Avocado Ice Cream

You all know that ice cream is my thing and I enjoy trying new flavors and so far I have liked every flavor I’ve made {some more than others}, that is, until now: Avocado Ice Cream from David Lebovitz’s The Perfect Scoop–>it tastes like frozen sweetened guacamole {with sour cream, which to me is a guacamole no-no} and I was so disappointed because I really really wanted to love avocado ice cream {and I love love love avocados; I buy 7 for $5 every week at the farmers’ market} but maybe I would like it more paired  with coconut ice cream, Vietnamese-style, as explained recently by Dorie Greenspan {nice, quick post today because of THIS}.

Avocado Ice Cream

Recipe from The Perfect Scoop

Makes: About 1 quart

3 medium ripe Hass avocados (about 1 1/2 pounds)
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
Big pinch salt

Slice the avocados in half and remove the pits. Use a spoon to scoop out the flesh, then cut it into chunks.

In a food processor or blender, combine the avocados, sugar, sour cream, heavy cream, lime juice and salt. Puree until smooth and the sugar is dissolved.

Freeze immediately in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions.


33 thoughts on “Avocado Ice Cream

  1. Hmmm. It sure looks good, but I just don’t know if I’d be brave enough to try making it. Sure, I’d try tasting yours!

  2. Jealous that you can get avocados so cheap. Here in no man’s land a good deal is a couple bucks a piece. I really have been wanting to grab David’s book too because every recipe I have seen written up about it is freaking killer looking.

    Nice and I love it even more that I don’t have to slave over a hot stove waiting for stuff to come up to temperature or worry about curdling eggs.

  3. I’ve seen avocado ice cream at the Mexican ice cream shop near us, but have never been brave enough to try it. I guess now I’ll know to skip it!

  4. It looks amazing, too bad it didn’t taste great. Must have been a bummer to wait for it to firm up and then be disappointed. Luckily this doesn’t happen often with ice cream!

  5. Just bought that book yesterday. Now I know which recipe to avoid, especially since I’m not a huge avocado fan to begin with. Gorgeous photo though!

  6. & avacados for $5, huh? I am GREEN (avacado green, actually) with envy. They run about $3 a pop here. Around the super bowl they were on sale for 77 cents each. I almost had a heart attack on spot, and then I bought as many as I could!
    I’m sorry that the ‘cado ice cream didn’t rock your world. I have to say, your description of it made me wince a little bit. I don’t think I’ll be trying this one. Although, I probably wouldn’t have tried it anyway because of the cost. Too many other yummy ways to eat them! But, I give you props for trying this recipe! It certainly is a pretty color. It’d look so pretty paired with mango sorbet or strawberry even.

  7. Oh, I LOVE avocado desserts! And this recipe looks so easy to veganize… I must go pick up a bunch of avocados asap and make this. The chopped cashews on top looks like the perfect way to serve it, too!

  8. I don’t like sour cream in many things, particularly in guacamole; this was a noble effort, and I wanted it to be amazing for you (btw, I felt similarly about the fig, too figgy), but at least you’ve had that experience with the basil, and the sweet potato, right?

  9. I read a blog post a couple of months ago about an avocado pudding type dessert from Brazil that sounded really good..too bad you didn’t like this one too much!!
    Peace, Stephanie

  10. Sorry this wasn’t a hit for you… I don’t think I’d enjoy it either. I just can’t get used to the idea of avocado desserts, though I absolutely love avocado.

  11. I want to live next door to you and sample ALL your ice cream flavors – especially this one. I used to hate avocado, and now I can’t get enough of it! Beautiful photo too.

  12. I’m wondering how you decided to try avocados. Like who was the first person to try a lobster, maybe it would have worked. The picture is beautiful

  13. I love the color of your ice cream! Bummer that you didn’t like it, but I know you’ve got plenty of other things you can use avocados for besides ice cream 🙂

  14. ha ha …avocado ice cream sounds like it would be great … in principle. i love avocados too! but yeah i could see how it might be a let down…maybe with the right pairing. i had some basil ice cream last year at a restaurant and it just wasn’t my thing. i think i like SWEET!

  15. You are such a brave soul, it’s awesome that you tried the recipe. David Lebovitz is rarely wrong but I could see how avocado ice cream might be a little ‘different’. It sure is a beautiful green though.

  16. I LOVE avocados, and I’d consider trying this, but am too lazy to make anything w. my avocados, we just eat them too quickly (my daughter and I do!) Sorry you were disappointed.

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