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.

avocado

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
Servings: 2 Servings
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Ingredients  

  • 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

Instructions 

  • 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.

Nutrition

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.

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Questions

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.

Skylar

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

4.45 from 18 votes (16 ratings without comment)

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  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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 :)

  4. 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!!