Avocado ice cream, really? I know it sounds weird but it is so good and the minty colour looks so fresh. I made avocado ice cream for the first time about four years ago, very skeptical I might add. But was pleasantly surprised. I then just completely forgot about it until a few weeks ago when I got my ice cream machine.
Why does avocado’s make good ice cream?
What makes it work in ice cream is the creaminess of the avocado, but it is absolutely essential to add lemon juice so the avocado taste is not too strong.
We used this recipe in our supper club menu and everyone loved it (except one of the guests who does not do avocado:)
How to make avocado ice cream?
So if you have too many ripe avocado’s here is a great recipe to try. I used the same custard base as for the lavender ice cream recipe. You start off by making the custard and just blend in the avocado’s and lemon juice before churning.
If long steps and custards freak you out then you can replace the strawberries and bananas in the strawberry ice cream with 2 avocado’s and you are ready to go. But it won’t be as creamy but you will get it done in half the time.
For extra crunch you can serve the ice cream with chopped pistachio’s and toasted coconut flakes.