My mum loves avocados and coconut milk. Since we have an avocado tree and coconut cream on hand, I tried making this fusion ice cream and it's heavenly. The avocado lends a lovely, appetizing color, and it has the nice aroma of coconut. Simply irresistible. Definitely something different to impress your guests.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
13 hrs
total:
13 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 quart
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Puree milk, coconut cream, sugar, avocados, and lemon juice in a blender until smooth. Pour into a bowl, cover, and refrigerate for several hours until cold. Freeze in an ice cream machine according to manufacturer's directions, then freeze overnight.

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  • Allow ice cream to soften in refrigerator for 10 minutes before serving.

Note

If you don't have an ice cream machine, you can make this in the freezer. Just pour the puree into a dish and place it into the freezer. Freeze for about 2 to 3 hours, then mash it into a slush; repeat the freezing and mashing about 3 to 4 times so that the ice cream will be smooth. Finally, freeze overnight and serve as directed.

Nutrition Facts

269 calories; protein 3g 6% DV; carbohydrates 35.5g 11% DV; fat 14.1g 22% DV; cholesterol 3.7mg 1% DV; sodium 33.5mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2009
soo good i changed it alittle bit 2 avacodos; 1 can (14oz) coconut milk; 1 1/2 cups sugar; 2 3/4 cup heavy cream; half can of crushed pinapple; 2 hand fulls of shredded coconut soooooo goooddd A Pasalamatan mo siya Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/19/2006
Um...my mom and I did not care for this at all. You can really taste the avocado...not good. It looks really pretty but does not taste as good as I had hoped. Read More
(9)
50 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2009
soo good i changed it alittle bit 2 avacodos; 1 can (14oz) coconut milk; 1 1/2 cups sugar; 2 3/4 cup heavy cream; half can of crushed pinapple; 2 hand fulls of shredded coconut soooooo goooddd A Pasalamatan mo siya Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2006
I love this. The avocado gives the ice cream a gorgeous pale green color and almost a "green" flavor as well it tastes really fresh not overpowering & vegetal. We used sweet coconut cream like you'd use for mixed drinks. As a friend said "This would be wonderful served with light lemon butter cookies." Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2006
Mmmm...this was quite tasty. I kept waiting for a strange avocado taste after my first few bites but it never came. It has a very fresh taste. It seems like an unusual combination but it works perfectly together. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2008
We used half & half instead of milk added a teaspoon of vanilla and shredded coconut. This ice cream is so refreshing and creamy. Probably the creamiest ice cream I have ever had. The color is a very pretty pale green. Outstanding recipe!!! Thank you for sharing it. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2006
I used two ripe avocado's a can each of good quality coconut milk and coconut cream about 1/2 cup of dark brown sugar and a 1/4 cup of cocoa. It is delicious and makes a very nutritious snack for my grandson who is allergic to milk and eggs. Thanks so much for the idea! Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
07/10/2007
This was a very tasty recipe and a nice change of pace in our dessert routine. It does taste very good with lemon biscuit cookies and I think it would also be good with a banana cookie too. The only change I would consider making next time would be to cut back on the white sugar just a bit (maybe 1/3 cup instead of 1/2)... I think the sweetness of the coconut cream would still carry the flavor. Thank you for submitting this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2009
its comes out beautiful and creamy. The only problem is that it needs to be eaten immediately because when it is frozen it is very hard to scoop and over time it goes a bit sour tasting. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/18/2006
Um...my mom and I did not care for this at all. You can really taste the avocado...not good. It looks really pretty but does not taste as good as I had hoped. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2010
I've made this three times now. The first two times were fantastic. The third time was a bust. It had a strong avocado plant taste. That said taste your avocado before hand. If it has a strong flavor it probably won't be good for this recipe. However I did find that 1/2 tsp. almond extract had a strong enough flavor to overcome the taste. Read More
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