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Mint Chip Ice Cream with Avocado
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5 from 4 votes

Super Creamy Mint Chip Ice Cream

A creamy mint chocolate chip ice cream with a secret ingredient, CA avocados to make it even creamier and smoother!
Prep Time2 hrs 10 mins
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Ice Cream
Cuisine: Dessert
Keyword: avocados, chocolate chip, Ice Cream, mint
Servings: 5 cups
Calories: 646kcal
Author: Rachael

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup whole milk
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tsp pure mint extract or more, according to flavor preference
  • 1 California Avocado
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks I rough chopped a dark chocolate bar
  • Food coloring if desired 3-4 drops * Optional

Instructions

  • Put a Cuisinart bowl into the freezer to prepare.
  • In a blender combine half the milk and an avocado, and blend until smooth.
  • Combine remaining milk, sugar, mint extract and salt in a medium bowl.
  • Use a hand mixer on low speed and whisk until salt and sugar are dissolved.
  • Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla, and avocado mixture.
  • Check color. If you want it to look more like the store bought mint chip, consider adding a little blue and green food coloring. However, the avocado does give it a nice natural greenish yellow coloring.
  • Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours, or overnight.
  • Turn on the Cuisinart® ice cream maker and pour the mixture into the frozen freezer bowl and let mix until thickened, about 15 to 20 minutes. It willbe sort and creamy, and melt easily at this stage (see photos)
  • If a firmer consistency is desired, transfer the ice cream to an airtight container and place in freezer for about 2 hours.
  • Remove from freezer about 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 646kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 137mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 443mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 1555IU | Vitamin C: 4.6mg | Calcium: 146mg | Iron: 1.3mg