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!
- 3 large Avocados From Mexico halved, pitted, meat scooped out and diced (about 3 cups)
- 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
- 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2/3 cup shelled and raw pistachios finely chopped
- Credit: Pati Jinich
- In the jar of a blender, place the diced avocado, lime juice, sweetened condensed milk, milk and heavy cream. Puree until completely smooth.
- Scrape into a bowl and incorporate the pistachios. Cover and chill until ready to make the ice cream.
- Process the avocado mix in you ice cream maker, according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Place in the freezer for a couple hours for firmer ice cream.