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Avocado Ice Candy

Super creamy, decadent and slightly sweet avocado ice candies are gluten-free, dairy free and are the perfect healthy way to cool off this summer. Just 3 little ingredients and super easy to make! Avocado Ice Candy

This post is all about a very beautiful lady, Shirley Vilan or sometimes-close friends call her Cherry Lyn. She bright and energetic and always has a smile on her face. Born and raised in the Philippines, Shirley wanted to share with me a very traditional avocado ice candy treat.

Shirley_avocado ice candy

Avocado ice candy treats are sold on every street corner especially in the summer months. Did you know that Philippine academic school year runs from June to March each year. Those poor kids have to be in school with their hot picky uniforms on during the hottest parts of the summer months. Bless the heart of the mom that must have invented this cool and refreshing treat.

Avocado Ice Candy

Shirley's parents used to own a Sari-Sari which is like a family store that sells a little bit of everything such as wine, vegetables, soy sauce and even avocado ice candy for the kids. After the kids get out of school, they are hungry, hot and ready for a refreshing treat. For about 5.0 pesos (0.12 cents US or about 0.90 cents HK) the kids in the Philippines can enjoy a delicious avocado ice candy.

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The avocado ice candy would come in little long plastic bags with a twisty on top, which is perfect for transport to eat on the way home.

Philippine ice candy

In the Philippines, they make ice candy many different ways. Sometimes they mix avocado with milk or milk powder and sugar. Sometimes they add dried coconut flakes or peanuts to the ice candy.  Sometimes they even add orange or chocolate flavourings in as well. However, the common denominator is that the kids and adults both like it sweet.

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Shirley and I went to Bam's Test Kitchen and made our idea of the best avocado ice candy. We made 2 versions. The first version we made with mostly avocado, just a splash of almond milk and a little bit of brown sugar and by far this was the creamier, perfectly sweet version of the two.

Avocado Ice Candy

The second version, even though it looks better under the camera, was not as nice. We used a higher proportion of almond milk and white granulated sugar. This one was not as creamy and lacked the depth of flavour that you get with brown sugar.

Avocado Ice Candy

I know what you are thinking...avocados in my desserts? BAM, are you off your rocker? However, as you know avocados are really mild in flavour and really just pick up the flavours of the surrounding ingredients. The avocados really creamy texture makes it the perfect way to enjoy a look-alike healthy ice creamy treat.

We used just a splash of almond milk in ours to keep it dairy free but by all means use what you have on hand such as regular milk, soy milk or heavy cream. Also, feel free to have fun by adding some extra flavours such cocoa powder, vanilla bean, fruit or whatever your little heart desires right into the avocado mixture before freezing.

Shirley_Avocado Ice Candy

We decided to use a little sprinkle of brown sugar in ours as it really gives it a nice flavour but feel free to substitute with your favourite sugar alternative of choice if watching those calories or are diabetic. As you know, I do not like my desserts super sweet so you will have to adjust the amount of sugar to your taste palate.

This is my kind of dessert as it is super easy with only 3 little ingredients and no ice cream makers are needed to make this heavenly creamy dessert.

Thank you very Shirley for introducing us to this very delicious Philippine fun summer dessert and healthy snack. Sarap!

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Avocado Ice Candy

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July 28, 2014

Super creamy, decadent and slightly sweet avocado ice candies are perfectly gluten free, dairy free and are the perfect healthy way to cool off this summer. Makes 5 large avocado ice candy treats.

  • Cook: 8 hrs
  • Yields: 5 Ice Lollies

Ingredients

avocado - 2 ripe

almond milk - 1/4 cup

brown sugar - 1/4 cup

Directions

1Cut avocados in half remove the pit and scoop the flesh from inside the skin of the avocado.

2You can either do this in a bowl by hand with a fork and strong muscles or in a food processor like we did. Place the avocado, almond milk and sugar in food processor and process until smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust sugar amount as desired. If you want your ice candy more like ice than creamy than add more almond milk.

