Avocado Ice Candy
Avocado Ice Candy are super creamy, decadent and slightly sweet. Gluten-free, dairy free and are the perfect healthy way to cool off this summer. Just 3 little ingredients and super easy to make! Makes 5-6 large avocado ice candy treats.
- 2 medium avocado ripe
- 1 cup almond milk unsweetened or dairy of choice
- ⅓ cup brown sugar or a sugar alternative of choice
Cut avocados in half remove the pit and scoop the flesh from inside the skin of the avocado.
You can either do this in a bowl by hand with a fork and strong muscles or in a blender like we did. Place the avocado, almond milk and sugar in a blender and process until smooth and creamy. The texture goal is a yogurt consistency. Taste and adjust sugar amount as desired. If you want your ice candy more like icy, then add more almond milk. Please note that depending on the size of your avocados, you will need to adjust the amount of non-dairy or dairy liquid of choice. If your avocados are small, you will needless non-dairy liquid. If the avocados are large, you will need more non-dairy liquid. You can always start with less non-dairy then you think you will need and then add more to get to your achieved yogurt consistency. Depending on how powerful your blender is, you will need to brush down the sides of your blender a few times.
Place 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.
Freeze avocado ice candies overnight.
Avocado candies can be frozen in ice lolly (popsicle) containers or dixie cups with a wooden stick or even baggies. Please make sure to freeze for at least 8 hours or overnight before enjoying.
Optional: If you want a chocolate fudgesicle, add 1-1.5 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder.
If freezing avocado ice candy in popsicle molds, you may need to place the bottom of the popsicle container in warm water to remove popsicle. You can also carefully run under warm water, being careful to not get water on the top of the mold to release the ice candy.
Make sure the avocados you plan on using are ripe. To determine if an avocado is ripe or not, gently squeeze the fruit in the palm of your hand. If the avocado is Ripe, it will be firm but will yield to gentle pressure. If the avocado is really soft, it is probably overly ripe and the fruit inside will be bruised and brown. This effect is not desirable. Generally speaking, the Hass avocado outer skin will turn dark green or black as it ripens. However, some other avocado varieties retain their light-green skin even when ripe.
Another way to check to ripeness is to pop off the little end knob off the avocado. If it is still green inside, it is probably not ripe. However, if the end has turned a more golden color, it may be closer to ripe.
The secret is creamy decadent avocado ice candy is to bump up the ratio of avocado to your non-dairy or dairy of choice. Using less liquid to avocado makes the avocado mixture very thick. The desired texture is equivalent to creamy yogurt. We used two medium avocados or about 2.5 cups chopped. We added 1 cup of non-dairy unsweetened almond milk for the perfect texture. Ratio is about 2.5 cups of avocados to 1 cup non-dairy or dairy of choice. Avocados come in all sizes and different breeds or types. Therefore, you will need to either reduce or increase your liquid to achieve a creamy base depending on the size of your avocados. Last but not least, make sure to use ripe avocados for a smooth and creamy texture.
We used unsweetened 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, coconut milk, oat milk or half and half.
We decided to use a little sprinkle of brown sugar in ours as it really gives it a nice flavor but feel free to substitute with your favorite sugar alternative of choice if watching those calories or are diabetic. As you know, we do not like our desserts super sweet so you will have to adjust the amount of sugar to your taste palate before you freeze the popsicles.
Serving: 1g | Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 325mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 98IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg