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Delicious and Easy Avocado Banana Ice Cream

How to make this easy banana and avocado ice cream recipe! 

Trust me…the combination of these two creamy fruits combined together makes the most delicious ice cream or smoothie!

When I first heard about this dessert I was pretty skeptical. I like bananas. I LOVE avocados. But together? Frozen? It didn’t sound super appetizing. 

But because I have been known to eat an entire vat of guacamole all by myself, and have been known to do this often, I just had to try it. 

It only takes a few minutes to make this delicious treat. And did I mention the best part? You do not need an ice cream machine! 

There are only six ingredients:

AVOCADO BANANA ICE CREAM RECIPE

1 medium ripe avocado 

1 frozen medium banana 

1/2 cup milk (we use almond milk and it was great)

1 cup ice (optional but it helps give it a frozen consistency) 

1/2 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

The only time in this recipe is the freezing — cut up the banana into slices and place them into the freezer beforehand:

frozen banana ice cream
This is three bananas cut up so I could try a few different recipes.

I would recommend giving them at least few hours to get completely frozen.

Then place all of the ingredients together in a blender or food processor:

blender avocado ice cream

Process for a few minutes until all of the ice is blended well: 

avocado and banana ice cream in blender

I recommend taste testing as you blend…because our avocados were so small this time, I added a half of one more to my mix to cut down on the sweetness a bit. 

It will have a consistency very close to ice cream when it’s ready:

banana avocado ice cream

Looks SO appetizing, I know. 😉 Just WAIT. 

Let. me. tell. you. It is SO good. 

avocado banana ice cream

OK seriously, it’s scrumptious. Smooth with a great creamy texture, and sweet. It would be just as good as a smoothie too! 

I think you’ll like this even if you don’t like avocado. There’s no strong avocado flavor — the sweetness of the banana definitely takes over. I don’t taste any avocado in it at all actually! 

You can freeze it after mixing to give it even more of an ice cream texture:

Avocado banana ice cream recipe

I prefer it a little creamier, so I like to let it thaw just a bit out of the freezer. 

This avocado ice cream does not get brown with time. 

I figured out a few changes this last time I made it, since I don’t think this recipe needs much extra sugar. 

This is how I’ll be making it from now on: 

1 medium ripe avocado 

1 frozen medium banana 

1/2 cup almond milk

1 cup ice

2 tbsp sugar

dash of vanilla extract

I used overripe bananas this time, which are sweeter. If you use the same, I don’t think there’s any need for either the vanilla extract or the sugar. 

If you use younger bananas, the smaller amount of sugar would be perfect! 

Start with less sugar to see how you like it! You can alway add more as you blend. 

You all have shared some great banana and avocado ice cream variations over the years: 

  • Add semi sweet or dark chocolate chips to make chocolate avocado ice cream. 
  • I hear maple syrup will work as a substitute for sugar in this recipe. 
  • Add almonds or other nuts for a bit of a crunch! 
  • Next I’m going to try it with raspberries or strawberries instead of bananas. 🙂 

Have you tried this amazing DIY ice cream? I know it doesn’t look super appetizing, but I think you’ll be surprised at how delicious it is!

Do you love any weird food combos? Two of mine are ranch dressing on pizza and Wendy’s fries dipped in a chocolate frosty. 😉 YUM.

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avocado and banana ice cream recipe