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How to make avocado ice cream

Avocados aren’t just for salads or spreading on toast. With this simple, no-churn ice cream recipe you can see how their rich, creamy texture makes them perfect for a refreshing summer ice cream that takes just 20 minutes to make. Don’t forget to screengrab the handy ingredients list at the bottom before you go shopping.

  1. Prepare the avocados

    Halve and stone 2 ripe avocados – if they are ripe enough, the stones should come out cleanly and you should be able to easily remove the flesh from the skin. Scoop the flesh into the bowl of a food processor and add 1 tbsp lime juice, 400g sweetened condensed milk and a pinch of salt.

    Prepare the avocados
  2. Blend

    Blend the mixture for 1-2 mins until completely smooth.

  3. Whip the cream

    In a large bowl, whip 600ml double cream until just stiff, the cream should hold its shape when the whisk is lifted out but not feel too rigid.

    Whip the cream
  4. Fold together

    Add the avocado mixture to the cream and fold in gently, without beating, until completely combined with no streaks of white remaining.

    Fold together
  5. Transfer to a container

    Transfer the mixture to a freezer-proof container and smooth the top. If lidded, cover the surface with clingfilm before securing the lid, otherwise wrap the whole container well in 2 layers of clingfilm (this will protect the ice cream from freezer burn).

    Transfer to a container
  6. Freeze and serve

    Freeze for at least 8 hrs or overnight. To serve, remove the ice cream from the freezer to allow it soften for 20-30 mins, then scoop into bowls or ice cream cones. The frozen ice cream will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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  7. Ingredients

    We've made a handy shopping list so you can get everything you need for these easy ice cream. Don't forget to screenshot before you go shopping!

    2 large, very ripe avocados
    1 tbsp lime juice
    400g sweetened condensed milk
    pinch of salt
    600ml double cream

    Serves 14

    Each serving contains

    • Energy

    • Fat

      31g 45%
    • Saturates

      17g 87%
    • Sugars

      17g 19%
    • Salt

      0.2g 3%

    of the reference intake
    Carbohydrate 17.1g Protein 3.6g Fibre 0g