This Vegan Creamy Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream is not only super chocolatey, no churn, and delicious, but is healthy for you!

This Vegan Creamy Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream is not only super chocolatey, no churn, and delicious, but is healthy for you!

This is the hottest summer ever! That means I am inhaling the fruits in our kitchen because the heat is ridiculous. We got some out of season avocados (YAY) and they weren’t even ripe – let’s just say they ripened up way too quickly. So, what happens when you have an avocado that you need to use?

I’ll tell you what happens! You’ll make it with chocolate fearlessly and gleam with excitement at all the possibilities of what could happen! You hope that it turns out amazing! You make chocolate avocado ice cream, and then you taste it, and marvel at absolutely amazing it is!

This Vegan Creamy Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream is not only super chocolatey, no churn, and delicious, but is healthy for you!

This chocolate avocado ice cream was THAT ice cream. I’m sure we’ve all seen the avocado in chocolate and maybe thought “uh” but I thought I was finally up to the challenge. I can now honestly say that this was one of the best ice creams I’ve had!Find that intriguing? Let me describe it!

I didn’t taste the avocado. Really, I didn’t. I won’t say it tastes exactly like ice cream with egg yolks and heavy cream (d-uh) but the avocado is the healthy fat substitute since the ice cream needs fat so it can be nice and creamy. I would say it adds a lightness to the ice cream, so you aren’t left dying for water after eating it at all, but mostly the chocolatey flavour is definitely satisfying.

Mr. Bakes loved it. Let me be clearer – he “hates” chocolate – I know, I know. I’m trying to hypnotise it out of him. He said he could eat this easily, and actually did. I was shocked. Guys, if a chocolate hater fell in love, don’t you think this is totally worth the try?

This Vegan Creamy Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream is not only super chocolatey, no churn, and delicious, but is healthy for you!

Seeing as how I don’t own an ice cream maker, I made this sans ice cream maker. It was pretty easy to make, and stood up way better than ice creams with eggs and heavy cream that I have made. I’m going to say this again – you don’t taste the avocado.

To me, avocado has a very neutral taste anyway, which is why I love it so much, since you can flavour it to your liking. I can’t explain how deliciously creamy this is! Just try it, trust me. It’s perfect for this ridiculous summer heat too, the perfect way to cool down.

This Vegan Creamy Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream is not only super chocolatey, no churn, and delicious, but is healthy for you!

And let me not forget, this ice cream IS healthy. Yup! Every ingredient benefits your health, from antioxidants, to all the crazy healthy fats of the avocado, to the coconut milk. That means I won’t judge you if you eat it all for dessert. You know what would go perfectly with this ice cream? A warm vegan chocolate brownie on top. Uh, yes.

Psh, I wouldn’t judge you if you ate it all for breakfast. It’s technically a harder healthy chocolate smoothie, right?

This Vegan Creamy Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream is not only super chocolatey, no churn, and delicious, but is healthy for you!

Vegan Creamy Chocolate-Avocado Ice Cream

Preparation 4 hr Cook Time 00:00 Serves 6-12 servings     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 13.5 oz / 380 g can full fat coconut milk
  • 4.5 oz / 127 g avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Vegan hot fudge, for drizzling
  • Vegan Sprinkles, for sprinkling on top

Instructions

  1. Add the avocado and coconut milk to a food processor/blender and pulse together.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and blend in for about 2 minutes until smooth and incorporated, scraping down the bowl once.

Ice Cream Machine

  1. Place all ice cream base into a freezer-safe container in the refrigerator for 2 hours to set up before freezing.
  2. Freeze the ice cream according to the manufacturer's instructions for your machine.

No Machine

  1. Place all ice cream base into a freezer-safe container and place in the freezer and allow to freeze for 1 hour.
  2. Whisk slightly every 20 minutes to avoid it getting too icy for 3-4 hours. It should be getting thicker after each whisking, until it's firm enough to scoop.
  3. To eat: serve immediately or when you are ready for it (after it's been in the freezer), thaw for 5-10 minutes and scoop with an ice cream scoop.
  4. You can optionally add hot fudge and sprinkles on top.

