4-Ingredient Avocado Ice Cream

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Have you ever had an avocado-flavored dessert?! It may sound strange, but let me assure you, if you like avocados and you like ice cream, you will love this easy 4-Ingredient Avocado Ice CreamI Avocado can be used as a butter substitute in recipes (it’s a fat!) but you generally don’t get an avocado flavor in those recipes. This no-churn ice cream is sweet and creamy, and the avocado flavor shines through. It’s everything I hoped it would be, and I have no doubt, once you try it, you’ll agree!

Top down view of three cones, each with one scoop of avocado ice cream on each cone. The cones are laying on their sides on a white surface, facing alternate directions. There are two halves of an avocado in the upper left corner and a whole avocado in the lower center. There are broken pieces of ice cream cones surrounding the cones and avocados.

Why this recipe works

No-churn ice cream is the perfect summer solution for those of us who don’t have ice cream makers! Avocado is such a creamy fruit that makes for a rich, smooth, creamy ice cream. It’s light and sweet, and so easy to make. Your freezer does most of the work!

Ingredients and notes

Avocado Ice Cream Ingredients

Whipping Cream – Whipping cream starts out as a liquid, and when beaten it eventually becomes whipped cream. This is because when you’re beating it, you are whipping air into it which makes it light and fluffy and airy. This, in turn, will make your ice cream light and fluffy and airy!

Sweetened Condensed Milk – Sweetened Condensed Milk is used to sweeten the ice cream. You don’t want to use sugar because it will likely not fully dissolve and will leave your ice cream with a grainy texture and we don’t want that!

Avocados – Avocados are, of course, what gives this ice cream its color and flavor. But it also contributes some extra creaminess to the texture.

How to make this recipe

Step 1

Whisk together the sweetened condensed milk, mashed avocado, and salt together until smooth.

Step 2

In a separate bowl, whip the cream until whipped cream is formed. You’ll know it’s ready when the mixture forms stiff peaks.

Step 3

Fold the avocado mixture into the whipped cream.

Step 4

Pour into your loaf pan and freeze until it reaches ice cream consistency. I usually freeze for at least 4-5 hours. Overnight is ideal.

Angled view of the loaf pan of avocado ice cream with three scoops sitting in the pan, and two more with ice cream cones on them also still sitting in the pan. to the right of the pan is a whole avocado. To the left of the pan, on the upper side of the frame is two halves of an avocado, in front of them are three ice cream cones, two stacked inside of eachother, and in front of those is an ice cream scooper.

Recipe FAQs

What does no-churn ice cream mean?

Ice cream is often made with an ice cream maker which requires a churning process. No-churn ice cream doesn’t requirement any special equipment. The churning process is replaced by whipping the air into the whipping cream to create the light and airy texture.

Why does no-churn ice cream work?

The whipping cream gives no-churn ice cream that light and airy texture that churning gives it.

What does avocado ice cream taste like?

It tastes like sweet, creamy avocado. It really tastes just like a dessert avocado!

Tips & Tricks

  • I always put my metal loaf pan in the freezer before starting on this recipe. That way, once the ice cream mixture is made, it’s being poured into an already cold pan.
  • To determine whether your whipped cream is ready, dip your whisk into the mixture, and then pull it straight up. If the mixture stands straight up and holds its shape, it’s ready to go.
  • When folding the avocado mixture into the whipped cream, some air will be released, but you want to try to keep as much air as you can in there so fold gently!

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4-Ingredient Avocado Ice Cream

A quick and easy avocado flavored no-churn ice cream
Prep Time10 mins
Chill Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 1 5×13 pan

Ingredients

  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 ripe avocados mashed or pureed
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt Diamond Crystal
  • 2 cups heavy cream

Instructions

  • Chill a metal loaf pan in advance.
  • Whisk milk, avocado, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff, forming whipped cream.
  • Fold the avocado mixture into the whipped cream mixture until combined.
  • Pour mixture into chilled loaf pan and freeze until desired ice cream consistency, approximately 5 hours.

Notes

I always put my metal loaf pan in the freezer before starting on this recipe. That way, once the ice cream mixture is made, it’s being poured into an already cold pan.
To determine whether your whipped cream is ready, dip your whisk into the mixture, and then pull it straight up. If the mixture stands straight up and holds its shape, it’s ready to go.

This post was updated in May 2021 with new photos, an updated recipe, and additional information about the recipe.

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