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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3.98 from 79 votes

Avocado Ice Cream

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!
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

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado ice cream
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About Brittany

Hey there, I’m Brittany, the creator of Eating Bird Food, cookbook author, health coach and mama of two littles. Here you’ll find quick and easy recipes that make healthy fun and enjoyable for you and your family!

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  1. 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!

  2. I’m excited to try this. I saw the variations you offered and I wondered; if I wanted to make this a basic chocolate chip flavor, would I need to add any vanilla? Or just omit the mint? Thanks!

    1. Hi, Alexie! I recommend swapping the mint with vanilla for added flavor! Let me know how it turns out 🙂

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