3Place the avocado, brown sugar and almond milk mixture in a pastry bag (or just a plastic bag and cut a hole off the end). Pipe the ingredients into ice lolly (popsicle) containers or small skinny baggies and tie with tie string.

4Freeze avocado ice candies overnight. Enjoy!

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  • The (Gluten-Free!) Food Gurly

    What a fabulous idea! Creamy, cold and sweet is always good in the summer! 🙂

    • Bams Kitchen

      No doubt especially on these 90 degree days with 100 percent humidity we are having this week in HK.

  • I’ve never heard of avocado ice candy, but it sounds wonderful! Pinning it to try later!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thanks so much for the pin Nancy. Avocado ice candy is a very popular in the Philippines. Have you ever tried green bean ice lollies that they have in China?

  • I love this idea – avocado is just so creamy, it would make a delicious dessert!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Avocados are not just for savoury dishes anymore. They are becoming huge in the dessert section too. My only suggestion is to add only a little milk as this keeps them really creamy. I can’t find dairy free ice cream here in HK, so for me, this is the very next best thing.

  • kitchenriffs

    I’m starting to see avocado in all sorts of things lately, but ice candy is a new one for me. This looks amazing! Love the idea — very refreshing, and fairly healthy. Thanks for this.

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thanks John! Have you ever made a cocktail with avocados? Me either, but if anyone could that would be you. Take care, BAM

  • I remember avocado ice candy as a very common treat-dessert from where I came from and we really enjoyed it because they are delicious. Thank you for bringing back some childhood memories. Take care.

    • Bams Kitchen

      Hello Ray, I am so glad you stopped by and I was thinking of you while I was writing this post and hoping that your family and you are well. I bet this really hit the spot on these hot summer days in the Philippines. Take Care, BAM

  • I love the sweetness of avocado and how it makes such great desserts. This is another example of a creative dish BAM 🙂

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thanks Tandy. I will pass your sweet comment on to Shirley.

  • Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    I scratched my head for a minute but it does sound good!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Hi there Maureen, I knew most people would think I was off my rocker but you have to trust me on this, avocado candies are really good. Sweet and creamy. Avocados are not just for guacamole anymore….

  • Definitely different but I’m sure it is deliciously refreshing.

    • Bams Kitchen

      Hello Karen, how is the move process coming along? Thank you for your sweet comment and will pass on to Shirley.

  • Interesting, never thought of using avocado in this manner, but your avocado ice candy sure sounds as Karen above said: “deliciously refreshing”.

    • Bams Kitchen

      Hello Norma, how are those kitchen renovations going? I know this is not a dessert you see all of the time but kind of think of it as the same concept as a sweet bean ice lolly, like they have in China. Do you like those? Then you will love these avocado ice candies because they are so smooth and creamy. Take care, BAM

  • Robyn

    I love fruits for dessert and this is perfect for both kids and adults alike. Your suggestion of cocoa is definitely going to be put to good use. Great recipe, lovely guest! Thanks Shirley and Bobbi. 🙂

    • Bams Kitchen

      Hi there Robyn! Adding cocoa powder is a delicious addition to this healthy dessert. I think you will really like this, especially on a hot day. I will pass you sweet comment on to Shirley. Thanks

  • I bet they were as good as your friend’s smile!

    • Bams Kitchen

      You are so sweet! I will pass on your kind comment on to Shirley.

  • I must give these a try! I put avocados in my smoothies, so I definitely know I love the creamy smooth texture.

  • These sound so simple and full of healthy fats.

  • Hi Bam, I have made pudding and smoothies out of avocadoes before and the consistency is just perfect, will be trying this recipe for sure. Love the ingredient list.

  • You know at first I did think …”avocados in my desserts? BAM, are you off your rocker?” but then after reading all of the ingredients you’ve certainly changed my mind. These really do sound great! I’m an avocado fan so I’ll sign up for making some of these. I think I’m really loving the consistency. It must be so much fun to have a friend who can play beside you to come up with such new & different ideas.

