Avocado mint chocolate chip ice cream

Hiii! Thank you so much for the wonderful anniversary wishes! <3

I was so excited to tell you about my run this morning. That is, until said run happened.

Or didn’t happen, rather.


I finally got new sneaks yesterday (Pearl Izumi) and took them for a 6-miler test run. My heel started throbbing after mile 1 :/ I spent the rest of my time walking, which didn’t hurt, and enjoying the scenery.


I also enjoyed seeing the biker with the Go Pro camera on his head. Legit.

I’m not sure if I just need to break the shoes in, or if they’re not right for me, but I’ll have to call the running shop later today. I’ve been having a tough time finding my dream running shoe because I need support for my slight pronation (my foot tilts inward after hitting the ground), but too much stability and clunky, heavy soles bother me. Why can’t everything be done in beloved dance high tops? πŸ˜‰

So instead of talking about my run, how about the land of forgotten kitchen appliances? 

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See that thing on the top shelf, in the middle?

An ice cream maker. I’m pretty sure I’ve used it less than 10 times since we’ve been married.

While I’m more of a cake/chocolate/gooey brownie girl rather than an ice cream girl, I do enjoy ice cream. I don’t really love making it, though. Something about using the ice cream maker seems like such a pain, even though it has a similar amount of components to anything else.

Today, when I decided I felt like making some ice cream, I broke out the food processor. You know, so this recipe would be more convenient for those who don’t have an ice cream maker. Or those who don’t want to clean it πŸ˜‰

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Avocado is one of my all-time favorite ingredients for creating a creamy texture. It’s absolutely glorious in chocolate pudding, and freezes exceptionally well.  

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I decided to use it as an ice cream experiment, and was pretty stoked with the result.

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Here’s a healthy little summer treat which a hefty dose of healthy fats. Your skin, hair, and sweet tooth will thank ya πŸ˜‰

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Avocado Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

a creamy vegan treat with a healthy twist!

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 medium avocado (or 2 small avocados)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1 heaping tablespoon chopped fresh mint (optional, but I included it since I’m crazy about fresh mint)
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 17 drops liquid Stevia (or more honey as needed)
  • 1/3 dark chocolate bar, broken into pieces


  1. Blend all ingredients in a food processor or high-speed blender.
  2. Place in a covered glass or stainless steel container in the freezer, and allow to set 1-2 hours.
  3. Serve and enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 2



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Any unique avocado recipes that you love?

What’s your most neglected kitchen appliance? My mandolin is pretty high up there, too. I decided I wanted to keep all my fingers.

Hope you’re having a great day!





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  1. kim @ nourishingandflourishing.wordpress.com on August 19, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Love the new recipe layout!

  2. Cady on August 19, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Love the printable recipe format! πŸ™‚ Happy Anniversary Gina!

  3. Liz @ Southern Charm on August 19, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    This looks amazing. As I was eating an avocado at lunch I thought to myself what else I could try to do with it … well, thoughts have been answered. Can’t wait to try this!

  4. Ashley @ Life and Fitness on August 19, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Absolutely love the new recipe look! It gives it a cozy homey feel. Our ice cream maker has been mia over the past couple years but its so fun to make it.

  5. Marisa @ Healthy Bite Life on August 19, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    I had trouble finding a good supportive running shoe that wasn’t too bulky, but would correct some of the issues I have that sound similar to yours.

    I had orthotics made (luckily insurance covered it), and now buy neutral running shoes. This does seem to be the best bet for me, and maybe it will work for you!

  6. Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run on August 19, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    The new recipe app is adorable!!

    Do you like the new kicks, or do you think they could have caused the heal pain? =/

  7. Brittany on August 19, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    So no need foe an ice cream maker?!!! YES PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have always wanted to make ice cream but never wanted to buy an ice cream maker. I have a feeling I would buy it and never use it so why waste my money! So excited to try this!