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Recipe Notes

  1. This recipe is vegan and gluten free.
  2. HOW TO STORE
    Store this ice cream in a freeze safe container. For the best taste and texture it is advised that you store it no longer than 2 weeks.

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84 comments

  1. I don’t eat traditional ice cream any more ever since I discovered avocado ice cream. This looks SUPER, Jessica.

  2. You and me are the same – I refuse to buy an icecream machine too. I feel very old school but at the same time a lot of labor of love goes into the ice cream this way. And who thought avocado and chocolate ice cream! Yum!

  3. I’m very intrigued by this ice cream! It looks amazing…can’t believe there is avocado in here! Pinning this for later!

  4. I still haven’t tried avocado ice cream. Looks amazingly simple too.
    Have a marvelous week Jessica!

  5. This ice cream is the same ice cream in my dreams! It is perfectly chocolately and creamy and vegan!!!! My allergies to dairy make vegan ice cream the only thing I eat now!

  6. marcie says:

    I’ve never baked or made a sweet treat with avocado, and I have to say, this looks like some of the creamiest ice cream! I’m really going to have to give it a try! 🙂

  7. A harder chocolate smoothie hahaha I love the way you think, Jessica! Itried avo ice-cream for the first time ever a couple of days ago and I was shocked at how awesome it was! Your version looks incredible!!
    Hope you have a fabulous week! xx

  8. Jessica, I’m drooling like crazy over here! I’ve always wanted to try avocado chocolate something and this ice cream is going to the top of the list! Also, on a totally unrelated note–have you ever swam in any of the bioluminescent bays in Jamaica? My husband and I are batting around the idea of visiting Jamaica in January (mostly to escape our horrendous winter) and thought the bays looked amazing!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Amy! I can’t let you beat me to it LOL. Glistening Waters Luminous Lagoon is where I would recommend – we plan to do it before the year is over. It terrifies me but it’s so cool at the same time!! When I do it I will let you know

  9. Arpita@ TheGastronomicBong says:

    Ohh Yummm… Gorgeous pictures Jessica! What a unique combination… Chocolate and avocado…Love it… 🙂

  10. This sounds SO good! I posted a chocolate avocado dessert the other day too. Avocado in dessert is awesome.

  11. Monica says:

    I am pretty blown away. This chocolate ice cream looks amazing – can’t hardly believe it’s made with avocados. I can’t believe the Mr. is not into chocolate but I’m glad he enjoyed this so much. I would love to taste it! : ) And those nonpareil sprinkles are my favorite. Kudos on making it w/o an ice cream maker, too.

  12. Brent says:

    This looks super delicious! I love Avocados and chocolate what a great way to combine them.

  13. Great job on this vegan ice cream! It looks amazing and I know I would be damn happy to see this if I were vegan! YUM!

  14. Jess, you totally read my mind. I was literally just thinking of making ice cream with avocado this morning and now your wonderful recipe fell into lap. This is perfect! Thank you thank you thank you for making a no-machine version. I can’t bear the thought of buying another pricey appliance so I’m gathering all the no-machine ice cream recipes I can find. And girl, this is totally a health food. I’m going to make it and I’m not sharing with anyone!

  15. I have got to try avocado ice cream. It looks amazing Jessica.

  16. Chelsea says:

    This recipe is blowing my mind! How is that vegan and healthy? Those pictures are just amazing! I could dive into that bowl right now 🙂

  17. Zainab says:

    Oh my gosh!! I need to get on the avocado bandwagon. This ice cream looks amazing. And your pictures are stunning 🙂

  18. Robin says:

    This looks great, Jessica. Can’t wait to try it.

