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Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Avocado Ice Cream

This mint chocolate chip ice cream has a secret ingredient – California Avocados! The California Avocados add a beautiful hint of green and incredible creaminess to this easy and delicious ice cream.
easy mint chocolate chip ice cream with California Avocados

Y’all know that I’m avocado crazy, right? Guacamole,  Baked Avocado Eggs in a Basket, Spicy Grilled Shrimp Quesadillas with Smoky Avocado Cream Sauce,  Avocado Toast… and so much more I’ve even made custard with avocados after traveling to California a few years ago with The California Avocado Commission; so I was really excited when they challenged us to celebrate National Ice Cream Month by making Ice Cream with California Avocados.  They even sent each of us an awesome ice cream maker that has ice cream ready in 20 minutes!!!  

Nathan, Princess, and Monkey are ice cream fanatics; if there’s ice cream, they’re on it.  I’m a bit pickier when it comes to ice cream; I know what I like, and I’m quite particular about it.  One of my ice cream weaknesses is mint chocolate chip; so when they issued the challenge, this one was a no brainer … green, delicious, cool, and creamy, paired with rich, sumptuous dark chocolate and bright chocolate mint fresh from my garden.

This ice cream takes less than 10 minutes from start to putting it into the ice cream maker; if you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can chill it in the freezer -to make it no churn ice cream, it’ll just take a couple hours to freeze, instead of being ready in 20 minutes. Just place all the ingredients into a food processor and blender to process for a couple of minutes, then pour into the ice cream maker and process according to your machine’s directions.

7-ingredients, y’all – that’s it:  Heavy whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk, ripe California Avocados, mint extract, vanilla extract, chocolate mint leaves, and dark chocolate chips.  That’s it.

dark chocolate chip mint avocado ice cream

7 ingredients and 20 minutes.

avocado ice cream churning in the machine

That’s all it takes before you have your hands on the creamiest, most delicious mint chocolate chip ice cream.  If you don’t tell anyone, they’ll never even know that avocado is the secret ingredient that makes this ice cream so amazing.

Mint Chocolate Chip Avocado Ice Cream

homemade avocado mint chocolate chip ice cream

Monkey gives this ice cream 2 thumbs up.  I gave him some in an ice cream cone and he devoured before it even had a chance to think about melting; which is pretty fast considering it’s averaging 110°F (real feel) for the past few days.

 

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Avocado Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

easy mint chocolate chip ice cream with California Avocados
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 14 oz can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 Small to Medium California Avocados, seed removed and fruit scooped out
  • 1 teaspoon mint extract
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh chocolate mint leaves, if available
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 ounce bag, about 2 cups dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Blend all the ingredients in a food processor or mixer, don't over-process, you still want some chunks of chocolate
  2. Add to ice cream maker and process according to directions
  3. Serve immediately, or freeze 6 hours to overnight to deepen the flavors and enhance the experience

Notes

Garnish with fresh mint or chocolate mint leaves

If you want some more ridiculously delicious ways to turn California Avocados into ice cream, check out these recipes from some of my fellow California Avocado Ambassadors:

Mexican Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream from All Day I Dream About Food

Chocolate Coconut Avocado Ice Cream from Running to The Kitchen

Chocolate Chunk Avocado Ice Cream from Cookin’ Canuck

Homemade Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream from Healthy Yummy Easy

Shortcut Avocado Ice Cream with Chocolate Chunks from Dine and Dish

No Churn Avocado Pistachio Ice Cream from I Wash… You Dry

Disclosure: This recipe was created and inspired by my partnership with the California Avocado Commission. I’m excited to be partnering with California Avocados for the 4th year in a row to share recipes and tips inspired by delicious California Avocados.  For more great recipes visit the California Avocado Commission website and follow them on Facebook and Twitter. Thank you for supporting the companies and brands that help make A Southern Fairytale possible. Sponsored posts help me pay for the costs associated with this blog (like the groceries…so very many groceries,y’all), and help support me as I follow my dreams of having a career in recipe development and food photography. All opinions are 100% my own.

creamy, cool, rich, and delicious california avocado mint chocolate chip ice cream

 

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8 Comments

    1. I’m completely in love with this ice cream machine!! I was bragging on it to all my neighbors last night 🙂 The teenage boys ate every last bit of both batches and asked when I was making more.

  1. Dark chocolate and mint is a favorite around here! This ice-cream looks amazing. I can’t believe you used avocados. Such a brilliant idea!

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