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Avocado-Key Lime Pie Ice Cream

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


This recipe goes with Key Lime Ice-Cream Pie

Southern Living JULY 2013

  • Yield: Makes about 1 qt.
  • 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.


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