Avocado Ice Cream




My mom used to make avocado shakes when we were young and I loved it. This inspired me to make avocado ice cream as it's been a while since I had this kind of dessert. The recipe is based on Alton Brown's recipe but I made some quantity adjustments to suit my taste and push the yield up to 2 quarts. This is an easy recipe to follow and fun to make with kids.

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Step 1: Ingredients

You will need:

  • 5 medium avocados
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream


  • Large mixing bowl
  • Blender
  • Ice cream maker*

* Read your ice cream maker's user manual to ensure your equipment is ready for use by the time you finish making the batter.

Step 2: Prepare the Batter

  1. Cut the avocados in half.
  2. Discard the pit and scoop out the meat. Dice up the avocado and put it in the mixing bowl (or blender).
  3. Add the milk, lemon juice, and sugar.
  4. Blend all the ingredients together until all lumps are gone and you have a smooth consistency.
  5. Add the heavy cream.
  6. Stir the mixture using a whisk.
  7. For best results, put the batter in a container and chill it in the freezer till you get 40 deg F. This will allow the batter to form into ice cream better and faster especially when you are using a pre-frozen ice cream making bowl.

Step 3: Make the Ice Cream

To make the ice cream, I used a Kitchen Aid mixer attachment that has been chilled for 15 hours in the freezer. If you have a different ice cream maker, be sure to follow the user manual.

  1. Pour the batter in the ice cream maker.
  2. Turn on the machine and let it churn based on manufacturer's recommendation, or until you get a nice firm consistency.
  3. Once you get a nice consistency, stop the machine and transfer it to a plastic container.
  4. For best results, freeze the ice cream overnight for a firmer texture.

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    11 Discussions


    5 years ago on Introduction

    lemon juice and milk.... sounds like a recipe for diarrhea


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Oooooh this totally looks and sounds yummy!! And @Emberliky, I have made avocado shakes that look green, and added cocoa powder or cacao nibs and it makes the smoothie look like a chocolate milkshake, I would do that here. It does take the green color out. The avocado taste? It just blends end and does not taste like avocado in the smoothies I have used it in (of course, I like to jazz it up with vanilla or mint flavorings, or fruit etc), so I can't imagine this ice cream tasting like avocado even if you let it stay green. One could blend in pistachios and call it pistachios ice cream, to distract from the mental taste memory of avocado ... @ColumbusCOOK fat on fat is the yummiest kind, right? Even better, avocado is a healthy satisfying fat!


    5 years ago

    If I added cocoa powder to this would the avocado taste still be very strong? I would like to have my family try this but I think they would not if they see green.


    5 years ago

    This looks delicious! I'm totally trying this! Thanks for sharing!


    5 years ago

    Can I put the mixture in a container & then the freezer, while going back to stir it every 30-60 minutes?

    1 reply

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    i haven't tried that but it could work. I think the key to making the smooth frozen texture is to churn it as it freezes to prevent the formation of water crystals which in turn makes your ice cream like shaved ice.