Vanilla Avocado Banana Ice Cream


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Scott loves ice cream.

Vanilla Avocado Banana Ice Cream

And Skylar loves avocados, especially locally grown avocados.



And I like using up extra bananas I have laying around.

bananasI have a whole What to Make with Ripe Bananas post, too

But back to that “ice cream” and the recipe, you see, Scott loves the real kind of ice cream…

Vanilla Avocado Banana Ice Cream

…But what I made isn’t the real kind.

But he still loved it.
Vanilla Avocado Banana Ice Cream



Vanilla Avocado Banana Ice Cream

Just blend everything together and either eat immediately or freeze extras for later.  Easy.

Vanilla Avocado Banana Ice Cream

How does it taste?  Wonderful!

Would I call my “ice cream” Ben & Jerry’s?  No.

I would call it better than Ben & Jerry’s.  Yes!

Vanilla Avocado Banana Ice Cream

I am very picky with desserts.  I have a raging sweet tooth, I love fattening, sugary, buttery, rich, decadent, creamy, luxurious desserts and this passes muster.

The avocado really makes it oh-so-creamy and the sweetness from the banana and the sugar help it to really become “ice cream”.

If this recipe looks similar to you, it’s because it’s a spin-off of my Vanilla Avocado Banana Smoothie In A Bowl

Vanilla Avocado Banana Smoothie In A Bowl

The ice cream, however, is sweeter and much thicker than the smoothie.  As ice cream should be.

Vanilla Avocado Banana Ice Cream

Even if you don’t like avocados, it’s ok.  You will still like this, I promise.

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4.45 from 18 votes

Vanilla Avocado Banana Ice Cream

By Averie Sunshine
Vegan, Dairy-Free, Soy Free, Gluten Free!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
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  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 medium banana, previously frozen in chunks is optimal
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ c milk (nut milk, vanilla flavored nut milk, milk, cream, vanilla Coffeemate
  • ½ c sugar (add/reduce/omit as desired, or use stevia or vanilla NuNaturals stevia drops
  • 1 cup ice cubes, optional


  • Blend everything in Vita-Mix or blender until smooth.Vita-Mix Tips: If you are using a Vita and the mixture is extremely thick, add more milk/agave/splash of water until blending is easier and blend on High. Don’t be afraid of High.  Better to do this on High for shorter duration than lower speed/longer duration.


Serving: 1, Calories: 775kcal, Carbohydrates: 101g, Protein: 21g, Fat: 36g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 22g, Cholesterol: 51mg, Sodium: 275mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 60g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

From my last post about Trips, Workshops, & Conferences it sounds like some of you are going to try to attend some in the future.  Me too.  I’ve got a few things on the horizon that I’m really excited about!


1. Have you ever made your own ice cream or “ice cream”?

I hesitate to use quotation marks once around “ice cream” because for me this recipe is just as good as real ice cream.

I cannot eat real ice cream; something about the dairy in ice cream or frozen yogurt just kills my stomach.  I can drink cream in my coffee, but I just can’t eat ice cream.

But since the avocado in this recipe adds such a layer of creaminess, and it’s well-sweetened recipe, I didn’t miss the real ice cream.  Nor did Scott who’s the pickiest person when it comes to ice cream!

And for anyone who doesn’t like avocados, I promise tt doesn’t “taste” like an avocado.

Nor does my Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse

It’s kind of like people who say they don’t like tofu.  Really?

Follow these tofu preparation & cooking steps and then tell me if you still don’t like tofu.  I bet you’ll change your mind.

2. Do you like avocados?

Yes, in all forms!

I have Cheater’s Guacamole in case you’d rather keep your avos savory rather than sweet.

Cheater's Guacamole

3. Best thing you’ve ate or done this weekend?

Being on the beach in Aruba with Skylar for me has been awesome.


Happy Memorial Day and if you’re just catching up on posts from the weekend, here are mine since Friday:

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  1. 5 stars
    Loved it. I used maple syrup (by taste) instead of sugar.
    I have also made this with the addition of cocoa powder to make chocolate and omitted the vanilla essence.

