Looks like avocado season must be in full swing somewhere. I’ve been getting avocados (6 medium to large ones in a bag) from Costco for under five bucks a bag for the past two weeks. Amazing! We’ve been using the beautiful avocados in our salsa, sandwiches, as a topping on the Chicken & Tortilla Soup, and we even use them to make, get this – avocado ice cream! The ice cream was totally a new thing for us. We were a little uncertain as to whether we would like the taste of it but decided to go ahead and make it anyway. The ice cream turned out refreshingly delicious…not too heavy, not too sweet, and a taste reminiscent of some sort of custard (kinda like my Avocado Muffins). If you don’t know that it’s avocado ice cream, you probably wouldn’t be able to guess it. Still, we love the flavor – definitely something I would make often if I have avocados at hand. :D
12 ounces avocado meat, approximately 3 small to medium
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1½ cups whole milk
½ cup sugar
1 cup heavy cream
Note: We added an extra quarter cup of sugar and substituted half & half for the milk and heavy cream. We also added 1 teaspoon vanilla extract to the mixture.
For the full preparation method, check out the Food Network site for Alton Brown’s Avocado Ice Cream recipe.