If you ask us, there’s really no better way to spend a summer afternoon than making homemade ice cream. With all of the ice cream machines on the market, whipping up a batch of this sweet treat is as easy as putting a few ingredients together, hitting “Mix”, and — the hardest part — waiting for the machine to do the hard work!
But what flavor to make?! That’s always tough to decide. Vanilla and chocolate are obvious options, perhaps, and seem fail-proof if you follow instructions, but the great thing about ice cream is that it allows for all sorts of variations and experiments when it comes to flavor.
If you want to surprise and delight your family with homemade ice cream, why not try a flavor that’s likely to be totally new to them? Avocado ice cream may sound unusual, but think about it: the smooth, creamy texture of Avocados from Mexico lends itself perfectly to ice cream — you have to try it at least once!
If you’re game, here’s what you’ll need:
1½ cups low-fat milk (you can substitute almond milk, if you’d like)
2 ripe, fresh Hass avocados, peeled, and pitted
½ cup white sugar
1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
1 cup low-fat coconut milk
1 sprig of mint, chopped
1 vanilla bean, halved and deseed, chopped (optional)
1. Place the low-fat milk, avocados, sugar, and lemon/lime juice in a blender and purée.
2. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
3. Pour into your ice cream machine’s bowl, following manufacturer’s instructions to turn into ice cream.
4. Serve and enjoy!
Need more ideas for avo-inspired desserts? Check out our recipes here!