It’s no secret that I love ice-cream. And, whilst I love being healthy more than almost any culinary indulgence, ice-cream is the one thing that can frequently occasionally lure me off the clean-eating wagon. Which is why I prefer to make home-made healthier versions. At least then, when I do indulge, it’s a low-sugar hit and I’m not left with crazed out blood-sugar levels like I would be after hoovering up this stuff. So, I stumbled upon this recipe recently and was mesmerized by the concept of using avocado to make ice-cream. How could that possibly go wrong? I love avocados, I love chocolate, and I LOVE ice-cream – it seemed perfect! That recipe looked good, but I thought I’d develop my own, so this is what I came up with:

Double Chocolate Chip Honey Sweetened Avocado Ice-cream.

Clean, simple ingredients and, given that it’s mostly avocado, it is super healthy. Pretty much just a salad*.

Ok fine, it is a treat, and should be enjoyed as such, but it’s a way healthier one than your standard Ben & Jerry’s sugar bomb.

And no, it does not taste like guacamole. Avocado is super mild in flavor so it is easily masked by the strong chocolatey taste.

*not really


Double Chocolate Chip Avocado Ice-Cream
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 large (2 medium) avocado
  2. 3/4 cup pure unsweetened cocoa powder (or raw cacao if you have it)
  3. 1/3 cup honey (or maple syrup)
  4. 1/4 tsp sea salt
  5. 1/2 cup of milk (I used raw full-fat milk, but you could use coconut milk or almond milk too)
  6. 1 tsp vanilla
  7. 1/2 a 100g bar of dark chocolate (like this one)
Instructions
  1. 1. Throw all the ingredients, except for the dark chocolate, into a food processor and process until it turns into a smooth, creamy, chocolate-pudding like mixture
  2. 2. Taste and adjust sweetener as you prefer
  3. 3. Chop up dark chocolate into chip like pieces and stir into the avocado mixture
  4. 4. Transfer mixture into ice-cream maker and follow manufacturer's instructions - it will typically take 15-20 minutes
  5. 5. Once ready, if you like soft-serve, go ahead and eat immediately. Otherwise transfer to a shallow dish and place in the freezer for a couple hours
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