- 2 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
- 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- A pinch of salt
- Optional mix-ins: chopped nuts, chocolate chips, or a swirl of caramel sauce
Blend Avocados: In a blender or food processor, blend the ripe avocados until smooth and creamy. You should have about 1 cup of avocado puree.
Prepare Ice Cream Base: In a mixing bowl, combine the avocado puree, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Mix until well incorporated.
Whip Cream: In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. This will add a light and airy texture to the ice cream.
Fold and Combine: Gently fold the whipped cream into the avocado mixture until evenly combined. Be careful not to overmix; you want to keep the mixture light and airy.
Add Mix-Ins: If desired, fold in your choice of chopped nuts, chocolate chips, or a swirl of caramel sauce to add extra flavor and texture.
Freeze: Pour the avocado ice cream mixture into a lidded, freezer-safe container. Smooth the top with a spatula. Place a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the ice cream to prevent ice crystals from forming. Seal the container with the lid.
Chill: Place the container in the freezer and let the ice cream set for at least 4-6 hours or until firm.
Serve: When ready to serve, let the ice cream sit at room temperature for a few minutes to soften slightly for easier scooping. Scoop into bowls or cones and enjoy your homemade avocado ice cream.
- Use ripe avocados for the best flavor and texture.
- Sweetened condensed milk provides both sweetness and creaminess to the ice cream.
- Customize the ice cream by adding your favorite mix-ins or toppings.
- Ensure your mixing bowls and utensils are cold for better whipping results.
- If you prefer a dairy-free version, you can experiment with using coconut cream or almond milk as alternatives to heavy cream.
This simplified recipe offers a quick and easy way to enjoy the unique and delicious flavor of avocado ice cream. Feel free to get creative and make it your own by trying different variations and additions!