Avocado-Mint Vanilla Ice-cream
I don’t doubt for a second that most people who hear the word “smoothies” automatically think “healthy” and “nutritious” or along those lines. Allow me to shatter that perception for a minute or two today by working with an ingredient that has gotten some bad rap recently. That ingredient is ice cream. If you ever happen to be anywhere near the diet “police”, you’d know what I mean. There is nothing, however, or not many snacks and desserts that taste as deliciously refreshing on a hot sunny day as ice cream, especially when it is anything but vanilla flavoured.
Dear ole’ vanilla, has a reputation of being The Mr boring of ice cream flavours. It is, however, a versatile flavour that combines well with many ingredients. Coca Cola, yes Coke, has vanilla as one of its not so secret ingredients.
This recipe pairs vanilla ice cream with avocado and mint! The combo works like a treat. The creamy texture of the avocado and mint combined with “Mr boring” creates a smoothie full of fragrance and flavour. It is a smoothie that not only passes the flavour tastes but seriously, on account of the avocado, threatens to pass off as healthy too!