Avocado Coconut Ice Cream

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I wanted to make some sort of green treat for St. Patrick’s Day.  I had 3 ripe avocados sitting on my counter……..hmmmm………..what about avocado ice cream?  So I went for it.   I will warn you now – it was not my favorite.  But if you are a die hard avocado fan, you will probably like it.

I used:

  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • Handful of shaved coconut (you could also use shredded)
  • 1/3 cup sugar

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Blend together until smooth and creamy – you could also use a food processor.  Then pour into your ice cream maker.  I have a Cuisinart – so great.  It only takes 25 minutes – and no ice involved!

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This was Amelia’s reaction after she looked inside.  (I think a little disappointed it was bubblegum flavor)

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3 of my favorite neighborhood teenagers happened to stop by when the ice cream was in the making.  They ‘willingly’ sampled because I told them I would put their pictures on the blog and they would be totally famous.

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They were actually really cute about it – one of them said ‘Do I have to finish it?’  Ha ha!!

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Here it is in all its green glory.  I will say the texture was amazing.  It was as smooth as frozen custard…….mmmm……..the flavor was just interesting.

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But if you are feeling a little adventurous this St. Patrick’s Day – by all means try this Avocado Coconut Green Dream Ice cream!

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I’m not to hip on the can of sweetened condensed milk in this recipe. With the can of coconut milk, I bet it would have creamed up just fine. (and been vegan)

we just saw a demo of blendtec at costco and one of the things that amazed me was the ice cream setting. you shouldn’t have to use a separate appliance if you don’t want to. we tried spinach ice cream there (not kidding!) and it was amazing!!!

This looks like a fun recipe! I’ll have to try it with my kids soon! I’ve made cookies with avocados and they never knew a difference. Hope this goes as smoothly!

You actually can just leave it out, the coconut milk makes it creamy enough. If you want it a little sweeter, add 1/4 – 1/2 cup of your favorite sweetener.

You can just freeze it after blended. It won’t turn out as creamy because it will take longer to freeze, but it should turn out fine.