  2. 5 stars
    Loved it. I used maple syrup (by taste) instead of sugar.
    I have also made this with the addition of cocoa powder to make chocolate and omitted the vanilla essence.

  3. This is really yummy but far too sweet with all the sugar. I’ve cut it to one tablespoon of honey and it is perfectly sweet enough and far healthier! Thanks for a delish recipe!

  4. I’m going to try this! I have a bunch of frozen bananas that I was going to make shakes with ( I don’t like to use the word “smoothie”!) but the ice cream recipe sounds more fun! I’ll blend everything with a rotary beater (It’s a bit more work,but it’s also quieter!) so I hope it works out.

  5. Ahh I just made a batch of this ice cream and did a little taste test, what can I say? It’s so smooth and I thought the banana was going to overwhelm the mixture, but the my surprise it didn’t. It’s currently freezing in the freezer right now and i’m excited. I’m glad I could still taste the hints of avacado, and when you think about it they both are smooth and creamy which is just perfect time put in ice cream. It’s very lovely! Thank you for creating the recipe! Lots of love! <3

  6. I put just a little mint extract in this…heaven! I wish with all of my wishes that I had some carob chips to throw in there too!
    Love the recipe!

    1. Thanks for trying this one, Sara! I appreciate it as it’s a few years old but still works :)

  7. this looks great and will have to try it – after it is frozen in the container can one blend it up again just before serving to soften it up? Nicely done with step by step pictures except your comment by the banana picture may be either too much information or there’s some words missing. LOL!!

  8. I had to come and tell you that I made this “ice cream” today and it is amazing! I absolutely love it! It’s so creamy and flavorful! I used unsweetened coconut milk and agave. It was perfect and came together in no time! Thanks so much for an awesome recipe! I will definitely be making it regularly!

    1. Oh yay!! Glad you loved it so much! I think it’s a great alternative to real ice cream if you want to avoid dairy since avocado is so creamy and rich! Glad you loved it & thanks for lmk! ;)

  9. I just made the ice cream and OMG it is delish! Now just have to wait for it to be frozen.. My 2 yr old twin boys love it too. Great way to incorporate something they normally wouldn’t eat! Thanks for the recipe!

  10. OMG!!!!! Wow. This is FANTASTIC. I had made an avocado lime “ice cream” a while back, but it was just too sour. We substituted liquid stevia for the sugar, and it is absolutely wonderful. I’ve not had sugar or fruit (except limes and lemons) and almost no carbs for the better part of this last year (medical diet), so this is quite a treat for me. We made a triple batch :) Thanks so much for this recipe, and all your inspiring ideas. It’s wonderful to see people experimenting and allowing creativity to reign. We will be trying the vegan fudge for sure. All the best, Pam

    1. Glad you are so happy with this and thanks for the high praise – it’s one of those recipes that I know sounds a little like, huh really? But it doesn’t disappoint and glad you loved it and thanks for the field report!

  11. I don’t have a vita mixer but I do have a green star juicer that turns frozen fruit into “ice cream”. I think I will try to adapt your recipe for my juicer and see if it comes out.

  12. I just made this (with coconut milk and replaced the sugar with a 1/4 cup combo of agave nectar and honey. I was slightly skeptical at first, but I dipped my spoon into the blender to try it and fell in LOVE…I may or may not have double dipped. This is absolutely divine! Thank you for sharing!

    1. I am so glad you made it and yes, this ice cream has people turn up their nose or be really skeptical til they try it, but then they do – and it speaks for itself :) And glad you tried it!! :)

  13. Just made this for my daughter and I and we loved it! Next time I may try a little less sugar though, 1/2 cup was a little too much for me! Thanks for sharing!

    1. I’ve found some varieties of avocados (and bananas, too – the riper they are, the sweeter they are) tend to be sweeter than others, and of course personal taste preferences, too, can impact how much sugar is optimal. Glad you enjoyed it!

  14. Hi Averie,

    I was wondering if this would work in an ice cream maker as well… Minus the ice of course, as we do not own a vitamix.

    1. I’m sure it would…you could probably even just stir it by hand or put it into a blender to blend and pour into bowls and freeze. LMK what you try!