  8. Brittany on August 19, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    I know that running shoe choice is a very individualized task, but I have similar preferences as you (pronation and affinity for a lighter shoe). A few months ago, I switched to the Brooks Pure Cadence shoe. It’s from their minimalist line, so it’s super light with a small heel-toe drop…but it’s still structured, made with some stability for pronators. I’ve really enjoyed it!

    • Carrie on August 20, 2013 at 10:29 am

      I have the exact same preferences as well and got the Pure Cadence about 18 months ago and then the Pure Cadence II about 6 months ago. I have also really enjoyed this particular shoe, as I need the support for pronation but my Mizunos were getting too bulky. Also, the guy at the running store told me they are good for me because I am a mid-to-front striker, meaning I don’t run heel-to-toe. I think this is because I am much more of a sprinter than a long distance runner and tend to run more up on my toes than pure distance runners, even when I run distance. Therefore, I really don’t NEED the bulky shoes because they have a lot of padding in the heel as well.

  9. Pam on August 19, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Happy Anniversary!!! πŸ™‚
    I’m sorry about your heel, feel better! Hope you can find just the right sneakers to give the support you need.
    I am drooling already, this ‘ice cream’ recipe looks amazing!! I’m a dairy free eater so I am so going to try this soon!! And I just might have all the ingredients on hand, woohoo!

  10. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine on August 19, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    I have a mandolin to and the one time I tried it I was so frustrated I just put it away and never took it out again…that was 2 years ago.

  11. Heather Murphy on August 19, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    I love avocado, but would have never thought to put it in ice cream form! Yummy!

  12. Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries on August 19, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    Looks delicious! I have a roaster that I rarely EVER use. I think I’ve used it once in the past three years?

  13. Caitie @ twentytwofit on August 19, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    um YUM that looks incredible. wishing I could still eat avocados right about now πŸ™ !

  14. Beks on August 19, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    I can use frozen avocado for this, right? I froze some and can’t figure out what to do with it. This would be perfect!

  15. Andrea @ The Fit Scoop on August 19, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Way to go on stopping when you felt pain while you were running! SOOOO many runners try to run through pain in the hopes that it will go away (wishful thinking!) or that it isn’t that bad (denial!). Better to miss one run than to miss weeks of running because of an injury!
    I had a mandolin accident once. It was very superficial thankfully, but it scared me so mine sits idle now too πŸ™‚

  16. Kelly @ Kelly Runs for Food on August 19, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    I love avocados! I usually slice them up and put them in salads, or just slice, salt, and drizzle lemon juice and eat it straight!

  17. Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves on August 19, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Ahh this looks so creamy and delightful! I love avocado in almost anything I eat, so if it can be incorporated into my ice cream, I’m all for it. I’m also obsessed with mint! Thanks for the recipe! πŸ™‚

  18. Katrina Ninjarina on August 19, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    I gotta tell you. I was torn about whether or not to click on your post. I loved the shoes but didn’t want to be tempted by things such as Avocado mint chocolate chip ice cream! haha. Alas, I came, I saw, and I pinned! Definitely saving that for later. Perhaps I will surprise hubby with it this weekend. He LOVES avocados!

  19. Christine@ Apple of My Eye on August 19, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    I love using that recipe plugin! So convenient and it’s just adorable :D.

    That recipe looks insanely good. I love when you healthify a recipe and it turns out well!

  20. Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie on August 19, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    I neeeed to try this – Can’t wait to give it a go this weekend! <3

  21. Giselle@myhealthyhappyhome on August 19, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Sorry to hear about your run. Hope the next one is better!
    I love making avocado pudding but have yet to try avocado ice cream. This sounds delicious and I just got peppermint stevia in the mail! Yum!

