream with some dark chocolate on the side…rich and luxuriant avocado ice cream is now ready to be enjoyed.

Am sending this to Ben for his Homemade #5 June & July – Ice Cream.

Have a fantastic weekend, everyone,

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{ 35 comments… read them below or add one }

1 prathibha July 31, 2009 at 9:00 am

oh my goodness..
just 4 items and the ice-cream is ready..looks absolutely gorgeous..

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2 Sunita August 4, 2009 at 9:43 pm

Thanks Pratibha :-)

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3 Rosa July 31, 2009 at 9:23 am

That ice cream is very original! I love it’s color!

Cheers,

Rosa

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4 Sunita August 4, 2009 at 9:43 pm

I love the colour too Rosa :-)

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5 Meeta July 31, 2009 at 11:21 am

have not quite ventured into avocado ice-cream! does look creamy and scrumptious!

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6 Sunita August 4, 2009 at 9:44 pm

Meeta, it is creamy and scrumptious indeed :-)

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7 My Comfort Food July 31, 2009 at 11:47 am

This looks really rich and with such few ingredients, it is definitely a MUST TRY! The ice cream reminds me of Butter fruit milkshake that I had in Kerala last time. Avocado is called Butter fruit!

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8 Sunita August 4, 2009 at 9:45 pm

Butter fruit! What an apt name for this rich and creamy fruit :-)

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9 Nirmala July 31, 2009 at 11:56 am

Have never eaten avocado. This looks deliciously simple :)

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10 Sunita August 4, 2009 at 9:45 pm

It is indeed very simple to make :-)

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11 Soma July 31, 2009 at 1:51 pm

Sunita I have thought about the avocado in an ice cream so much! esp. when my little one would only eat avocados & ice;-) but somehow i never got myself to put the green thing in to the ice cream. We all love avocados but i simply could not put the sweet & avocado together. Tell me, does the ice cream have any flavor or the avocado just contributes to the creaminess? this color almost reminds me of pistachio & chocolate… I might have to give it a try just to break my stubbornness.

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12 Sunita August 4, 2009 at 9:46 pm

It lends a subtletaste and does contribute towards the creaminess…give it a try Soma :-)

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13 Sudeshna July 31, 2009 at 2:06 pm

I never got to see avocado in Kolkata, the first time I saw these fruits was when I first went for shopping grocery in Bangalore. I have never tried the avocado, but now there is a real reason to try them. The ice-cream scoops look irresistible.

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14 Sunita August 4, 2009 at 9:47 pm

Go and get the avocado,Sudeshna :-D

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15 Simone (junglefrog) July 31, 2009 at 4:12 pm

That looks absolutely delicious! And I like it that you did not use an icecreammachine (which I do not have). I keep meaning to make my own icecream but just never have up untill now..

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16 Sunita August 4, 2009 at 9:47 pm

Thanks Simone…tghis is a very simple recipe :-)

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17 CurryLeaf July 31, 2009 at 6:22 pm

Perfectly delicious. Simple recipe with with just 4 ingredients,but perfect result.

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18 Sunita August 4, 2009 at 9:47 pm

Thank you :-)

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19 Hélène July 31, 2009 at 10:55 pm

Oh non, we are having a heat wave and on your side you can’t BBQ. But I have to say that this ice cream looks yummy. Beautiful pics.

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20 Sunita August 4, 2009 at 9:48 pm

Thank you Helene, we did enjoy the scoops :-)

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21 Kevin August 1, 2009 at 12:24 am

I like the sound of using avocado in an ice cream.

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22 Sunita August 4, 2009 at 9:48 pm

Yes, Kevin, it does work :-)

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23 diva August 1, 2009 at 3:40 am

yum yum yum!!! this looks soo delicious i could do with 2 bowls of that thank you very much :) x

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24 Sunita August 4, 2009 at 9:49 pm

:-D Wish i could hand you some Diva :-)

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25 snacksgiving August 1, 2009 at 7:30 am

Hi Sunita, This ice-cream sure looks good – a very different and original. I really like avocados not just for their creamy texture but also as they are the ‘complete food’ – very nutritous. I really like your website and have become your latest fan and subscriber. Wonderful pictures. I would really like it if you could visit and/or comment on my food blog. Thanks!
http://snacksgiving.blogspot.com/

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26 Sunita August 4, 2009 at 9:49 pm

Thanks…will visit you soon :-)

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27 mona August 1, 2009 at 9:08 pm

Bookmarking it to try Sunita! Thanks for sharing.

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28 Sunita August 4, 2009 at 9:49 pm

You’re most welcome Mona…do give it a try :-)

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29 Munni August 1, 2009 at 11:35 pm

Absolutely delicious, beautiful pics.

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30 Sunita August 4, 2009 at 9:50 pm

Thanks Mona :-)

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31 Niki August 6, 2009 at 1:53 pm

I’m curious, how long would you say it takes to get the mixture to “nearly set”? I see myself making this, but I also see myself either forgetting it is in the freezer and then it is completely frozen, or I check it like every 10 minutes which drives me crazy that it isn’t done yet. If you have a round-a-bout ballpark time, that works!

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32 Jessica August 6, 2009 at 5:11 pm

Thanks for an ice cream recipe that doesn’t use an ice cream maker!!! I always thought they were necessary, but now I know it’s possible to make without.

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33 Avocado oil August 21, 2009 at 12:01 pm

It looks amazing and yummy. Good recipe. Avocado is very healthy and has many health benefits. It is rich in nutrients and is excellent as conditioner and makes one’s locks lustrous and smooth, it helps to get rid of the frizz from hair, also helps preventing hair loss and its nutrients helps for good hair growth.

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34 ABRAR March 8, 2010 at 1:07 pm

please give me the assamese meaning of avocado..kindly mail if possible blisscapital@gmail.com

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35 JuJu April 20, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Making this today and I had a hard time putting it in the freezer without eating it first. :-) It is now slightly frozen and amazingly creamy and unbelievably DELICIOUS. Thank you for making my day!! We will be making this a TON. (I live in Africa, in a place with an abundance of avocados!!) Side note: No heavy cream where we live, so I substituted 2 Tbsp full-fat dry milk powder, 1/4 cup water, and 2 Tbsp melted butter. A-MA-ZING.

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