  15. how many would this serve? i’m planning to try the recipe out for a get-together (3 adults, 6 kids) and am wondering if i should double or triple?


    1. I’d double it unless they have really big appetites but it’s a personal decision…hard to say :) It freezes well so make a triple batch and have leftovers I guess, too! LMK how it goes over!

  16. Amazing! I am one of those people with a standoffish relationship with avocado. It is not the taste that bothers me (I agree, it is mild) it is the texture. I can only eat avocado if it is paired with something really crunchy. But this recipe was fantastic I only had plain kefir so that is what I used for the liquid. No avocado issues at all. I am regular raw banana ice cream maker. I am going to have to add this into rotation.

    1. Thanks for the glowing report and comment. I always tell this to people; even those who aren’t “that into” avocados tend to really like this recipe & glad you fall into that camp!

    1. Moderation. A bite, a taste, a piece. I don’t need 7 bowls of ice cream or a half pan of brownies. They will always be there; I indulge in what I want, then, move on. Not a biggie, actually.

  17. Made this tonight in my ice cream maker. I used almond milk (unsweetened) and sugar in the raw. It came out fine. It was a bit sweet, though! Tastes pretty much like banana-vanilla-y to me…can’t tell anything avocado about it. Great recipe!

    1. Glad you enjoyed it and I like my ice cream sweeet. But of course, scale back on the sweetener, to your taste. Plus everyone’s avocados and bananas are different ripeness and sweetness levels so sweeten to taste. Thanks for LMK you made it!

  18. hi averie!
    i have tried to make this twice and while i LOVE the flavor, it gets really icey in my freezer and even though i let it thaw 10-15 minutes before eating, it is still icey =( so we have been enjoying it as pudding, right after we make it. any ideas on how to make it creamy, like how yours looks in the photos?

    1. It could be the milk you’re using; some milk is going to ice over more, i.e. cream won’t do it as much as skim or a nut milk

      Your freezer could be too cold by a few degrees.

      You may not be blending it long enough in your blender. You have to blend for a LONG time to get it creamy….5+ minutes perhaps. I’d try that and make your freezer warmer by a couple degrees; that happens to food to me as well if my freezer is too cold.

      LMK what you try!!

  19. Wow…this was good. I used a frozen banana and still felt the need for more ice to make it thicker/colder. I only used 1/4 cup agave and when I scooped it out I added some cacao nibs! Delicious! Toddler approved although he is not a fan of cacao nibs! I think he melts the ice cream in his mouth sorting out the “choco chips” then eating the nibs by themselves which are kind of bitter! LOL I will be making this again and again! I’m always looking for healthy fat recipes that my toddler will like since we eat a whole foods plant based diet, no oil.

    1. Wanted to add, my son is a dipper, he will dip anything into anything. I gave him some Late July classic crackers…he dipped them into the ice cream and said “mmmmmm” I was like let me try….OMG…it tasted so good. The combo of a salty buttery cracker and this decadent ice cream was awesome! We were fighting over his last bite! LOL

  20. Just made this! My stevia was super sweet though, so I ended up adding half again as much of the other ingredients (except for banana – added a whole extra instead of half) to counteract the stevia sweetness and aftertaste. Still pretty sweet/strong. Got any tips?
    Other than that, it’s turning out great! Thanks for the recipe!
    (found you via pinterest, btw!)

    1. Don’t use stevia then if it’s making it funny..use sugar, agave, maple syrup or something else you like better or play with the ratio of the stevia. Trial and error…have fun taste testing :)

  21. I was a bit skeptical about avocados in ice cream when I looked at this, but I’m vegan and having been craving a good cup of ice cream for a week. I decided to try it, and it’s DELICIOUS! I swear, I must have eaten a fourth of it before I even got it into the freezer. I mixed some plump raisins into it and some chopped walnuts. It definitely hit the spot, thank you so much!

  22. I just found this recipe on Pinterest and I can’t wait to make it! I am a little sad to hear you say it doesn’t taste like avocado…I love avocado! I could live on them. Love your pic from the beach in Aruba – that is absolutely my favorite place on earth (forget Disneyworld!!). I was just looking at trips online today.

