Creamy Avocado Ice Cream

published Jun 6, 2022
summer
Avocado Ice Cream Recipe

Combine avocado with some milk and cream, a squeeze of lemon, and a touch of sugar for an ice cream that tastes like a totally heightened version of avocado.

Serves6 to 8

Makesabout 4 1/4 cups

Prep5 minutes to 8 minutes

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Mention avocado ice cream and the first question you’re likely to get asked is, “What does it taste like?” The flavor can best be described as the avocado-iest avocado you’ve ever tasted. Thanks to some milk and cream, a squeeze of lemon, and just a touch of sugar, avocado ice cream tastes like a totally heightened version of avocado. It’s unbelievably creamy, rich, and totally refreshing. Plus, it couldn’t be easier to pull off. You’ll want to keep this one on repeat all summer.

How Do You Make Homemade Avocado Ice Cream?

One of the greatest things about making homemade avocado ice cream is that it requires less than 10 minutes of hands-on work. Talk about a win! There are four simple steps to making avocado ice cream.

  1. Blend. Start by blending most of the ingredients together in a blender until smooth.
  2. Whisk. Transfer to large bowl and whisk in cold heavy cream.
  3. Churn. Churn the mixture in an ice cream maker until thick, smooth, and creamy.
  4. Freeze. You could eat the ice cream immediately (it has the consistency of soft serve), but it’s even better if you let it chill in the freezer for at least a few hours.

What’s In Avocado Ice Cream?

Avocado ice cream is a cool and refreshing egg-free treat that comes together with a handful of basic ingredients. Do be sure to start with ripe avocados. If they’re still a little firm, it’s worth waiting a few days. Want to speed the ripening process along? We have you covered — we tested the best ways to ripen an avocado.

  • Ripe avocados
  • Lemon
  • Whole milk
  • Heavy cream
  • Granulated sugar

Do I Need an Ice Cream Maker to Make Avocado Ice Cream?

Yes. After the ice cream base is blended and chilled it gets churned in an ice cream maker until it’s thick, soft, and creamy.

Avocado Ice Cream Recipe

Combine avocado with some milk and cream, a squeeze of lemon, and a touch of sugar for an ice cream that tastes like a totally heightened version of avocado.

Prep time 5 minutes to 8 minutes

Makes about 4 1/4 cups

Serves 6 to 8

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

  • 1 pound

    ripe avocados (2 large or 3 medium)

  • 1 medium

    lemon

  • 1 cup

    cold whole milk

  • 3/4 cup

    granulated sugar

  • 1/4 teaspoon

    kosher salt

  • 1 1/2 cups

    cold heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Make sure the base of your ice cream maker is frozen if needed.

  2. Halve and pit 1 pound ripe avocados. Scoop out the flesh into a blender. Juice 1 medium lemon until you have 1 tablespoon and add to the blender. Add 1 cup whole milk, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt and process until smooth, about 30 seconds.

  3. Transfer to a large bowl. Add 1 1/2 cups cold heavy cream and whisk to combine.

  4. Churn in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s directions, 15 to 30 minutes. The ice cream will have a soft and creamy texture.

  5. Transfer to an airtight, freezer-safe container that just fits the ice cream. Place in the coldest part of the freezer and let freeze for at least 4 hours or ideally overnight. For best results, press a sheet of parchment paper directly onto the surface of the ice cream for longer-term storage to prevent freezer burn.

Recipe Notes

Storage: The ice cream can be frozen for up to 3 months.