When I was a little girl, my Mom started her own company. She would take me with her to run errands for the business. And SOMEtimes we would say our favorite saying “When the going gets tough, the tough get ice cream.” And so we did. I always ordered pink bubblegum ice cream and she always ordered mint chocolate chip.
I think almost everyone has a wonderful, happy memory that revolves around ice cream. And if you don’t….go grab someone you love, take them out for ice cream and make that memory! After you’ve had your fill of the real stuff and you realize that you want to button your pants, wear a swim suit, live to see your kids graduate college….then make the decision to indulge in a more healthy version of ice cream.
This recipe definitely seems a bit strange, but the flavor and the texture is incredible! You’d never guess that this ice cream is loaded with veggies! Yes, vegetable ice cream!
Avocado Ice Cream
- 2 Ripe Avocados, peeled and pitted
- 1 can Full Fat Coconut Milk (organic if you can find it)
- 1/2 cup Raw Honey
- 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup Mini Chocolate Chips or Cocoa Nibs (Optional)
- 1/8 tsp – 1/4 tsp Mint Extract (Optional)
Combine all the ingredients except chocolate chips in a blender or food processor until completely smooth. Pour into an ice cream maker, following manufacturer’s directions. Stir in the chocolate chips after the ice cream machine process is complete. Transfer to a freezer proof container (please don’t freeze plastic!). Allow to freeze an hour or more. Scoop and Enjoy!
Pour into an ice cream maker and watch the magic happen!
Ooops! I accidentally added chocolate! What a surprise, that never happens!
This ice cream is so tasty and the best part is that you can get that mint chocolate chip flavor withOUT the artificial food coloring and the fatty-pants, heart-clogging, cholesterol-soaring side effects of traditional ice cream.
Plus, your kids will never know they are devouring a bowl full of veggies! SCORE!
If this veggie ice cream seems too crazy for you, then take baby steps and start out with this incredibly good for you and delicious Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream!