Before popsicle shops were popping up (pun intended) everywhere, it was this cool (pun not intended), novel, genius idea. My husband and I were in Nashville and a friend recommended Las Paletas, a popsicle shop. I was kind of confused, and super intrigued. I mean, popsicles are basically frozen juice, right?! So we’re going to pay a few dollars for some frozen juice at a shop when we could get a whole box for the same price as the store?
But we went. When we got there I was totally blown away. They had a large menu, split into fruit-based popsicles and cream-based popsicles. That was the first tough decision. Then within each of those categories, there were tons of mouthwatering flavors. I had no idea how I was going to decide! My husband went super adventurous and ordered a corn with cream popsicle. I then felt the pressure to be adventurous too, so I ordered an avocado popsicle. Now I’m sure y’all are thinking that avocado and popsicle are not two words that belong together. But I’m here to tell you that, and I mean this in the nicest way possible, you are wrong. Surprisingly, both of these popsicles were SO GOOD. Like, these might be the best popsicles I’ve ever had.
A couple years later I was at my parents’ house and was talking to them about the avocado popsicle. My parents were disgusted. “Avocado in a popsicle? No thanks.” So I knew what I needed to do…and I made some avocado popsicles. And I proved them wrong. Very wrong. We devoured those popsicles. I think we ate all 6 popsicles within 2 days.
So, are you still thinking that maybe we just have strange tastebuds? Or that maybe avocado popsicles just are not for you? Well (assuming you like the flavor of avocado), I’m here to prove you wrong. But I’m going to take it one step further. Instead of making popsicles (which are super easy, by the way, and I can share that recipe soon if there is interest), I’m going to try making ice cream. I’ve never made ice cream before, but where better to start than with avocado ice cream?!
It’s been hot, it’s been humid, it’s been just plain nasty out. This is the perfect way to cool off! And once you fall in love, you’ll make it for everyone you know when they tell you how gross that sounds, you can prove them wrong too. Welcome to the team!