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Vegan Key Lime Ice Cream

Vegan Key Lime Ice Cream –  a refined sugar-free and paleo friendly key lime ice cream made with a secret ingredient…can you guess what it is??

Key Lime Vegan Ice Cream made with avocados, coconut milk, and maple syrup | TheRoastedRoot.net #healthy #dessert #paleo

Avocados!

Cue record scratch.

Do what?

For reals, avocados are the secret ingredient in this key lime ice cream.

As seen in guacamole.

As seen in all the dinner salads to make them more palatable.

As seen in many-a-vegan-and-or-paleo baked good for fat infusion and butter reduction.

I know, it’s a mind blow…but you guys, avocados make the creamiest, dreamiest, most scoopable vegan homemade ice cream that ever made your tongue’s acquaintance.

Because vegan (or paleo) ice creams need a little help in the texture department, I’m always on the prowl for secrets to make it soft that don’t (obvi) involve egg yolks or heavy cream. As it turns out, avocados get the job done in great form!

I promise, you can’t taste the avocado, on account of all the lime juice and pure maple syrup. It really just tastes like key lime coconut bliss.

And it’s about as addicting as a Netflix Original. Following this key lime adventure, I made a chocolate version (sans lime juice butofcourse, cause that’d just be weird), and it turned out marvelously as well. It almost comes out with a gelato-like consistency.

How to Make Vegan Key Lime Ice Cream:

We all know how much I love to use my blender for preparing sweet treats, and this recipe was no exception. All of the ingredients went into my Wolf Blender, then straight into my ice cream maker. No heating necessary, no stirring or whisking…just the zippity do dah in the ol’ blender (or food processor if that’s your jam).

All things considered, this ice cream is:

  • Paleo-friendly
  • Egg-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Refined sugar-free
  • Super fatty
  • Fatty, fat, fat
  • But the healthy kind though
  • Worth the extra time at the gym
  • Will give you wings
  • Your one stop shop for tongue bud bliss
    Key Lime Vegan Ice Cream made with avocados, coconut milk, and maple syrup | TheRoastedRoot.net #healthy #dessert #paleo

This ice cream was inspired by those No-Bake Vegan Key Lime Tarts I showed you a while back.

I ended up freezing a lot of them, and noticed upon consumption that the filling stayed soft and creamy, at which point it dawned on me, lose the silly crust, I just need the filling, and then it dawned on me some more that holy MACKEREL, I can just make ice cream out of the filling and so on and so forth.

So I basically took the exact recipe for the tart filling and turned it into ice cream.

Sweetener Options:

I like using pure maple syrup, but you can also use honey or coconut palm syrup. Make this recipe low-carb and keto by replacing the liquid sweetener with a powdered zero-sugar sweetener, such as Swerve, Stevia, or Monk Fruit. If using a zero-sugar sweetener, start with 1/3 cup and increase up to 1/2 cup to your personal taste.

No regrets. Just tears of joy. My hips don’t lie. Roll with it.

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Here’s that recipe I’ve been talking about:

Key Lime Vegan Ice Cream made with avocados, coconut milk, and maple syrup | TheRoastedRoot.net #healthy #dessert #paleo

Key Lime Avocado Vegan Ice Cream

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: aip, ice cream, key lime, paleo, vegan
Prep Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Julia

vegan key lime ice cream made with avocados!

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Start by placing the bowl of your ice cream maker in your freezer and freeze overnight.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to a blender or food processor. Blend until completely smooth.
  3. Transfer ice cream base to your ice cream maker and churn until thick and creamy.
  4. Serve immediately for soft serve consistency, or transfer ice cream to a freezer-safe container and freeze until hardened, about 2 hours.
  5. When ready to serve, thaw ice cream 5 to 10 minutes before scooping.

 

Vegan Key Lime Ice Cream recipe made with avocado, coconut milk, pure maple syrup and lime juice! A fresh and easy dairy-free ice cream recipe with no eggs!

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Steveo

Wednesday 19th of August 2020

Oh wow - this looks so so good. And super healthy too!

Julia

Wednesday 19th of August 2020

Let me know if you try it! It has been a favorite on this site for years! :D xoxoxo

Sylvia W

Wednesday 27th of May 2020

Oh my! I just acquired a hand cranked ice cream maker at a thrift store a few days ago and was wondering what my first recipe would be......I wonder no more! I am already a fan just based on the ingredients - I love avocados and lime is my favorite citrus <3 Once I have gathered a couple missing items (or found them hiding in my absurdly stocked pantry LOL) I will check in to report on how it turned out :-)

Julia

Thursday 28th of May 2020

Yaaaay looking forward to hearing how it turns out, Sylvie!! xoxo

Lori

Tuesday 26th of May 2020

Hi. Has anyone tried substituting monkfruit sweetener for the maple syrup to cut down on sugar?

Julia

Wednesday 27th of May 2020

Hi Lori,

I haven't had a chance to try a low-carb version yet, but I assume it will work great! If you happen to have a liquid sugar-free sweetener, it may turn out better, as liquid sweeteners tend to help keep homemade ice cream soft. I use this brand quite a bit: https://amzn.to/2AejooV Let me know if you try it!

Kane

Tuesday 5th of May 2020

My wife and I have just become vegan ... def going to make this..

George

Saturday 2nd of May 2020

Definitely going to try this out. We need more vegan pie recipes! Can't believe you use avocados!

Julia

Saturday 2nd of May 2020

It's so great! Hope you love it!

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