Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Creamy Avocado Ice Cream

Let's talk about ice cream today. :)) Who doesn't love ice cream? Sweet and creamy cold desert made from all sorts of wonderful flavors, which comforts and lifts you up on any bad day. I have been wanting to post up an ice cream recipe for a long long time now, but somehow it just always get postponed. Well not today! Today's Avocado ice cream was actually inspired by my recent visit to one of my favorite ice cream parlor, "The Daily Scoop". I got to taste their avocado ice cream that weekend and fell in love with it immediately! It was so creamy and not too sweet with a mild avocado taste. I kept telling my husband that I have to replicate this delicious ice cream at home...although I caught him rolling his eyes. :P Wasting no time, I bought some avocados the next day and got to work. And tah-dah! My very own avocado ice cream...
I got this nice avocado ice cream recipe from FoodNetwork, courtesy of Alton Brown. Although initially I was complementing whether to try out Eelin's Avocado ice pops recipe. But decided to go with Alton Brown's version since I've tasted the sinfully good version from "The Daily Scoop", plus I'm such a sucker for creamy stuff. Lol!

Ingredients for avocado ice cream (makes about 3 cups) 
12 ounces avocado meat, approximately 3 small to medium
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup heavy cream

  • Peel and pit the avocados.
  • Add the avocados, lemon juice, milk, and sugar to a blender and puree.
  • Transfer the mixture to a medium mixing bowl, add the heavy cream and whisk to combine.
  • Place the mixture into the refrigerator and chill until it reaches 40 degrees F or below, approximately 4 to 6 hours.
  • Process the mixture in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer's directions.
  • Alternatively, if you don't own an ice cream maker, beat the mixture at high speed using your handheld mixer till it thickens. Then place in the freezer for an hour. Just as the mixture is going to freezes up, beat the mixture again, then chill again. Repeat this step about 2-3 times to reach a thick creamy consistency...something like soft-surf ice cream.
  • Pour the mixture into a container and freeze overnight or up to 4 hours.
Note that if you don't own an ice cream maker, doing the repetitive beating of the almost frozen cream mixture will help break up those ice crystals as much as possible so your final results will be as smooth and creamy as possible. Sounds like a hassle I know, why not just pay for it and get a tub. But once you get to taste your own home made creation, you will beg to defer. ;))
If you have tasted avocado ice cream before and love it as much as I do...I highly recommend you try this out. There's no raw eggs involved and yet it has this really creamy texture due to the avocado used, really yummy.

And guess what, I have a batch of pulut hitam (black glutinous rice) ice cream mixture chilling in the fridge right now. *excited* Hopefully it will turn out good. Will post it up once I have the time. ;))

Thanks all for dropping by! Have a great day. Cheers!



24 comments:

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

我很喜欢牛油果
觉得很好吃
也很特别:)

Honey Bee Sweets said...

谢谢你鲸鱼蓝蓝,你每次都来我家捧场。*感动*

Zoe said...

Avocado ice cream! This sounds creamy and yummy! Can't wait to start making ice cream in the beginning of Spring...

Joyce @ Chunky Cooky said...

Opps.. that give me all the reason to get an ice cream maker right ?.. hehehhe... I want home-made ice cream !!!

The Sweetylicious said...

yummmms! look so pretty! normally i use avocado for salad. heeee (: never tried avocado ice cream. bee, you have ice cream maker? (:

ReeseKitchen said...

WAH.....ice cream!! So nice....I like but can't taste..:(

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Sweetylicious, I do own an ice cream maker but it's from States so the voltage needs to be converted. I seldom use it as it draws alot of current, I worry it'll explode! Lol! I use the freeze and hand mixer beating method.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Joyce, actually you don't really need an ice cream maker to make ice cream at home. Try my method, it'll work. :)

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Reese, can, you can taste! Try making it yourself la, heehee! No need ice cream maker, try using the freeze and beat with hand mixer method. :))

Veronica @ Minty’sKitchen said...

Wow, your avocado ice cream looks so good and creamy too. Although it is below 10 deg C outside, I am dying to have a scoop of your ice cream now! Thanks for sharing.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks Veronica! Hope you'll try it out and let me know. :))

My Little Space said...

OH wow your ice cream looks sooo smooth and inviting. Hope I can try my own some day. I've been very busy lately & hardly have time to experience all these chilling deliciousness.
Enjoy your weekend, dear.
Kristy

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

BB, about the wooden box, i planning to buy bulk (about 10) into my Kedai Runcit, are you interest to get one? drop me an email if you want me to proceed.

lena said...

i've yet to know anyone who doesnt love ice cream! even my parents do! actually there are so many flavours that i like to try making. I bought an ice cream maker, months ago but hvnt started using it yet..my freezer is always full! haha! what a good excuse but of course, i'll make my own..have been so lazy lately!

Jess @ Bakericious said...

Bee Bee, I have 2 avocado in the fridge, still thinking what shd I do with them. after seeing your avocado ice cream, I know what to do next heeheehee...

plasterers bristol said...

Really dunno how i feel about this avocado ice cream, avocado i don't like at all, but ice cream...

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

BB, do you know where I can get an ice cream maker Cuisinart ICE-21PKA pink in SG.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Sonia, I own one myself but I bought it from States and had to use different voltage to power it. In Sg you can try C K Tangs in Orchard, their electronics department downstairs. Supposingly ToTT at Bukit Timah should have but it's currently out of stock. You can try calling them up and request them to email you or reserved one for you?
www.tottstore.com. +6562197077

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Oh btw Sonia, mine is the plain white color one not pink.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Thanks dear, will get my husband to buy one when he travel to SG soon. I love the pink, look so sweet, hehehe ..

teddybear88 said...

Hi Honeybeesweets,

My saliva is drooling over your avocado icecream..
wonder if you could convert the measurements in gm instead of cups and ounces?
I would like to try to make one hehe..
Many thanks in advance :)

Flanna Chong

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Hi flanna,
3 avocados, pitted
12ml lemon juice
375ml milk
100g caster sugar
250ml heavy cream

Actually if you google, there are several conversion tables online. Happy churning. :)

Beth said...

I absolutely love the idea of avocado ice cream, I'm so excited to try this out!

I do have a question though, if I use the heavy cream, is the whole milk needed or can I swap for 2%?

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Hi, you can but it will be slightly less creamy. But again you might not notice the difference. :)