Avocado Ice Cream

By Maria Lichty

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Avocado ice cream is rich, smooth, and creamy. This recipe is easy to make and perfect for Cinco deMayo.

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.

What Is the Best Ice Cream Maker?

To make sweet, creamy ice cream at home, you NEED an ice cream maker. I use the Cuisinart Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Ice Cream Maker, and all I need to do is remember to chill the freezer bowl in advance for a sweet treat in just 20 minutes. It’s the best ice cream maker I’ve ever used, and you can get it at Amazon.

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

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Avocado Ice Cream

This ice cream is SO creamy! You have to try it!
4.80 from 15 votes



  • 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.
  • 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. 

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Mmmm… avocado. I eat it straight from the skin too! I like a sprinkling of garlic powder with mine though. 🙂 I’m wondering… how hard would it be to make this into chocolate ice cream? Maybe just adding cocoa powder?

    1. I haven’t tried chocolate, but adding cocoa powder should work! I will have to try it!

  2. Never would’ve thought to make ice cream flavored by avocados and sour cream. This sounds really good though. I was wondering if adding some vanilla extract to this would be a good or bad choice? I don’t want to ruin my first batch if you think it wouldn’t be good. Any thoughts?

  3. This is amazing! I’ve just made my first batch, and we’re hooked. Rich avocado flavor, just a hint of sweetness, and that glorious color. This recipe is going straight into my “favorites” cookbook. Thanks for posting it. I would have NEVER come up with avocado ice cream on my own, but as long as I can get my hands on ripe avocados this will be in my freezer!

  4. WOW! Definitely going to make this!! Thanks so much for the recipe – and the avocado recommendation!!

  5. I make Avocado ice cream often. Throw a scoop of it on a bowl of Gazpacho and it will put you over the edge!

  6. Dear friends and ice cream lovers
    I’m from Brazil and over there avocado is a desert fruit. We eat them with sugar and drops of lemon juice, ice creams and milk shake as well. Interesting was to find in Canada, where my family and I live for more than a decade, that people eat it in salads! I’m very glad that you liked the ice cream, it reminds me my childhood.Thank you for sharing it!

  7. In the Philippines, we eat avocados in a sweet, not savory way (in puddings, smoothies, ice cream, etc.), so when we moved to the U.S. and I saw guacamole for the first time, I went, “Eww, why would anyone ever eat avocado like THAT??” In time, I learned to love avocado in savory foods too, but eating it in sweets like this just takes me back to my childhood in a straight shot :).

  8. I made this for my mother-in-law as a Mother’s Day gift. She loves avocado, and she loved this ice cream. I added about 2 tbsp. water to the blender to help it purée better.

  9. So, I didn’t have all the ingredients, and I don’t have an ice cream maker… and I live alone. I took one avocado, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup whole milk, a dash of salt and lime juice, and two ice cubes. I put everything in my Blendtec and hit the “icew cream” button. I ended up with a soft, fluffy, smooth avocado…. pudding, perhaps? It was really delicious!

  10. I’m Brazilian and we usually eat avocado in sweet recipes, like smoothies and ice cream….. i grew up eating this stuff.. climbing trees to get them. Anyways, ,my favorite way to eat is just slice open and that little cup that it makes, just put some sugar and lime juice and eat it like that…. SOOOOO YUMMY……
    Also, try avocado, orange, banana, apple…. milk, little bit of sugar and a little bit of lime juice….. blend it all in the blender….. DELICIOUS!!!!!

  11. Just made some. My ice-cream maker isn’t great so I won’t comment on how it froze up, but omg was it delicious. I just kept licking my spatula. It actually tasted like sweetened avocado and the use of sour cream was excellent.

    I’d suggest using some honey instead of all sugar though!

  12. I’m a cook for 25 years I used condence milk every time i make any ice cream taste a lot better, not unless ur in a diet.

  13. Just wanted to come here to comment that we have made this so many times and it is my favorite ice cream! I absolutely love it!

  14. Hi, Maria! I am very sure that Josh did like this simple dish of yours. Very healthy and I can’t wait to try this at home.

  15. Looking for. Recipe to satisfy craVing.  Grew up in Phil where we have this both commercial and homemade.  Excited to try this.


  17. Thanks for reminding me to store the ice cream mixture in the freezer for at least two hours if I want firmer ice cream. Since summer is near, I want to make uniquely flavored snacks for my children. Avocado ice cream sounds like a delightful idea so I’ll be looking for avocado powder for this recipe this weekend. https://cheesepowder.com/avocado-powder.php

  18. Okay ladies and gentleman, if you like avocado just a little this recipe is excellent.
    Try it you will not be disappointed.

    It’s healthy.

  19. I love Florida avocados as ice cream or simply eaten right in its shell with a little lemon and sugar. I can’t stomach salt, pepper, onion, hot sauce on such amazing fruit! Perfect dessert.

  20. 5 stars
    Loved it…got 5 avocado trees and always making lots of things with avocados….this recipe is a keeper. Had 1 full cup before freezing it. Also licked the blender and spatula thank you

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