  22. chelsy on August 19, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    That looks amazingly delicious. I made a gluten-free/vegan avocado cornbread that was toooooo diiiie for! Recipe is up on my blog, check it out πŸ™‚

  23. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on August 19, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Mmmm this sounds lovely Gina! I am a kitchen gadget fanatic and have come very close on several occasions to buying myself an ice cream maker! My spiralizer and Vitamix are definitely 2 of my most-used appliances, and this is going to sound weird but the one I use the least is my toaster! I moved in February and it hasn’t come out of the cupboard since!

  24. CourtStar @ StarSystemz on August 19, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    OMG you have created a masterpiece πŸ™‚ I can NOT wait to try this out when I get to my new home thank you so much! Love + Shine CourtStar

  25. Ali @ Peaches and Football on August 19, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    That sounds fabulous! Haven’t had many avocados because they aren’t really big around here but I definitely want to start incorporating them more – they are soooo healthy. Plus, in ice cream form? I bet Peppermint stevia would be the perfect thing to use in this recipe!!

  26. FitBritt@MyOwnBalance on August 19, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    That’s a really interesting recipe! I would never have thought of it! Looks yum! My all time fav avocado recipe is guac. So not original but I love it! My least used kitchen appliance is my beautiful hot pink kitchen aid mixer. I’m just not really a baker and its a pain to get out of the closet!

  27. Danica @ It's Progression on August 19, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    I don’t know if it’s Recipage, or what, but the way your recipe is displayed is absolutely adorable. Love it!

  28. Caitlin @PieceOfCait on August 19, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    yum!!! I have been loving avo’s lately more and more. I recently made a chocolate avo mousse! divine. I too am more of a brownie gal <3

  29. Melissa a on August 19, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    I’d highly recommend mizuno wave alchemy ! I have similar issues with the way i primate and these have done wonders for me! They also are light and not bulky! Good luck!

  30. Jackie on August 19, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Good luck with your foot! Interesting freckle! I need to try the avocado pudding!

  31. Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food on August 19, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    This looks amazing! Mint chocolate is my hub’s favorite flavor of ice cream so I think I’ll have to make this and just let him think it’s pure ice cream! πŸ˜‰

  32. Amanda Lynch on August 19, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Have you ever thought of newtons? I had a different pair of shoes and had terrible heel pain. I was at my witts end until I got the newton energy shoe…second I put them on and took them out for a test drive I had zero pain and haven’t had any since! They were my saving grace!

    Just a thought! πŸ™‚ Thank you for the ice cream recipe, I am sure I need to unpack my ice cream maker and try that!

  33. Maggie on August 19, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Yumm- sounds amazing!! I always want to make ice cream but without the ice cream maker it seemed unattainable…exciting!
    One thing- honey isn’t vegan! Not an issue for me but just in case anyone is lookin’ for a specifically vegan treat for a friend .. πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on August 19, 2013 at 10:28 pm

      You’re right– some vegans still choose to eat honey so it’s a smart thing to ask someone you may be cooking for

  34. Kaitlin on August 19, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Have you tried Superfeet insoles? I have a sight pronation as well and HATE big heels on my shoes. On the recommendation of my Physical Therapist and the clinic’s Kinetic chain specialist, I use the Berry Superfeet insole in a closer-to-minimalist style shoe, and it works like a charm. Haven’t had any issues with my feet, knees, or hips!

  35. Casey on August 19, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Ohhhh yum! I’ve made something similar before but this is my fave avocado ice cream recipe:
    http://blog.vimergy.com/raw-raspberry-gelato-recipe-nut-free-2/. Let me know if you try it! It’s more of a refreshing gelato and soooo good. I also love making an avocado, vanilla bean, pumpkin pie spice, ice, water, dandy blend, superherbs, stevia icy latte shake…so good!

  36. Yolande on August 19, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    I am soooooooo excited to try this recipe πŸ™‚ I am on a huge avacodo kick lately so this is going to be right up my alley! Thank you πŸ˜€

  37. Mallory on August 19, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    How about some insoles? I am also a pronator, with low arches. Superfeet Blue have been helping me a lot, but they have other kinds if you have high arches!