    1. Well, okay, it doesn’t taste like avocado in the savory sense that most people tend to associate avocado with, i.e. guacamole. And really, without anything added, I find avo to be very neutral tasting. It’s CREAMY but it’s fairly mild in flavor if that makes sense. So you get the creaminess and if you reduced the sugar maybe more of the virgin avo flavor would come thru…LMK what you end up doing if you make it.

      1. I reduced the sugar and the banana (because I find banana overpowers everything). I also skipped the ice because I wanted it to be creamier. Loved the taste of it when it was mixed together but the texture is not the same as yours after frozen. What kind of milk did you use? Maybe I’ll try again without changing the banana/sugar or maybe I’ll just make it without the sugar and drink it as a smoothie!

      2. you changed lots of things..the sugar, the banana, the ice…so not sure where to tell you to change it back…but for sure, put the banana back in if you want creamy. Milk…I believe almond? It was a long time ago I wrong that post…keep playing with things til you get it right, for you. There is no really “right” long as you like it, that’s all that matters!

  23. Wow! Just found your recipe. We’re going out of town tomorrow and needed to do something with the avocadoes. This stuff rocks!

  24. I just made the avocado banana ice cream with mint extract and chocolate chips… mint chip ice cream except better for you are yummier!! :) :)

    Thanks for the great recipe!

  25. Love the ice cream! And I have made my own in my ice cream maker. I’ve made everything from the real deal to using coconut milk and yogurt. All yummy! I’ll have to pop an avocado in my next batch. We all love ‘cados at my house!

  26. Oh my gosh, this looks wonderful! I made some of your agave/cocoa powder/coconut oil chocolate and it was superb, so I think I’ll have to trust you on this one too…. can’t wait to try it!

  27. Wow, Averie, this ice cream sounds fantastic! I’ve made “ice cream” with frozen banana before, and love how creamy it turns out. I can only image the effect the addition of avocado would have! Yum.

    I’m new to your blog, and I’ll be back! :)

  28. That an easy ice-cream! It looks just like the real-deal, but is so much healthier, and probably much tastier too. I have made my own ice cream with a vita-mix and bammix before, but I have always eaten it right away. I like that you freeze yours, because then you can scoop it out and make it look like hard icecream should.

  29. Yum! It’s really amazing how good banana can taste after freezing and blending!
    I bet this recipe would taste wonderful with some cocoa or mint… or both! :D

  30. Yes and yes! I actually make avocado ice cream too, and love your creation. The avocado and banana together must make it so wonderfully creamy!

  31. Hurray for another ice cream recipe! Will be trying it this week for sure.

    I’m a huge avocado lover and always keep them in the house. My husband doesn’t like avocados, but doesn’t seem to have a problem when they make up the bulk of chocolate pudding, chocolate mousse, or chocolate icing ;)

    1. thanks for all your catching up comments this morning!

      and yes, sometimes people dont realize they “love avocados” til you doctor them up sometimes :)

      1. Made the avocado ice cream last night with some cocoa powder thrown in to disguise it. My husband devoured his serving and tried to take some of mine. I will be making a bigger batch next time ;)

  32. Just saw your comment on cleaneatingchelsey, and had to check out your ice-cream recipe. I am going to make this! It looks so good!

  33. My Honey is from Mexico and they eat avocado ice cream. The banana addition sounds so yummy!

    I don’t have an ice cream maker so this is a great recipe and I plan on trying it this week because it is so hot outside – lol!


  34. So excited about this recipe, Averie!! Thanks for posting it!! I love banana soft serve, but have never thought of using avocados (one of my absolute favorite foods)..i will be making this very soon!!

  35. What better creamy combination than avocados and banana! I love my vitamix, we use it every day!

  36. Yes that looks so delicious and cooling. I know a lot of people who loveee avocado, I have to save this. I love your recipes the pictures look soooo good.

  37. This the perfect combination of flavors and everything I love. Definitely making this soon, it’s pure brilliance, perfect for a hot summer day!

