Paleo Ice Cream with Avocado

by ~jenniferlynn on July 20, 2013

in Recipes

It is not too often that I post a recipe, but after concocting such a simple paleo ice cream in the kitchen, I felt obligated to share it with the world! While I am not a big fan of people using the term “paleo dessert”, since I think absolute paleo does not really involve snacking or desserts, I will just consider this a SWYPO, taken from the Whole30 manifesto.

I have never been one of those girls that has to have chocolate in her life, nor have I been someone who needs sweets; I tend to crave more salty foods. However, when it’s 90′ outside, sometimes a refreshing, cool treat sounds perfect. My new-found obsession, Eat To Perform, even encourages ice cream or smoothies before bedtime, so I figured I would give it a try!

In scouring the web for some easy paleo smoothies, I ran across so many that had too many ingredients for my simplistic taste. I ended up creating my go-to smoothie which contains only full-fat coconut milk and frozen fruit. One day I ran out of coconut milk, but was looking forward to my nightly smoothie. Since water or almond milk would not provide the same consistency nor the high fat content that the coconut milk would, I looked around the kitchen to improvise.

And came up with this dairy-free, soy-free, grain-free, sugar-free amazingness! It was going to be an instagram exclusive, but seriously, you all need to try this!

paleo ice cream

Avocado Paleo Ice Cream

Serves: 1
Prep time: 3 minutes


1 avocado (or if using an avocado scares you, use 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk)
1-1/2 cups frozen fruit


  1. Slice avocado and remove the pit; measure (or not) your fruit.
  2. Scoop avocado from peel and add everything to the blender.
  3. Blend* and enjoy! And be sure to thank me later!!

*With my blender, I often need to add a bit of water to get it to mix. Add water 1T at a time until desired consistency.


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Bethany Lee
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July 20, 2013 at 8:47 pm

OMG! What a cool idea! No pun intended. OK, maybe a little bit. I will definitely try this one. Did you make that up yourself? I am impressed.
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~jenniferlynn July 20, 2013 at 8:50 pm

I throw a half avocado in my morning protein smoothie and knew it really doesn’t effect the taste; just makes it super creamy. So figured why not just try!

It’s soo good. Well, for someone who doesn’t eat a lot of sweets it’s good.. 🙂

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July 21, 2013 at 8:36 am

Whoa this looks uber yum!
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Stephanie @itrainthereforeieat July 21, 2013 at 9:15 am

This looks so good! I’ve made “fro-yo” with frozen bananas, but using an avocado seems like Such a good and tasty idea, and excellent way to get more fats in! Definitely trying this soon!
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Renee @BendifulBlog July 21, 2013 at 10:18 am

OMG YUMMMMMMM I must try this. Thank you for sharing!! Its looks like the perfect frosty treat.
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July 21, 2013 at 8:00 pm

So doing this ASAP!!!
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July 22, 2013 at 8:55 pm

OOooo something I can do with my left over really thick coconut milk! I bought a can at the grocery store the other, opened it when I got home and it was more like a cross between coconut butter and cream! Its SO THICK, not like ‘milk’ at all since I had to scoop it out of the can.

Plus I have some uber ripe bananas so I’ll probably blend that, some strawberries and the coconut milk together. After I’ll probably freeze it for a while since the bananas and strawberries are fresh. Thanks for this great idea! I should do that now so when I get a craving I can eat it in a few hours 🙂
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Marissa @ Barefoot Colorado
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July 25, 2013 at 10:22 am

This looks fantastic!! I definitely need to try this!
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Christopher James July 28, 2013 at 3:21 am

That looks! delicious! I’m going to try it..
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Gina @ Noshing on Asphalt July 28, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Yum!!! Looks delicious, Jen!!

Carmy June 4, 2014 at 7:08 pm

Nice! Something a kitchen-challenged girl can do.
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Eileen @ Phoenix Helix June 4, 2014 at 9:02 pm

This recipe looks delicious AND it fits the paleo autoimmune protocol (a rare thing). So, thank you! I host a weekly Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable through my blog, and I would love it if you linked up this recipe. I’m trying to expand resources for the AIP community. Here’s the link:
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~jenniferlynn June 4, 2014 at 9:05 pm

sure thing! 🙂

Layla August 28, 2014 at 9:26 am

Thanks so much for submitting this great recipe to our Fast and Easy Paleo Recipe link party!

~jenniferlynn August 28, 2014 at 9:27 am

Excited to be offered the opportunity! 🙂

Lots of goodies on there!!

Staci June 8, 2015 at 10:57 am

I have that same blender, so I know it’ll work! I need to pick up some avocados, thanks so much for the idea! 🙂

~jenniferlynn June 9, 2015 at 2:50 pm

Yum, enjoy!! 🙂

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