If you’ve never had Avocado Ice Cream, then you are in for a real treat! This dairy-free frozen dessert is creamy, healthy, and so delicious. You don’t need any special equipment besides a blender and your freezer to make this ice cream.

avocado ice cream served in a parfait glass

While you may be used to using avocados to make guacamole, it turns out that they are more versatile than you think. You can put avocados in a creamy Detox Smoothie, make Avocado Pudding, make an Avocado Spread, or even make avocado ice cream!

You only need a few simple ingredients for this Avocado Ice Cream recipe. You don’t even need an ice cream maker for this healthy chocolate treat.

ingredients for avocado ice cream

Recipe Steps

Step One

Combine the ripe avocados, cocoa powder, coconut beverage, vanilla extract, and maple syrup in the pitcher of a blender. I like using a high-speed blender like a Blendtec or a Vitamix, but a regular blender is okay too.

I like to use Homemade Coconut Beverage for this recipe. You can also use the coconut beverage you find in a carton (not coconut water) or canned light coconut milk. In a pinch, you can also use almond milk or your favorite non-dairy milk.

ingredients for avocado ice cream in a blender ready to be blended

Step Two

Blend the ingredients for about 30 seconds, or until they are thick and creamy, with no chunks. You may need to stop and scrape down the sides to ensure that everything gets fully blended.

Up to this point, this recipe is very similar to my Avocado Chocolate Pudding recipe.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

blended ingredients for avocado ice cream in a blender

Step Three

Then, use a spatula to transfer the blended ingredients into a freezer-safe bowl. Freeze the ice cream for at least 4-6 hours before serving.

avocado ice cream in a glass container ready to be frozen

Step Four

Then, remove the container from the freezer and use an ice cream scoop to serve the avocado ice cream.

chocolate ice cream served in a parfait glass on a table

Recipe Tips

  • This recipe will freeze very hard if you leave it in the freezer for longer than 12 hours. If that is the case, you may need to let it sit outside the freezer for 10-15 minutes to soften enough to scoop.
  • You can also use a food processor for this recipe, although you may need to stop and scrape down the sides.
  • You can use frozen avocados for this recipe. Just defrost them in the refrigerator overnight before blending them.

FAQs

Can I make this in a food processor instead of a blender?

Yes, but a high-speed blender is ideal for making the ice cream. You may need to stop and scrape down the sides of a food processor if you make it this way.

Can I use almond milk instead of coconut beverage?

Yes, but I have only tested this recipe using coconut beverage.

What is coconut beverage?

Coconut beverage is similar to canned light coconut milk, but coconut beverage is usually sold in a carton and not a can. It’s not coconut water, that is something different. I make I like to use Homemade Coconut Beverage for this recipe.

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three scoops of chocolate avocado ice cream in a glass ready to serve

Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream


Description

If you’ve never had Avocado Ice Cream, then you are in for a real treat! This dairy-free frozen dessert is creamy, healthy, and so delicious. You don’t need any special equipment besides a blender and your freezer to make this ice cream.


Ingredients

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  • 2 ripe avocados, cut in half with the flesh scooped out
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut beverage (the kind that comes in a carton)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Combine the ripe avocados, cocoa powder, coconut beverage, vanilla extract, and maple syrup in the pitcher of a blender.
  2. Blend the ingredients for about 30 seconds, or until they are thick and creamy, with no chunks. You may need to stop and scrape down the sides to ensure that everything gets fully blended.
  3. Then, use a spatula to transfer the blended ingredients into a freezer-safe bowl. Freeze the ice cream for at least 4-6 hours before serving.
  4. Then, remove the container from the freezer and use an ice cream scoop to serve the avocado ice cream.

Notes

  1. I like using a high-speed blender for this recipe, but you can also use a regular blender or a food processor.
  2. I like to use Homemade Coconut Beverage for this recipe. You can also use the coconut beverage you find in a carton (not coconut water) or canned light coconut milk. In a pinch, you can also use almond milk or your favorite non-dairy milk.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: frozen avocado dessert, vegan ice cream recipe, dairy-free ice cream made with avocado

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