    Robin

  19. Yep, I totally want this for breakfast. This ice cream looks seriously amazing, Jessica! Avocado ice cream has been on my to-do list this summer and I’m thinking it’s happening soon. Stunning photos too! Pinned. 🙂

  20. you are an ice cream maker genius, Jessica!
    I love the fact that this is a healthy ice cream … but it sounds so tasty as well. I love avocado and wouldn’t even mind if you could taste it … haha!
    P.S. Your man doesn’t like chocolate? Wha …?

  21. Wow what a wonderful frozen treat, Jess. Love it especially because it is healthy but at the same time delicious. Great job girl 😉

  22. Ashley says:

    Ooooo I need to try this! I made chocolate mousse with avocado a ways back and loved it so I know I would love this. And I mean probably even more because it’s ice cream! With coconut milk!!!

  23. My mister also hates chocolate – I still can’t understand why, but I’ve always said that’s probably the best thing that could have happened to me. I already consume more than I should and can’t even begin to imagine what life would be like if he was just as obsessed, haha.
    This ice cream – you’re a GENIUS, girl! It’s a must, must, must make! I can barely believe that this awesomeness is healthy. So good!

  24. girrrl you are making me a believer!!! I’ve been one of those avo-choco skeptics too, but you are really taming any worries I might have bc omg ICE CREAM. this looks so fluffy and wonderfully smooth, 100% pinning this bad boy 🙂

  25. Kelly says:

    Holy moly, this looks incredible Jessica! I love love love that you made this with avocado and coconut. I could eat ice cream all day if I could so the fact that this is healthier and doesn’t require me to lug out the heavy ice cream maker sounds perfect! Pinning 🙂

  26. It has been so overcast here for the past few days and we’ve been getting downpours every afternoon. It us such a nice change from the hot sun beating down everyday. Although, it has been overcast, I am always still in the mood for ice cream! I”ve been wanting to try avocado based ice cream for a while and this looks so good! I can’t wait to try it!

  27. NO WAY there’s avocado in there, Jessica!! This ice cream looks so, SO good – just like rich and creamy classic chocolate. I’ve seen recipes pairing avocado with chocolate but haven’t taken the plunge in testing them out before. You’ve really inspired me to give it a go! When I do though I will most definitely eat it for breakfast! 🙂

  28. It’s time for ice cream! I love the addition of avocado in your recipe and I am thrilled that ice cream can be much healthier than what one would typically buy in the store! Thank you Jessica!!

  29. Ala says:

    Yes’m, I shall be making this ASAP! Not a huge avocado fan personally, but I can definitely use a healthy dose of it in my chocolate puddings and ice creams 😀

  30. This ice cream is amazing! Love every single thing about it! Definitely need to try the recipe!

  31. Joanne says:

    I am staring at this in awe because I definitely could not tell there was even a hint of anything green in there! WHOA. Very impressed.

  32. I need to try avocado ice cream. This looks so creamy and deliciously chocolately! Hope you guys get some rain soon. But, thankfully, you have got some great cool treats to help beat the heat.

  33. Avocado and coconut milk in an ice cream? I am sooooo sold. Sharing this everywhere.

  34. Maggie Jones says:

    I just fell in love with silken tofu chocolate mousse so avocado ice cream seems like a perfect next step. This looks so good!

  35. xaiver says:

    Omg, so because I can rarely find cocoa powder that’s vegan – and i couldnt wait anymore, so I just ran with the basics. Its freezing right now and looks soo creamy and delicious i cant wait to try it. Instead of chocolaté, i used à similar portion of peanut butter (which I love) and half à banana with some cardamum. Im not à fan of uber sweet deserts, so if like me you love peanut butter. Its an alternative ha! Oh and I added à bit of maple syrup. I have a betty crocker chocolaté frosting thing, which surprisingly is vegan, and some left over coconut milk. So that can be reduced to some chocolaté syrup for topping. Hmmm. Omg typing about all this is making me more eager to put it in My belly. Ohhh if we could speed up the freezing process!

