Helado de Aguacate (Avocado Ice Cream)

Avocado is one of the many ingredients indigenous to the Americas, and luckily it is available in supermarkets all over the world. The Hass avocado is the creamiest and sweetest variety, but when it comes to sweet preparations, many may wonder – avocado ice cream?

Most people have had avocado in a salty and/or spicy format, or at least as an accompaniment to something that is not primarily sweet. If you like avocado, however, you will really enjoy this ice cream. Its natural oil gives the ice cream a very smooth and silky mouthfeel, and the lime juice heightens its flavor. Although it may taste too sweet before freezing in the ice cream maker, it will be just right when it’s done.

Makes about 1 quart

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe Hass avocados
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1½ cups whole milk
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar

Directions

  1. Peel and pit the avocados. 
  2. Place the avocado flesh in a blender with the lime juice, salt, milk, and sugar. Blend until smooth. 
  3. Freeze immediately in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
photo courtesy of Fany Gerson

photo courtesy of Fany Gerson


From  My Sweet Mexico by Fany Gerson, used with permission.