Avocado Mint ‘Ice Cream’

don't worry - you can't taste the avocado. It just makes it creamy!

don’t worry – you can’t taste the avocado. It just makes it creamy!

This recipe was originally earmarked for St Patrick’s Day (17th March!) because obviously it’s green and we’re all about green things on that holiday.

But then I made some, and I ate it. Then I made a second batch…and I ate that too.

Then I had a lie down until the stomach ache passed.

pre-freezing (try not to eat)

pre-freezing (try not to eat)

Then I realised that it was not only foolish to make you wait, but downright cruel.

Because this stuff is good. It’s not your average ice cream. For a start, there’s no milk/cream, eggs or sugar in there.

just like proper ice cream....but better!

just like proper ice cream….but better!

It also doesn’t require an ice cream maker because I haven’t taken that particular leap of faith yet.

It’s simple, it’s healthy and it’s sure to be a hit with kiddies if you happen to have them.

Avocado Mint ‘Ice Cream’ (makes around 2 cups)

  • 1/2 ripe green avocado (this was about 1/2 cup of the flesh diced)
  • 3oz/1 cup chopped, frozen banana
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp honey
  1. Blend all the ingredients together until a thick, smooth paste.
  2. Pour into a bowl, cover and place in the freezer. Keep in the freezer to set for about 2 hours, stirring at 30 minute intervals to ensure it stays smooth. After about 2 hours it will have set to soft serve ice cream consistency. Eat or put back in the freezer if you like yours a little more frozen.

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9 thoughts on “Avocado Mint ‘Ice Cream’

  1. 1/2 ripe green what? I’m assuming avocado of course, but it seems to be missing some information in the ingredients.

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  4. Looks yummy… I’ve had plenty of different avocado puddings but never an ice cream! looking forward to trying it. Pinned to our healthy desserts Pinterest board!

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