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Avocado Ice Cream

Cinco de Mayo is on Thursday and if you are looking for a delicious dessert to serve, try Avocado Ice Cream. Yes, you heard me right, Avocado Ice Cream. You might think avocados don’t belong in ice cream, but let me reassure you, this ice cream is fantastic.

I adore avocados. I love guacamole, avocado sandwiches, adding avocado slices to my favorite Mexican dishes, and I even eat them plain. There is nothing better than slicing into a ripe avocado, sprinkling it with salt, and scooping out the fruit with a spoon. Pure bliss. I knew I would love avocado ice cream. It is rich, smooth, and creamy. Josh was a little skeptical, but after one bite, he was sold.

This avocado ice cream recipe is super simple to make. We put all of the ingredients in our Blendtec blender and blended until smooth. Next, we added the avocado mixture to our ice cream maker and let it do the rest of the work. We really didn’t do any of the work-thank you appliances!

The ice cream is really soft after it is done churning, but so delicious. I love soft ice cream. If you prefer firm ice cream, put it in the freezer for a couple of hours before serving.

If you are celebrating Cinco de Mayo on May 5th-make Avocado Ice Cream. It is the perfect dessert for the occasion!

We used California Avocados Direct avocados for this recipe. They seriously are the BEST avocados I have ever tasted. They are amazing! If you don’t live in CA, don’t worry, neither do we. You can have a box shipped to your house! The avocados are hand picked , hand packed, and delivered straight from the farm. Talk about service! For more information, visit their website.

California Avocados Direct sent us a free box of avocados, but our opinions are our own. We love them!

Avocado Ice Cream

Yield: 1 quart ice cream


3 medium ripe avocados
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
Pinch of salt


1. Slice open the avocados, remove the pits, and scoop out the flesh. Put the avocados in a blender of food processor. Add the sugar, sour cream, heavy cream, lime juice, and salt. Blend until smooth.

2. Freeze in your ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. If you like soft ice cream, go ahead and eat. If you like firmer ice cream, store in the freezer for a couple of hours before serving.

Recipe from The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz

If you like this Avocado Ice Cream, you might also like:

Guacamole Ice Cream from Elle’s New England Kitchen
Tropical No Dairy Avocado Ice Cream from My Man’s Belly
Avocado Coconut Ice Cream from Evan’s Kitchen Ramblings

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132 Responses to “Avocado Ice Cream”

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  1. Jessica @ How Sweet — May 2, 2011 @ 3:36 am

    I would LOVE this!

  2. Lauren at Keep It Sweet — May 2, 2011 @ 3:40 am

    I love this! Just found out I’ll have access to an ice cream maker this summer, I’ll save this recipe for that!

  3. I have ripe avo’s to use…this looks awesome!

  4. Estela @ Weekly Bite — May 2, 2011 @ 3:46 am

    This sounds amazing! I’ve never had avocado ice cream before. I’m positive I’d LOVE this :)

  5. Erica — May 2, 2011 @ 4:48 am

    YUM! I love avocado. It really adds a special touch to salads. I’ve never had it in dessert form- but have seen some awesome pudding recipes out there. I bet it makes such a creamy ice cream.

  6. drool. i can only imagine how thick and creamy and wonderful this is!

  7. Blog is the New Black — May 2, 2011 @ 5:03 am

    Intresting! I def want to try this!

  8. Taylor — May 2, 2011 @ 6:52 am

    I like avocado and I like ice cream, so this is something that I will have to try! Great post!

  9. VeggieGirl — May 2, 2011 @ 6:52 am

    VERY intriguing ice cream!

  10. BeckyRos — May 2, 2011 @ 6:56 am

    Yum!! I’ve been wanting to try some more savory ice creams this summer. This one sounds rich and creamy.