    • Jessica says:

      Hey Xaiver! So excited that you’re trying this – let me know how it tastes with all your variations because it sounds SO yummy and I’d love to try your version!! BY the way you can buy vegan cocoa powder on Amazon. Surprisingly enough, Hershey’s Cocoa Powder is vegan! PETA has a great list of vegan baking products http://www.peta.org/living/food/baking/

  36. I’ve seen avocado used in ice cream before. I sooooo need to try this.

  37. Arlette says:

    Hi, this looks amazing and simple…I hope…lol. Any idea of the calorie count? I guess I could try to figure it out, but I thought maybe you might have already. Good calories anyway :). Thanks! Arlette

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Arlette,

      Thank you! I don’t have a calorie count but bear in mind that while they are good calories as you said, coconut milk is high in calories.

  38. Ohh I’m over here salivating Jessica. I long for some chocolate ice cream made with avocados.

  39. Jodie Lang says:

    Trying this recipe right now, without an ice cream maker….Question: Should I freeze for one full hour and then wisk every 20 minutes for the last 4-5 hours or start wisking every 20 minutes from the beginning of freeze time.

    Thanks!!!

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Jodie! Every 20 minutes from the beginning of freezing time. After the first hour of whisking, you could whisk probably once an hour, but you would get maximum results if you did it every 20 minutes. Just ensure you store is in a freezer safe container to avoid ice!

  40. Evelyn R Hernandez says:

    I love your website! (: I’m doing this right now. I started whisking after the 1 hour every 20 minutes. (: Cannot wait to try it out!! (: Thanks Jessica! You’re awesome. Keep up these tasty & healthy recipes (:

    • Jessica says:

      I’m so glad you got to try this out Evelyn! Hope you loved it and thank you for your kind words!

      • Evelyn R Hernandez says:

        It became icy even though I whisked it every 20 minutes. Do you know why that happened?

        • Jessica says:

          Hi Evelyn,

          Hmm, not sure why. Did you keep it in a tightly sealed freeze-proof container while it was in the freezer? That may have caused it.

  41. Linda Adsit says:

    I just tried this recipe, and it is absolutely declious. Creamy, flavorful and smooth. It’s also easy. Thanks so much for this post.

  42. Serene says:

    Hi Jessica, can I know if “1 – 13.5 ounce can full fat coconut milk” means I should put 13.5 ounce of milk ?

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Serene! Yes – but specifically coconut milk. Regular milk won’t work as well since it doesn’t thicken up like coconut milk. Hope that helps!

  43. Kim says:

    I made this and it’s very good! it is even good b/f you freeze it as pudding.

    Thanks for posting!!

  44. Fabiola says:

    Hi Jessica, OMG! I wanted to make this just as you said, but only had 300ml coconut milk, so added 100ml cream (my bad!), then didn’t have maple syrup so added agave nectar. THEN, was going to freeze it, but had to have a little taste, and it tasted just like those SUPER-unhealthy chocolate puddings from a box I had as a child, so I must apologise, but it didn’t make it to the freezer at all! Your recipe is SO delicious just as a fridge pudding! Will make the ice-cream one day I promise. Thank you for a fantastic recipe.

    • Jessica says:

      Fabiola, you just made me laugh so loud! I’m so glad you enjoyed it haha – what’s better than healthy tasting like it isn’t?! You’re so welcome and thanks for the feedback!

  45. Betty Unitis says:

    Hello,
    I know the comments are mainly 2014. Its 2016 and I’m curious as Tom Brady eats avocado based ice cream I decided to google it and ended up here. I have a couple of questions. Avocado the big green ones or the smaller bumpy skinned ones that turn dark when there ripe. Well actually what do those big green ones with the smooth skin look like when they’re ripe? I’ve only made Alton Browns guacamole with the small bumpy skinned ones. What would happen if you stuck it in the freezer and didn’t whisk it because you forgot about it? I’m going to try this so I want to buy the right stuff.
    Thanks in advance if anyone is still following the old blog.

