This Dreamy New Dairy-Free Ice Cream Is Made from Avocados
Few things aggravate my vegan friends as much as when there’s tasty vegan food available at an event, but it’s so good the non-vegans rush in and eat it all up right at the beginning, leaving only cheesy pizzas and sausage links behind on the buffet. I worry that is about to happen to them again, because there’s a new vegan ice cream made out of avocados, and my non-vegan self is absolutely dying to try it.
This is not the first time avocado has been turned into ice cream. Rick Bayless famously has a recipe for dairy-free avocado ice cream, and his contains tequila. But this organic avocado ice cream called Cado is ready-packed in pint cartons and for sale in the freezer section, no recipe tweaking or avocado puréeing necessary.
Cado is made from a base of puréed avocado, which is then mixed with other ingredients to create the line’s different flavors. Right now Cado comes in chocolate, mint chocolate chip, and lemon. According to Refinery29, Cado also has plans to introduce salted caramel, vanilla, java chip, and cherry Amaretto in the future.
I would eat this even if it did taste like avocados, but company founder Meghan Dowd assures everyone it does not. The avocado base gives the ice cream a rich, creamy texture, but it does not taste like frozen guacamole.
“We use avocado as our base to create a rich and creamy texture full of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat,” the website says. “But don’t worry, it doesn’t taste like avocado!”
Cado is great for vegans and for people with nut allergies, because it’s both dairy-free and it also has no nuts or soy. It’s also great for those of us who just really, really like avocados. You know, like me.
“We want everybody to be eating avocado ice cream,” Dowd told POPSUGAR. “If you’re going to eat ice cream, it can be delicious and nutritious. Cado is the best of both.”
Cado is available at Whole Foods and other stores nationwide. You can look up your zip code on the Cado website to find it for sale in your area.
Would you try this vegan avocado ice cream?