Recipe: Delicious and Dairy-Free Avocado & Lime Ice Cream
Ice cream has got to be one of the best treats ever invented. The creaminess, the cool, the flavor…
But, for those who can’t digest dairy or those who choose not to eat dairy, ice cream can be a forgotten love affair.
You’re about to rekindle that ice cream love with my dairy-free Avocado & Lime Ice Cream recipe.
Dairy Free Avocado & Lime Ice Cream
I developed my avocado ice cream after I first used some avocado in a smoothie and discovered how thick and creamy it made it. I thought, “I wonder if avocado could be used to make a creamy ice cream base” ?
The answer is yes and after testing a few batches on friends and family, I had a winner. Here’s how to make it.
- Juice of 3 limes and a little zest from one
- 1 medium avocado
- 2 cups coconut milk or almond milk. I use reduced sugar or sugar free.
- 1/2 cup sugar -or- 1/4 sugar and 1/8 cup stevia granules.
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- In a blender or a bowl using a stick blender combine all of of the ingredients and blend on high speed until smooth, thick, and creamy.
- Place the mix into your ice cream maker and churn until the ice cream is frozen to your preference.
- Serve in chilled bowls. The finished product makes about four 1 cup servings.
Don’t have an ice cream maker? You can use liquid nitrogen by adding it while blending until frozen to your preference.
Avocado Ice Cream Variations
Chocolate Peanut Butter
Mix 1 to 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder with the avocado first then add the other ingredients but omit the lime. Adjust the sugar amount to your preference.
Warm some natural salted peanut butter till runny. Drizzle it in the ice cream the last 30 seconds of churning.
Add two very ripe bananas, omit the lime, use very little sugar if any, and blend. Add a cup of frozen wild blueberries the last 30 seconds of churning.
Simply replace the lime juice with lemon juice.
Omit the lime, use less sugar, and add 2 teaspoons of vanilla and crushed vanilla bean if desired.
The possibilities are endless since just about any ice cream flavor can be converted into dairy free avocado ice cream.
1 cup Haagen-Dazs Vanilla = 540 Calories, 22 grams of saturated fat, and 42 grams of sugar.
1 cup Avocado & Lime Ice Cream = 174 Calories, 2.9 grams of saturated fat, and 28 grams of sugar.