Avocado ice cream combines three of my very, VERY favorite things…
Avocado, ice cream and healthy recipes!
The sweet, creamy goodness of avocados is just right for so many healthy desserts and low carb recipes. I mean, everyone loves guacamole, but after try this lusciously smooth and oh-so-delicious ice cream, all other avocado recipes will pale in comparison!
Irresistible, sweet, a great warm weather treat, let’s dive in!!
This avocado ice cream really hits all the right notes for me:
- It’s so quick, its almost effortless.
- It’s creamy and versatile. So many different ways to change it up!
- It satisfies my pint-sized cravings (ha!) without having to compromise my eating plan.
Low carb ice cream is easy to accomplish when you use the right tools! Ripe Avocados, protein powder and a good food processor and you have avocado ice cream for dessert, a snack, or, even a great tasting and good-for-you breakfast!
Avocado – Make sure you get RIPE avocados for this recipe. You can tell by the fruit having a slight give when you press on it. Also, if you remove the bump on the stem, you should see a nice, full green color inside.
Be sure to grab haas avocados — they’re higher in fat content, making them creamier and significantly more delicious than Florida avocados!
Protein powder – To keep this low carb, make sure you’re getting one that’s actually low in carbs!
Also, make sure you like the taste of your protein powder — a bad tasting protein powder will ruin the flavor of this ice cream. I switch between this whey protein powder and this plant protein powder.
Spinach – Believe it or not, this adds some great sweetness along with some good-for-you veggies! You can skip it if you’d like, but I love the added nutrients.
Pro tip: store spinach in the freezer to chill your smoothies and ice cream.
Tools to Make
A quality food processor is key to getting the luscious texture you’re looking for in this avocado ice cream. Scrape down the sides occasionally to get even mixing.
You can use a blender as well, although I have a hard time mixing the ingredients with such little liquid, and adding more liquid will make your ice cream more smoothie-like.
I usually eat this immediately after I make it! It wont scoop into pretty rounds quite as easily, but it’ll tastes every bit as delicious, and it’s easier to handle!
Alternatively, you can pop it in the freezer for a few hours — just pour this avocado ice cream into a bread pan and cover with plastic wrap. But don’t wait too long – it gets really hard to scoop.
If you do stash it in the freezer and forget about it, leave it out on the counter until it melts to a scoopable consistency.
Serve this avocado ice cream however you’re craving! I like to scoop it up and cover it with toppings (recommendations below!).
You can also pour this ice cream into a popsicle mold for low carb popsicles!
Here are a few avocado ice cream variations you may want to test out:
What Kind of Milk Can I Use?
To keep this low carb, I usually make almond milk ice cream. Its low in carbs and sugar, and has great flavor.
You can also make coconut milk ice cream, which is also low in carbs! It has a creamy goodness with a slightly sweet flavor of coconuts that makes this a whole new dessert! If using canned coconut milk, just be sure to mix the coconut milk well first!
What Flavors of Ice Cream Can I Try?
One of the great things about this avocado ice cream recipe is that you can go so many different ways with the flavors.
Add some vanilla extract to make this a low carb vanilla ice cream. Or, switch the protein powder out for chocolate and add in some cocoa to make low carb chocolate ice cream! Or make both, and swirl it…. ok, be right back, I need to try that!
Tasty Low Carb Desserts Toppings
This avocado ice cream is one of the most versatile of my low carb desserts. It’s got such a sweet, easy flavor that you can pair it with all sorts of goodies!
Crumble, dice up or chop your favorite dessert recipes and sprinkle them over the top! To name some of my faves:
- Low carb chocolate chip cookies
- Sugar-free chocolate chips (I LOVE Lily’s!)
- Chopped nuts (think almonds, pistachios, pecans)
- Low carb peanut butter cookies
Best Low Carb Desserts Mix-ins
I love that there are so many different kinds of low carb chocolate available!
This avocado ice cream is TO DIE FOR when you mix in some sugar free chocolate chips. You can also try melting down some sugar free white chocolate, and drizzling it all over your ice cream. Eat it right away, or let it firm up in the freezer for a fun, crunchy chocolate ribbon!
Avocado Ice Cream
- Place all ingredients in a food processor, in the order listed above. (adding liquid first helps to prevent jamming!)
- Process until everything is a creamy texture and has combined.
- If you’re craving ice cream now, eat with a spoon*. If you’d like to achieve a more ice cream like consistency, pour it into a 9 x 3 bread pan and toss it in the freezer for an hour.
- Scoop, serve with some chocolate shavings, and enjoy!
This avocado ice cream is what dreams are made of! This healthy recipe is so delicious, you’ll never even think about the old version. Comment below what kind of mix ins or toppings you’ll use!