No I haven't taken leave of my mind or my tastebuds. Honestly. Although I don't blame you for thinking so. My sister saw this on a menu under "Coming Soon-Avocado Ice Cream" and was intrigued enough to want to go back to the restaurant to try it. I wasn't convinced but thinking about the mild creamy taste of avocados and I agreed that it was indeed possible to make a deliciously creamy dessert using this healthy creamy fruit. The Vietnamese have been using avocados in shakes and ice creams for ages but I had yet to taste any of these concoctions but as avocados are extremely cheap nowadays, I found myself with a spare avocado and some cream and decided to put the two together.
Needless to say, that as you aren't cooking the eggs in this ice cream, to use the freshest ones possible. I used a medium sized avocado and found that using 1/4 cup of sugar wasn't quite sweet enough so I upped it to 1/2 cup and it was transformed from a fluffy avocado mousse to a delicious velvety ice cream and the whipping of the cream and egg whites created quite a bit of ice cream in the end. I gave my husband the bowl to lick the spoon and he murmured that it was actually one of his favourite ice creams so far. So yet again, I dodge a visit to the loony bin!