Two scoops of green avocado ice cream in glass dish.

Ultra-specific diets are one thing. Quirky and unexpected use of ingredients believed to be exclusively savory in a sweet application is another. Put 'em together and whattya got? This recipe from Foodista and Leah Rodrigues.

Paleo Avocado Ice Cream is the easiest way to satisfy your craving for a sweet frozen treat.  Avocados are packed with over 20 vitamins and minerals and considered a superfood. When blended with coconut milk and put it an ice cream maker, it makes for the perfect alternative to the classic. Serve with shredded coconut, raw almonds, or caco nibs.

Paleo Avocado Ice Cream


1 and 1/2 cups all natural full-fat coconut milk
1 to 2 ripe avocados (1 extra large or 2 small)
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup raw honey (or other natural sweetener like Stevia or maple syrup)


Step 1: Cut the avocados in half and remove the pit. Spoon out the avocado flesh into a food processor or blender. Add the lemon juice and puree the avocados until smooth.  

Step 2: Open the can of coconut milk and drain off any excess liquid until you are left with just pure coconut cream. Add the coconut cream and raw honey and pulse until all the ingredients are well incorporated.

Step 3: Chill the mixture for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Step 4: Place the cooled mixture into an ice cream maker. Follow the manufacture's directions and churn the cream until thickened.

Step 5: Serve ice cream immediately or place in an air tight container and store in the freezer.

Photo: Kimberly Vardeman under a CC License

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