My friend Bebe has found avocados to be an excellent option for her son Roe as he struggles with food allergies. Mashed, sliced, or diced, they make a great snack but did you know that they are also an excellent substitute for “cream” in non-dairy raw foods? As I started thinking about how versatile avocados can be, I decided to get out my favorite blender and start playing to see what fun recipes I could whip up.
Since it is summer time—and I love chocolate—it didn’t take long for me to decide that chocolate ice cream was a good place to start. I have a really powerful blender that perfectly combined this to create soft-serve consistency chocolate ice cream. If your blender isn’t as tough, you may want to add a little water to create a milk shake instead.
After I scooped up a bowl of ice cream for Max’s approval, he polished it off while I snapped a few photos for you to see the results. His bowl was completely empty by the time he got around to asking why I was taking pictures of chocolate ice cream with avocados. He didn’t complain about the missing dairy.