  38. Wow that ice cream looks stunning and perfect for summer!
    I really need to get myself a vitamix! I do, however, have an ice cream maker and use it somtimes. The last thing I used it for was a delicous coconut banana ice cream! Ahh. Summer memories :)
    Best things I’ve done this weekend were camping with friends Friday, and a great yin/yang yoga class yesterday!

  39. We have an ice cream maker, and during the summer we’ll occasionally make some. Homemade is SO much better!!

    Your vanilla avocado banana ice cream looks delicious and really creamy!

  40. Ice cream is one of my all time favorite foods! I used to eat it for breakfast :P
    I love that your recipe doesn’t require an ice cream machine and it has another one of my favorites…avocado! Plus the avocado has lots of good fats versus the usual heavy cream and egg yolks. Can’t wait to try it!

  41. I’ve tried to make ice cream before, when I got an ice cream maker as a gift a few years ago. I’m semi-allergic to cow dairy products, and all the recipes that came with the maker called for heavy cream, so my dairy-free recipe tasted really off. I haven’t tried to make ice cream since and I don’t have the ice cream maker anymore, but recently I’ve been seeing so many good ice cream recipes I think I’m going to try again. Especially since it’s summer!

  42. I’ve been wanting to try avocado in ice cream. That sounds sooo good, and I love the color it gives it. YUM!

    I have an ice cream maker (soft serve) and just sold my older ice cream maker at the yard sale. I didn’t like it as much as the soft serve one. ;)

    And yes, I have made TONS of ice cream in my lifetime. We used to own an ice cream stand and made homemade gelato every day in the summertime. It was amazing. Better than anything I have ever tasted in my lifetime, as far as ice cream goes. Sadly, those days are long gone. :( And so is my tolerance for lots of ice cream. Sigh. lol

    1. “We used to own an ice cream stand and made homemade gelato every day in the summertime. It was amazing. Better than anything I have ever tasted in my lifetime,”–

      WOW and yes, I can imagine.

      and I learn something new about you every day!

  43. I love your avocado ice cream photos! They’re magnificent! It makes me want to make the stuff right this second. Too bad I have to wait until I have access to a full kitchen.. just one more week! I seriously cannot wait.

    I’m also enjoying viewing all the photos of Skylar playing on the beach. She looks so free and happy. I hope you all are enjoying yourselves!

  44. another fabulous concoction and beautiful photos of it! I love avocados and have a few I need to use up… I may have some ice cream today! :D

  45. Avocado is _awesome_ in ice creams! Agree that it’s great to have recipes that don’t require an ice cream maker. Phil is so picky about anything not tasting like it’s ‘supposed to’ that I doubt he’ll enjoy the raw ice creams I’m planning to make–but maybe if I don’t call them ice cream he’ll like them ok.

    I used to make ‘mint choc’ ice cream with that avo/banana mixture, mint flavor and cacao nibs. I think I did a ‘rum and raisin’ once too.

    So did you make this in your magic bullet? I’m curious if it’s strong enough to do that.

    1. no on the bullet, this was made in the vita awhile back, posting now.

      i have a post going out in the next day or two re “anything not tasting like it’s ‘supposed to’ ”

      you will enjoy :)

  46. I love avocados as long as they are in things. I really don’t like them by themselves. But in a recipe or smoothie they add so many good qualities!

    I have made banana soft-serve “ice cream” and I say it’s just as delicious as anything else I’ve tried! Especially when you mix in some raw cookie dough. Yum!

  47. Mmmm, this looks fabulous and SO yummy Avery. I love the combo of avocado and bananas in a sweet way- even if other people think it’s weird :) Never tried making ice cream with it in my Vita- will have to try!

    Have a great Memorial day!

  48. Yum, this ice cream looks amazing – awesome job! I don’t have an ice cream either, been debating on getting one.

    1. Yes, the raw vegan versions in my food processor and Vita-Mix.
    2. Yes, very much so!
    3. A whole lot of relaxing and catching up on house work. Not too exciting, but our weather is actually a little too cold to spend at the lake or beach celebrating Memorial Day – oh well. :-)

  49. Just wondering, for the ice cream recipe should I use a blender or food processor? Great idea, looks so delicious :)

    1. I’d recommend a Vitamix, then a food proc but if all you have is a “regular” blender, then use that. Use what you have and it will all work out :)

  50. I can’t do ice-cream either. The sugar/dairy combination just messes me up, but cheesecake and ice cream are two of my favorite things! I’ll try this recipe though. And I also loooove avocadoes. Every week I get a bag of them at Costco and eat them all by myself in the form of guac, avocado sandwiches, on toast or on salads. Can’t get enough of them.

