8/17/16

Avocado Ice Cream Toast


Ok, so after that scrumptious breakfast this morning, maybe a lighter, healthier lunch is in order? Avocado toast is always a good choice.


While this ice cream has sugar, it is pretty savory. And savory ice cream, much like savory donuts, are delicious! The coolness of the ice cream blends beautifully with the delicate avocado and sesame flavors. The feta then adds saltiness, and the toast (as always) a lovely crunch.

I adapted this recipe from one in Joy the Baker's Homemade Decadence cookbook. So you know it's gotta be good.


Total Time: 2 hours
Makes: 2 pints

Ingredients

3 ripe avocados, or about 1 1/2 cups
1 1/2 cups whole milk
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Whole-Grain bread, toasted
2-3 tablespoons black sesame seeds, for garnish
1/2 cup season feta cheese, for garnish

Preparation

1. Place the avocados, milk, lime juice, sugar, and salt in a blender. Blend until completely smooth.
2. Add the cream and vanilla extract and blend once more.
3. Churn the mixture in a ice cream maker for 30 minutes, until smooth. Scoop into a freezer-safe container, and allow to set in the freeze for 1-2 hours.
4. To serve, place scoop of ice cream on a plate, and sprinkle feta and sesame seeds on top. And enjoy! Great with a side salad and iced tea.

 This doesn't have to be savory. Although some may wrinkle their noses at the thought of avocado and sugar, many cultures consider it a key ingredient for desserts.The light flavor of the ice cream balances well with softer, nutty flavors like almonds, pistachios, or coconut shavings. Add a bit more sugar to taste while in the blender, to find a sweeter avo ice cream for you!


Happy churning!

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