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Dark Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream

by Lisa on April 19, 2012

I’ve been trying to think of an alternative to sugary ice creams or even fruit-based ones like banana soft serve (you may have noticed all the coconut cream ice cream recipes I’ve made in the past few months), and I decided to try avocados in the same method as the banana ice cream is made.

Dark Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream

Step 1:

Make Dark Chocolate Avocado Pudding.

Step 2:

Line a cookie sheet with parchment or wax paper (so you don’t have to wash the pan), and put spoonfuls of the pudding on it. Freeze for a couple hours.

It’s not pretty—but it’s easy!

Step 3:

In the food processor, add all the frozen scoops of pudding plus a splash of liquid (I used heavy cream, but I’m sure any milk you prefer would work—it’s really just a splash to make it get creamy instead of crumbly!). Process until smooth!

This is actually much thicker than banana soft serve—it’s still soft and scoop-able, but not runny at all! You could even put this on a cone if you wanted to. I kept it simple this time, without toppings, but the possibilities are endless!

News/Notes:

I’m doing some research this week, and it’s reminding me of all the things I want to talk about but haven’t. I can’t figure out how to combine a post on chocolate ice cream with a topic of acid reflux and aloe, so I just keep putting off that stuff till I run out of recipes to post (they’re easier, frankly). I’m beginning to think I have too many different things going on at once, but that goes with the territory of teaching for 5 schools and working with clients… the benefits definitely outweigh the costs! I think I’m just still feeling a little behind after being out of town last week—it will balance itself out!

Do you have weekend plans? We’re going to dinner tomorrow night, then I’m meeting friends at yoga on Saturday morning and hopefully have plans later in the day too. Sunday, I plan to visit more friends and then do yoga again. Sometime in there I’ll be grading final exams and working!

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  • http://chenaraw.wordpress.com/ ChenaRaw

    … you read my mind….seriously! I was planning on freezing some of your chocolate avo pudding tonight! It’s that time of year. :)

  • http://merigoesround.com/ meri

    I have found in my (not scientific at all) dietary experimentation that more than a tiny bit of avocado makes my tummy crampy. I can’t figure out why, other than I’m not used to a lot of fat, but I hate it because I know avocados (and fat in general) is good for me and I should get more.  Advice?

  • http://www.1970kikiproject.wordpress.com/ cathy@1970kikiproject

    i love that birthday tradition you (and joe!) have set up, lisa! sounds fair to me that you get the gift and he gets to age a year…at least you each get something!
    enjoy your weekend – and good luck back at yoga!
    i’m working all day then mom and i are going to the spring pottery sale. i intend to just admire the works of art…but you never know!
    yes – give yourself just a few more days to rebalance after your vacation week. you’ll get there! it’s tough when you are excited about doing many different projects…and just need more time!

  • http://anediblemosaic.com/ Faith

    You never stop amazing and inspiring me with your delicious creations!  I am definitely trying this healthy ice cream…in fact, I think it will be my summer staple.  :)

  • http://www.thenondairyqueen.com/ Sarena

    This looks so creamy and delicious. I think I need to get over my fear of avocado pudding and try this! I hope you got through the work day and can enjoy yourself this weekend! I hope to relax and get some stuff done around here!

  • Lisa_healthy_diaries

    Thanks for the shout out!  Love that you got creative, as always, and made ice cream with avocados! It looks so thick and creamy! YUM! 

  • http://fitapproach.com/ Alyse

    I know exactly what you mean about being behind – I’m finally feeling back in action after my vacation. Three weeks later. 

    Amazing how a much-needed vacation can make you need another vacation as soon as you return, huh? 

    Best of luck balancing all your fun weekend plans with grading exams!

  • http://amazingasset.com/ Tessa@AmazingAsset

    What a delicious creation! I have recently re-discovered my love for avocados and am always looking for new ways to enjoy them :)

  • http://blissfulbritt.com/ Brittany

    Yuuuuuum. I will need a quart of this. 

  • http://www.findyourbalancehealth.com/ Michelle Pfennighaus, CHC

    Um this sounds awesome! I would have guessed you’d freeze the avocado, then blend it up. That’s how I make banana “ice cream”!

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