Decadent Dairy Free Avocado Ice Cream

Serves 6 / Calories Per Serving: 170 / Gluten-Free, Dairy Free, Vegan

Avocado Ice Cream Served in an Avocado Shell
Is it ice cream or an avocado

Looking for a light, healthier alternative to decadent ice cream without sacrificing the creamy richness we all love? Look no further. This dairy-free avocado ice cream is sure to satisfy your craving. The creaminess of the avocado adds that rich mouth feel, while the coconut milk provides a smooth texture compared to other dairy-free milk alternatives. 

This recipe was developed using a Ninja Creami, but you can use your ice cream maker of choice or no ice cream maker at all! Check out the FAQs for the details.

Vanilla Avocado Ice Cream

This recipe is great on its own but is also a base for unique flavor combinations. The plain vanilla flavor still allows for the avocado flavor to shine through. Experiment with other flavor add-ins and mix in various toppings like shredded coconut, almonds, pistachios, or chocolate chips to create your perfect sweet treat!

Ingredients for Dairy Free Avocado Ice Cream


  • 2 Large Ripe Avocados
  • 1 Can Unsweetened Coconut Milk
  • ½ Cup Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk or Sweetener of Choice
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract


Simply mash your avocados in a medium bowl. Stir in your vanilla extract, unsweetened coconut milk, and ½ cup of sweetened condensed coconut milk. Taste for sweetness and add more sweetened condensed milk if desired. Dispense equally into two Ninja Creami pint containers and freeze for 24 hours.

Dairy Free Avocado Ice Cream
Fill the empty avocado shell with the vanilla flavor and carve out a hole in the center to place the chocolate coconut flavor to WOW your guests

Once completely frozen, place into the Ninja Creami and select “ICE CREAM”. Once blending is complete, add in any mix-ins and select “+MIX-IN” to re-blend or simply remove ice cream from the pint and serve immediately.

Additional Avocado Ice Cream Flavors

Chocolate Coconut: Add 3 tbsp cocoa powder to the mixture before freezing. Mix in coconut flakes after the initial blend.

Mint Chocolate Chip: Add ¼ tsp mint extract to the mixture before freezing. Mix in ¼ cup mini chocolate chips after the initial blend.

Banana: Add one mashed avocado to the mixture before freezing. Since the banana is naturally sweet, taste your mixture before adding in the sweetener.


Q: Can I substitute sweetened condensed milk for another sweetener in ice cream?

A: Yes! You can use equal amounts of maple syrup, stevia, or white sugar in place of the sweetened condensed coconut milk. For a healthy alternative add in a few dates for natural sweetness.

Q: Can I make avocado ice cream with dairy?

A: Yes, you can make this recipe with heavy cream instead of coconut milk.

Q: Can I make multiple ice cream flavors at the same time?

A: Yes! After separating the base mixture into the two Ninja Creami pints, you can add whatever flavorings you like. Keep in mind that the additional flavors listed above are for a full batch, so half the recipe if making only one pint of a flavor.

Q: Can I make ice cream without an ice cream maker?

A: Yes. Place your bowl in the freezer to get it nice and cold before starting. Prepare your mixture as indicated in the recipe. Place the bowl back into the freezer for 30 minutes. Remove and blend with an immersion blender. Place back into the freezer and repeat the blending process every 30 minutes until desired consistency.

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Shelby Lucero Social Media Coordinator
I graduated from Fort Lewis College in 2018 with a BA in Environmental Studies. I began working for Growing Spaces in August of 2020 and have had the pleasure of working in many departments. I enjoy being a part of this amazing team that helps others achieve their dream gardens! In my spare time, I enjoy working in the 15’ Growing Dome that my husband and I share.

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