Here’s the Scoop: Avocado Ice Cream is Yummy!

Ice cream made with avocado, pear and banana

Here’s How to Make the Avocado Ice Cream

Our entire family liked this ice cream, and after the initial ‘why not?’ Our world of frozen summer treats has been immensely fun.

  • 1 ripe pear with skin (pit removed)
  • 1 ripe avocado (yes, you’re reading that correctly)
  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1.5 cups coconut milk (from carton, not the full fat can variety)

Blend ingredients on high in the blender until smooth (1-2 minutes). Freeze overnight, thaw and mix until creamy, then serve.

Or after mixing, place in ice cream maker and follow maker's directions.

Best part? The ice cream's already Powered Up so enjoy! However, keep in mind that this IS a dessert, so don’t go crazy with it. Eat it as a treat.

Three Rules for Healthier Homemade Ice Cream

Follow these three rules and you'll be making the delicious summer treat like a pro.

 

  1. Use real, unprocessed fruits and nuts. Experiment with a variety of ingredients - you'll be surprised at some of the combinations you can come up with.
  2. Dump the processed sweeteners and creams. Getting sweetness mainly from fruits will make your ice cream jam packed with nutrients any nutrition expert would applaud!
  3. If you can afford it, use an ice cream maker. It'll give your ice cream a more creamy texture and reduce the crystallization that comes from freezing. If you do not have an ice cream maker, thaw out your ice cream until a metal spoon can break through. Then use the spoon to mix the ice cream until you get a creamier texture before serving.

Believe it or not, I stumbled onto the rules above while trying to come up with healthy teething snacks for my toddler.

Here are some other recipes to consider:



By

Michelle Jones

Michelle Jones is head copywriter, recipe curator, makeup artist, and occasional stage hand at Full Plate Living by day, and a ridiculously happy mother of a toddler at night. You can keep up with her random musings on Twitter.  

Contribute Your Idea