Avocado Ice Pops are made with simple ingredients like avocado, cottage cheese, and yogurt combined to make one tasty frozen treat.
Before you scroll down to see what I put in these avocado ice pops, I need to make a very important PSA: June is National Ice Cream Month! As if I needed an excuse to eat more ice cream…. Which probably seems ironic coming from the registered dietitian. But in all honesty, I don’t usually keep ice cream in our house because it doesn’t last more than one day. The same goes for chips and other “in moderation” foods. I created a compromise for myself when dreaming up this recipe for avocado ice pops. I would get the creamy sweetness of ice cream without the “I feel guilty” attitude I often get when eating a pint of ice cream! Joey agrees with my logic and loved this recipe as evidenced by his participation in recipe testing.
These avocado ice pops give me the illusion that I’m eating ice cream, but really I’m getting more than just a creamy frozen treat. I’m getting essential nutrients, such as protein and calcium in the cottage cheese and yogurt, and healthy fats in the avocado. I’ll take another ice pop— do you want seconds with me?!
In all seriousness, I enjoy ice cream when it’s not in my house for the reason I stated above: I lack self-control or really portion control when I’m eating it. On a hot summer day though there’s nothing I want more than a treat to cool me down. These avocado ice pops hit the spot for adults and kids because a. they’re fruity b. they’re creamy and c. they’re easy to eat so you feel like you are essentially eating avocado ice cream on a stick!
All you need is one ripe avocado, cottage cheese, and some yogurt and voila! You’ve got yourself one cool, nutritious treat.
- 1 cup peeled avocado, chopped
- ½ cup cottage cheese
- ¼ cup vanilla yogurt
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 tablespoon honey
- ½ teaspoon lime zest
- Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor. Process until the cottage cheese becomes smooth.
- Pour mixture into popsicle molds, leaving a ¼ inch of room at the top.
- Cover the molds with the lids before freezing. Place the pops into the freezer for approximately 3-4 hours, until frozen.
- To unmold the pop, simply run the mold until warm water for 10-15 seconds. Serve immediately.
Avocado + cottage cheese come together to make one creamy avocado ice pop! Click To Tweet
Now don’t get me wrong, if you have ice cream at home I’ll happily come over and share a bowl with you. Just please limit me to one bowl.
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