Friday, March 4, 2011

Luscious Avocado Ice cream with Lemon Juice



Avocado works like lucky charm for me !
Perhaps because my Tangy Avocado Chutney was the first one to go in my gallery of Tasteologie, Foodgawker and Tastespotting. I remember the first time I saw avocados , it was love at first sight. Maybe I'm kind of obsessed with green color since, so all green fruits and veggies get my instant attention and avocado was another one to sneak in to my refrigerator.  Avocado's are full of vitamins (B6, C,K, E) and nutrients and known as one of the healthiest fruit of the world. I like the subtle taste, just perfect for the days when you dont want either spicy or sweet food and loved the hues of green, with a significant source of nutrition. Avocados are normally on top of my 'must buy' list these days.

Tangy Avocado Chutney

It was sunny and warm outside last week and I wanted to have some refreshing doze of ice cream loaded with goodness of avocados. My quick search led me on the tinyurbankitchen blog, whom I was already following closely ever since she won the Foodbuzz contest. Her word on food and recipes are final for me, so without contemplating much, I just started with the process of this super easy and appetizing ice cream. The original recipe calls for adding sour cream but I preferred to replace it with yogurt and added some chocolate chips/pistachio for my little one. This is my small trick to make him eat anything by topping with choco chips :-)


 Ingredients:
Avocado: 1
Heavy cream: 1 cup
Vanilla Yogurt (Whipped): 1/2 cup
Sugar: 1/2 cup
Fresh Lemon juice: 2tsp
Chocolate chips: 2-3 tsp (I used by Nestle)
Chopped pistachio: 2 tsp
A pinch of Salt


Method to make Avocado Ice cream:
Scoop out the pulp of avocado.




Add the whipped cream, whipped vanilla yogurt, sugar and lime juice.
Whip all the ingredients well for 4-5 minutes.



Give it a quick churn in the blender to make a smooth puree.
You can enjoy avocado mousse right now or wait for a while to enjoy it as an ice cream.


For good results refrigerate this mix in a covered bowl for 1-2 hours.
Pour it into your ice cream maker bowl & follow the instructions from the manufacturer.


My Cusinart Ice Cream maker needs a churn for 15-20 minutes to make ice cream.


Incase you don't plan to use ice cream maker beat it in the blender for 2-3 mins at high speed.
The ice cream that comes out is mild green in color, full of flavor & a bit soft on texture.


To harden the Ice Cream you may want to fill it in an air tight container and freeze for one-two hours.

Serve the ice cream as you like. 

Remember to Unload into an Air tight container, else it will crystallize.

My fresh serving here goes into my espresso cups with a topping of chopped pistachios.

This one can slip in as a Formal evening dessert



My little Dennis the Menace wanted to have it in a soft serve cone with chocolate chips.
So here it is.....



 Voila, a luscious ice cream is ready !!!!!!!!!


Relish the ice cream loaded with goodness and nutrition of avocados,
& with the topping of pistachio, choco chips or fresh fruits !!!
Hope you enjoyed this concoction & let me know how you liked it.....


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58 comments:

The Foodie said...

The ice cream is looking super cool...the title itself caught my attention..I too try to add chocolate to my lil one's dishes..makes her finish it faster...lovely pictures..this recipe is a keeper.

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Healthy icecream with all the goodness of avocado.. The color looks like pista flavor and definitely should have tasted awesome..
Adore your clicks...

http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com

ravienomnoms said...

What an interesting idea! I love avocado, I bet this would be creamy and delicious!

Panchpakwan said...

Wow so yummy anc creamy icream..Loved those which choco chips..

Priya said...

Omg, awesome and such a creamy ice cream, lovely..

Neenu Praveen said...

very well xplined...wndrful blog..happy followin u...

Indie.Tea said...

What a unique flavor. Avocados are indeed delicious...

Krishan said...

Wonderful recipe.Should be tasty indeed.How to go about it; has been very well explained. Photographs
bahut he
barhia(very fine)

param parkash said...

What a Great recipe!!!Ice cream too good.It is so tempting ...that looks itself melting in the mouth.Your style,presentation ,photography ....no comparison.

Sumedha said...

Your recipes are always a delight to watch.This one was pretty neat. Thanks a lot for sharing!!

Lick My Spoon said...

Wow....what great photos. I found shooting ice cream really hard as it kept melting on me. But you've done really well here! Well done!

Vivienne said...

im pretty sure this avocado icecream is the first thing ill make when i get an icecream maker...!! looks so delish!

tasteofbeirut said...

Incredible post! I adore avocados and have usually had them in the savory form; would love to try the sweet side of this most beloved and healthy fruit of the gods! great photos!

Molly @ Toffee Bits and Chocolate Chips said...

I love love love advocado ice cream!

shruti said...

I'm totally wordless seeing this scumptuous ice cream......what an innovative and yummy delight.....i wish i was there or you were here to share......

Sharon @ Fun and Life said...

Mmm I love avocado! Your ice cream looks lusciously divine! So creamy - a real indulgence ;)

something good said...

I have avocado & lemon shake every week after my work-out; your ice cream looks fabulous so I might trade my shake with this one :)) great photos

Sonia said...

I'm so glad that you all liked avocado ice cream... !

Kulsum@JourneyKitchen said...

