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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Ice Cream Sunday: Avocado & Brownie Ice Cream

I'm not sure how to start this post other than holy freaking cow, this ice cream is maybe the best thing I have ever put in my mouth. A little dramatic? Sure. But I'm serious, this ice cream is amazing. It's unbelievably creamy, smooth, rich, and yet slightly fluffy. Throw in some chewy brownie and you have some crazy good ice cream.

I'm sure some of you are thinking, "Sweet avocados? Pass." All I can say to you nay-sayers is to give it a shot. The first bite might seem a little strange, but by the second or third you will be wondering why you never had avocados for dessert before. Plus, avocados are full of healthy fats so you can rationalize that extra scoop!

As far as the brownie goes, feel free to use whatever recipe (or box) you especially like. I used Trader Joe's Reduced Guilt Brownies, which if you haven't tried yet you are missing out! Yogurt is the only thing you need to add to the mix, and they are so chewy and rich! You would never know they were "reduced guilt."

Avocado & Brownie Ice Cream (recipe adapted from Food Network)
3 medium ripe avocados
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 cups milk (I used 2%)
1/2 cup sugar
Approximately 1 cup of cubed brownie pieces

1. Slice avocados, and scoop out meat into blender. Add cream, milk and sugar and blend until completely smooth.
2. Place mixture and brownie pieces into the fridge and let chill completely for several hours.
3. Once chilled, pour avocado mixture into ice cream machine until thick.
4. Place a few brownie pieces into an airtight container and cover with a layer of ice cream. Add more brownie pieces, followed by more ice cream until all the ice cream has been transfered. Cover and place container into the freezer for several hours or overnight.


  1. ooh, I want to try this one. You don't even have to use an ice cream maker? perfect.

    1. Woops, there was a typo in the directions. No, you still need an ice cream maker. Sorry!

  2. my first reaction is 'ew!' but the more I think about it the more I think this would probably be good! Someday when I don't live with my mom (who for some reason is basically insulted by the idea of vegetarian/veganism) I'm going to have to give this a try!

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  4. This looks amazing! Definitely an interesting combo, but worth a try! I mean, I love brownies and I love avocados, so why not?! I think you would really like this book ! Maybe you have heard of it, but I have been wanting to get it for a while now! It is from Bi-Rite Creamery, which is a big deal here in San Francisco!

    xoxo Jess
    Foreign Room


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