Dark Chocolate And Mint Avocado Ice Cream

Today I have a post from Miryam for you. Miryam’s recipes are the entire reason why I started whole grain baking. Before I found her blog, I was making everything with all-purpose flour. I’ve probably made about 20 of her recipes and my favorite one is her peanut butter and dark chocolate krispie bars. And then there’s the peanut butter coconut and chocolate bars and Irish cream and pistachio fudge. But every recipe I’ve tried from her has been awesome. Definitely go take a look if you haven’t already!

Dark Chocolate And Mint Avocado Ice Cream

Hello everyone, my name is Miryam and I am the dietitian behind the blog Eat Good 4 Life. I’m so thrilled that Erin has asked me to do a guest post for her. We have never met before but we will be meeting soon. She will be coming over to the USA, all the way from Germany, to attend a food blogger event in Texas. Before arriving in Texas she will stop in NJ, where I live, so that we can visit the most famous bakery shops in Manhattan and do some baking and perhaps some cooking too.

I am so excited to meet her at last. :-)

So has anyone ever had any dessert involving avocados?

Dark Chocolate And Mint Avocado Ice Cream

I know it may sound a bit strange at first, but if you haven’t tried it already I suggest you do. I have made a dark chocolate avocado mousse in the past that everyone really loved. This is my second dessert recipe using avocados and I don’t think it will be my last.

This dessert is not only super easy to put together, but it is healthy and refreshing. Perfect for the coming hot weather. I think if you don’t have an ice cream maker, you should invest some money on one. It is fairly inexpensive and you can make ice cream, sorbet and frozen yogurt with it. I think this machine is a must for the summer.

Dark Chocolate And Mint Avocado Ice Cream

We never buy ice cream anymore. I just keep the ice cream maker bowl in the freezer at all times and when ever we feel like we want to eat ice cream, I just come up with an easy recipe and have the ice cream ready in just 20 minutes.

I wanted to make this avocado ice cream mint and chocolate flavor because of the green color. I guess I took advantage of the green natural color of the avocados and made a healthy mint and chocolate ice cream version. My kids thought they where having the real deal, which in my opinion, that is the best thing.

Don’t be turned off by the avocados. Try it and least once to be able to really tell weather you like it or not. I hope you do though.

Dark Chocolate And Mint Avocado Ice Cream Dark Chocolate And Mint Avocado Ice Cream

Dark Chocolate And Mint Avocado Ice Cream

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Dark Chocolate And Mint Avocado Ice Cream
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Ingredients

  • 4 ripe avocados, peeled and flesh removed
  • ½ cup unrefined sugar
  • ⅓ cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp real mint extract
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp dark chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice

Directions

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth. About 30 seconds or so should be sufficient.
  2. Cover the mixture and place it in the freezer for 1 hour.
  3. Freeze mixture in your ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. If you like a firmer ice cream, store in the freezer for a couple of hours before serving.

Recipe by  | www.texanerin.com

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30 comments on “Dark Chocolate And Mint Avocado Ice Cream” — Add one!

  • Dina says
    June 20, 2013 @ 5:12 pm

    sounds delish! i’d like to try it.

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    • Erin replies to Dina
      July 1, 2013 @ 11:06 pm

      I hope you will and that you’ll enjoy it! :)

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  • Maria G.
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    June 13, 2013 @ 7:31 pm

    Come to think of it, avocados are not a turn-off, you’re right. They’re actually delicious in their own way. I even eat them raw so if they are turned into ice cream with this recipe, I’d love them more since I also love ice cream. It really pays when you don’t need to buy ice cream. Now I think I need to buy an ice cream maker machine.

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    • Erin replies to Maria G.
      July 1, 2013 @ 11:07 pm

      I’m pretty sure I’d love this, too! I definitely need to try it. And no ice cream maker?! You have to get one. You won’t regret, though your hips might. ;)

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  • angela @ another bite please says
    June 13, 2013 @ 6:58 pm

    i’ve used avocados in pudding and brownies before…and now for sure in this ice cream recipe…yeah and mint is my favorite!

