I often buy those nets of not-yet-ripe, organic avocados to have them ripen later in the week. What ends up happening more often than not is that they all get ripe at the same time, and I can’t use them up fast enough. My solution is to mash up the avocados with some lime juice, then freeze the mash in ice cube trays to use in smoothies, quick avocado pudding and this soft serve, which we are completely obsessed with.
This soft serve is made with just four ingredients (not including the toppings), and comes together super quickly, once you have the avocado cubes at the ready. It’s creamy, chock-full of healthy fats from the avocado, a bit tangy from the lime and very subtly sweet. A drizzle of chocolate and sprinkle of cacao nibs take it to an even more heavenly territory, but the soft serve is very good without the toppings as well. There is definitely an overarching avocado note to the whole thing, and it really works here. It’s an avocado lover’s dream, but would impress even those indifferent to avocado with its creaminess and beautiful color. Hope you’ll give this one a try :)
Anya Kassoff is the author of The Vibrant Table - Recipes from My Always Vegetarian, Mostly Vegan and Sometimes Raw Kitchen. She was born in Russia and grew up in a family of passionate home cooks. While following several career paths, one passion remained steady: she ended every day in the kitchen, perfecting her cooking intuition and gaining strong interest in whole foods-focused recipes. In 2010, Anya started sharing her healthy culinary discoveries on her blog, Golubka Kitchen, which has since gained a worldwide following. Her recipes have appeared on Oprah.com and Guardian.com. Golubka has been a finalist for Saveur magazine's Best Food Blog awards twice and was cited by Bon Appetit magazine as one of the best vegan and gluten-free blogs.
Anya now lives in Florida with her husband and younger daughter. She works in collaboration with her older daughter, Masha Davydova, who photographs all of her recipes.