Avocado ice cream is one of the best ways to eat avocado, in my opinion. I recommend making this with an ice cream maker for the ultimate smoothness, and I use a special secret ingredient in this recipe that makes the ice cream super smooth.
This recipe makes one pint of ice cream and it’s easy to double or even triple. It mostly depends on how much volume your ice cream maker can handle. I use a Kitchen Aid ice cream maker attachment, but any ice cream maker will work. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can place the ice cream mixture in a bowl, add it to the freezer, and take it out every half hour or so for a few hours, and blend it with a spoon. The results are better with an ice cream maker, but this will help prevent ice crystal formation. Another factor in preventing crystal formation is to use coconut milk that is smooth and not lumpy.
This ice cream also goes well with my almond cocoa bites recipe, salted pistachios, or add chocolate chips to it. The last photo shows a scoop with some almond cocoa bites on top, and you also can blend the bites into the into ice cream while making it in the ice cream maker.
I use these ice cream containers, and lately I also place plastic wrap over the container before placing the top on it to seal it a bit more. Enjoy!
Aukje de Wolf
We love this recipe! Thank you!
Hi Erica, I love your recipes. I have a question about using coconut milk. In the can the cream is on the top. Do I remove the cream and just use the milk? I have tried to mix it together to get the full fat but even with a blender, I get little bits of hard coconut. Do you have any advice for this? The cans are the only way I can find coconut milk without additives.
Thanks so much,
Hi Linda, thanks for the kind words. Yes, you would use both the cream and the liquid in the can of coconut milk. I do find that some brands of canned coconut milk are lumpy and yes, hard to get smooth, even with a blender or food processor. There are some brands that have smooth coconut milk. I’ve found Native Forest to be smooth. I actually prefer the paper/wax containers because of this issue. I recommend getting another brand.
Thanks very much Erica. I am in Vancouver, Canada and drive to Bellingham to Trader Joe’s to get their coconut milk as it is additive free. Where do you buy Native?
You can get it on Amazon and some markets carry it as well: https://amzn.to/3qbnKqI. Here’s their website store locater: https://store.edwardandsons.com/pages/store-locator
Thanks Samantha and Erica. I appreciate the help.
I’m in Canada as well, and I’ve found a brand that has a guar-free option called Earth’s Choice – some stores carry it, but you can also buy it on Amazon.ca https://earthschoice.ca/product_type/coconut-milk-guar-gum-free/