Lighter Avocado Ice Cream Recipe

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Yes sireee folks, that sure does say avocado ice cream. Your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you nor are you in desperate need of more coffee. This? This soft, creamy, delicious ball of light green wonder before your very own eyes is, in fact, avocado ice cream.

Light avocado ice cream, that is. Now, avocados are wonderful. Super good for you, full of healthy fats, antioxidants and oils that help prevent things like breast cancer and strokes and work to help improve your dental, eye and heart health. That’s a lot of power for a tiny soft fruit.

Now, you know I love the avocado. I mean, I did an interview with someone on them and hosted a giveaway with them. Clearly, me and this sly green guy are buds. So, when I stumbled upon a recipe for avocado ice cream on the Food Network by my favorite chef, Alton Brown, well, I just knew it had to happen.

This isn’t the lightest ice cream you will ever eat. In fact, it’s probably got more fat that some kinds you buy in the tub at the store. But, let met remind you again, most of it is good fat. Healthy fats that fight away even LDL cholesterol (or the bad stuff). So don’t start sweating when you see the fat content, mmk?

Because avocados are higher in fat, I decided to dramatically lighten up the rest of the ice cream by swapping in light cream, non-fat and 2% Chobani. I also reduced the amount of sugar. And it was still out of this world amazing. Creamy, a little tangy and so smooth. You get the delicious taste of the avocado but in a whole new way since it’s paired with the sweetness of the sugar.

I just can not get enough of this. I can’t. Good thing I’m going to the gym in an hour. Primarily so I can sweat my face off then regain all those calories in more of this. It’s just that good.

Lighter avocado ice cream

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Yields about 8 1/2 cup servings. Recipe adapted from Food Network.

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium avocados, pitted
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light cream
  • 1/2 cup 2% Chobani
  • 1/2 cup non-fat Chobani
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Dash of salt
  • Dash of lemon juice

Directions:

  1. Remove pits from avocados and scoop out the flesh. Place in a food processor. Add cream, yogurts, vanilla, lemon juice and sugar. Blend until smooth. Add salt to taste.
  2. Pour mixture into the freezer base of an ice cream maker. Turn on and let stir and thicken for about 20 minutes. Serve immediately. Freeze remaining ice cream in a Tupperware with a lid.

Nutritional information per serving: 

Calories: 221
Fat: 12 grams
Carbohydrates: 22.5 grams
Fiber: 1.9 grams
Protein: 4.85
Weight Watchers Points: 6

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  1. Posted by AliciaMcFrench on
    Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
    Yum. It freaks me out but I want to try it. I was just at this amazing restaurant that had an avocado cream pie and the waiter said it was the house fav for desserts. Unfortunately they were out so I couldn't try it but apparently avocado is the newest dessert trend! 
  2. Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
    Avocado ice cream? I just fainted. Love this!! 
  3. Posted by Katie Jasiewicz on
    Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
    This looks and sounds fabulous! Can't wait to give this a try! 
  4. Posted by Julia Mueller on
    Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
    Yup, just pinned this to my "to try" board! My bf and I are huge on ice cream but try to stick to the healthier versions. I love the Greek yogurt, all the wonderful avocados, the pretty color, and I bet the flavor is awesome!
  5. Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
    I need to try this out sans ice cream maker and see if it will work. I love the  idea of avocado ice cream! 
  6. Posted by Stefanie @Sarcastic Cooking on
    Thursday, July 12th, 2012
    I use avocado in icing/frosting. I love it in a sweet dish. I can't wait to try this out.
  7. Posted by domesticfits on
    Thursday, July 12th, 2012
    All the strawberries and avocados, I think you were a California girl in your past life. And I like it. 
  8. Posted by Val on
    Thursday, July 12th, 2012
    Amazing! Never tried avocado ice cream and as odd as it sounds, it looks lovely and luxuriously creamy. Perfect timing too -- avocados are totally in season here and cheap right now. 
  9. Posted by Allison on
    Friday, July 13th, 2012
    This looks awesome! I can't wait to try it!
    -Allison
    http://butterisbeautiful.wordpress.com
  10. Friday, July 13th, 2012
    Avocado ice cream with less calories? Yes please!
  11. Posted by Karissa on
    Friday, July 13th, 2012
    Doesn't anyone think it's weird the way the avocado pit is cut?
    • Posted by Realistic Nutritionist on
      Sunday, July 15th, 2012
      I find it easier to just cut right through! Doesn't effect anything, just makes it easier for me to remove the pit!
  12. Posted by Baker Street on
    Sunday, July 15th, 2012
    I love your skinny take on this luscious ice cream! Would totally want to give it a try! 
  13. Posted by Crista on
    Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
    i LOVE the looks of this!! thank you for sharing. xoxo