I love avocados, I love them so much I have one every day with lunch. Avocados are the perfect fruit for making “ice cream” because they are so creamy!
This avocado ice cream might look a little like the pistachio ice cream with the green food coloring that your friends used to love, but it’s green because of the avocados! Not only is it super-delicious and yummy, but it’s healthy too, so indulge as much as you want!
Why is this avocado ice cream recipe so healthy?
First of all, I have to say that this ice cream is great because it’s a good option for anyone that is either dairy free, gluten free, egg free or nut free! It’s even Paleo!
The main ingredient in this ice cream is avocados, a superfood for your health. I don’t like to go a day without an avocado! I like to have one at lunch, in a salad or even just alone! One reason avocados are beneficial to health is because they are an excellent source of vitamins, such as E and K and many minerals, like potassium and magnesium.
Secondly, avocados boast that they are a wonderful source of carotenoids and these are most ample right beneath the skin. Studies have found that carotenoids are involved in adding to the anti-inflammatory properties of vegetables. You may have heard of them under the names of beta-carotene, lutein or alpha-carotene.
But, most famously, avocados are known for being full of healthy fats! These fats are great because they have been found to boost the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients (the carotenoids above) in the foods that you eat with it! Also, these healthy fats are wonderful because they hold you over to the next meal!!!
Besides being anti-inflamatory, nutrient and healthy fat rich, another other bonuses you get from avocados is they are good for your liver, help you absorb fat soluble nutrients, and have been found to prevent and treat oral cancer cells!
How I decided on this recipe for avocado Ice Cream
I’ve seen other avocado ice cream recipes on Pinterest and they look so delicious, but many of the recipes had milk and refined sugar and sugar is nothing I would ever eat! Sugar is so harmful, I could go on and on….but, anyway, I started experimenting and mixing and combining and subtracting parts of different avocado ice cream recipes I found. I also wanted to make the recipe as simple as possible. All you need for this recipe is 4 ingredients and you can make it in 10 minutes, no ice cream maker needed!
Key to Using a perfectly ripe avocado
How do you know if the avocado is ready to use for this ice cream? It will be very dark and if you press on it your finger will sink in a bit. If it doesn’t budge then you know it’s too hard.
By the way…. to get the best health benefits from the avocado it is suggested to peel the skin off, like a banana. This way you will be sure to get the meat right below the skin.
How to Make Avocado Ice Cream-
- 2 avocados
- 1 /4 cup raw honey (see it here)
- 1/ 4 cup full fat coconut milk or other milk (almond milk, raw milk….) (see how to make coconut milk)
- pinch of sea salt (see it here)
- squeeze of lime
1. Peel avocados or cut in half and remove the pit, scraping out the flesh.
2. Smash avocado meat with a fork until no lumps or place in blender.
3. Add honey to avocado meat, mix thoroughly with spoon.
4. Put mixture in blender.
5. Add coconut or other milk you are using to the mix.
6. Blend on medium until you get a nice smooth consistency.
7. Take out and freeze for at minimum 2 hours or overnight.
Note: Sometimes the ice cream may be too frozen to eat directly from the freezer, so you may have to let it stand a little while in order for it to defrost (about 15 – 30 minutes).