Recipe: Avocado Ice Cream (SCD, GAPS, Paleo, AIP)

Desserts

Jul 05
Avocado Ice Cream, avocado

Even though it looks like pistachio ice cream, it is not. This is Avocado Ice Cream at its best.

I was never a big fan of pistachio ice cream. I don’t even like pistachio nuts. If you’re like me, you will love this ice cream because it actually has nothing to do with pistachio nuts at all!

It’s made with avocado but you won’t even taste it! The ingredients include avocado, coconut cream (from the top of the coconut milk can), banana, honey and vanilla!

Simple yet perfect for a healthy and delicious treat!

Conventional Ice Cream Has A Lot of Additives

Most commercial ice cream is made with horrible ingredients such as:

  • Low fat milk
  • Conditioners
  • Trans fats
  • artificial colors
  • artificial flavors

Due to the fallacy that low fat is healthier, most ice cream is made with low fat or conventional skim milk which has antibiotic and pesticide residues.

It is  marketed as low fat, yet taking the fat out (and with it the important fat soluble vitamins) requires the addition of sweeteners and artificial flavors in order to make it taste good.

There are also conditioners like mono and diglycerides that are used to emulsify the product so that it is smooth to the palate. These emulsifiers are partly made up of fatty acids, but since they are not classified as lipids they do not have to report that they contain trans fats.

Trans fats have been found to be the culprit in cardiovascular disease, not cholesterol.

Then there are the refined sweeteners like white sugar or even worse, artificial sweeteners (like Splenda), which have been found to be addictive, neurotoxic and serve to increase cravings for sweets.

There are also the artificial flavors and artificial colors which we know contribute to behavior problems in susceptible children.

All of these things are chemicals made to enhance the flavor and “mouth feel” of the product and have nothing to do with keeping the product simple and nutritious.

Yes, ice cream can be nutritious when it is made with pure, whole ingredients.

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Recipe: Avocado Ice Cream (SCD, GAPS, Paleo, AIP)

Avocado Ice Cream, avocado
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 medium to large avocado
  • 2 medium ripe bananas
  • 1 – 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or powder
  • 3 Tbsp coconut cream from the top of the can (I like this one)
  • 1/4 tsp stevia (optiona – omit if AIP)

Instructions

  1. Cut open and remove the pit from the avocado and add to the processor
  2. Add the ripe bananas
  3. Add the honey and coconut cream and process
  4. While the processor is running add the vanilla extract or powder
  5. Process until smooth
  6. Remove into a bowl and refrigerate until cold
  7. Add to an ice cream maker and process 10 – 12 minutes
  8. Serve immediately or store in a container in the freezer

Equipment

You might also like this recipe for Vanilla Ice Cream with a Twist!

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