Relief from this summer’s oppressive heat and humidity is few and far between.
It makes me want to cool down with some frozen treat. How about you?
Well, since I recently learned how to make homemade ice cream, I set about learning how to add a twist to it: make it into a cake!
And of course, I just had to try it with my favorite fruit: the avocado!
This fruit has been having quite a resurgence lately, appearing in a variety of trendy and previously unheard-of dishes from toasts to pastas. However, the avocado’s real siren call to me is as a dessert. Its rich and creamy texture, as well as its earthy flavor make the avocado absolutely sensational when sweetened, making it a great showcase ingredients for desserts such as this homemade avocado ice cream cake.
It turned out to be so easy!
For the crust:
2 cups crushed Christia toasted bread (can be replaced by an equal amount of crushed Graham crackers)
1 stick of softened butter
3 tbsp white sugar
For the ice cream:
1 cup avocado puree (made by pureeing the flesh of two ripe avocados in a blender)
1 300ml can of condensed milk
2 cups heavy whipping cream
In a bowl, combine the crushed Christia toasted bread, butter and sugar. Press the crumb mixture onto the bottom of two 6″ x 2″ cake tins then set aside.
In another bowl, mix together the avocado puree, the condensed milk and heavy cream at low speed until the ingredients are well-combined and the mixture begins to thicken.
Increase the mixer speed to medium and continue mixing until the mixture forms stiff peaks.
Transfer the mixture into the prepared cake tins, gently pressing the mixture into the containers and smoothing out the top using a spatula.
Freeze for at least six hours or overnight.
What you get is a wonderful creamy blend of avocado sweetness and crumbly buttery crust with each spoonful. My kids (and I!) absolutely love it!
Well, it sure looks like I’ve got new favorite dessert!
Plus, wouldn’t you know it! You can use this recipe to make other fruit-based ice cream cakes! You might need to adjust the amount of condensed milk you use depending on the native sweetness of the fruit you’re using. Check them out:
If ever you need to bring dessert to a potluck party or want to give out ice cream cakes as gifts, you know you can always whip ’em up in a jiffy.
Which fruits would you like to make into homemade ice cream cakes? Try this recipe with your favorite fruit and let me know how it turns out.
PS: Truth be told, the recipe originally called for Graham crackers but after scouring through three supermarkets looking for this out-of-stock item, I decided to use Christia toasted bread as a substitute. It had a buttery flavor and a more crumbly texture that went well with the ice cream. Still, if you want a more conventional crust for your ice cream cake, you may opt to stick to the crushed Graham crackers.
Looking for other easy-to-cook dishes to try out while in quarantine? Check out my other recipes:
- Slow Cooker Pork Roast
- Easy Shepherd’s Pie
- Homemade Mango Ice Cream
- Baked Salmon
- Thai Peanut Sauce
- Oatmeal Peanut Butter Breakfast Balls
- Red Velvet Cupcakes
- Five-Minute Lava Cake
- Carrot Cupcakes
- Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
- Mini-Blueberry Cheesecakes
- Frozen Mocha Cheesecake
- Chocolate Chip Cookies