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OMG. I cannot believe I haven’t tried avocado ice cream until today. It is insane!
I had 4 avocados that were all perfectly ripe. But, like bananas, avocados have a very small window in which they remain perfect. No matter how you like them – kinda hard or total mush – that window is a day, maybe two. So – even a huge avocado fan like myself cannot eat 4 avocados in a day – without resorting to guacamole. I didn’t want to resort to guacamole.
Earlier today, I considered breaking out an old & very low end ice cream maker I have had for about 20 years but never used. I was going to attempt blackberry ice cream because – you guessed it – I have a bunch of blackberries that I need to use. But then I thought – AVOCADOS! I am going to make avocado ice cream!!! And so I did and it was EEEEEEEEASY & a revelation. You do need an ice cream maker – but – they can be had cheap. I have two, actually – the counter-top appliance one by Oster that I used today & this old school bucket one that looks like this (image stolen from the internet).
It makes amazing ice cream but it needs lots of ice & lots of rock salt & is a tad messy. I was hoping the counter-top version would suffice – and it did! Here it is.
So – with the use of simply a food processor (or blender) to blend the ingredients & then an ice cream maker to freeze the creamy goodness – I had this incredible avocado ice cream. Read the directions below & see how easy this was!
Homemade Avocado Ice Cream
4 medium avocados
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
juice of 1/2 lime
pinch of salt
Rock salt & lots of ice for the ice cream maker
Scoop the avocado out put into a food processor. Pulse to puree. Add the other ingredients & quickly blend until completely smooth.
Put into the ice cream maker & follow manufacturers directions.
Here is a little movie!
Try not to eat it all before anyone else gets to try it!
TIPS: Freeze the metal canister from the ice cream machine before using it. Chill the avocado puree for several hours before putting it in the machine.
Store the ice cream in a flat, shallow container & cover it with wax or parchment paper or plastic wrap before putting the lid on the container. That will help ward off freezer burn.