Avocado-Key Lime Pie Ice Cream

Avocado-Key Lime Pie Ice CreamRecipe
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Serve up indulgent Avocado-Key Lime Pie Ice Cream for rich and creamy flavor.



Makes about 1 qt.
Total time: 3 Hours

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 3 Hours


1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1 1/2 medium-size ripe avocados, chopped
1 1/2 cups half and half
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup whole buttermilk
1 teaspoon Key lime zest
1/4 cup fresh Key lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste*
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup coarsely crumbled graham crackers


1. Process all ingredients except crumbled graham crackers in a blender 30 seconds or until very smooth. Cover and chill at least 2 hours or up to 2 days.

2. Pour mixture into freezer container of a 1 1/2-qt. electric ice-cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. (Instructions and times may vary.)

3. Stir coarsely crumbled graham crackers into prepared ice cream. Freeze 1 hour before serving. Serve immediately, or transfer to an airtight container, and freeze up to 1 week.

*Vanilla extract may be substituted.

THE COOKIE: White Chocolate-Macadamia Nut Cookies, soft-baked from your bakery, for towering ice-cream cookie sandwiches. Wrap the finished treats individually (and tightly) in plastic wrap, and keep on hand in the freezer for parties or snacks.