Simple 4-Ingredient Avocado Ice Cream

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This rich and creamy dairy-free, low-carb, no churn 4-ingredient Pistachio & Avocado Ice Cream is not only simple to make but a delicious healthy summer treat!

Simple, healthy no churn 4-ingredient dairy-free avocado ice cream

Step aside Avo-toast because today we’re bringing a new dish to the table: avocado ice cream! With just 4-ingredients and a no churn method, there is no need for an ice cream maker to whip up this delight within 10 minutes and leave to set for a lovely healthy indulgence.

Having recently made (and loved!)  Vegan avocado chocolate mousse truffles, I’m already aware that avocado can be divine inside desserts adding a rich, creamy-ness alongside healthy fats- perfect for this pistachio & avocado ice cream combination.

Simple, healthy no churn 4-ingredient dairy-free pistachio & avocado ice cream

In fact- it’s no secret that I just love avocado’s in general and will find any way to include them into my dishes from my Savoury cupcakes with avocado frosting, Avocado Hummus , As part of my Detox Strawberry smoothie & Chia pudding jar.

That’s not even including the more ‘normal’ uses including as part of Summer rice paper rolls, Rainbow Vegan tacos, Mini Pizzas, Mushroom bun Burgers, Green protein pancakes and many many more…

Avocado ice cream served in avocado shell

What is perhaps more interesting though is that you don’t have to be an avocado lover at all to love this avocado ice cream! The pistachios are really the main flavour bringer while the avocado creates a rich, creamy-ness which allows you to keep the recipe dairy-free.

In fact, if you’re wanting to fully Veganise the recipe then feel free to swap out the honey for a sweetener of your choice. I’ve found honey gives the best flavour for me personally but agave or maple could be substituted.

Avocado ice cream served in avocado shell

Not only is this ice cream super creamy but it is also super versatile. With just a couple extra ingredients you can easily make mint-choc or chocolate version of the ice cream too, while still remaining a healthy indulgence.

The Simple 4-ingredient Avocado ice cream Recipe

The ingredients

ingredients for avocado ice cream

  • Avocado, pistachios
  • Coconut cream, honey

The steps:

First, blitz the pistachios in a blender/food processor until you obtain a flour-like consistency.

Pistachios in a blender

Blended pistachios

Then, carefully cut the avocados in two and scoop out the flesh. You can keep the shells to serve the ice cream in them.

Avocado shells

Add the avocado flesh to the pistachio flour.

Avocados added to pistachio flour in blender

Then add the coconut cream and honey to the pistachios and avocados and blend them well until you obtain a creamy mixture.

All ingredients in a blender

Blended avocado mixture

Finally, serve in cups or the avocado shells (see video) and put in the freezer.

Avocado ice cream in avocado shells

Keep for at least 30-60 minutes so the cream can begin to properly set. You can also keep it overnight till the cream is more frozen.

Avocado mixture served in avocado shells

Enjoy your avocado ice cream! If completely frozen, let it out of the freezer for about 30 minutes so it softens.

Avocado ice cream

Simple 4-Ingredient Avocado Ice Cream

5 from 25 votes
By: Samira
This rich and creamy dairy-free, low-carb, no-churn 4-ingredient Pistachio & Avocado Ice Cream is not only simple to make but a delicious healthy summer treat!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients 
 

  • 4 avocado* medium-sized
  • 1 cup pistachios
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 2 tBsp honey (or maple)

Instructions 

  • Blitz the pistachios in a blender/food processor to obtain a flour-like consistency.
  • Open up the avocados, scoop out the flesh & add it to the pistachio flour.
    Note: To make this dessert more fun, you can use the avocado shells as serving cups. If you do this, make sure to scoop out the flesh carefully so you keep the shell intact. You can also keep the seeds.
  • Add the coconut cream and honey to the pistachios and avocados and blend them well until you obtain a creamy mixture.
  • Serve in cups or the avocado shells (see video) and put in the freezer. Keep for at least 30-60 minutes so the cream can begin to properly set. You can also keep it overnight till the cream is more frozen.
  • If completely frozen, let it out of the freezer for about 30 minutes so it softens. Enjoy your avocado ice cream!

Video

Notes

*if using baby avocados, serving size is 2 per avocado. If using medium or large avocados, serving size is 4 per avocado. 
 
The total time does not include the freezing time - the avocado ice cream would need about 30-60 minutes to harden before it is served. 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Freezer friendly: 2 Weeks

Nutrition

Serving: 1avo cup, Calories: 181kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Sodium: 4mg, Potassium: 371mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 105IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 16mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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14 Comments

  1. Alex.c says:

    5 stars
    Yum yum

    I tried this recipe it’s the best ice cream and it’s very easy to do

    1. Support @ Alphafoodie says:

      Thank you so much for your comment, Alex. Glad you tried and liked the recipe.

  2. Meg says:

    5 stars
    Thanks for This great recipe and idea for presentation. Question- can I adapt this to make this recipe with an ice cream maker? How would you do it?

    1. Samira says:

      Hi Meg,
      I am glad you like the avocado ice cream recipe. I haven’t tried this with an ice cream maker, especially if you want to serve it in the avocado shells. I think it’s better to fill them up before freezing the ice cream. Also, it will freeze much quicker than regular ice cream (in about 1 hour).
      I hope this helps. Enjoy!

  3. Angel says:

    Is there a substitute to coconut cream? Someone that I know is allergic

    1. Samira says:

      Hi Angel,
      You can substitute coconut cream with cashew cream. I hope this helps 🙂

  4. Afroza says:

    Can I use coconut milk instead?

    1. AlphaFoodie says:

      Of course you can use any milk you like. It works with all of them!

  5. Chelsea says:

    Yum!! Would you recommend any other nuts besides pistachios?

    1. AlphaFoodie says:

      Hi Chelsea, it’s very versatile. I love the idea of hazelnuts or walnuts? I guess your favourite nut :))). I picked pistachios since it’s one of my favourite nuts.

  6. Karen says:

    Why does coconut cream leave a horrible taste in your mouth

    1. Alpha Foodie says:

      So sorry for such a late reply. And sorry to hear about the bad experience with coconut cream. Different brands can definitely have different flavours and some are better than others so I would suggest trying other brands… if you want to risk it, that is! 😛

      1. Dahlia Chua says:

        Can you substitute heavy cream for coconut cream? Thank you

      2. AlphaFoodie says:

        I haven’t tried that- however, I would imagine that it should work well as the coconut cream is the dairy cream substitiute. Let me know if you give it a go! 🙂