Keep Cool this Summer: How To Make Avocado Ice Cream
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Without whipping cream, you can still make avocado ice cream with a soft texture to help you cool down in the heat.
Cooking time: 35 minutes
For 4 to 6 people
Total energy: 5,077 calories
- Three ripe avocados
- One can of sweetened condensed milk
- Two packs of fresh milk with sugar
- One jar of yogurt
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- Two tablespoons of cornstarch (or tapioca)
Step 1: Clean avocados, peel the skin and remove pits. Slice the avocado flesh into small pieces.
Step 2: Make creamy mixture
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-Put condensed milk, fresh milk, a little salt and two tablespoons of cornstarch into a pot or a bowl and stir.
-Turn on the stove to cook on low heat, stir well until the tapioca is cooked (if you use a pot) and slightly thickened, then turn off the heat and let it cool. Add yogurt and stir well.
Step 3: Make ice cream
-Put the above creamy mixture in a blender and blend for one to two minutes. Then slowly add in the butter and blend until the mixture is smooth.
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-Pour the butter-cream mixture into an ice cream mold or a bag of your choice.
-Place it in a freezer for eight hours or overnight.
Step 4: Enjoying time
Scoop out the ice cream into a bowl, sprinkle peanuts or dried coconut and enjoy the dish.
Tips to select good avocados
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-The long-shaped avocado variety is usually tastier than the round-shaped avocado.
-When choosing avocados, you should not press too much on the fruit because avocados are easy to bruise.
-Do not pick overripe avocados or those with spots on the skin or get too ripe.
-To check the fruit is ripe or not, shake the avocado. If the inner pit pulls away from the flesh, you can choose that fruit.
-Preserving unused avocados: If you do not use all the avocado in one go, apply a thin layer of cooking oil to the surface of the fruit and put it in a refrigerator.
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Avocado has a high level of healthy fats and a wide variety of nutrients including 20 different vitamins and minerals.
According to Health Line, in a single 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving of avocados, there are:
Vitamin K: 26% of the daily value (DV)
Folate: 20% of the DV
Vitamin C: 17% of the DV
Potassium: 14% of the DV
Vitamin B5: 14% of the DV
Vitamin B6: 13% of the DV
Vitamin E: 10% of the DV
It also contains small amounts of magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, zinc, phosphorous and vitamins A, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin) and B3 (niacin).
People who eat avocados regularly also weighed less, have a lower BMI and significantly less belly fat. They also have higher levels of “good” HDL cholesterol.
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