Avocados have become all the rage lately. People are putting them on their toast, in their smoothies, and now people are making ice cream out of this highly versatile and healthy fruit. Yes you heard that right, avocado ice cream is the new dessert for people who are on a health craze, but still have a sweet tooth.
Avocado Ice Cream Recipe
If you are familiar with making regular ice cream, then making avocado ice cream should be no more difficult. Alton Brown’s simple avocado ice cream is a testament to that. The ingredients are surprisingly simple, just combine 3 avocados, 1 tbsp. of lemon juice, 1.5 cups of milk, half a cup of sugar, and 1 cup of heavy cream into a blender and refrigerate the results for 4 to 6 hours. After refrigerating, put the mixture in an ice cream maker for 15 minutes and your avocado ice cream is ready to enjoy.
Avocado Ice Cream Is Becoming Easier To Find
If you want to save time and not worry about the hassle of making avocado ice cream, you can simply just buy some at the store that’s readily available. Avocado ice cream has even become one of the many new vegan ice creams to enter the food scene. They also have a variety of non-vegan options as well. Whatever the case, there are a plethora of up and coming avocado ice cream brands that you can choose from.
Boston-based company Fomu was a pioneer for avocado ice cream and they make a coconut milk based avocado ice cream without any flavoring so it literally tastes like avocado. Cado is the most well known brand out there, but they use a lot more flavoring. Cado makes flavors such as lemon, dark chocolate, and mint chocolate chip. The California based Magnolia brand is not vegan, but it contains some wild flavors as well, such as purple yam, Thai tea, and lychee. Magnolia and Cado can be found at many common grocery stores for you to try out their flavors today. You can get a pint for around 6 or 7 bucks.
Avocado Ice Cream Nutrition Facts
Avocado ice cream has loads of nutritional benefits, just ask six time Super Bowl Champion Tom Brady. His patented TB12 diet has been the key for him to stay at peak performance well into his 40s. Guess what a main component of that diet is? That’s right: Avocado ice cream. Brady goes with a vegan version that includes cashews, coconut meat, dates, and cacao powder.
Tom Brady keeps his nutritional facts super secret, but the commonly known Magnolia ice cream has their nutritional information available. 1 serving size of their avocado ice cream has 220 calories, 29 grams of carbohydrates, 10 grams of fat, and 3 grams of protein. They say that since it’s avocado, that it’s the good kind of fat instead of the saturated fat that comes with regular ice cream.
So now when you need a nice treat in the summertime, consider an alternate route by going with avocado ice cream instead.