Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Avocado Ice Cream

This is a super-simple recipe that doesn’t require any heating or arrowroot powder.

3 ripe avocados
2 – 3 T. lime juice (depending on the strength of the lime)
½ c. sugar
2 c. soy creamer (or any non-dairy milk)
1 c. soy milk (or any non-dairy milk)
2 T. tequila (optional)

Place avocado flesh (not the pit or the skin!) in a blender. Add the lime juice, sugar, and 2 cups soy creamer (or other non-dairy milk). Puree until smooth.

If your blender is about to overflow at this point, pour the puree into a large bowl and whisk in the 1 cup soy milk (or other non-dairy milk) and tequila (if using). If your blender is large enough to accommodate more liquid, add soy milk and tequila and blend once more.

Pour puree into ice cream maker. Freeze according to your ice cream maker’s instructions.


  1. Wow. I just founf your blog this week and was thinking that I wish that she had a recipe for Avocado Ice Cream. And now you do. I think this will have to be one of the first ones I try. I tried it at the Dragonfly in Columbus, Ohio and I loved it.

  2. Hey.I'm new to blogspot and I was just browsing around when I stumbled into your blog.My oh my! Thanks for all the recipie!

  3. ooooh, i'm so happy i found this site! i love icecream and, like you, find the store stuff a little too expensive sometimes...well, often.

    i just wish i'd found this blog earlier, like this summer. but i eat icecream year round! thanks and keep it up!

    ~ilana, a fellow vegan icecream lover in colroado

  4. owowowowow... I'll certainly try to make this one... should be delicious... thank you very much for your recipes !!


  5. Ohmygoodness! A friend sent me a recipe off your blog and I owe him HUGE!
    Thanks for doing what you are doing.... PLEASE keep it up. I can't wait to try some of these temptations!

  6. I'm going to try this one out of pure curiosity- avocado, lime and tequila (which is NEVER optional)- sound like an interesting combo. I suspect it will taste even better without all the butter fat.

    Blonde question- Did you come up with this yourself or did another recipe inspire you?

  7. To Liz--
    I looked at other (dairy-based) avocaco ice cream recipes and then adapted them to make my own vegan version!

  8. why are you a vegan?

    i feel as though im the only one who is a vegetarian for ethical reasons.

  9. Just discovered your blog. What great, focus content. I know where to turn now for vegan ice cream recipes.

  10. you know I've been playing around with frozens for some time now but what the hell is arrowroot powder?

  11. Vinicio:

    I explained my reasons for being vegan in this post:



  12. Amir:

    Good question. I should have provided a link to my post about arrowroot (I'll fix this later). Anyway here it is:

    General Guidelines and Advice


  13. It all looks delicious! I am going to try making some of this stuff as soon as possible. Especially the cookie dough ice cream...yum!

    I guess you've probably been to veganlunchbox.blogspot.com which is a great site, but it is also great to have a desert site! Keep it up!

  14. The University of Illinois has a soy bean experiments lab and I wrote up a bit on how to make soy ice cream and about hand-powered ice cream makers. No avocados were harmed though, I may have to try that :)

  15. I know i'm totally late to the game here, but i only just found your blog. A few years ago, i was in the habit of making avocado icey cream, but never tried it with the lime and tequila... that sounds delish!

    And no matter how many people i told about the avocado ice cream, no one ever believed it was good until they tasted it. After tasting, i'd never had anyone say they didn't love it.

  16. this turns out totally smooth and creamy - and it only took about 15 minutes to freeze into the perfect Italian- styled ice cream... the only thing is - i didn't care for the taste... but my two year old loves it (and yes i did omit the liquor)

  17. The avocado ice cream recipe is the first recipe I used for my new ice cream maker. The taste is AMAZING, but it didn't freeze...my freezer bowl might not have been frozen all the way through. But the flavor is right on and it would totally work as an avocado yogurt as well. Thanks so much for this recipe and blog!!

  18. Oooh, sounds delicious! It's definitely unusual. Reminds me of garlic ice cream. (I've only heard rumors of it--I doubt it's vegan. Besides: GARLIC ice cream??)

  19. Here's a tasty variation,
    3-4 avocados
    1 can coconut milk
    3/4 cup orange juice
    3/4 cup sugar
    dash of salt
    after blend toss in 1/2 a diced avocado
    Freeze in ice cream maker