Avocado-Banana Sorbet with Candied Walnuts

March 19, 2012 in Categories: by

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Yes, you read that correctly.  Avocado lends a wonderful creaminess and a unique (but good!) flavor to this homemade ice “cream”.  I have loved the banana avocado combination since discovering it when I mashed them together for baby food for my youngest daughter.  A very lightly candied walnut is a perfect accompaniment to this refreshing dessert.  If you don’t have an ice cream maker yet, I highly recommend getting one.  It opens up dozens of wonderful options for paleo desserts.  You don’t need anything fancy.  Santa brought be this Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker for Christmas this year and it works very well.  Serves 4.

Avocado Banan Sorbet with Candied Walnuts

Ingredients (candied walnuts):

1.    Heat coconut oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
2.    Toss in walnuts halves and stir to coat.
3.    Add sugar and stir constantly until sugar melts and walnuts are browned, about 4-5 minutes.
4.    Pour onto a plate and let cool.

Ingredients (sorbet):

  • 1 large ripe avocado (or 1½ small)
  • 1 large very ripe banana (so ripe you were thinking about tossing it in the compost)
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp Honey, to taste (a little more will be necessary if your banana isn’t that ripe)

1.    Scoop out avocado meat and peel banana.  Blend all ingredients together until a smooth puree is formed.
2.    Cover and chill mixture in the fridge until cold, at least 1 hour.
3.    Place in your ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
4.    Top with candied walnuts!


I made all of my children’s food as babies until they were on solids. EVERY DAY for lunch they had 1/2 avocado and 1/2 banana mashed together ~ they loved it and I would always clean the bowl for myself 🙂

Tamar, thank you very much for help! 🙂 i have an ice-creamer so it’s happiness, that i can still eat some sorbet from time to time! 😉

And i m looking forward to see the book! (it would be easier for me to buy it in Kindle formate, but maybe cooking-books are much more beautiful when they are printed)

I don’t have an ice cream maker, so I’m going to try using frozen bananas in my blender with the avacado. I might even add some carob powder for a more chocolaty flavor!

I can’t do the nuts and don’t have an ice cream maker. Could this be put directly into Popsicle molds and put in the freezer?

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