  • Well, this is interesting and new to me. Who would think having avocados for dessert? One would never know. Thanks for the lovely post about this idea and sharing about Cherry lyn. xo

  • hotlyspiced

    I didn’t know avocados could be eaten in this way. They sure do look nice and creamy and so much better for than a Streets ice cream xx

  • I really want to try this healthier ice candy, what a delicious idea and I love the colour 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  • Wow I am surprised to see that here, one of my childhood favourites in fact I even sold there before on weekends.

    • Bams Kitchen

      Hi there Raymund! I am glad I could bring back some childhood favourites for you. Shirley also sold them when she was little girl in their family store. It is so hot here in Asia now you need something to cool you down while you are walking or waiting for public transport… Take Care, BAM

  • Oooh, yum! I always thought avocados are great with milk and sugar. Love these ice candies!

    Julie
    Gourmet Getaways

  • KickassCha

    This is looks delicious! I think I will try it as ice cream with a brownie, just to do something a little different from the traditional vanilla ice-cream!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you. That sounds like a grand idea and a fun alternative to the usual vanilla ice cream. Do you have an ice-cream maker?

  • I literrary grown up with avocado pop sickle bam, my mom used to blend the avocado with choco condensed milk…

    • Bams Kitchen

      Chocolate and sweet condensed milk sounds so good too. I am glad I could stir up some fond childhood memories for you. Stay cool and take care

  • Looks yummy! Would love to try one!

  • These look amazing – I can’t believe there’s avocado in them! Definitely need to try this summer!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Hi there Ashley, I know many people probably thought I was off my rocker but here in Asia this is a pretty popular treat and really good. You just have to trust me on that one.

  • completehealthnews

    Wow!!!,so cute and healthy too.I think kids are really like this.

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you very much. Todays ice lollies and popsicles are made up of so many unhealthy ingredients but our homemade version with just 3 little ingredients is the perfect solution to the summer heat. Kids think it tastes like ice-cream.

  • What a nice treat and Shirley seems pretty sweet, too! I’ve heard of avocado pie and other various things so why not this? Good post, Bam!

  • Ooh such a healthy and delicious treat! Perfect on warm days!
    I have not tried avocado in a sweet…I usually eat it savoury but this sounds interesting..

  • I love avocado with sugar…actually I was puzzled when we just moved from Brazil to US where avocado is not treated as a fruit…hehehe!
    This is such a simple and refreshing popsicle, love the creaminess of this treat…thanks for this awesome post Bobbi.
    Enjoy your weekend 😀

    • How awesome that you’re from Brasil! 🙂

    • Bams Kitchen

      I know avocados are one of those fruits that sometimes fall in the veggie category. Maybe, it is because in the US they are often used in savoury dishes instead of sweet. I really do not know but they are so good is this sweet avocado ice candy. Take Care, BAM

  • Mmmm I must try these avocado ice candies – they look so delicious! I wonder if I could use coconut milk and coconut sugar instead, I made popsicles using coconut milk & coconut sugar before and they worked fine. I went to Manila twice and vegan Filipino cuisine was pretty tasty including the champorado! Thank you Shirley for sharing this!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Absolutely, coconut milk and coconut sugar would be delicious in the avocado ice candies. You can really mix with anything your little heart desires, I just used what I had around the house. Champorado, the sweet chocolate rice dessert is also really delicious and maybe we will have to have Shirley come back and show us how to make that. I will pass on your sweet comments to Shirley. Have a super weekend.

  • I have made avocado cupcakes so definitely dont think you are bonkers! This sounds great and healthier than most desserts. Great recipe BAM!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Avocado cupcakes sound sublime. I will have to head on over to your website and check that recipe out. Have a super weekend.

  • Love this ice candy! So simple and tasty. Yes – I did think you crazy for using avocados for popsicles, but they look yummy! Love the idea of sprinkling brown sugar on them.

  • ICE CANDY! I love it! LOVE IT! And I am sooooo making these, but I am going to use Stevia instead of Brown Sugar! Wish me LUCK 🙂

  • What a simple and healthy snack!!

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