Green coffee cup filled with avocado ice cream.
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Avocado Ice Cream

I know it sounds weird, but avocado makes for the most luxuriously textured ice cream you’ll ever have. It’s a really easy recipe, and it’s definitely different. It was really difficult to stop eating this stuff. Yum!

Green coffee cup filled with avocado ice cream.

Avocado Ice Cream
Alton Brown

Prep Time: 15 min
Inactive Prep: 8 hr
Total: 8 hr 15 min
Yield: 1 quart ice cream

12 ounces avocado meat, approximately 3 small to medium
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 ½ cups whole milk
½ cup sugar
1 cup heavy cream

Peel and pit the avocados. Add the avocados, lemon juice, milk, and sugar to a blender and puree. Transfer the mixture to a medium mixing bowl, add the heavy cream and whisk to combine. Place the mixture into the refrigerator and chill until it reaches 40 degrees F or below, approximately 4 to 6 hours.

Process the mixture in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s directions. However, this mixture sets up very fast, so count on it taking only 5 to 10 minutes to process. For soft ice cream, serve immediately. If desired, place in freezer for 3 to 4 hours for firmer texture.

MacGourmet Rating: 5 Stars

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.


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