I often buy those nets of not-yet-ripe, organic avocados to have them ripen later in the week. What ends up happening more often than not is that they all get ripe at the same time, and I can’t use them up fast enough. My solution is to mash up the avocados with some lime juice, then freeze the mash in ice cube trays to use in smoothies, quick avocado pudding and this soft serve, which we are completely obsessed with.
This soft serve is made with just four ingredients (not including the toppings), and comes together super quickly, once you have the avocado cubes at the ready. It’s creamy, chock-full of healthy fats from the avocado, a bit tangy from the lime and very subtly sweet. A drizzle of chocolate and sprinkle of cacao nibs take it to an even more heavenly territory, but the soft serve is very good without the toppings as well. There is definitely an overarching avocado note to the whole thing, and it really works here. It’s an avocado lover’s dream, but would impress even those indifferent to avocado with its creaminess and beautiful color. Hope you’ll give this one a try :)
- 3 small to medium avocados - peeled and pitted
- juice from 2 limes
- 5 tablespoons maple syrup
- ½ - 1 13.5 oz can full-fat Thai coconut milk
- cacao nibs - for serving
- chocolate drizzle - for serving, recipe below
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- Mash up the avocados in a medium bowl and mix in the lime juice. Distribute the mash between ice cube trays, place in the freezer and freeze overnight or for several hours until completely hardened.
- Combine the avocado cubes and maple syrup in an upright high-speed blender. If you have a blender with a tamper, like Vitamix, start out by adding just half of the can of coconut milk. If your blender does not have a tamper, you will likely need to add the whole can in order to get things moving. Blend until smooth, adding more coconut milk if needed.
- Serve right away, garnished with cacao nibs and chocolate drizzle, or on its own.
- Melt the chocolate chips on a double boiler. Mix in the coconut oil. The chocolate should now be thin enough to drizzle. Add a bit more oil if the chocolate needs more thinning.