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Vanilla Avocado & Banana “Ice Cream”

Posted Feb 24 2012 9:04am
So onto today's indulgent treat...It's Ice Cream. Well, kinda.

I am talking avocado's and bananas.
Now I really wasn't sure about this combination but unknown to me, it's actually Banana and Avocado Month. Who knew?! Ok, so the combination get's its own month on the food calendar, that's ok but it wasn't until I saw Averie's amazing recipe on her adorable blog that made me just jump off the couch and into the kitchen for my blender.
I mean how good does this look {and even better, you don't need an ice cream maker which is perfect because that item is still on my wish list}. So I of course snuck a few nibbles before it was actually fully frozen because, well, I had to. 
Then I really put this ice cream to the test... Paul. 
My boyfriend is by far the largest ice cream fanatic I know. He can devour an entire container of Ben & Jerry's Chubby Hubby ice cream in one sitting. No joke. I too like ice cream but I am becoming very aware of just how lactose I have become in the past year so I steer clear of as much dairy as possible these days. The best part about this ice cream is that it's not just healthy, it's dairy-free, vegan and gluten-free... amazing!!!!
Vanilla Avocado & Banana “Ice Cream”
Servings: 8


1 ripe avocado
1 medium frozen banana (in chunks is optimal)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 c vanilla coconut milk (vanilla flavored nut milk, milk, cream, or water)
1/2 c amber agave (add/reduce/omit as desired, or use raw sugar or truvia)
1 cup ice cubes (optional)

Blend everything in a blender until smooth.

Store in container in the freezer. Mixture will freeze solid in the freezer and if so, let thaw for 5 minutes on countertop until you can scoop it out.

Note: After a week, this ice cream had not turned brown even though avocados tend to oxidize rapidly. And, the flavor still tasted spot-on.

Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free

Photos by A Healthy Jalapeño 
Recipe adopted by  Love Veggies and Yoga  

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