Monday, June 8, 2009

Mango Avocado Ice cream

Imagine my surprise when a few days ago, a close family friend brought us a full box of ripe avocado. A WHOLE BOX!!! I mean, I've never had more than four avocados at a time in the house... Whenever I see them at the grocery store, they'd be either too ripe, or too expensive. Only once in a blue moon would I see a perfect bunch.

***SCORE!!!!***

In Vietnam, we eat avocados like fruits. Slice one open and sprinkle some sugar on top, and just spoon. Or whiz together in the blender some avocado, condense milk & ice and you've got a hefty smoothie. The first time I saw slices of avocado in a salad, I actually thought it was gross...

So I went to sleep thinking of all the things I can do with the them... Ah!!! The creamy green flesh that tastes awesome savory or sweet. I then woke up thinking of them. It was like that for a few days... really obsessive... so I knew I had to make something before my brain explodes green goo...

I used to blend avocado & Ataulfo mango together with a touch of lime, and eat it chilled like a pudding-ish dessert. So I thought I could make an ice cream version. And since avocado is already fatty & creamy enough, I went with whole milk instead of cream



Avocado Mango Ice cream
  • flesh of 1 Ataulfo mango
  • flesh of 2 ripe avocados
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 cup to 1 1/2 cup of whole milk
  • 3 Tbsp honey
Blend everything together in a blender until smooth. Refrigerate over night. When ready, churn in your ice cream maker as according to the manufacturer's instruction.

I didn't have any pistachio nuts on hand, but if you do, chop some and sprinkle on top. It's such a great combination :)



P.S: So, 80 cookies sold and all of the $220 raised donated to Amnesty International from Tramie's Kitchen. Together, the Yoga Mala this passed Sunday raised $5053!!!! Isn't that awesome!!!??? I'm now left with a sunburned nose and it actually hurts LOL!!!


5 comments:

Justin said...

i totally love avocados, but even though i've heard of eating them with sugar on top like you say, it freaks me out a little bit. but this ice cream sounds good.

"Tramie" said...

Justin: LOL!!! See? And I used to freak out at the savory avocado idea. Funny!

The Wind Attack said...

I made a avocado coconut ice cream recently and I loved that. I think the mango flavor would be great too! It looks so good in your picture.

Kevin said...

I have been wanting to try an avocado ice cream. I like the sound of pairing it with mango.

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