Avocado Ice Cream

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This avocado ice cream is so creamy, made with only six ingredients and doesn’t require an ice cream maker! It’s also vegan and gluten-free!

Move over banana ice cream, there’s a new fruit-based ice cream in town. It’s avocado ice cream, aka ice cream made with creamy avocados and it’s the bomb. While “the bomb” isn’t really in my everyday vocabulary, there’s really no better way to describe this delicious, creamy treat.

Bowl of avocado ice cream garnished with fresh mint.

I love banana ice cream and make it frequently during the summer months (my faves: chocolate banana ice cream and oatmeal raisin ice cream), but I know there are people out there who don’t like bananas.

What Does Avocado Ice Cream Taste Like?

Lucky for you, avocados have a super mild flavor so your avocado ice cream will taste like the flavors and toppings you mix in. I love adding mint, with fresh leaves or peppermint extract, and chocolate chips for a mint chip variation but the options are endless!

Avocados, mint leaves and chocolate chips on a table top.

Ingredients in Avocado Ice Cream

  • ripe avocados – make sure you use ripe avocados! The flesh should give slightly when you press on it. Avocado makes this ice cream super creamy and adds healthy fats!
  • dairy-free milk – I like using unsweetened vanilla almond milk but any dairy-free milk works!
  • liquid sweetener – I like to use maple syrup but feel free to use your sweetener of choice!
  • coconut oil – make sure you’re using extra virgin coconut oil. I’ve purchased several different brands of coconut oil before, but Nutiva organic extra virgin coconut oil is my favorite.
  • peppermint extract – to really pack a minty punch.
  • mini chocolate chips – I like to buy the EnjoyLife or Lily’s dairy-free chocolate chips.

Flavor Variations

Obviously this is a mint chocolate chip ice cream but if you’re not a mint + chocolate fan, that’s okay! Ditch the peppermint and chocolate chips and try these variations instead:

  • chocolate – add 1/2 – 1 Tablespoon cacao powder or cocoa powder along with cacao nibs or chocolate chips for a chocolate version.
  • berry – add fresh or frozen berries for a sweet twist!
  • citrus – want to make a refreshing citrus ice cream? Add in lime or lemon juice or zest.
  • nuts – I love adding a little extra texture to my ice cream. Add chopped pistachios, walnuts, pecans or almonds. Pistachio ice cream would be perfect since the avocado ice cream is already green.
Collage of four photos showing how to make avocado ice cream: avocados in a blender, avocados blended, mixture in a pan with chocolate chips, and a photo of an ice cream scoop with the ice cream.

How to Prep Avocado Ice Cream

One of the best parts about this avocado ice cream recipe is how simple it is!

And, you don’t need an ice cream maker… just a high powered blender or food processor. Add all of the ingredients except the chocolate chips into your blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

Stir in the chocolate chips and transfer the mixture into a freezer-safe container. I lined a loaf pan with parchment paper! Put the container in the freezer for 4-5 hours so the ice cream can set. Top with your favorite ingredients and enjoy!

Bowl of avocado mint chocolate chip ice cream garnished with fresh mint. Spoon is taking a bite.

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Avocado Ice Cream

4 from 61 votes
This avocado ice cream is so creamy, made with only six ingredients and doesn't require an ice cream maker! It’s also vegan and gluten-free!
Bowl of avocado ice cream garnished with fresh mint.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ¼ cup maple syrup, honey or other liquid sweetener
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil, measured in a liquid state
  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips (dairy-free, if needed)

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients except for the chocolate chips into a high powered blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Stir in chocolate chips and pour into a freezer-safe container. I used a loaf pan lined with parchment.
  • Place container in the freezer to set. It should take about 4-5 hours.
  • Once frozen, pull ice cream from the freezer, let sit out on the counter for 5-10 minutes to soften. Use an ice cream scoop to serve and enjoy!

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Notes

  • Sweetener: Feel free to use your sweetener of choice here. Play around with using stevia instead of maple syrup/honey if you want to reduce the sugar content.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 of recipe Calories: 234kcal Carbohydrates: 24g Protein: 2g Fat: 17g Saturated Fat: 6g Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 3mg Sodium: 28mg Potassium: 434mg Fiber: 7g Sugar: 14g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado ice cream

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    81 comments
    1. Giftbasketworldwide
      September 10, 2021 AT 8:46 am

      Great work !! Thank a lot Buddy!!

    2. Mary
      August 27, 2021 AT 8:37 pm

      5 stars
      Tried this and really loved it!

      Like others mentioned, I doubled (plus a little more) the peppermint extract. I also used vanilla oat milk just because that’s what I had to hand, and xylitol to sweeten (blood sugar issues). It turned out wonderful & I can’t wait to make it again!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 30, 2021 AT 11:09 am

        Woo!! So happy to hear this avocado ice cream was a hit, Mary! Thanks so much for the review :).

    3. Christa
      July 29, 2021 AT 9:12 am

      Looks delicious. Would it work in popsicle molds?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 2, 2021 AT 8:51 pm

        I haven’t tried it, but I bet!

    4. Tracy
      July 12, 2021 AT 9:19 am

      What role does the coconut oil play? Any good alternatives? My grandson will detect slightest amount of coconut. Thanks, Tracy

      1. Linda
        July 31, 2021 AT 11:23 am

        Hi Tracy, I haven’t tried this recipe yet, since I found it about 4 minutes ago! However, I like reading the comments under any recipes, because people are always asking about substitutions, and I need to know that kind of stuff! In March 2021, there was a comment asking if the oil could be left out completely, and the author replied that it would probably still work without it. Someone else asked what keeps the avocado from oxidizing and turning brown, but there was no answer. However, brushing a cut avocado with olive oil is a common way to keep air from touching the surface of the cut portion, and causing the brown oxidation (so an unused portion of avocado can be saved) . Oil also changes the freezing properties of the recipe, but I’m not a chemist or food scientist to be able to explain that process.

        All of that to say, the coconut oil could probably be left out, but I would replace it with a mild tasting oil, in order for it to perform the antioxidant and freezing effects of the coconut oil. Maybe safflower or sunflower oil would be a good substitute.

    5. Katherine Patrick
      June 4, 2021 AT 4:09 am

      5 stars
      Hi Brittany, this ice cream recipe looks amazing. I have bookmarked it. I love exploring unique flavors like Custard Apple, Rose, Falooda, and now it looks like that Avocado flavored ice cream is gonna top my list of favorite exotic ice cream flavors.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 4, 2021 AT 11:37 am

        You’ll have to let me know what you think if you try it!

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