Avocado Creamsicles

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This recipe started about 7 months ago in the dead of Miami winter. While most bloggers were creating recipes with apples and winter squash, I was making… popsicles.

But only by accident.

These yummy Avocado Creamsicles started out as a totally different dessert that went HORRIBLY WRONG. Like really, really wrong. So I thought, ‘Screw it, just freeze the custardy base in my new popsicle makers that my sister got me for Christmas.’ I knew they would be edible because the mixture itself tasted pretty good but I was really only hoping to keep my ingredients from being a total loss at that point.   To my surprise, these suckers ended up being completely delicious!

I should have known because avocados make everything better. Salads, smoothies, 21DSD desserts, and even face creams. Ok, I made that last part up, but I bet someone, somewhere is smearing an avocado on their face at this exact moment.

And don’t even tell me you’re grossed out at the idea of avocados being in the same category as dessert, because they’re actually a fruit.  #truestory

*Note, I use BPA-free Tovolo Groovy Ice Pop Molds. They are very sturdy, easy to fill, and I can store them individually after they freeze (instead of needing to find space for a full rack.) Each popsicle holds half a cup of liquid.

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Avocado Creamsicles

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes

Yield: 4-6 popsicles

Avocado Creamsicles

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe Hass avocados
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 2 ½ tsp fresh lemon juice
  • Seeds from ½ vanilla bean, scraped

Instructions

  1. In a food processor or blender, fully combine all ingredients on high for 2 minutes until creamy.
  2. Spoon the mixture into BPA-free popsicle molds.
  3. Freeze for at least 2 hours until solid.
  4. To release the popsicles, run each mold under warm water for 5 seconds.
http://www.southbeachprimal.com/avocado-creamsicles/

Comments

  1. says

    What a clever idea for a creamsicle. I’m starting the South Beach diet again in a few days. (I love it!) I’d like to your avocado creamsicles in a popsicle roundup I’m preparing for my website, One Creative Mommy. Would that be okay? (It will go live on Monday.)

  2. Alisa says

    These sound amazing! A Filipino las day once made me an avocado milkshake with sweetened condensed milk, ice and avocado and it was delicious. Since then, on the rare occasion I see an avocado based sweet I always try it. My toddler son will adore these too. Thanks for the recipe!

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