  51. Hi Averie!
    Love this Ice Cream recipe… so clever too.
    I adore the picture of Skylar, she is growing up!!!

    I also like how you sum up your posts (incase you have that extra busy week like me) and they are really great posts.

    Have a great day. :)

    1. hi monica!
      thanks for the compliments and glad you enjoy the summary. sometimes i dont know if that’s helpful or not…used to do more, but it got too redundant. thanks for lmk you enjoy :)

  52. I have made ice cream before! I made the old-fashioned way of shaking. Because I was shaking by hand, and because all I had was skim milk, it ended up tasting like ice cream-flavored ice. ;p Yours looks way better! Avocados are awesome! I’m probably going to the Northwest Folklife Festival today.

  53. WOW! I have been on your site since last night, reading your entries and recipes. I just became vegan again after resuming a previously forgone carnivorous lifestyle. I realize I both feel and look like crap. I discovered a wheat intolerance and that too much soy also bothers my stomach. With these new discoveries being vegan became difficult, as wheat was my main source of protein and I added soy as an egg replacer a lot. I have been trying to eat more OATS and use coconut flour, but I wasn’t sure how to incorporate it into a vegan lifestyle in a way that would appeal to my particular tastes and my hatred of complicated recipes. I found your blog looking for vegan coconut flour recipes and I am so glad. I was heading to this second vegan journey after my health and well being has forced my hand. I was kind of worried what I would do, but after seeing your pictures and recipes, I have new hope! Everything you make looks so delicious and uncomplicated! I love the protein bar recipes you share, I have renewed interest in healthy food but every recipe without pictures seems like it would be gross. Your pictures of what you eat prove my fears wrong!

    The pictures are so beautiful I feel like I am becoming more interested in Raw eating as well, too. (I tried once and gave it up. I don’t like raw food much.) But I think I can do raw desserts like cookie dough and mousse and cheesecake from your recipes and it would be a great improvement over everything I eat being cooked! I have read many raw books and though their dessert recipes sounded good to me, the lack of images made me unlikely to go to the trouble of trying them. You have fixed that problem. Now I have the confidence to compromise in my ice cream addiction, with healthier options like avocados and bananas, without being afraid of the taste. (Thanks for addressing those concerns from other readers.)

    Thanks for your wonderful blog! I will be following you regularly. I’m also trying to start a fitness habit and I want to learn and practice yoga, so you’ve got the whole package for me. Thanks, again!

    1. thanks for finding me and reading. best of luck with all your changes and health.

  54. Averie, do you think that adding cocoa to the banana and avocado would be good? I need some chocolate in my day today!

  55. I’ve made banana soft serve before, I love adding cocoa and peanut butter to it. :)
    I’m OBSESSED with avocados! Guac is the best.
    And the best thing I’ve done this weekend was go to my friend’s lake house!

  56. i think this is on my list to try for sure! i only like bananas frozen and blended (i hate the texture/smell) but an avocado i can eat in ANY form love them!

  57. I love avocados and they look and sound divine in ice cream but i love guac too much to use them in anything else lol:):)

    Have a great day on the beach! After looking at all your beach pictures I might just go take a nap on a beach towel by the ocean this afternoon.

  58. what a beautiful color! best thing i ate/did was sip raspberry mojitos and long island iced tea by the river at an outdoor bar with good friends :)

  59. I’m definitely making that ice cream ASAP. I love putting avocados in my smoothies – with banana or oranges or mangos… the creaminess it adds makes it feel like a special treat. I am just beginning to experiment with my ice cream maker – so far my fav is a vegan strawberry-pretzel.

