Avocado Ice Cream

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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

This ice cream is SO creamy! You have to try it!
5 from 2 votes
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.

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

Maria Lichty

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. Avocado is very high in potassium…higher than bananas! As my 90 year old mom recuperates from surgery, ice cream is one of her favorite foods…but avocado ice cream would be the answer to a dietary concern too! Thank you for featuring our avocados, and thank you for this delicious and healthy recipe!

    1. Thank you! We are in love with California Avocados Direct. Best wishes for your mom’s recovery.

  2. This looks beyond divine Maria! One of my favorite treats is an avocado sweetened condensed milk smoothie, so I know I’ll love avocado ice cream!

  3. Just stumbled upon your blog and all I have to say is yum, I am definitely adding you to the RSS feeder thanks to this recipe. So creative and if I had a bounty to use, I’m sure avocado ice cream would be on the list too!

  4. I had to do a double take on this one. Avocado ice cream? But if you say it’s good, I’ll try it! Especially since my appliances are going to do all the work. 🙂

  5. with that gentle green hue and subtle flavor, this is bound to be an outstanding batch of ice cream! it makes me long for an ice cream maker, that’s for sure. 🙂

  6. We made this along with your cilantro lime rice last night for Cinco de Mayo and threw together some burrito bowls. Everything was fantastic! No leftovers. Thanks for the great recipes!

  7. Can I just say WOOW! I love avocado. I cooked soup from it, baked cake from it with chocolate but this ice cream is a new recipe for me. I will definitely try it!

  8. This intrigued me the moment I saw it. I had a bag of frozen avocados in the freezer and used it this morning to make the ice cream. Delicious! Who would have thought? I’m having a Mexican food themed party next week and will serve this for dessert. However, I won’t reveal the secret ingredient until everyone finishes…hee hee… Thanks for the links to other similar recipes, too. Some of them sound mighty tasty.

  9. when i was little, we used to eat avocados (slightly mashed) with milk and sugar. it sounds weird to so many people but it’s really so yummy. avocado ice cream is just awesome!

  10. Thanks for posting this recipe. Avocado ice cream is very popular in the Philippines where my dad is from. I can find it in some Asian grocery stores but I’ve always wanted to make my own. Can’t wait to try it!

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