Sunday, August 11, 2013

5 Minute Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream (Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free)

Full Disclosure: I received free samples of California Avocado mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am  entering a recipe contest sponsored by California Avocado and am eligible to win prizes associated  with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

I love avocados. Seriously-so creamy, so smooth, so satisfying. so good. When I found out that Recipe Redux was partnering with California Avocados to do a recipe contest I was like heck yes! So drop your fat fear and reach for the goodness of an avocado! A plant-based superfood, avocados are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. Make a quick guac, add it to your hummus, spread it on toast or in your sandwhich, or toss a slice on your stir-fry or salad.

or even better... make your own ice cream with it.

Raw Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 1 Tbsp cacao nibs (or semisweet chocolate chips)
  • Mint extract or mint tea or fresh mint leaves 
In a food processor or blender, pulse all ingredients together. You may need to add a splash of water.
Stop every 30 seconds to scrape the sides. Continue until the soft-serve is a smooth consistency.
This makes 1 serving, but of course, sharing is better so double, triple and quadruple it for your friends


Regan @ The Healthy Aperture Blog said...

Isn't amazing how wonderful avocados make any frozen treat? So delish!!

Carlene Thomas RD said...

Agh! We LOVE MCC ice cream in this house, but I hate how they dye it green. No need with avocado!

Deanna - Teaspoon of Spice said...

Pinning right now - can't wait to try this! Don't know why there aren't more avocado desserts out there :)

Alex @ said...

Love this! So fun and creative! Totally trying this. Now i can eat avocados breakfast, lunch, dinner AND dessert ;)