Wednesday, May 18, 2011

AVOCADO ICE CREAM

Hi everyone, I seem to be on an experimental-cooking frenzy lately.  That's okay. It is been well worth it, and very tasty too. As many of you many know, I subscribe to MaryJane's Farm magazine.  This magazine, and all other things related to MaryJane's Farm is lots of fun. I'm even a member of the Farmgirl Sisterhood. My member number is #2176 to be exact.  In any case, the June/July issue of MaryJanesFarm magazine arrived in my mailbox a few days ago. A I was "oohing and ahing"  over all the great recipes, craft projects etc, I stumbled upon this fabulous recipe. It's for avocado ice cream. yes, you heard me right, avocado ice cream. I've never eaten avocadoes before, so this was something I absolutely had to try. Mine turned out like this:























THIS IS MY VERY FIRST BATCH OF AVOCADO ICE CREAM. I DIDN'T HAVE A FOOD PROCESSOR. SO I HAD TO TRY AND PUREE IT MY HAND USING  A FORK AND A POTATO MASHER. IT DIDN'T WORK OUT TERRIBLY WELL. MY ICE CREAM WAS MORE LIKE AVOCADO CHIP. HOWEVER, IN SPITE OF THAT, IT STILL TASTED VERY, VERY HEAVENLY .

Here is the recipe, if you'd like to try it for yourself. It tastes like the best lemon ice cream, even though it has avocado in it. You do not taste the avocado at all.  It makes about three cups of ice cream:

Ingredients:
* 1 large avocado, peeled and diced
* 1 cup half-and-half
* 2/3 cup powdered sugar
*1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
* 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice

First, combine ALL the ingredients in a blender. Puree until it is completely smooth.

Second, pour the mixture into a 2-quart baking dish.

Third,  cover and freeze it till firm, about four hours. (my freezer it took much longer than that, so you  may have to freeze it overnight)

Fourth, before serving, let stand at room te mperature for 15 minutes. Use an ice-cream or watermelon scoop to serve. The magazine suggests topping it with fresh fruit or mango salsa.

That's the news from Oregon today. Love and hugs, Heather :)

13 comments:

Counting Your Blessings said...

Hi Heather. Looks yummy. Oh, and if you want the French cupboard app you can get it on the sidebar at frenchcupboard.com. You'll have to dowload it and save it to your favorites. Happy experimenting! Blessings... Polly

Kim B said...

It looks yummy, I love ice cream however mmmm Avacado... I do love that blue ball jar (I have several) and its wire holder. Have a great evening. Hugs, Kim

Mit Liebe zum Detail said...

Liebe Heather danke für deinen Kommentar auf meinen Blog.Oh ich wußte gar nicht das man aus Avocado Eis machen kann.Das ist ja dann eine gesunde Nascherei,Avocados sind so wertvoll in unserer Ernährung.Toll dieses Rezept,danke dir dafür.Edith.

Becca said...

"Avos" are a favourite of everyone in my house except my husband. He even had an avocado tree in his garden (backyard) growing up here in Cape Town, but still doesn't like them. They are lovely diced or sliced on top of a salad or mashed to make guacamole dip for nachos/burritos/wraps or just halved with a dash of lemon and eaten with a spoon. I'll have to try 'your' icecream recipe now.

Jill said...

Hi heather!

Interesting....I never would have thought to put avocado into ice cream! LOL I like your new picture! Hope you have a great day!

Blessings,
Jill

Dmarie said...

I love avocado but probably never would have had the nerve to try it in ice cream--you wild thing!

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Rebecca said...

hmmmmmmm. Sounds SO interesting! Refreshing on a hot day, I'll bet!

Lea said...

Heather I love your blog! I see we're both friends with Rebecca too! I love her bunches too!
Okay you know what's weird? I have never not once ever even bought an avocado and just last week was telling my sister that I was thinking about trying one. I had guacamole "once" and can't remember what it tastes like really except I think I liked it? It's time... to try again. AND I LOVE ice cream. Hmm... maybe I'll have to try that sometime! I can tell from looking at your blog that you are a wonderful cook! You'll have to rub off on me there PLEASE! lol Have a great day, and it's wonderful to meet you! holykisses Lea

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh Heather the ice cream you made looks so yummy!You are coming up with some great recipes to share.

I just became a follower of yours! You are always so sweet when you come by my FB and blog. Thank you!

You asked about me not eating chicken. I do not eat beef either, sometimes a little pork but that is beginning to go out the door too! I guess I saw to many yucky things shown on the news that made me sick and sad about animal cruelty. I have a soft heart for animals. I do eat dairy. When we have a BBQ I will eat a big portabello (SP) mushroom burger! So good!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
Hugs,
Maryjane

MountainBlessings said...

I love avacados but would not have thought to make ice cream. It looks really good and sounds easy enough to make. Thanks for sharing!

ps I hopped over from Chickens In The Road.

Beth said...

Wow, what a unique recipe! Thanks for telling us about it, and for telling us that it tastes like lemons. Yum, that sounds good. Heather, I hope all is well with you.
Hugs, Bbeth

Annesphamily said...

I am loving this already! We have a Montel Williams Healthy Living Juicer. It purees like a charm! I am going to try this because I love avocados! I also love lemon sorbet and ice! Heather you are a doll! Anne

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Heather,
You are always up to so much fun! I hope you're having a great weekend, my friend!!
XO
Cindy