Avocado Gelato

120 mins (prep 20)
7 ingredients
makes about 1 quart
The dense, velvety texture of avocados produces a gelato of exceptional smoothness, with no added cream or egg. Though avocado may seem unusual as a sweet, it's commonly used as a dessert ingredient in Latin America. We call for a crushed vitamin C tablet here, which is the trick to retaining the bright green color of the avocados without affecting their flavor.

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  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 (4- by 1-inch) strips fresh orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 firm-ripe california avocados (1 to 1 1/4 lb total)
  • 1 (500-mg) vitamin c tablet, crushed to a powder
  • special equipment: an ice cream maker


Serving Size (207.03 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 799.43 Calories from Fat 0.09
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.01g 0.02%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.01%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 4.44mg 0.18%
Total Carbohydrate 204.41g 68.14%
Dietary Fiber 0.27 g 1.06%
Sugars 177.1 g %
Protein 0.08g 0.15%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 2.37mg% Iron 0.23mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
an, ice cream, special equipment