Have you tried making avocado ice cream before? You’ll be surprised how delicious it is and you’ll love it for sure! By using avocados you can easily create a spectacular ice cream, with all its vitamins and antioxidants preserved. So, check out the easy homemade avocado ice cream recipe below.
But first, What are the Benefits of Using Avocado in Your Recipes?
Avocado is a fruit of the American Persea plant native to Central America. It’s very popular in making different recipes and even more in Latin America. Avocado as you may know has very beneficial properties for your health well being.
This fruit is usually yellow, green, or reddish brown. It has the shape of a pear and a very pleasant taste, (though some say it is neutral) perfect to accompany various types of cuisines. One of the popular and erroneous beliefs about avocado is that its fat is “harmful” to health, which is a totally false claim. In fact, it is known that sportsmen rely on avocado as an alternative supplement for their physically demanding activities.
Avocado Health Benefits:
The reality is that avocado is beneficial for everyone, for those who have to work in an office, for children, pregnant women and older adults. This fruit contains high levels of healthy omega-3 fatty acids along with other beneficial minerals and vitamins.
This fruit has another advantage and it’s that it can be eaten raw, either with salad, vegetables or even on its own, making it easier to adapt to your routine and diet.
This fruit promotes the growth and repair of muscle tissue, so it is popular among athletes and bodybuilders, thanks to its abundant content of proteins, potassium, zinc and more. It is very rich in potassium, with a concentration that doubles that of the banana.
Avocados satiate us and help us lose weight.
It is recommended as an effective anti-inflammatory agent for joints, especially in cases of arthritis as it repairs cartilages thanks to its beneficial acids and vitamins E. It can also be used to control appetite and food cravings as it provides soluble and insoluble fibers that make us feel full.
Avocado is very rich in folic acid.
Due to its high percentage of folic acid, it is recommended for intake by pregnant women, as this brings great benefits in the process of foetal formation and helps minimize risks of malformations.
Avocados are great for the heart.
For your heart, avocado offers healthy fats and vitamin E in large amounts, just what you need to avoid heart disease and help keep this vital organ in good shape and full of strength.
Avocado Reduces Cholesterol
Avocado is also perfect if you want to reduce your cholesterol and triglyceride levels, as in addition to helping with these two tasks, avocado can also increase HDL cholesterol by up to 11% (that’s the good cholesterol).
Avocado fats can also help the body absorb nutrients from vegetables and other fruits. These healthy fats helps you take advantage of antioxidant absorption 2 to 15 times more than in normal intake, making it a perfect ally for salads and other dishes that include lots of vegetables.
Avocado is a Potent Antioxidant
Thanks to this, avocado serves as an aesthetic addition, preventing the causes of aging and the early appearance of wrinkles and other signs of age, both thanks to its ability to help take advantage of antioxidants and when applied directly on the face as a mask.
Avocado is great for reducing blood cholesterol levels and fighting against arthritis and asthma, too.
Avocado is not only good to prepare salted dressings like guacamole for example. The avocado ice cream recipe is quite a novelty this summer. Actually, it tastes spectacular. The neutral taste of this fruit goes very well with desserts and its creamy pulp is perfect for making a delicious ice cream. In addition, it provides an incredible amount of nutrients that help maintain your health.
There are no excuses for you to not try this original dessert at home, as it has just a few ingredients and it’s very easy to make! In America, avocado is considered the “green gold”. It has served as food for many generations in the past for native Americans.
The people in Mexico have consumed avocado for more than 8000 years. It was quite common for each house to have an avocado tree in its yard. Its pulp or flesh contains a lot of vitamins A, C and B. It also provides minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium and zinc, among others.
So, How to Make Avocado Ice Cream?
When you first try it you’ll see that the texture is very reminiscent of butter, although without the calories; it is ideal for dressing, salads or meats. It also integrates very well in desserts too. Avocado ice cream is very rich and with creamy texture, after trying it you will keep asking for more 🙂
Dare to make this ice cream and check it out. Also take a look at this delicious nutella homemade ice cream recipe.
Easy Homemade Keto Avocado ice cream Recipe
- 2 avocados
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 1 lemon grated
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 5 tablespoons of sugar (or any keto friendly sweetener)
- 1cup yogurt
- ½ Cup of milk
- Cut the avocados in half and remove the seed.
- With a spoon, remove the pulp.
- Place it in a container together with the lemon juice so that it does not turn brown.
- With a fork, crush the pulp until you get it properly mashed.
- Add yogurt and sugar. Mix well.
- Incorporate milk, while stirring to mix the ingredients properly.
- Finally, add grated lemon peel and the vanilla extract. Make sure that the mixture is sweet enough. if necessary, add a couple more tablespoons of sugar (or honey).
- Beat vigorously to obtain a homogeneous creamy texture.
- Place the mixture in a container, better if it’s made of aluminum, .
- Place it in the freezer for two hours.
- Then take it out, crush and mix (or blend in a powerful blender) and freeze again for two hours.
- After that time, you can eat your delicious avocado ice cream and enjoy the wonderful experience 🙂
Avocado ice cream in Vitamix or Thermomix
Put all the ingredients in the blender and blend for 1 minute in progressive speed from 7 to 10 setting. then plane in a container or proper ice cream mold and follow the recipe above.
Tips and Notes
If you want to spice up the ice cream, bring the cream almost to a boil with a couple of peppermint or fresh mint leaves. Let it rest until it cools to properly infuse the cream with the mint. This will give your avocado ice cream freshness and aroma.
If you have Invert Sugar made at home, add it to the ice cream mixture. It’ll be a perfect anticoagulant for the mixture.
You can also replace sugar with a keto sweetener or sugar alternative if you are on s strict keto diet too.
You can also add some high quality matcha green tea powder when you blend it or/and sprinkle on top after you serve the ice cream.
This homemade avocado ice cream recipe is amazing. You can replace sugar with sweetener, yogurt, and milk with vegetable or skim options to make a light ice cream. Anyway, it’s delicious. You have to try it!