Heather's Avocado, Pistachio Ice Cream

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is for Heather. A very healthy and easy or should I say Cheating way to make ice cream. Here's a great link about Avocados... www.mycustompak.com/healthNotes/Food_Guide/Avocado.htm Oh and don't forget to take advantage of the avocado skins, Rub the inside of the skin of your face for a facial mask or rub on your knees and elbows to soften.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel and seed avocados.
  2. Cut avocados into small pieces to fit in the blender or food processor.
  3. Place ice cream, extract and avocados in blender and puree until well-blended.
  4. Stir in pistachio.
  5. Pour into container and place back into freezer overnight.
  6. Scoop, sit back and enjoy!
Most Helpful

I had never tried avocado ice cream before and since I love avocados, I was very excited to give this a try. While it is a very easy recipe to prepare, I am very sorry to say that this did not work out well for me. I tasted the ice cream before refreezing it, and it really had too much of a vegetabley taste, and not enough of a dessert taste. I did use high quality vanilla ice cream, but felt the recipe really needed some added sugar. The sugar helped quite a bit - I made a half batch of the recipe and added about 1 1/2 cups sugar. I also felt that it needed more almond extract, so I upped the amount to about 1 Tbsp. With these changes, the ice cream was much improved, but I think many would consider this to be an acquired taste. In addition, I had trouble getting this to refreeze firmly - the texture is very much like soft serve, even after a full 24 hours in the deep freeze. It does have a very pretty green color, with nice speckles from the pistachios.

HeatherFeather April 26, 2004