Avocado Ice Pops
Editor's Note: When you think of ice pops, you likely think of those with flavors that include raspberry, lemon, or lime. But what about avocado? This recipe for Avocado Ice Pops will be a delightful and unique addition to your usual summertime treats. The recipe is easy to make, resulting in a smooth and creamy ice pop that you will love to eat as an afternoon snack on a hot day. It's also a fun and creative way to use up any surplus of avocados you might have! This type of ice pop is one you'll want to make again and again this summer.
In Mexico and other parts of Central America, avocados are sometimes used in sweets. This use certainly won’t seem strange to Filipino, Vietnamese and Indonesian people, who primarily enjoy the fruit over shaved ice with sweetened condensed milk or in milkshakes. Native to Central America, avocados are one of many examples - including hot peppers, soursops, potatoes, jicama, squash and many legumes - of how Mexican culinary culture spread to Asia through the important Acapulco-Manila clipper-ship trade route from the mid-16th to early 19th centuries.
Make Ahead RecipeYes
Recipe CourseDessert, Snack
Taste and TextureCreamy, Sweet
Type of DishDessert, Frozen Dessert, Fruit
- 1 cup chopped ripe avocado 250 mL
- 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk 75 mL
- 3 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice 45 mL
- Pinch salt
- 2/3 cup water 150 mL
- 3 tbsp extra-fine (fruit) sugar or granulated sugar 45 mL
Place avocado, condensed milk, lime juice and a scant pinch of salt in blender. Stir together water and sugar until sugar is dissolved; add to blender. Puree at medium-high speed.
Pour into molds, tapping them on work surface to remove any air pockets. Insert sticks and freeze until solid, for at least 4 hours. If you are using an ice pop kit, follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
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2013 Andrew Chase