Posted in Everyday, Recipes

Coconut Avocado Ice Cream

I never thought I’d be the one to try making homemade ice cream, let alone ice cream that’s made with avocado, yet here I am doing it! I came across this idea a couple of days ago and right away I knew I wanted to try it! It’s super easy, not to mention tasty, and because there’s no churning required, it’s perfect for the lazy maker (me) and anyone who doesn’t have an ice cream machine (also me). I’ve combined this and this recipe to make one super recipe!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • One avocado
  • One 14 oz can of coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar*
  • 2 cups cold heavy cream
  • Equipment: pan you would use to make banana bread or a loaf in

*I used 1/2 cup sugar, but you can probably cut this down to 1/3 or even 1/4 cup – start with some, then add more if needed

Here’s what you do:

  • Chill the loaf pan in fridge for 30 minutes
  • Puree avocado, coconut milk, lemon juice, salt, and sugar in a blender until smooth. Pour mixture into a large bowl
  • In another large bowl, whip the cream with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until firm peaks form, about 2-3 minutes
  • With rubber spatula, fold half of the whipped cream into the avocado puree until combined and lumps have disappeared
  • Fold that mixture back into the bowl with the whipped cream until combined and lumps have disappeared
  • Pour into chilled loaf pan and place in freezer until firm, 4 hours or overnight
20160418_163717
Mixture poured in and ready for the freezer!

I added some coconut flakes and chocolate chips to my bowl for a finishing touch!

20160419_15081820160419_151416

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s