Friday, July 8, 2011

Avocado Ice Cream and Perfiteroles

Nick's sister, Meghan, is not only a surgeon but also a master chef. A few weeks ago she made dinner for Nick, Nick's mom, my family and me, and of course it was amazing. As I usually say, the best part was the dessert. She made profiteroles (fancy name for cream puffs). If I would have made these, I would have used this recipe (Rachael Ray's easy version), but Meghan did it the hard way and followed this recipe.

The "cream" inside this profiterole is actually gelato. She offered us one of three flavors; vanilla, coffee, or caramel. I chose vanilla and coffee, because....I wanted to :) If you've never made profiteroles (or cream puffs) I suggest that you do. Even if you use the simple recipe, it's a great way to impress guests. And of course, they taste amazing. I think if I ever do make profiteroles for a dinner party, I will fill them with Avocado Frozen Yogurt. Yes, you read that right, Avocado Frozen Yogurt!

I based the following recipe off of this recipe for Avocado Ice Cream, but I'm calling it fro yo because there is zero cream in this recipe (and zero added sugar!).

Gina's Avocado Frozen Yogurt

Serves ~8


3 ripe avocados
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
~6 tablespoons Truvia (or any natural, sugar-free sweetener)
8 ounces plain yogurt ( whichever kind you prefer, but I used Stonyfield)
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
4 teaspoon vanilla extract


Place all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender, and blend until smooth. Transfer to a a bowl or ice cream maker. If not using an ice cream maker, freeze in an airtight container for at least 2 hours. When ready to use, let it thaw slightly, giving it another stir.

** If you want this to be a vegan recipe, use soy or coconut yogurt instead of regular cow's milk yogurt. **

Since the frozen yogurt is sugar free, it did freeze rather fast, and became really hard. In fact, it turned into a frozen ROCK in the freezer.

After letting it sit out for about three hours, we were finally able to "chunk" it out (not scoop, it wasn't smooth enough). While the end product wasn't so pretty, it was the best frozen yogurt I've ever tasted (and Nick's mom agreed!).

I will be making this at least ten more times this summer. It was tasty even before it was frozen!

Nutrition Facts (estimated)

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

QUESTIONS: Do you like avocado? Have you ever tried it frozen in fro yo?! I actually made this recipe for work, but didn't put it in the ice cream maker. In other words, I made the fro yo base, but gave it out and called it "avocado yogurt", not fro yo, because it wasn't frozen. I added some granola on top for a nice crunch. Some people loved it, others hated was interesting. I loved it. What can I say, I'm an avocado FREAK!


  1. I'm definitely an avocado freak, as evidenced by being a member of an avocado of the month club and getting 20 in the mail every month!
    I make avocado pudding very often, sometimes for breakfast. I've been using stevia to keep the sugar content down...and all different flavors with additions and extracts. I also used it as chocolate frosting on vegan brownies I made for a "girls night" and no one had a clue what they were eating (I probably should have disclosed the contents in case someone was allergic!).

  2. I'm an avocado freak too! Intrigued my the flavor, I've sampled it at FroYo places, but I have yet to get a whole serving of it. Might just have to make my own...and serve it on perfiteroles. Yum!

  3. I LOVE avocado but haven't had it in frozen form...hmmm I'm tempted!

  4. Wow avocado ice cream! Sounds like something I would I love. I can't enough avocados this summer.

    I just found your comment on my fodmaps post (somehow it ended up in the spam?). Yeah, I think I should try again, but it would have been too hard to follow strictly when I was in Europe. It's good to know that you can eat a lot of those foods again after a year!

  5. AVOCADO ICE CREAM???? Wow...I MUST try that at some point. Have a wonderful weekend Gina!

  6. Avocado ice cream is new to me but I would love to try it. I love the cream puff with gelato inside

  7. avocado + zero added sugar + froyo? count on me! I love the combo!!!
    I will definitely make this when i go back! it sounds amazing and so nutritious!!!

  8. I love avocado too and this may motivate me to take out my ice cream maker again haha.

    Do you think this would work with real sugar? I can't stand the taste of fake sugar and it hurts my stomach :)

  9. for REAL! a surgeon AND a master chef? haha does she cook for her patients? nick's sister is a double score in the family! p.s. speaking of family i'm still waiting for nick to pop the damn question! i think he should hide it in your ice cream maker ;) i would totally make this recipe if i could get my paws on ripe avocadoes before deej and jenna make guacamole!