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Friday
Jun082012

Mom’s Super-Easy Avocado Sherbet 

By Sandy Hu

When we were growing up in Hawaii, avocados were virtually free. If you didn’t grow them, a neighbor did.

To “put up” extras when we had more than we could eat, my mom created this simple, refreshing avocado sherbet. It takes just four ingredients and a few minutes, and it’s really quite wonderful.

Avocados are high in fat, making sherbet of a creamy-rich consistency. The fat is primarily the “good” fats: monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. And you can feel virtuous about eating avocados; they are a nutritional powerhouse.

You’ll need ripe avocados for this recipe. To select ripe fruit, squeeze gently; fruit should yield to gentle pressure. If avocados aren’t ripe, put them in a brown paper bag along with an apple or banana to hasten the ripening process. Avocados should ripen in two to five days.

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Mom’s Avocado Sherbet
Makes 6 serving.

2 medium fully ripe avocados (6 to 7 ounces each)
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
¾ cup nonfat evaporated milk
1 to 1¼ cups sugar

Halve avocados, pit and spoon flesh into blender jar. Blend, stopping occasionally to scrape the sides of the blender with a rubber spatula. All the avocados will not be pureed. Add lemon juice and milk and blend again until avocados are completely pureed, scraping sides of the blender occasionally. Add 1 cup of the sugar and blend until sugar is incorporated. Taste and add remaining ¼ cup sugar, if needed.

Pour avocado mixture into plastic ice cube trays or plastic container and freeze about 6 hours or until firm. To serve, slide a table knife around the edge of the cubes to loosen and coax them up out of the tray. If frozen in a plastic container, scoop out sherbet using an ice cream scoop. Serve immediately.

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Reader Comments (4)

Hii, Thanks for the great post... Desking systemsi

Thanks!

its look amazing, makes me hungry

July 28, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterfurniture warehouse

Hey that looks delicious! I'm going to have to try that with some Florida Avocados (My favorite). Although I don't live in FL, I get all of my avocados from Farm Tropical. They have the best tropical fruits online, all grown in south florida, and ship fast.

https://farmtropical.com/product/avocado/

I would've never imagined a Avocado sorbet! Give us more! :)

August 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMandy

Oh goodness! I could sit here and eat this whole blender full of the avocado puree! It is simply THAT good! In honor of your mother and you Sandy, Little Man and I just made this delightful treat. Now for the patience to wait until it freezes. Thank you for sharing with us.

April 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChllygal

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