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July 2007

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Avocado Ice Cream Recipe

Made With Honey Instead Of Refined Sugar



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Honey Ice Cream Menu

Avocado Honey Lime Ice Cream Recipe

Remember that avocado is a fruit. Don’t think guacamole—think of the creaminess of the avocado and how it will add even more creaminess to the ice cream. Avocado ice cream is a great ending to any meal, but think about it when you’re serving Mexican food.


  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 2/3 cup pure honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons lime zest
  • 1 cup avocado purée



  1. Whisk together eggs, honey and salt in a medium bowl; set aside. Bring the half-and-half, buttermilk and lime zest to a full simmer in a medium saucepan. Remove from the heat.
  2. Cover, let steep 2 hours and strain into another medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer again.
  3. Add 1 cup of the simmering cream mix to the egg-honey mixture while whisking (to avoid scrambling the eggs). Then return the egg and cream mixture to the saucepan. Simmer over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until the custard thickens enough to coat a spoon and the thermometer reads 170°F to 175°F, about 4 minutes (do not boil).
  4. Strain into a clean bowl and allow the steam to escape, before covering and chilling until cold (at least 3 hours, and up to 1 day).
  5. Process the custard in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Add avocado purée halfway through freezing.
  6. Transfer to a bowl or tub and freeze until firm, at least 3 hours, and up to 3 days.


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