I agree with Sukaina - this is a great photo - so difficult to shoot ice creams otherwise! and Yum! Im takign forever to buy an ice cream maker! :-(

Ilke said...

This is one creative flavor! I watched Fallon and Colbert fighting for their icecream flavors last night. I think you should get in there and tell Ben Jerry to create this one! You would win! :)

Sandra said...

What a unique flavor for ice-cream..
I love your presentation, recipe itself and your photos are stunning!

Vidhya said...

I have had avocado shakes but never had ice cream with avocado.Your ice cream looks so creamy and yum.I was literally drooling going through your posts.I know this is'nt the first time you have heard that.Your pictures are awesome.Thanks for stopping by my space.

Shobha said...

Never tried ice cream from avocado....looks nice and creamy.
will give it a try.
Thanks for visiting my blog and do keep coming.

Lisa said...

Wow, this sounds really interesting. I've never tried avocado ice cream, although I love avocados! If I had just seen the picture, I would have thought it was pistachio ice cream!

Meg (The Red Spoon) said...

Ok, I've heard of avocado ice cream and have always wondered how it tastes. I am a die hard ice cream fan and love avocado too, but have always been a bit skeptical when putting them together. Pics of course look great, but how is the flavor?

Dimah said...

Hi,
first time here…
The ice cream looks so yummy!

Sonia said...

Thanks guys for appreciating the ice cream... !
@ The Red Spoon - the ice cream was great and I loved its subtle sweetness and nutrition quotient over sugary ice creams... !

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Yep~ I can definitely see how this would be amazing! I LOVE avocado and am really getting into the idea of sweets with avocado!

Delishhh said...

OMG how creative. I don't know if i would have ordered avocado ice cream if it was on the menu but after reading this and seeing your pictures i really want to taste this. What a wonderful job!

Pam said...

I've never had avocado as a sweet treat...your ice cream looks wonderful.

Jennifer (Delicieux) said...

Wow, I would never have thought of making avocado ice cream. Looks delicious!

Kankana said...

may I say that you really have amazing photography skills. Love the clicks .. you need to give me some lesson here .. i am serious !!

Talking of Avocado, oh I love them too.. can eat them back to back ..so creamy and fresh and yet so healthy !

aipi said...

I think the creamy- buttery texture of avocados will go very well in the ice-cream..I know my hubby will love this one..as he devours avocados :)
Loved the clicks with the cones!


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Soma said...

as much as I love avacados, i haven't gotten around making an ice cream. the lemon sounds fantastic and the chocolate chips make it ever so enticing. beautiful pics you have up there.

Torviewtoronto said...

looks beautiful and delicious haven't made ice cream although i have made smoothies and top it with ice cream
I can imagine how delicious this would have been

Danelle said...

My son was just telling me that you could use avocados in place of eggs in ice cream. I think it sounds delicious.

Now Serving said...

Wow! SO YUMMY!

citronetvanille said...

That avocado ice cream is genius! I can see how it would be delightful, avocado is so creamy and bland it can be accommodated with many flavors. Gorgeous photos too!

Rachu said...

thanks for the lovely comment..
ice cream is fab.. avocado icecream.. cant wait to lick it.. beautiful pics too..
ammaandbaby.blogspot.com/

Aruna Manikandan said...

First time here....

Ice cream looks perfect and yummy...

Amazing clicks..

U have a wonderful space with interesting recipes and lovely clicks
glad to follow u :)

Mexico in my kitchen said...

Just yesterday I was thinking in making avocado ice cream. It is a very common ice cream in my country.

Thanks for the recipe.

Malar Gandhi said...

Oh man, that luks darn delicious, simply refreshing...can't wait to try them...thanks for this lovely recipe

Sonia said...

I thank all of you for dropping a note of appreciation on my space... !

La cucina di Irina said...

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Irina

La cucina di Irina said...

Sonia, there is a translator of the rigth of my blog!
I'll wait you..

Irina

Susi said...

We adore any and everything with avocados. My daughter has been asking when I would make ice cream with them, but so far I wasn't sure if we would like it. After your post I think I will give it a try this year. It looks delicious!

LifenSpice said...

Hi Sonia, I came here through the message you left on my blog. I loved all your pictures and the hard work you have put into each recipe.

I love avacado but have never tried them in icecream. Looks like something I would love to!

Gourmantine said...

Avocado ice cream sounds like a wonderful idea and the photos are simply beautiful!

kitchenmorph said...

i've had avocado smoothie. we don get avocado here. i can imagine how zesty the avocado lime prep would've been . lucky your family!! great recipe executed to perfection and great pics!

Sonia said...

Thanks guys for liking this ice cream. Give it a shot and let me know how it came out !

Shanthi said...

Looks extremely tempting and well explained
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Agnes said...

Interesting ice cream flavour! I still can't help but think of avocado as something that is used in savoury dishes - I must get out of that mindset and try it in more sweet things. :)

Anonymous said...

LOVE! and i don't need an ice cream maker. :) what's not to like about this? saving to my online cookbook
cookmarked!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That is one beautiful, unique and divine ice cream! I love it's color and lovely texture.

Cheers,

Rosa

sliceofmylyfe said...

Woah! This is mind blowin stuff. It looks great and I am sure it would taste fabulous.

Shumaila said...

This is great! Thanks for sharing!

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