Avocado and Pistachio ‘Ice Cream’

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Avocado and Pistachio Ice Cream

I love these warm days at the end of the summer. I can sit in the garden with a cup of coffee and read the papers in the warm sunshine. Oh, wait, I’ve got two toddlers. In the warm sunshine I run back and forth from the garden to the house fetching things, trying to stop them ‘weeding’ my flowers, breaking up barneys and cleaning little bottoms. As for the coffee, it’s cold. The papers? Three weeks old.

But in the mayhem, it’s nice to give them a cold treat. As a change from our usual lazy staple of small pots of yogurt frozen with a stick in them, I like to make this healthy version of ice cream. It’s easy to make it vegan, and it’s a simple recipe.

Avocado and Pistachio ‘Ice Cream’

Avocado and Pistachio ‘Ice Cream’


  • 100g (3/4 cup) raw, unsalted, shelled pistachios – soaked overnight
  • 1 avocado
  • 3 tablespoons honey or agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lime or lemon juice
  • 1-2 tablespoons of milk (dairy or non-dairy)


  1. Rub the skins from the soaked pistachios and discard.
  2. Puree the pistachios and lime juice with a hand held blender or in a food processor until smooth. Be patient, it can take a little while. Once smooth, add in the avocado flesh, honey and vanilla and then blend again until smooth.
  3. Blend in the milk sparingly until it is a nice mousse-like consistency.
  4. Pour into a shallow container and freeze, stirring occassionally.
  5. Remove from the freezer ten minutes before serving.


For a mousse, refrigerate instead of freezing.

Avocado Pistachio Ice Cream

Avocado Pistachio Ice Cream

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23 thoughts on “Avocado and Pistachio ‘Ice Cream’

  1. <3 two of my favourite ingredients in one recipe <3
    I tried to feed avocado my niece once and was shocked she refused it (ok I'm exaggerating after all she's 11 months old ;P)
    Apparently now she has started appreciating it
    I have redirected to your blog a vegan friend of mine, she was in awe…I think we'll meet up to make some of your recipes together
    Absolutely one of my fav blogs, you are really amazing!
    Have a great day
    Baci from Switzerland

  2. Wow – thank you so much, Lou! I hope you get the chance to make some of my recipes together; please let me know what you think. Thanks again for your kind comments, it means so much.

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  6. Yuuuuum! I love avocados !☺️
    Could I substitute pistachios with almonds? Will it remain equally good ?

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