Chocolate Ice Cream (no ice cream maker required!)

Photo Credit: SweetonVeg

I presented this to my friends after a night in- complete with red wine and girly dvd’s. Sometimes life calls for a flimsy storyline.

This ice cream had been secreted away in my freezer for quite some time – having been made in a haste over summer when I was showered with Avocados from a friends farm (when I say showered- I mean hailed!) These avocados were bursting with ripeness and unfortunately there was only so much guacamole I could make before I turned green.


I decided to transform the creaminess of the avocado into its sweeter other half…ice-cream. And what decadent ice cream this is. Served to a crowd of unforgiving, soft serve inclined girlfriends, I was met with delight and dropped jaws, when I told them that yes- they had just eaten an avocado – not a carton of cream with their chocolate.

Are you ready to start a seriously intense chocolate addiction?



2 Avocados (about 1 cup)

1/4 Cup Coconut Milk/Almond milk or when times are tough…water 😉

½ Tsp Xantham Gum (again… if it isn’t in your cupboard and you still want to make this….do it – it is so not necessary)

1-2 Tsp stevia extract

1-2 Tbs of Raw Cacao Powder (depends how rich you want it)

1/4 Tsp peppermint extract or orange extract…depending on your mood – you can omit if you prefer pure chocolate.


  1.  Scoop out the flesh of your avocadoes and stick it in the blender along with all your other ingredients.
  2. Blend. Blend some more.
  3. Taste. Adjust the sweetness/chocolatiness/creaminess of it if you so desire. (Sometimes I find I have put too much Cacao in. If this is the case I add a few more drops of Stevia….once again…taste….play it by ear…what do you like?)
  4. Freeze for an hour….enjoy.

This keeps in the freezer for a long time. I am a big believer in the freezer….it has never left me down. If the ice cream has been sitting in the freezer for a long time (ergo a few weeks), defrost in the refrigerator until the desired smooth ice cream texture has been reached. This stuff is HEAVENLY!


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