Unexpectedly Delicious Avocado and Green Chile Ice Cream

July 8, 2012

Avocado and green chile ice cream is an unexpectedly delicious dessert.  In Latin America and Asia, avocados are used in sweet as well as savory applications.  It is not uncommon to see an avocado milkshake on restaurant menus.  This ice cream is sweet and buttery with an unexpected kick from the green chile.  Serve your homemade avocado and green chile ice cream with a drizzle of sweetened condensed milk for a finishing touch.

Avocado and Green Chile Ice Cream

Ingredients:

1 to 2 fresh jalapeno peppers, minced (pull back on the seeds to cut some of the h
2 ripe, dark-skinned avocados, peeled and mashed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons sugar
1 quart good-quality vanilla ice cream, softened
1/2 pint heavy cream, whipped to soft peaks
Zest of 1 large lime, finely grated (for garnish)
 
Directions:
 
In a large bowl, combine the peppers, zest, lime juice, avocado, vanilla, sugar and salt. Work in the ice cream so mixture is well blended.
 
Freeze the ice cream, covered, up to one day. Serve scooped into wine glasses. Top with the whipped cream and sprinkles of lime zest.

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