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Avocado Honey Lime Ice Cream

Total time:

6 hrs 0 min

Prep time:


Cook time:

6 hrs 0 min

Avocado Honey Lime Ice Cream


Try Chef Ivy Stark’s creamy and sumptuous California Avocado Ice Cream made with honey and creamy buttermilk.


Serves: 4

4 large egg yolks
2/3 cup pure honey
1/8 tsp. salt
2 cups half and half
1 cup buttermilk
2 Tbsp. lime zest
3 ripe, fresh California Avocados, peeled, seeded and pureed

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
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  1. Whisk together eggs, honey and salt in a medium bowl; set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan over low heat, bring the half-and-half, buttermilk and lime zest to a full simmer. Once liquid begins to bubble, remove from the heat. Cover and let steep 2 hours.
  3. Once cream mixture has cooled, strain into another medium saucepan. Over low heat, bring to a simmer again.
  4. Temper the egg and honey mixture by adding the simmering cream to the mixture in a ladle a little bit at a time while whisking. Then, return the mixture to the saucepan. Continue to simmer over medium-low heat, whisking constantly until the custard thickens enough to coat a spoon and the thermometer reads 170°F to 175°F, about 4 minutes (do not allow mixture to boil).
  5. Strain mixture into a clean bowl and allow the steam to escape. Cover and chill mixture until cold (at least 3 hours, and up to 1 day).
  6. Process the custard in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Add avocado purée halfway through freezing.
  7. Transfer to a bowl or tub and freeze until firm, at least 3 hours, and up to 3 days.

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Nutrition information per serving

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Recipe created by chef Ivy Stark for the California Avocado Commission


(14 Ratings)