Dairy free, gluten free, nut free, and easy! This vegan ice cream option could be just what you need to get through the chocolate cravings. Avocados make for a wonderful additive to frozen treats, protein shakes, and even regular smoothies. They add a rich creamy texture to recipes, without adding eggs and dairy. Avocados also hold the texture of froze desserts without excess water and moisture that melts and liquefies. Chocolate avocado ice cream is a creamy dessert that’s low in carbs, high in “healthy fats,” and satisfying.
Yields 3 cups
- 1 Can of full fat coconut milk (15 ounces) - Nature's Forest
- 40 - 60 drops of liquid stevia plus 2 teaspoons of swerve erythritol
- 1 teaspoon of espresso coffee grounds (enhances chocolate flavor)
- 3 ounces low sugar dark chocolate, such as Endangered Species 88% cocoa, chopped
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 medium avocados - pitted without skins
- Over medium heat, whisk together coconut milk, sweetener, and espresso powder. Allow the sweetener to dissolve and bring to a simmer.
- Remove from heat and add in your choice of chopped chocolate. Allow the chocolate to melt in the mixture for 4 - 5 minutes. Whisk mixture again to combine chocolate pieces.
- Next, whisk in vanilla extract.
- In a blender, or food processor, mix avocados and the coconut milk, chocolate mixture.
- Puree until smooth.
- Refrigerate until cool for about 2 hours.
- Then transfer into an ice cream maker and churn until it becomes soft serve ice cream. Serve as soft serve ice cream of put it in a glass lock container and allow it to freeze completely.
- If you don't have an ice cream maker, place it in the freezer after mixing. Allow it to freeze and serve.
If you don't like stevia, you can use 1/3 cup of swerve sweetener. However, this will change the total amount of carbohydrates.
Serves 6. Each serving has 9g NET CARBS.
Food energy: 256kcal Total fat: 24g Cholesterol: 1mg Carbohydrate: 14g Total dietary fiber: 5g Protein: 2g
Spicy Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream
To make a spicy chocolate avocado ice cream you can simply add a couple of extra ingredients.
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 to 3/4 tsp chipotle powder (you can add more or less powder depending upon your preference).
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Fitness Tips: Chocolate avocado ice cream using the Endangered Species brand of chocolate doesn’t have dairy. It’s pure cocoa that’s non GMO, vegan certified, and gluten free. If you can’t find it to make this recipe, use something similar that meets the vegan standard.
This rich and creamy ice cream is all natural and packed full of flavor. The coffee gives it an additional kick. Print and save for the times when you need something sweet without all the extra carbs and “bad fats.”