Healthy Ice Cream???

When I finished reading this article, originally written for Women’s Health Magazine, I wished I was getting married again so I could put this kitchen gadget on my registry.  First, let me confess…I have a serious weak spot for ice cream.  For many years, mostly during my childhood, my day was not complete without a bowl of creamy goodness after dinner.  Since the significant restructure of my diet, I have not consumed nearly as much cream of ice (as my brother and I used to say), but that doesn’t mean I haven’t missed it.  This recipe may be closest to a true definition of healthy ice cream…

Avocado Ice Cream

Read the original article from Women’s Health Magazine here.

There are three cool things about this recipe:
1. It’s made with avocados.
2. There’s zero cream in this recipe—just frozen fruit.
3. And it’s all made possible because of Yonanas.
I’m sorry. I have to write this: I went bananas for Yonanas. Why? Because it’s mystifying. It’s a cross between a blender and an ice-cream maker. You feed frozen fruit—whatever your taste buds desire—through the chute, and out comes silky ribbons of soft-serve-like ice cream. (Though when you turn it on, be prepared for a sound only a lumberjack is used to.)
 I got a little adventurous after experiencing how wonderful frozen bananas can taste once run through this machine. So I started throwing in frozen strawberries, blueberries, peaches, peanut butter, and honey. Then I realized that the buttery texture of avocados could make a fantastic ice cream. And I was right.
The healthy fats in avocados give the flesh the perfect creamy consistency for an ice cream. I played around with this flavor profile and married it with mangos and bananas to make a slightly sweet, really refreshing frozen treat.
And if the sight of green ice cream doesn’t rev up your appetite, use any type of fruit. Just remember to peel all the fruit (and cube any fruit other than bananas) before freezing. You’ll need at least a 24-hour freezing period, so plan ahead!
Avocado Ice Cream


  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 frozen avocado, cubed
  • 1 frozen mango, cubed


  1. Feed the first banana through the chute, followed by the avocado, mango, and the second banana.
  2. Mix together.
  3. Top with nuts, honey, cocoa nibs, or anything you have hiding in your pantry.
Makes 2 servings
photos: Sara Cann, Yonanas, Sara Cann

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