Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Avocado-Lime-Cilantro Ice Cream

~15 min prep + time for ice cream maker

1 ripe avocado
1/2 cup milk (or cream)
1/2 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons lime juice
2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro

I got this idea from my previous experiences with making imitation ice cream from mashed frozen bananas. Add in some cocoa powder and instant chocolate ice cream! Any fruit that is meaty enough to make a good smooth paste will create a nice ice cream like texture when frozen.

  • Peel your avocado and add it and the cilantro to a blender. (alternatively hand mash and shred the cilantro) 
  • Place paste in a bowl and add the other ingredients. 
  • Refrigerate and follow manufacturer instructions for your ice cream maker.    

The pre-frozen mix. I know hang in there, it looks gross...
And the delicious result!

I would advise eating this within a day or two. Due to its low fat content or something, it froze into a pretty solid mass after three days. Not that it detracted from the taste at all.  
Yield: 1.5 cups, approx 3 servings