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Chocolate Avocado Gelato aka Chococados! (Vegan, Paleo & Nut-Free)

Chocolate avocado ice cream with a brownie center -- served in a real avocado shell! You won't believe it's made with avocado and is dairy-free!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Keyword: avocado, dairy-free, ice cream, nut-free
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

Chocolate Avocado Gelato

Nut-Free Brownie Balls

Instructions

To make the gelato:

  • Cut avocados in half and scoop out flesh (remember to save shells for serving)
  • Add avocado to food processor and blend smooth. Scrape down the sides.
  • {Use a can of coconut milk that has been refrigerated overnight) Carefully scoop out the solid cream into the food processor, saving the water for a smoothie.
  • Add 1/3 cup coconut sugar and remaining ingredients and blend smooth, making sure the sugar has dissolved.
  • Taste and adjust for sweetness, adding a couple more Tbs sugar, if needed, depending on the size of your avocados.
  • Fill shells with gelato and use a spatula to smooth the surface. Use a small spoon to scoop out a hole for the pit.
  • Freeze chococados for about 1-2 hours until firm. Place a brownie ball in each hole. Thaw on the counter for 20-30 minutes. ENJOY!

To make the brownie balls:

  • Soak dates in a small bowl of warm water for 5 minutes.
  • Remove dates from water (save water for blending) and slice open to remove pits.
  • Put all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until finely ground and a dough forms. Stream in 1-2 Tbs of soaking water if it needs help sticking together (or if mixture is too sticky, add 1-2 tsp coconut flour)
  • Use a cookie scoop to form 13 balls. Roll each in your hands to smooth out. Wet your hands if needed.
  • Place balls on a parchment lined plate and freeze until ready to assemble.

Notes

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What I used:
Thai Kitchen Coconut Milk:  here on Amazon
Food processor here on Amazon
Viva Naturals Organic Cacao Powder here on Amazon
Pink Salt:   here on Amazon
Mexican Vanilla:   here on Amazon
Avocados from ALDI - on sale for $0.39! I love that place! :)
Dry Roasted Pepitas (green pumpkin seeds) from ALDI
To store: Keep frozen in an airtight container for about 1 month. Thaw for approximately 20 minutes on the counter before serving.
Note: this recipes makes enough gelato for SIX shells, but there are only FOUR avocado halves used in the recipe. So the remaining 2 can be served in a small bowl, or save some shells from your guac next time and throw them in the freezer.
You'll also have enough brownie bites for 2 batches of gelato :) Another reason to make it again!
To make these low carb, use monkfruit to taste *always taste*. And my low-carb brownie recipe.
If you don't want to use seeds, use your favorite soft nut, such as walnuts, pecans or cashews.