You only need 4 ingredients for this raw, gluten-free and vegan Avocado Ice Cream recipe! No ice cream machine needed. It’s super creamy and yummy!!
There is something about green ice cream that I’ve loved since I was a child. It just feels right to me. And because I’m secretly (or not so much) addicted to avocados, I worked on creating a vegan Avocado Ice Cream.
Avocado Ice Cream is all the rage right now. There are a few companies that sell avocado ice cream but you can easily make it at home. It’s really easy, you only need 4 ingredients and the best part is that you don’t need an ice cream machine to make this treat, but a blender or food processor will help you make it perfectly smooth.
If you’re wondering what Avocado Ice Cream tastes like… It’s super creamy and decadent. Also it’s not too sweet, so you still can taste the avocado. However, you can adjust the sweetness easily – that’s the good thing about homemade treats. If you want it sweeter, just add more rice syrup or whatever sweetener you prefer.
If you’re following a paleo diet, you can use maple syrup instead of the rice syrup and voilà: Paleo Avocado Ice Cream!
As a base I used coconut milk because it provides a lovely creaminess – oh and of course: avocado and coconut milk make a great team and ice cream!
Avocado Ice Cream
- 1 1/2 avocados
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 can (14 oz) full-fat coconut milk
- 1/3 cup brown rice syrup (or your preferred liquid sweetener such as maple syrup or agave syrup)
- Place the can of coconut milk in the fridge overnight.
- Cut the avocados in half, remove the pit and spoon out the avocado flesh.
- Put the avocado flesh in a food processor together with the lemon juice and blend until it's a perfectly smooth avocado cream.
- Open the coconut milk can upside down (so that the hard cream is on top).
- Spoon out the coconut cream until you hit the coconut water (save the coconut water for a different recipe or for a smoothie).
- Whip the coconut cream in a bowl with a stand mixer or other electrical mixer until it's a nice, soft coconut whipped cream. Add in the avocado cream and the rice syrup and mix until incorporated.
- Put the ice cream in a freezer-safe dish.
- Place it in the freezer for at least 4 hours.
- If it is too hard to spoon out after 4 hours, let it sit at room temperature for a minute or two. Enjoy!
If you give this yummy vegan Avocado Ice Cream recipe a try I’d love to hear how it turned out for you! Leave a comment or post a picture on instagram, use the hashtag #elephantasticvegan and tag me via @elephantasticvegan to make sure I’ll see it ^.^ I love to see all your lovely creations! Thanks! <3
Saturday 25th of February 2023
I made this tonight as I wanted something quick and easy that I could prepare in advance. My husband was pleasantly surprised how much he liked it, (he went for seconds!) he wasn't convinced that avocado ice cream would be good, after all who ever heard of avocado ice cream..... and surely if it was good we have heard of it by now. I served it with fresh blueberries and a drizzle of maple syrup over the top and it was absolutely delicious and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.
Tuesday 24th of March 2020
Hi, Question: I’m just curious if it’s necessary to include the lemon juice. The reason I’m asking is I’m concerned with a lemony flavor within the ice cream. I love lemons, I’m just quorious about the results. I’ve actually had some very similar to avocado ice cream, infact, it’s pretty much the same kind of ingredients. It’s a popular (avocado) shake in Indonesia, where I first encountered this. If you look up “Indonesian Avocado Shake” on the Web, you’ll see what I mean. It’s made with dairy, however it’s very simple to replace it with coconut milk and your choice of sweetener. The avocado shake recipe doesn’t call for lemon juice, hence why I’m wondering if it’s necessary for the lemon juice to be added to the ice cream(?)
Wednesday 8th of April 2020
the lemon juice should prevent browning. The avocado shake is made fresh and drunk immediately, right? I haven't tried the ice cream without lemon juice, but you can try, maybe it will not turn brownish after all! :)
Friday 19th of October 2018
OMG Im going right now to the shop to buy the syrup, already put the coconut crean in the fridge i cant wait to make it
Friday 2nd of November 2018
Yeayyy!! :) Hope you enjoy!
Friday 13th of April 2018
Wow! I love ice-cream and also very much avocado. So this recipe is saved among my favourites ones since it is deliciously and easy to make however, I was wondering if instead of coconut full cream milk (and then having to separate it) I may use just coconut cream. many, many thanks elena
Saturday 14th of April 2018
Hi Elena, thank you so much! You can totally use coconut cream instead! :)
Saturday 23rd of December 2017
Wow, really tasty. The coconut cream makes this super creamy and have alot of dimension. I am not vegan or a veggie, and this was amazing...better than other ones I have tried from Food Network. I subbed blue agave nectar from Sprouts.
Tuesday 2nd of January 2018
Thank you for the wonderful review, Michelle! So glad you enjoyed it! :)