Tart Avocado Kiwi Ice CreamPrint Recipe
- 4 golden kiwi
- 2 ripe avocado
- 2 tbsp honey
- juice from 1 large lime
- 2-3 tbsp heavy whipping cream ( vegan option see note)
Cut the kiwi in half and use a spoon to scoop out the flesh into a blender. Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit and add use the same spoon to add the flesh to the same blender with the kiwi. Add the lime juice.
Blend on high for 2 minutes or until well blended and add the honey and heavy cream. Pulse a few times or blend on low for 30 seconds before storing in a container and popping it into the freezer.
To serve, let thaw out on the counter top for 15 minutes. Top with coconut flakes, bee pollen, candied walnuts, or a top flourless chocolate cake.
To make this vegan omit the heavy cream and replace with coconut cream.
First let me start with a little back story. My husband loves to eat kiwi in the morning for breakfast and one day I decided to be rebellious and get some golden kiwi instead of our traditional organic green type so that I could par take in the kiwi ritual. Golden or yellow kiwis tend to be a tad sweeter in my opinion so more palatable for me first thing in the morning, than the hard green ones I typically get. These particular ones were all out of shape; over ripe mush overnight, crinkled skin, and a sad color that I would describe as grayish yellow. Appetizing right? Despite the kiwi drama, I was not about to throw out 4 perfectly edible kiwi. If I were a smoothie person I would have chopped them up and popped them in the freezer, but since I am not and I knew they had to get chilled and fast the best option was to turn them into an ice cream.
As I turned my head I saw two avocados perilously close to join the fate of my golden kiwis and it was fate. The creamy consistency of avocado makes for a perfect base for an ice cream in which you dont really need to worry about cooking a cream with egg yolks or an ice cream maker. Throw the ripe avocado into a blender with the kiwi and a little bit of natural sugar and you’ve got ice cream. Because I need a little extra richness in my life I added in some heavy whipping cream after it was a smooth blend and froze it. The only caveat to this is that you cant eat the ice cream straight out of the container, it has to thaw out a bit on your counter. As most things in life, patience is always rewarded and in this case its with a refreshing, tart, creamy ice cream that is perfect for a hot day treat or on top of a slice of rich chocolate cake.