Avocado Ice Cream


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Learn how to make avocado ice cream that is sweet, creamy, and needs just 4 ingredients! Ready in minutes and easily made keto friendly! 

avacado ice cream.

Want a unique way to use avocado? Make this avocado ice cream recipe

Adding avocado to desserts in’t unconventional. If you think about it, avocado is high in fat and creamy and similar to butter. It also has a very mild flavor, so you can use it as a butter substitute

I love to use it in classic desserts, like a chocolate cake or chocolate mousse. Inspired by my avocado smoothie, I adapted the base of it to make it more of a frozen dessert, and I’ve become obsessed. 

Adding avocado to an ice cream base recipe completely transforms it both in terms of flavor and texture. If you thought standard ice cream was creamy, then the avocado version is another level! It’s super creamy and if you are worried of the avocado flavor, you can easily mask it up! 

Made with just 4 ingredients, you can use a standard ice cream maker or use the blender/food processor method. 

What is avocado ice cream made of?

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make this dessert. Choose ripe avocado and ensure your dairy ingredients are chilled. Here’s what you’ll need: 

  • Avocado. Firm but ripe avocados. I prefer Hass avocados, as they have a creamier texture. 
  • Coconut milk. Full fat and canned coconut milk. Do not use coconut milk from a carton. 
  • Sugar of choice. I used allulose to keep it keto friendly but white sugar also works. 
  • Heavy cream. Measured in its chilled state. 

How to make avocado ice cream

Making avocado ice cream is easy: while you can make it in a blender or food processor, using an actual ice cream maker makes it so much easier and fuss-free. Here’s the basic idea of making this ice cream: 

  • Blend the ingredients: Start by blending together your avocado, coconut milk, sweetener, and mint leaves until combined. Add in the heavy cream and blend until smooth. 
  • Chill the mixture: Pour into a bowl and refrigerate it for 3 hours
  • Churn the mixture: Add it to an ice cream maker and churn it as per the machine’s instructions. 
  • Freeze the ice cream: Place the ice cream in the freezer for 30 minutes, before scooping and serving. 
recipe for avocado ice cream.

Can I make this without an ice cream maker?

Yes, you can! For a no churn avocado ice cream, place the chilled mixture into a loaf pan and place it in the freezer. Every 30 minutes, stir the mixture until it becomes extra thick. 

Tips to make the best recipe

  • If the ice cream has some chunks in it, run the mixture through a sieve before refrigerating it.
  • Use firm and overripe avocados for extra creaminess and richness. 
  • Ensure your heavy cream and coconut milk are chilled. 
  • If your ice cream is a little stiff when removing it from the freezer, let it sit at room temperature for several minutes before scooping. 

Dietary and flavor variations

The beauty of avocado ice cream is how easy it is to adapt to other flavors or diets out there. Here are some suggestions: 

  • For chocolate avocado ice cream, fold through 1/4 cup of cocoa powder to the blender. 
  • Add mix-ins like chocolate chips, coconut flakes, or chopped nuts.
  • Skip the mint and keep it mint-free. 
  • Cut the dairy by using plant based double cream or full fat coconut milk. 
  • Make keto avocado ice cream by using allulose instead of sugar. 

Storage info

Like any good ice cream, store this in the freezer, covered. If your ice cream maker comes with a portable container, keep it stored in that. Alternatively, you can use a freezer friendly container. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does avocado ice cream taste good?

Yes! This ice cream is delicious and perfectly creamy. It does not have an avocado flavor and you can jazz it up with other flavor variations.

What are the benefits of avocado ice cream?

Using avocado instead of butter cuts down on the saturated fats, while also adding a generous dose of fiber.

Carbs in avocado ice cream

When made with a sugar substitute, there are just 2 grams of net carbs per serving.

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Avocado Ice Cream (4 Ingredients)

5 from 49 votes
Learn how to make avocado ice cream that is sweet, creamy, and needs just 4 ingredients! Ready in minutes and easily made keto friendly! 
Servings: 8 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 2 large avocados
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk full fat and from a can
  • 3/4 cup sugar of choice I used allulose
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup fresh mint optional


  • In a high speed blender, add all the ingredients and blend until completely smooth.
  • Transfer into a bowl and refrigerate for 3 hours, to thicken and chill.
  • Place the chilled avocado ice cream mixture into an ice cream maker and churn as per the instructions. Alternatively, you can transfer it into a freezer friendly container and place it in the freezer. Mix every 30 minutes, to ensure it doesn't ice up.
  • Let the frozen ice cream sit at room temperature for 15 minutes, before serving.


TO STORE: Like any good ice cream, store this in the freezer, covered. If your ice cream maker comes with a portable container, keep it stored in that. Alternatively, you can use a freezer friendly container. 


Serving: 1servingCalories: 196kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 3gFat: 19gSodium: 23mgPotassium: 416mgFiber: 5gVitamin A: 750IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 1mgNET CARBS: 3g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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    1. I haven’t tried anything, but you can experiment with plant based double cream or coconut cream and see what happens.

  1. Please use this base to give us a pistachio ice cream recipe. I love the things you come up with. So good!

  2. Looks Yummy. I have mentioned to Hidden Valley Ranch over the years about making Ranch Dressing Ice Cream but no one ever makes it.

  3. 5 stars
    great with only four ingredients and nice that it works, that it is coconut milk tested is appreciated, thank you!

  4. 5 stars
    Can I use all heavy cream and leave the coconut milk out? Or replace it with Greek yogurt or Sour Cream?