avocadococonutice cream

Avocado and Coconut Ice Cream

Avocado and Coconut Ice Cream

Helado de Aguacate y Coco

Recipe Yield

6 servings

Cooking time

2 hours 10 minutes

Rate this recipe

4.58 from 7 votes


  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk
  • 3/4 cups sugar or more to taste
  • 3 large ripe avocados halved, pitted, meat diced (about 3 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup dried shredded coconut or sweetened coconut flakes lightly toasted, optional for garnish, or toasted almonds, pine nuts or pistachios

To Prepare

  • Pour the coconut milk in a sauce pan along with the sugar and place over medium heat. Stir, once the sugar dissolves, turn off heat. Cut the avocados in half, remove the pit and scoop the pulp out. Cut the pulp into chunks and place it in the blender or food processor. Add the coconut milk mixture and lime juice, and puree until completely smooth.
  • Process the avocado-coconut puree in you ice cream maker, according to the manufacturers instructions. Place in the freezer for a couple hours for firmer ice cream. If you don’t have an ice cream maker you can serve it as a cold mousse, or you can also freeze it and serve it as ice cream, but it will be a little less fluffy. But its still good!
  • Lightly toast the shredded coconut on a small saute pan set over medium-low heat, stirring constantly so it does not burn. It will take less than a minute. Once the coconut becomes fragrant and acquires a tan, remove and set aside. Sprinkle over the ice cream.


14comments inAvocado and Coconut Ice Cream

  1. Martha

    Jul 26

    Sounds good. I’m going to make this, gives me excuse to use my ice cream maker I had for so long. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 28

      Have fun and enjoy it Martha!

  2. Virginia

    Jul 20

    I have a two year old with dysplasia who ends up gets too much dairy, in effort to get enough calories. This recipe is perfect! And we just got a new ice cream machine last week! Talk about timing. Delicious 😋

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 26

      Awesome Virginia, so glad to hear this recipe is good for you baby, enjoy!

  3. Guiselle

    Jul 18

    Suena divino.Lo probare. Mil gracias. Yo son vegana y siempre estoy buscando cositas sin ingredientes de animalitos. Muchas gracias. Guiselle de Costa Rica

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 19

      Espero que lo disfrutes Guiselle! Abrazo hasta Costa Rica 😉

  4. Anna

    Jul 16

    Dear Patti,

    I’m lying in bed, sick with Covid, and your recipe for avocado ice cream has just made me feel so much happier. It will be one of the first things I make once I am able to cook again. Everyon one of your recipes that I have made has been a winner. Thank you for sharing your talents and passion for Mexico with us all.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 19

      Anna! I am glad to read that this recipe has brought some hope to you. I wish you a full and quick recovery, stay strong! I will be sending positive vibes your way 😉

  5. Paulette M

    Jul 16

    We are also going to miss traveling into Mexico especially where my heart is San Miguel de Allende

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 19

      I know Paulette, these are difficult times, but I am hopeful that at some point we will be able to go back to certain normalcy in our lives. Stay strong!

  6. Paulette M

    Jul 16

    We my sister and I visited Oaxaca this past March we had avocado gelatos. So delicious and they don’t even use an ice cream maker. Thank you for the recipe I will definitely make this. I also loved Mascapone ice cream 😃

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 19

      Yes Paulette, Oaxaca is super famous for its ice creams and “nieves”, so glad you had the chance to visit 😉

  7. Rosita

    Feb 19

    OMG! Pati I love you, your beautiful family and your shows! Your recipes are brilliant and you are amazing and so unbelievably kind to share your lifestyle and the wonderful United Mexican States with us. I am a widowed mother and grandmother and my daughter and I love to try new recipes. We live in SW Louisiana and cook a lot of old fashioned Cajun dishes that sometimes remind me of your dishes you so lovingly prepare. I want to make the Avocado Coconut Ice Cream and my question is when adding the coconut milk do I also add all of the liquid in the can or just the solid milk? I have used this lovely product before but usually w/o the liquid.
    Thank you so much Pati =-)

    1. Pati

      Feb 26

      Aww thank you so much, Rosita! For the ice cream you want to use Coconut Milk (not Coconut Cream) so it should be mostly liquid. Enjoy!

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