      1. I just made it! SO GOOD! I added just 1/2 a packet of Stevia rather than sugar and thought it was perfect. Great post-run snack on a 90 degree day. :)

  60. I LOVE this recipe! Avocado in desserts av just heavenly! I use it a lot in mousses and puddings, and this ice cream looks amazing. And the color is so pretty!
    I have made ice cream many times, and usually make it from raw cashews, maple sirup, cacao or raspberries and vanilla. Really good, and surprisinly creamy:)

    Best thing from my weeken was going to the movies with a friend to see Pirates of the Caribbean- loved that movie:)

  61. This looks great. And I love avocados!
    Best part of my weekend has been a root beer float at our local ice cream place yesterday :)

  62. I love avocados! And honestly your avocado mousse is one of my favorite things to make ever — I could eat that by the boat load.

    This ice cream looks delicious!

    Best thing about this weekend — going to jason’s dad’s house last night for dinner and then watching old home movies of Jason and his brother as little kids. It was hilarious.

    1. thanks holly
      “honestly your avocado mousse is one of my favorite things to make ever — I could eat that by the boat load.”

  63. I love making banana “ice cream”. I gave up sugar this year and banana ice cream has been one of the secrets of my success.

    I love Aruba! Except for almost getting killed in the Natural Pool on a stormy day :0

  64. Indeed a fine example of your recipe innovations. I have just started envying your kids, they have got a great mom! who serves them plenty of delicious food! lol :D

  65. Averie, you totally just made my day. And possibly my WEEK! Yum!

    I like to make my own “pudding” using avocado, banana and raw cacao and have that for breakfast- but this looks even better for an after-dinner treat :)


    1. thanks kristin and thanks for the pinterest follow. i havent done anything with it yet except find all my friends on there who already are doing things. lol

  66. I just might make this today, seeing as how I have one frozen banana and one ripe avocado. I’ve made banana ice-cream and avocado ice-cream, but I don’t think I’ve ever combined the two.

    1. do it and dont skimp on the sugar (i know you wont) and you’ll dig it!

  67. That looks delicious! I’ll have to go out and get some avocados and try it!

  68. So fun! I love when people sneak avocado into unexpected spots. I bet this is super creamy and delicious!!

  69. I cannot WAIT to try this once I’m home! I am a huge ice cream freak. Avocado, too. :)

  70. Averie, this is such a great idea for ice cream. Love that you made it all in your Vita. You know how badly I need me one of those. Skylar is gorgeous! it is so fun watching her grow. Hope you guys have a great Memorial Day. xo

    1. I can’t believe that you don’t have one.


      Even more so b/c you already know how to cook and are so amazing in the kitchen.

      I hope you’re having the time of your life. Wait, I know you are :)

  71. That ice cream looks so dreamily creamy. Yum!

    And I agree. Tofu is such a blank slate. How can you not like it? haha!

  72. Averie this ice cream looks so good! I love making softserve with bananas– and I love ice cream. The green color makes me think of the green tea ice cream that I used to get at a local Asian restaurant. (or mint…maybe I’ll try it with some mint extract..hmmm..)

    I’m glad you are having a good vacation! After seeing your photos I’m totally craving some beach time. :)

  73. This looks lovely! And a big plus because there’s ice cream maker involved ;)
    I loooove avocado’s, in every way!

  74. That looks terrific!

    I liked your blogging 101 and 102 posts. I go back and forth on whether or not I want to start a blog. I really do prefer reading them and commenting. I think there’s a place for those of us who just want to support the really talented individuals who share their lives with us (like you!).

    1. Thank you, Robin, for saying that you like reading. That’s awesome. Bloggers need readers and sure, many readers also have blogs, but it’s perfectly awesome to be a reader and support bloggers. We all have different time constraints, interests, desires, etc and reading is a-okay if that’s what works for you. Thanks for reading MY blog and anyone else’s who you support!

  75. i love ice cream and i love avacado! this is a match made in heaven.
    and i’m with you on the raging sweet tooth: it’s a family trait. but i need quality – there is nothing worse than a cheap/fake cake or icing!
    never made my own ice cream, and do not own a maker. i’d rather go to baskin robbins and pay for someone else to do the work!
    enjoy your holiday monday!