Begin with placing a frozen bowl in the freezer that will serve as your ice cream container. Next peel one avocado, remove seed and smush the remaining green flesh until they soften into one hardly distinguishable color with only a few lumpy solid parts. Set aside the avocado mixture, and mix coconut milk and raw sugar or honey into a blender or bowl. Optionally add soy milk powder as well. After preliminary stirring, add the softened avocado, and blend together forming an emulsion. Feel free to add more honey or raw sugar to sweeten the ice cream to your palette. Finally pour the blended avocado ice cream into the now frosted bowl and leave in the freezer until the ingredients begin to solidify into something that looks like ice cream. For best results, stir the ice cream every 15 minutes to break up ice crystals (effectively creaming the ice). Once solidified, scoop and serve yourself with a homemade delight.
questions, comments & reviews
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How can ice cream be a traditional ayurvedic food let alone healthy ? In the old days the only time you could eat ice was during winter and with no central heating who would wanted it ? Dalia
- Dalia, Houston, TX, 07-12-12
That's a great question. It's not the ingredients that make food Ayurvedic but how you use them. If a person has a deficiency disorder, ice cream can help build ojas. If their digestion is too hot, ice cream can cool it...
Dalia, Before people were able to make ice, they harvested it in the wild. Not only in the winter but also on a snow capped mountain. Well, because of the work involved in getting ice back then, it was considered a real treat, often given to high standing people. I must say that I believe that ice cream increases Vata, without a doubt.
- mochimon, 03-21-13
This is an amazing recipe!! I, a pitta Dosha, and my husband, a vata Dosha, both love this stuff. Thank you so much for posting this recipe.