This is my recipe of this ice-cream which is easy to make. There is no added sugar, not even honey, no milk, no wheat. So it can be considered an ice-cream or dessert which is : Gluten free, lactose free and paleo. This is a dessert that boasts good content of fiber, good fats, protein, vitamins and minerals. It tastes like a rich frozen dessert or gelato. My guests did not realize that they weren’t eating something different for the usual sweet desserts, except that this ice-cream was less sweet. Honey can be added to this recipe to make it sweeter.
This is the first of a couple of experiments with different ingredients, and I am glad it worked out.
- 4 eggs
- vanilla bean or flavoring oil
- 2 ripe avocadoes
- 1 banana
- 1/2 pineapple
Equipment I used was a [easyazon-link asin=”B000EGA6QI” locale=”us”]Hand Blender[/easyazon-link], a stainless steel pot and an[easyazon-link asin=”B0045QEPYM” locale=”us”]Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner[/easyazon-link]. The induction cooker is better for use in this recipe because it is easy to control the heat energy emitted.
Separate egg yolks.
Blend the whites till fluffy.
Place the yolks in the stainless steel pot. On an induction cooktop on low, beat the yolks while it gently cooks up. Add egg whites and keep blending till the egg cooks to a custard-like consistency.
At this point there may be some clumping, but that is fine. Keep blending and take off the cooktop.
Add avocado and banana pieces, add vanilla. Blend till smooth. Cooking with avocado might be an interesting concept for many, but this fruit is has nutritious fats that add to the creamy consistency of the dessert. The avocado is also flavourless and does not contribute to taste, just texture.
Add chopped pineapple pieces and blend thoroughly. Best to use ripe sweet pineapples, sine it is a main source of sweetness.
Put the pot (with part of the blender still in, if it is possible) into the freezer. Wait for about 1 hour.
Remove from the freezer and blend thoroughly. Remember to scrape frozen bits from the sides.
Place in freezer again and repeat this till you are happy with the consistency. The texture should look like gelato.
This is a close-up to show the texture. Dress with your favorite fruit or topping. This ice-cream is not very sweet. You may top it with honey or maple syrup, nuts, coconut shavings or fruit.