I Scream Bravo! for Avocado

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I assume many people immediately think of guacamole when avocados are mentioned, but for me they’re in that pantheon of fruit that is so perfectly ready-to-eat that I can’t stand the thought of mashing it up into a chip dip. I read that in native Central America it’s sometimes referred to as a “butter pear,” and I think that describes it perfectly. iphone 6 case finger holder You slice in past the first resistance of the skin into flesh as soft as butter until you hit the stone, circle around, and open. Inside is a seed with enough heft and smoothness as to seem like a wooden pearl that should be saved rather than discarded. Pick it out anyway, grab a spoon and gobble up the goodness. Yum!

So even I was a little skeptical when I came upon a recipe for Avocado Ice Cream in my recent purchase of David Lebovitz’s The Perfect Scoop, a veritable bible for the ice cream and sorbet lover. iphone 7 plus marble hard case I was worried that the addition of cream and sugar would dilute the avocado’s already mild flavor, but I was intrigued, and made this the first recipe I’d try.

And you know what? It’s unlike anything I’ve tasted before, and I’ll bet you’ll agree. First, a hint of fresh earthy green segues into sweet, then both come together as the richness of the fat content in the fruit and cream blend it all together. iphone 8 plus phone case personalised The pure flavor of avocado and salt is the finishing note. It doesn’t invite big bowl portions; in fact, a heaping spoon is satisfying for me, which is saying something for someone who loves ice cream as much as I… best iphone 6 s plus cases Although I’m intrigued by Lebovitz’s suggestion of taking this flavor into the realm of milkshake. I know I’ll make this again and pair it with a ripe berry sorbet, I think, for the contrast of flavor and texture.

Another thing I like about this recipe is that unlike most ice creams which require you to refrigerate your base for a period of time before freezing in your ice cream maker, in this case you need only mix up your ingredients and freeze.

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Avocado Ice Cream

3 medium-sized ripe Hass avocados

3/4 c. sugar

1 c. sour cream

1/2 c. heavy cream

1 T. iphone 8 case baby blue freshly squeezed lime juice

Big pinch of salt

Slice avocados in half and pluck out the pits. Scoop out the flesh with a spoon and cut into pieces. iphone 6 audrey hepburn case Puree in a blender with the rest of the ingredients until smooth and sugar is dissolved.

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