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Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream [No Churn]

June 19, 2019

4 Ingredients is all you need for this No-Churn Healthy Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream Recipe. The perfect summer dessert recipe made for whole foods and ready in 5 minutes or less.

One thing I don’t think anyone thinks about when it comes to blogging is how much perseverance you need to have! In fact, so much of this job requires more perseverance than you could imagine. It meant showing up here everyday when the only person reading was my Mom (who stopped in once a week…). It meant believing that I could turn my hobby into a business when the majority of people had only a vague sense of what blogging professionally really required. And it still means being persistent when it comes to creating recipes!

Part of being a recipe developer is expecting things to fail and having the courage to try again when they do. Take this chocolate avocado ice cream for example… I may or may not have cried over my third (failed) attempt at this ice cream. I wouldn’t have any recipes on the blog if I let every single mistake get me down! Thank goodness I’ve developed some resilience and will keep trying until each recipe is perfected!

But have no fear! It has been perfected! Let’s dive into it…

Avocado Ice Cream Ingredients

  • banana
  • avocado
  • raw cacao or cocoa powder
  • pure maple syrup
  • optional: mint extract, coconut flakes, chocolate chips, peanut butter etc…

Freezing Avocado

Wait a minute…YOU CAN FREEZE AVOCADO?! Yup! A little fact I learned when I travelled to the avocado capital of the world. The best way to freeze them is to remove the skin and pit and place the insides in tact in a ziploc bag. Remove and place straight in the food processor if making this avocado ice cream or remove a few hours before use to defrost and then cut or mash as preferred.

A great way to use up your avocado before they go bad!

4 Ingredients is all you need for this No-Churn Healthy Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream. The perfect summer dessert recipe made for whole foods and ready in 5 minutes or less.

Avocado Ice Cream Variations

I’m sharing a base recipe that is absolutely delicious but if you’re anything like me, you can’t go wrong with some added flavors! Here are some ideas that would be delicious:

  • Mint extract
  • Coconut flakes
  • Chocolate chips
  • Peanut butter
  • Chopped nuts
  • Frozen or dried fruit

The options are endless! Experiment with different ingredients to come up with your own personal winning combination.

4 Ingredients is all you need for this No-Churn Healthy Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream. The perfect summer dessert recipe made for whole foods and ready in 5 minutes or less.

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Healthy Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream

4 Ingredients is all you need for this No-Churn Healthy Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream Recipe. The perfect summer dessert recipe made for whole foods and ready in 5 minutes or less.

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Blend
  • Diet: Vegan
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Ingredients

  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 1 large avocado, peeled and frozen*
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao (or feel free to use cocoa powder)
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • optional: mint extract, coconut flakes, chocolate chips, peanut butter etc…

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients into a food processor and process until broken down and ice cream consistency is reached. You will need to scrape down sides on occasion.
  2. Feel free to add in optional add-ins at this point.
  3. Will take around 2-5 minutes to reach desired consistency

*I peel mine + remove the pit, place it in a ziploc bag or airtight container and freeze for at least 4 hours.

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  • Reply
    Casey the College Celiac
    June 19, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Avocados and chocolate and banana ice cream? Only three of my favorite things EVER!

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    Lee
    June 19, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    Cute thumb.

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    Beverley @ Born to Sweat
    June 20, 2016 at 9:39 am

    i’ve never thought about freezing avocados before but WHAT A GREAT IDEA. Oo especially if they’re on the verge of too-ripe-about-to-go-bad. You’re such a thinker. Love this recipe!

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      June 20, 2016 at 12:07 pm

      It’s the ultimate avocado secret! You can totally freeze them, thaw them and make guac with them. They don’t brown either! So crazy!

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    Dani @ Dani California Cooks
    June 20, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Nate (the BF) eats 1-2 pints of ice cream a week, usually a pint in one setting. i’ve been wanting to try having some healthier options around…may have to give this a try!

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    Cassie
    June 21, 2016 at 10:48 am

    Ohohoho, I have SERIOUS perseverance if you ask me. I’ve tried making vegan protein coconut flour pancakes once and it turned out SO badly but I’m still trying to this day. And it’s been two years!! But I bet this avocado ice cream is a total winner in taste and consistency! I LOVE all of the ingredients in it!

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    Laura
    August 14, 2016 at 2:06 am

    Could you just mash everything if you don’t have a food processor or a blender?

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    Felix
    July 30, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Great recipe.

    But how much do you hate your sponsor? Prose so whingey and self involved, can’t bring myself to click to other recipes.

    • Reply
      colleen
      September 14, 2018 at 9:10 pm

      then do us all a favor and refrain from commenting.

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    Kathy DeRonne
    August 13, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    Just found this when deciding to slice avocados over ice cream. I would like to try this in a Yonanas which I love for making frozen bananas taste like soft serve. I already froze a bunch of avocados about to go bad a while back and the internet told me to mash them with a little lemon juice. It’s really late, but tomorrow… Yonanas, here I come.

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    Jessica
    May 5, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    This was so good!!! Most of the time I add all the ingredients to my bullet blender along with some almond milk to make it like a shake. Was craving carbs all day so going to make one now. Thanks for the great recipe!

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    colleen
    September 14, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    Thank you for your perseverance!

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    Desiree W
    January 23, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    Just stumbled upon this.. omg it is so good! thanks for taking the time to build out this recipe in such great detail… it was idiot-proof!!
    What are your thoughts on making homemade ice cream?

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    Shannon
    April 3, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    So delicious! Totally hit the spot for a not-so-healthy eater… Making it again, this time, I’m adding chopped almonds. O yeah! Thanks for persevering!

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    Jeff
    March 21, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    I’ve tried this several times and it always comes out bitter. What could make that happen?

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