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  • Kate says
    June 12, 2013 @ 3:41 pm

    Ice cream is the last thing I would have considered for Avacado, but it looks great! Might just give it a try…

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    • Erin replies to Kate
      June 13, 2013 @ 6:41 pm

      Well I hope you’ll enjoy it! It sounds great to me. :)

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  • Becca from Cookie Jar Treats says
    June 11, 2013 @ 4:29 am

    This sounds so interesting. I have never used avocados in desserts before. I think it’s kind of weird, but I’m sure everyone does before actually trying it. I bet my mom would love to try something like this since she loves avocados.

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    • Erin replies to Becca from Cookie Jar Treats
      June 13, 2013 @ 6:58 pm

      It IS weird but I’m sure you’d still like it! I don’t know about this recipe exactly but the ones I’ve made, you can’t tell that there’s avocado in there. :)

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  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts says
    June 11, 2013 @ 2:58 am

    I have been wanting to try avocados in dessert, I just haven’t gotten around to it! What a great idea for this ice cream!

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  • Adriana says
    June 11, 2013 @ 2:29 am

    What could I sub the yogurt and heavy cream with?

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    • Erin replies to Adriana
      June 13, 2013 @ 7:02 pm

      Nothing, really. Unless you wanted non-dairy yogurt and non-dairy cream.

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  • Cathy says
    June 10, 2013 @ 10:42 pm

    It has all the elements in food I love except the heavy cream and yogurt. I wonder if you could substitute coconut cream for the heavy cream. Any thoughts?

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    • Erin replies to Cathy
      June 13, 2013 @ 7:03 pm

      You could try but it wouldn’t come out nearly as creamy. I don’t think I’d enjoy it very much (too icy) but I can’t think of anything else that would work. Good luck if you do try!

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  • Carla @ Carlas Confections says
    June 10, 2013 @ 10:23 pm

    This ice cream is gorgeous! I have been wanting to try avocados in sweet recipes for a while now. I really need to now :)

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  • Susan says
    June 10, 2013 @ 7:58 pm

    I like avocados a lot and I like seeing the creative use of ingredients in cooking. But while I can see that avocados might do nice things for the texture of the ice cream, I don’t think I’d try this. Neither the color of the finished product nor the concept appeal to me. Sorry.

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    • Erin replies to Susan
      June 13, 2013 @ 8:17 pm

      I’m so sorry that it doesn’t appeal to you. To each their own, I guess. :)

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  • The Café Sucre Farine says
    June 10, 2013 @ 7:08 pm

    Looks wonderful! I’ve done a lot of experimenting with avocados lately. They are so versatile, going from appetizers, salads and entrees to fabulous desserts, truly an amazing fruit!

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    • Erin replies to The Café Sucre Farine
      July 1, 2013 @ 11:08 pm

      You have gone crazy on avocados! I can’t even imagine how many you’ve used up to get those awesome recipes of yours. :)

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  • Marta @ What Should I eat for breakfast today says
    June 10, 2013 @ 5:43 pm

    Nice to meet you Miryam and I love your recipe as it contains avocado. Ice creams with avocado must be awesome.

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  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking says
    June 10, 2013 @ 4:52 pm

    Such a great looking ice cream, and especially perfect for enjoying here in Austin where it’s plenty hot! It was a pleasure meeting you ladies & hanging out at BlogHer Food. I hope you loved Austin!

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  • Tracey says
    June 10, 2013 @ 2:53 pm

    So fun that you guys were able to meet and visit some bakeries – what could be better for two food bloggers? :) I’m a huge mint ice cream fan but have never considered including avocados. Such a unique idea!

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    • Erin replies to Tracey
      July 1, 2013 @ 11:08 pm

      Thanks, Tracey! And yes… it was fun visiting the bakeries. If only we would have had more time!

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  • sally @ sallys baking addiction says
    June 10, 2013 @ 2:39 pm

    Hi Miryam! So nice to “meet” you on Erin’s blog. I love Erin’s recipes and what a wonderful inspiration you’ve been to her. I love the looks and sounds of this avocado ice cream! I love mint + chocolate. I hope you and Erin had a blast at all of those NYC bakeries! I”m definitely jealous.

    Erin, I hope BlogHer was wonderful! So sad I had to miss it.s

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