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Betty,

      I use the big green ones with the smooth skin. They get a little darker, but their pit is the marker as to whether they are ripe or not – remove the pit and the skin inside is slightly darker. This diagram can help: http://illuzone.net/article-visual-how-to-know-when-an-avocado-is-ripe/.

      It would get icy if you stuck it in the freezer and didn’t whisk it, and would be more like cold chocolate avocado and not the smooth consistency of ice cream. I hope it tastes delicious!

      • Tamra says:

        What do you think about using almond extract or maybe half almond and half vanilla extract, or adding some peppermint extract or peppermint essential oil to it?

  46. AnnMarie says:

    This was AMAZING!! Just made it now and WOW, might not even make it to the freezer. Next time I’m going to put in some mint. Thank you!!!

    • Jessica says:

      Hi AnnMarie,

      I’m so glad to hear that!! I really need to remake this. LOVE the mint suggestion!!

  47. Hailey Brown says:

    Hi Jessica! I have a question – This ice cream recipe looks utterly amazing and I would love to try it out, except that avocados don’t exactly sit well with my stomach. Do you think (based on cooking experience) that I would be able to replace the 4.5 oz of avocado with 4.5 oz of canned pumpkin as both ingredients have similar thick yet creamy textures? I know I would end up with an added pumpkin flavor to the chocolate (which I am okay with), but do you believe the replacement would be possible or is the avocado absolutely essential?

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Hailey,

      Sorry that I’m just seeing your comment! I can’t say yes for sure but I think you should try it! They are both creamy fats but avocado is a lot more like heavy cream in terms of fat than pumpkin is. Let me know how it turns out!

  48. Sherri Lewis says:

    I tried this today and was blown away by how wonderful it is! So smooth and creamy. (I only had a can of “lite” coconut milk on hand but decided to give the recipe a try with it anyway, and it worked great.)

    Thanks for the recipe!

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Sherri,

      I’m so glad you enjoyed my recipe!! Glad to hear lite coconut milk works also. You’re very welcome and thanks for the feedback!

  49. Candy says:

    I’m curious as to how strong the coconut flavor is? Every time I try coconut ice cream from the store, it is just too strong a coconut flavor. (I like coconut but for some reason I don’t like coconut ice cream or things fried in coconut oil). I do have lactose intolerance so need to find something other than milk based.

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Candy,

      Honestly it tastes like chocolate ice cream! You do taste some coconut, but it isn’t overpowering (like coconut oil). The avocado neutralises that flavour a bit. I may not be the best judge, I love coconut, but it’s not what you taste when having these. I hope you try it and enjoy it!!

  50. Joy says:

    Okay I deliberately googled chocolate avocado ice cream as I knew if I had thought about it surely someone
    had created it! I have made avocado ice cream years ago and my family loved it! Someone suggested adding alcohol to the recipe to keep it creamy so I think I might add something … not sure which one yet but since you really can’t taste the avocado wouldn’t any liquor that goes well with chocolate work? Maybe even a chocolate liquor!? I’m just unsure about how much I could add and if so perhaps cut out the maple syrup???
    Thank you for your input!!

    • Jessica says:

      Hey Joy,

      Chocolate liqueur sounds great for this! I think you should taste both, and see which is sweeter, maybe half maple, half chocolate liqueur? I can’t guarantee it since I’ve never tried that before. I can guarantee that this is super creamy as it is though! Good luck and let me know how it turns out!!

  51. Ash says:

    I just put this in the freezer and the mixture was so runny – I expected it to be a lot creamier before going in, so I hope it turns out all right. By the way, there should be a way to hide the comment section because it makes this page ridiculously long!

    • Jessica says:

      Hey Ash,

      Runny, like a liquid? Sounds like something definitely went wrong! It most definitely should be creamy, as other readers have described in the comments above. Are you sure you used the right measurements, like weight of the avocado, and full fat coconut milk? Hope it turns out well!

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