If you’re vegan, gluten-free, or dairy-free and still crave a delicious dessert for you and your family, look no further. We have a special vegan avocado ice cream with coconut milk as its base. Not only is it scrumptious, but it is also healthy.
This recipe brings nostalgia to our bones in terms of its earthy, zesty, and rustic flavor. Rooting from its Mexican origins, with a mixture of French and American methods of cooking, as well as applicable to the Mediterranean diet, it’s a sweet tooth’s fantasy. Oh, did we forget to mention that this frozen concoction has been tested by kids too? So it’s a win-win, especially for a family keeping track of the food they feed their bodies.
Is vegan avocado ice cream delicious?
Avocado and ice cream might be an unfamiliar concept, especially for those who eat avocado on toast, with tacos, or any other savory dish. Also known as an alligator pear, this fruit is perfect for turning into smoothies and ice cream for its creamy smooth texture. With its fresh and earthy taste, avocado will fuse well with the rich coconut milk.
Is Vegan Avocado Ice cream Nutritious?
Avocado is not a liver superfood for no reason. This creamy fruit and healthy fat source can make your liver and entire body function better. Avocados are an excellent source of vitamins K, C, E, D B6, B5, and folate. These help support your body functions and can help regulate hormone production. These contain heart-healthy omega 3 fatty acids that help in detoxifying the liver and can lower your risk of succumbing to heart disease. It also keeps your blood pressure at bay. Avocado also lowers your cholesterol and triglyceride. And did you know that avocados contain more potassium than bananas?
Coconut milk, on the one hand, is a nutritious substitute for dairy or nut-based milk. It has anti-bacterial properties, which strengthen the immune system. Although coconut milk contains saturated fat, it actually aids in reducing bad cholesterol in the body. It also promotes gut health which contributes to weight loss.
What do you serve with Vegan Avocado Ice Cream?
Others need an acquired taste in eating avocadoes, so some kids might need to warm up to it first. Try incorporating bananas or berries for some familiar flavors. Make the ice cream more interesting by adding some mint leaves to it. Have some fun by mixing two tablespoons of cocoa powder for that chocolatey taste. Top the vegan avocado ice cream with slivered almonds or pistachios for a textured crunch for the adults.
This recipe doesn’t necessarily need world-class quality cooking skills. All it needs is a smiling and happy cook, and of course, not to mention a well-rounded food processor and ice cream maker to make your ice cream journey easy-peasy lime squeezy. Moreover, it doesn’t require you to stress yourself with the preparation time. It will only take you 10 minutes to prepare this vegan avocado ice cream. The only gruesome part is the freezing and mixing amount, that’s why you need the food processor and ice cream maker, but if the budget is tight, you can use the freezer for the solidification part. Still, for the mixing, the food processor is a must-have.
Of course, this recipe is frozen food, so you can refreeze it and consume it if you haven’t finished the servings in one meal. It’s budget-friendly, easy, and delicious. By all means, you can enjoy this recipe with your family when you’re having an intimate birthday celebration, or who knows, after this pandemic, we can have a simple yet meaningful picnic.
Grab Your Popsicle Molds or Start Scooping!
If vegan ice creams are your thing, then you’ll love this recipe. This vegan dessert has a creamy milky texture that will satisfy the sweet tooth in all of us. Not only does it taste amazing, but it’s also healthy for you! You can rest easy knowing that vegan avocado ice cream doesn’t contain any cholesterol or animal fat with wholesome ingredients like coconut milk and avocados. As long as you have all your kitchen tools handy, including an electric food processor and an ice cream maker, this vegan creation shouldn’t take too much time either!
To learn more about detoxifying the liver, we have an extensive article discussing which foods to prioritize and avoid. Check out our Superfoods Grocery List for Fatty Liver post. We also have a 21-Day Meal Plan containing more recipes like this Vegan Avocado Ice cream tailored for a gluten-free, anti-inflammatory, and clean eating diet.
Vegan Avocado Ice Cream
- ice cream maker
- 3 pcs Avocado Ripe, Halved, Pitted, Peeled
- 1 pc Lemon Juiced
- 2 pcs Lime Juiced
- 1 tbsp Lemon Zest
- 1 tbsp Lime Zest
- 1 can Lite Coconut Milk
- 1/2 cup Honey or more depending on taste and freezing method.
- In a food processor blend avocados, lemon juice, lime juice, lemon zest, and lime zest until smooth. Add coconut milk, agave nectar, and corn syrup then blend until smooth. Cover the bowl of food processor and refrigerate for it at least an hour or two.
- Pour avocado mixture into ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer's instructions. Otherwise, you can use the traditional way of making ice cream, through freezing but this may consume more time.
- Freezing may dampen the flavors, make sure the puree is slightly sweeter than you’d like the finished product to be.
- If the texture is like soft-serve ice cream use an ice cream canister, or pack it into a freezer-safe container, cover the surface with parchment or waxed paper, and freeze for at least 3-5 hours (if done in a traditional way, freeze for at least 5hours).