Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Avocado Pistachio Ice Cream

Being an ice cream lover, I'm game to try any flavor. And avocado is one that I've been dying to taste for a long time!  So last weekend I gave it a shot in the ole ice cream maker.  Despite it's similar green appearance to plain pistachio, this particular recipe consists of a creamy and refreshing puree of fresh avocados, lemon juice, superfine sugar and half and half.  And right before it's tossed into the ice cream maker, a handful of chopped pistachio nuts and lemon zest are added.  So simple for such bold results. 

What you'll need: 1 quart

3 avocados (peeled and pitted)
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup superfine sugar (dissolves faster, less grainy)
2 1/2 cups half and half
1/4 cup chopped pistachio nuts
zest from 1/2 a lemon

In a blender, puree the avocados, lemon juice, sugar and half and half.  Add in the nuts and lemon zest.  Mix with a spatula until evenly incorporated.  Spoon the mixture into your ice cream maker and follow instructions accordingly.  Eat immediately or store in the freezer.


  1. i have always wanted to try avocado ice cream, this one sounds like a great one!

  2. yum this looks delicious! thanks for sharing!