    • Fitnessista on August 20, 2013 at 12:12 am

      I bought some but the guy at the running shop said to lifestyle them in and I shouldn’t run w them right away. I hope they help!!

  38. Jillienne @ ChasingRaspberries on August 20, 2013 at 12:03 am

    The chocolate-mint combinations is one of my favorites!

  39. candice@hungrymotherrunner on August 20, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Yum! That looks amaze! Can’t ever go wrong with ice cream!
    I have a whole slew of appliances I hardly ever use too! Seriously. Need to do some major cleaning out and find a different storage place for them!
    Have you been to a running store and have them watch you run? I have a slight pronation too, try mizuno wave riders or sayonaras! I love both!

    • Fitnessista on August 20, 2013 at 12:41 am

      hey girl! yes, that’s where i got the pearls. i’m going to call them tomorrow and see what they say!
      hope you’re having a good night <3

  40. Ksenija @ Health Ninja on August 20, 2013 at 1:30 am

    That is so interesting – I never hear of an avocado used as Ice cream base! Great way to get those healthy fats in!

  41. STUFT Mama on August 20, 2013 at 2:16 am

    Dang, I have an ice cream maker somewhere. Probably used it twice. LOL. This looks so good though Gina! Happy anniversary! πŸ™‚ PS- You need some Mizunos for running! He he.

  42. Angie on August 20, 2013 at 4:24 am

    Sorry to hear about the shoes….sounds like you dont have the right shoes. I would call and have them retry other shoes. Your feet should not be hurting.

    Love the jars you have on the 2nd shelf with chalkboard labels. Where did you find them?

    I have been wanting that ice cream maker (in red). But i always talk myself out of it. It does seem like alot of work though. Which is what turns me away. I do want to get a yonanas maker.

  43. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on August 20, 2013 at 7:37 am

    Oh wow this looks amazing!! Thanks for sharing!

  44. Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen on August 20, 2013 at 7:50 am

    Mint chocolate chip is definitely one of my top 3 favourite ice cream flavours. And a healthier version? Even better! Can’t wait to make this.

    My most neglected appliance is the breadmaker I got for Christmas 2 years ago… and still haven’t used yet. Oops!

  45. Danielle on August 20, 2013 at 7:56 am

    Sounds amazing Gina! Definitely giving this a try! I love the mint chocolate combo!

  46. Melissaw/3sons on August 20, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Have you worn NEWTONS running shoes? They are AMAZING!!!! On my 2nd pair…will never go back to a traditional running shoe. I have pronation issues also. Newtons help with that and also soooo fun to run in. Best of luck with whatever shoe you choose.

  47. Heather on August 20, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Avocados are one of my absolute favorites, but the ice cream scares me. I am very interested in checking back in here to see if people try it and what they think. I’ve never tried it as an ingredient in pudding either so maybe I should start there. I guess it has always seemed as more of a savory ingredient.

  48. Julie on August 20, 2013 at 10:42 am

    I can’t recommend Mizuno Wave Riders enough. I have the same problem as you, it sounds like, only my heel isn’t the offender, it is my Achilles. I get tendinitis flare-ups now almost exclusively if I don’t wear my Mizuno WR or Wave Creations. I can’t do minimalist shoes, and WR are the most “minimalist” I can find that are still supportive. The creations are a bit heavier, but I wear them in Marathons and sometimes Minis and they are only a few ounces heavier than WR, but the support they provide helps me over those long distances.

  49. Purelytwins on August 20, 2013 at 10:47 am

    yummy!! we love avocado ice creams

  50. Stephanie on August 20, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Ohmygosh. I’m so excited to try this. I feel like I always come across ice cream recipes and then see you have to have an ice cream maker – sad face. I LOVE your idea to combine avo, mint, & chocolate. I mean yum. And all in the food processor! Thanks for a great recipe idea!! I wonder what other combos would be good… πŸ™‚

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