  11. Ofcourse I would love this. I like soft ice creams too!

  12. This looks great! How unusual, but I love avocados!

  13. Mmmmm…this recipe looks delicious! I may have to try it for my party this coming weekend :)

  14. I don’t see how I could NOT love this! Such a pretty color too. Must get an ice cream maker….!

  15. DessertForTwo — May 2, 2011 @ 7:02 am

    This looks so delicious! I bet the sour cream makes it perfect.

    Happy Monday :)

  16. Cookbook Queen — May 2, 2011 @ 7:07 am

    Looks PERFECT!! Smooth and creamy and I bet it tasted great. Love the pretty green color!!

  17. Rosa — May 2, 2011 @ 7:11 am

    So smooth and luscious looking! I really have to make desserts with avocados.



  18. Jenny Flake — May 2, 2011 @ 7:17 am

    I love avocado everything, so I am assuming I would love this ice cream!!

  19. susan — May 2, 2011 @ 7:17 am

    mmmm, pretty color!

  20. Lori @ RecipeGirl — May 2, 2011 @ 7:24 am

    I’d love to try this! I just spent a weekend at Camp Blogaway w/ the CA Avocado Commission & came home with a few to play with.

  21. multikulinaria — May 2, 2011 @ 7:26 am

    My husband and I are avocado fans. Wonder, if we’d like this icecream. Certianly we would!

  22. Jeanette — May 2, 2011 @ 7:39 am

    Avocado ice cream – sounds so nice and creamy!

  23. Becky O. — May 2, 2011 @ 7:41 am

    Yum! I love avocados and hope to try this service soon! We all know CA avocados are seriously the best! …now I’ve gotta try that recipe.

  24. Melissa — May 2, 2011 @ 7:44 am

    I’m a huge avocado fan as well. And I ate them obsessively when I was pregnant! My son as a baby ate avocado everyday and still likes them as a toddler. I’ll have to try this ice cream.

  25. Kristen — May 2, 2011 @ 8:31 am

    Ohhhh Maria – I bet this is wonderful. What a delicious creation!

  26. OMG! This looks delicious and creamy!

  27. Brooke — May 2, 2011 @ 8:57 am

    Seriously wiping a tear from my eye right now.!

  28. Lisa — May 2, 2011 @ 9:05 am
  29. Jaime — May 2, 2011 @ 9:16 am

    Such a pretty green.

  30. Elle — May 2, 2011 @ 9:33 am

    Oooh, LOVE avocado ice cream! It’s such an amazing flavor–so creamy, too! I’m going to have to check out the company you got yours from–we eat so many avocados all year round. And thanks for the shout out! :)

  31. EatLiveRun — May 2, 2011 @ 9:37 am

    genius!!! And it’s so pretty, too :)

  32. Joanne — May 2, 2011 @ 9:53 am

    Well I know that I ADORE avocados and so I can’t imagine that this ice cream would be any different!

  33. marla — May 2, 2011 @ 10:16 am

    Maria, I adore avocado ice cream. Great recipe :)

  34. Crystal's Cozy Kitchen — May 2, 2011 @ 10:26 am

    I’ve had avocado smoothies, but not ice cream. Sounds delicious!

  35. I love avocados and I love ice cream, so this seems like a perfect match for me!

  36. Lesley Lifting Life — May 2, 2011 @ 11:19 am

    This sounds delicious!! We recently got an ice cream maker so have been ice cream crazy.

  37. Katrina — May 2, 2011 @ 12:42 pm

    Cool! Avocado makes my world go round :)

  38. Shaina — May 2, 2011 @ 1:05 pm

    I am in love with this. Avocados are one of my favorite foods, and they look like the perfect ice cream. Better than matcha even.

  39. Tracey — May 2, 2011 @ 2:45 pm

    Can you believe I’ve never had an avocado?? I need to remedy that soon. I love the green color of this ice cream!

    • twopeas replied: — May 2nd, 2011 @ 5:05 pm

      Tracey-you HAVE to try an avocado. They are SO good!

  40. Deborah — May 2, 2011 @ 2:55 pm

    I have always wanted to try avocado ice cream!

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