Avocado Ice-Cream



  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
  • 1/2 frozen avocado (peel and chop before freezing)
  • 1 TBSP cocoa powder (for chocolate version)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • cinnamon (optional)
  • sweetener to taste
  • 1/2 tsp guar gum
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
  • 15 to 18 ice-cubes


  • Blend all ingredients except ice in your blender until well combined. Add ice and blend again until smooth and creamy.


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Heather Jade May 28, 2013 at 10:44 am

I did try it, and it was mostly a goopy pudding : ) I mixed everything but the ice in a bowl, added a little bit of water and put it in the freezer, stirred it a few times while it froze… I could of froze it longer, there was some frozen bits but mostly pudding. I also did not add any honey or sweetener (unsweetened almond milk). It was a nice treat since I have not been eating any sweet things including fruit for a long time with the candida diet. I may try again with a blender, minus the caocao but with pumpkin pie spice instead.


HEAB May 28, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Hi Heather,
Thanks for letting me how it turned out, and I’m happy to hear you enjoyed it. Have you ever tried avocado fudge? Avocado + cocoa + stevia? Not sure if you eat stevia, but that might be a nice treat as well. You can also thin it out with almond milk for more of a pudding treat. Chia seeds make great puddings as well. Hope you’re feeling better – I know the candida diet is always easy, but it can really help.


Heather Jade May 26, 2013 at 7:12 pm

Could this work with out the blender/ice? I have everything but the blender… perhaps mashing the avocado and mixing it with the other ingredients then freezing it all together?


HEAB May 27, 2013 at 7:06 am

Hi Heather,
I think you would end up with more of a pudding than ice-cream if you skipped the ice and blender. Also, I would not add the gums – it would be a gooey mess. Let me know if you decide to try it and good luck!


clare May 20, 2013 at 7:31 pm

anyone ever tried running this through an ice cream churner?


HEAB May 21, 2013 at 7:59 am

Hi Clare,
Not that I know of – let me know if you try it!


Gail August 26, 2011 at 8:25 am

Hi Heather,

I came to your website through Ginger Lemon Girl. Will definitely be trying your recipes, and I just got a Vita Mix in June and wanted some more recipes to try out in it. Thanks for all the leg work you have done.

I love to eat avocados in my diet and really want to try this ice cream. Can I skip the guar gum and xanthum in this? What does it do for the ice cream?

Great site!


HEAB August 26, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Hi Gail,
So happy you found me, and oh my gosh, don’t you love your Vita-Mix??? Couldn’t live without mine and use it everyday…well, not everyday. We’ve been traveling for the last 6 weeks, and I really miss it! Definitely my favorite kitchen appliance. Anyway, the gums really help thicken this recipe and without them, you’ll end up with more of an avocado smoothie, but it will still be yummy. Here is a helpful post all about the gums, and Deb has some amazing smoothie recipes for the Vita-Mix on her site as well: http://smoothiegirleatstoo.blogspot.com/2009/12/saturdaysunday-smoothie-guar-and.html


CD June 3, 2011 at 4:58 pm

SO curious to try. : )

What effect does adding the frozen avocado add?


HEAB June 3, 2011 at 5:00 pm

The frozen avocado kicks up the creamy factor several notches. 🙂


Carolyn February 20, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Tried this recipe today, it hit the spot for my sweets craving and was delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂


Smriti Kirubanandan February 10, 2011 at 9:06 pm

If only I didn’t break my blender…This looks fab!!!! *jealous*



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