A Brazilian-inspired ice cream using condensed milk, a staple in Brazilian desserts.


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15 mins
3 hrs 25 mins
3 hrs 40 mins
1 quart


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Combine avocado and 1/4 cup half-and-half in a blender; blend until smooth. Pour mixture into a bowl, ideally one with a spout. Squeeze lemon juice over avocado mixture and stir.

  • Pour remaining half-and-half in the blender and shake it around to pick up any remaining avocado mixture; pour into the avocado mixture in the bowl. Add condensed milk and whisk until smooth.

  • Pour avocado mixture into ice cream maker and process for 25 to 30 minutes. Turn off machine and pour mixture into a 1 1/2 quart freezer-safe container; place in the freezer until ice cream is set and has increased in size, at least 3 hours.

Cook's Notes:

Lime juice can be used in place of the lemon, if desired. Light whipping cream can be used in place of the half-and-half.

If using an ice cream maker with an open top such a Cuisinart(R), put a towel over the top while it is mixing to hold the cold air in.

I have not tried this, but I heard that if the ingredients are cold before going into the machine, they will become ice cream faster, so you could try putting the mixing bowl in the refrigerator for a few minutes.

If your ice cream is not firm enough after three hours, overnight in the freezer will do the trick.

Nutrition Facts

289 calories; protein 6.7g; carbohydrates 38.7g; fat 12.8g; cholesterol 37.1mg; sodium 100.7mg. Full Nutrition