Yes, you read correctly. I did say Avocado and Cucumber Ice Cream! I know it sounds like an odd combination, but it’s actually very delicious and refreshing!
I’m laughing right now, because friends who already think I cook “weird” food will not believe that we had avocado and cucumber ice cream for dessert tonight!
The recipe came to me by total fluke. I hosted a dinner party last week and we had left over cucumber and avocado that were left over on the serving platter. Right after the guests left, I put the cucumber and avocado in a container and stuck them in the freezer. I don’t know why I did that. I never freeze cucumber or avocado. I usually use them in a salad or in another dish immediately after, so they don’t go to waste.
I was cleaning out the freezer today and saw the container of frozen avocado and cucumber. What to do with frozen avocado and cucumber? Make ice cream!
2 avocados, sliced (frozen)
1/2 a cucumber, sliced and peeled (frozen)
1 to 2 cups milk
- In my blender, I added all ingredients and pureed them. Because the avocado and cucumber were frozen, I didn’t need to add any ice to make the ice cream in the blender. If you’re using fresh, then you’d have to use ice to make it thick.
- You can add sugar if you want to sweeten it. Most people like their desserts on the sweet side. A natural sweetener would work well, like . I didn’t want to add sugar and found the ice cream tasted delicious and refreshing as it was. If you want, I suppose instead of milk, you could also add coconut milk.
- You can serve as soon as you’ve made the ice cream or you can put it in a container and put it in the freezer for a while so it could firm up.
I know it sounds like a rather unusual treat, but have an open mind and give it a try. You might be pleasantly surprised. Not all ice cream flavours have to be overly saccharine, sugar laden, or of the chocolate, strawberry, or Rocky Road variety 🙂
My 3 year old daughter just loves this treat! I’m glad, as it reminds me of desserts I’ve tried while abroad. When you’re traveling in hot countries, it’s nice to have a cool, refreshing, light treat. Good news: Even my farmer husband loves it! I was quite surprised! He says it tastes like cantaloupe and didn’t expect the flavour to be so tasty!
Message/Lesson/Moral of the story: TRY things first, before you pass judgment! You may find yourself pleasantly surprised!