I love avocados, I love them so much I have one every day with lunch. Avocados are the perfect fruit for making “ice cream” because they are so creamy!
This avocado ice cream might look a little like the pistachio ice cream with the green food coloring that your friends used to love, but it’s green because of the avocados! Not only is it super-delicious and yummy, but it’s healthy too, so indulge as much as you want!
Why Is This Avocado Ice Cream Recipe So Healthy?
First of all, I have to say that this ice cream is great because it’s a good option for anyone that is either dairy free, gluten free, egg free or nut free! It’s even Paleo!
The main ingredient in this ice cream is avocados, a superfood for your health. I don’t like to go a day without an avocado! I like to have one at lunch, in a salad or even just alone! One reason avocados are beneficial to health is because they are an excellent source of vitamins, such as E and K and many minerals, like potassium and magnesium.
Secondly, avocados boast that they are a wonderful source of carotenoids and these are most ample right beneath the skin. Studies have found that carotenoids are involved in adding to the anti-inflammatory properties of vegetables. You may have heard of them under the names of beta-carotene, lutein or alpha-carotene.
But, most famously, avocados are known for being full of healthy fats! These fats are great because they have been found to boost the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients (the carotenoids above) in the foods that you eat with it! Also, these healthy fats are wonderful because they hold you over to the next meal!!!
Besides being anti-inflamatory, nutrient and healthy fat rich, another other bonuses you get from avocados is they are good for your liver, help you absorb fat soluble nutrients, and have been found to prevent and treat oral cancer cells!
1 /4 cup raw honey (see it here)
1/ 4 cup full fat coconut milk or other milk (almond milk, raw milk….) (see how to make coconut milk)
pinch of sea salt (see it here)
squeeze of lime
Peel avocados or cut in half and remove the pit, scraping out the flesh.
Smash avocado meat with a fork until no lumps or place in blender.
Add honey to avocado meat, mix thoroughly with spoon.
Put mixture in blender.
Add coconut or other milk you are using to the mix.
Blend on medium until you get a nice smooth consistency.
Take out and freeze for at minimum 2 hours or overnight.