Avocado Ice Cream

March/April 2010

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This is a creamy, refreshing dairy-free dessert Rick Bayless has served in his restaurant Frontera Grill for years.

"Made it a half a dozen times, and I'll make it plenty more. Fantastic! I tried altering the recipe a little this way or that, but in the end, it's perfect just the way it's listed originally. Everybody I've served it to loves it! "
Avocado Ice Cream

13 Reviews for Avocado Ice Cream


Delicious as-is but I just tried it with a teaspoon of tequila and it was still soft and creamy coming right out of the freezer a week after first making. I'm guessing no tequila at all would work just fine. I wouldn't sub anything for it - just omit.

dairy-free, creamy
Fantastic for a Summer Fiesta

This is light and refreshing and an unexpected twist on traditional summer treats. I've made it several times substituting coconut rum for the tequila - adds to the tropical taste!

You don't need to use sugar, purpose of alcohol...

1 1/3 cup of sugar is 1 1/3 cup too much sugar for us in my house. We do NOT do refined sugar, excellent substitute is honey! You could also use coconut sugar or agave depending on where you want to be on the glycemic index.

If you're worried about the alcohol in the recipe, it might help to know what its purpose is. Tequila is fun for the taste, but the alcohol is needed to keep the ice cream from freezing into a solid, unpenetrable block of avocado ice. If you don't like the taste of tequila, you could use vodka or rum. If you leave the alcohol out, you just need to let the ice cream sit out for about 30 minutes or so before attempting to serve. :D

Satisfies sweets cravings.

How is it without the tequila? is there a substitute, just omit.

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exarmymedic wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

The alcohol actually is

The alcohol actually is keeping the ice cream from freezing into a solid block. If you don't like the taste of tequila, but find that you still need the alcohol to keep it easy to serve, you could use rum or vodka. This is a very common trick when you're not making a "custard style" ice cream with egg yolks and cream.

Anonymous wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

someone said they substitued

someone said they substitued lemonade for the tequila because they made it for a childrens party. My family doesnt really like alcohol so im going to try it that way to.

Sugar for a person with Diabetes?

Do you really mean that you recommend sugar to a person with diabetes?
Sugar clogs your arteries not only is forbidden food for a person with diabetes.
Use instead Erythritol or Stevia och both but never sugar.

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Anonymous wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

I use honey. I never use

I use honey. I never use sugar. Honey is wonderful in this. If you don't do honey, but can do agave, you could use that as well. ;-)

Anonymous wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

Sugar is OK for insulin

Sugar is OK for insulin dependent diabetics. Try to remember that diabetics also battle with low sugar. Without a little bit of sugar/carbs they would pass out and need to go to the hospital.

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