Amazing & Easy Avocado Ice Cream

I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend! I have a full day ahead of me. First, I’m off to a beginner’s yoga workshop and then I’m hopping on a plane and flying home to Houston!

But before I leave, I couldn’t resist sharing this recipe with you – Amazing & Easy Avocado Ice Cream:

So. Good. The idea to make this delicacy sprang from my love of making avocado smoothie bowls.

It was unseasonably warm the other day, so I wanted to try to freeze it and make ice cream. One of my Delta Gamma sisters and fellow healthy living blogger, Sara, posted a recipe the other day for Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt and I used her genius technique on my smoothie bowl. It worked! A super healthy ice cream? Yes, please!

And if your skeptical about the tastiness of an avocado ice cream – this is coming from a girl who ate a giant bowl of ice cream every single night for the first 18 years of her life. I know my ice cream :) .

It is incredibly easy to make. Here’s how its done:

Ingredients.

Put all your ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.

Pour it into a bowl and freeze it for a few hours or overnight.

Chop up the frozen smoothie bowl into chunks.

Put it in a food processor again and blend until smooth.

It might take a couple blends.

Scoop it out.

Enjoy! Don’t forget sprinkles :) .

Amazing & Easy Avocado Ice Cream

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted
  • 1 banana, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup vanilla Chobani greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup 1% milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Sprinkles!

Directions:

1) Place all ingredients (except sprinkles) in a food processor and blend until smooth.

2) Pour it into a bowl, cover, and freeze for a few hours or overnight (I froze overnight).

3) To get the frozen chunk out of the bowl, use Sara’s trick and run hot water on the sides and bottom of the bowl.

4) Cut the frozen chunk into smaller pieces.

5) Put it back in the food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.

6) Scoop it out, top with sprinkles, and enjoy!

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19 Responses to Amazing & Easy Avocado Ice Cream

  1. Caroline, this looks AMAZING! I am *definitely* going to try making it when I’m home next week. Considering my adoration for both avocado and frozen yogurt, I know it’s going to be a winner. :-D Thanks for expanding on the DIY froyo theme! The possibilities are endless!

    Hope you have a safe trip home to Houston! Will you be getting chili con queso tonight? ;-)

  2. Oh my gosh this is such an awesome idea! Thanks so much for sharing :) I’m going to pick up some avocados the next time I go grocery shopping so I can make this. :)

  3. alan says:

    hi caroline like your website and your recipe will have to try it used to guacomole and bbq cooking.
    dont forgot to get some bbq brisket in houston where is your favorite place?

    alan

  4. dbakeca says:

    Thx for this recipe…loved it although i’m not an avocado fan

  5. This look so delicious. I gonna try this

  6. Do you happen to know the nutrition break down for this ice cream? It sounds like a great recipe and I want to try it! Thanks for the insight.

  7. I love making avocado and banana smoothies so this looks like my kind of ice cream, can’t wait to try it!

  8. Whoa, avocado in an ice cream?! Sounds nutrient-packed & tasty. Since we’re huge fans of green monsters, we bet this is tasty. Especially when topped with sprinkles. Sprinkles make everything better. Thanks for including us in this unique dish!

  9. Wow so original. I am very tempted to make this…!

  10. Jeremy says:

    Without sprinkles, this volume of avocado ice cream has 575 calories and 22.5 grams of fat. Traditional vanilla ice cream has 800 calories and 43 grams of fat. It is still better for you, but I would rather eat the store-bought traditional ice cream and spend the time I wasn’t making this inevitably lesser tasting “ice cream” in the gym.
    I don’t mean to be negative, it sounds good. I will try it, but I’m just saying this is not low calorie, but It does have 10 grams of fiber and enough potassium to run a 5K.

  11. Jennifer says:

    This looks superb. I love avocados so much. The sprinkles look beautiful on top!

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  13. Radical looking ice cream, love how once you put the sprinkles on it really matches the bowl, cool food styling there. I’ve only recently used avocado in a smoothie for the first time and found it was good, that makes me more open to the avocado ice cream concept. Smart use of the banana for sweetness and the avocado for creaminess.
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    • Caroline says:

      Thank you! I used to be weary of avocado in a smoothie, but once I tried that and loved it, I became more adventurous!

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