I find that when I have a failure, there are multiple things that fail at one time. Today we have 3 in this one little dessert. I had really wanted to make ice cream since we hadn't in a few months. Mandi has wanted to make avocado ice cream since the day we got the ice cream maker and saw Alton make it. I figured the Peruvian party would be the perfect time because we weren't cooking or prepping much for the night. I guess I figured wrong.If you are fairly new to the site, click the failure tab on the left to see some funny past errors in the kitchen.
On a Saturday
I was pumped about this recipe because a lot of ice creams I have made in the past have been custard based. This method is much easier and more true to the original ice cream which is just that, ice... cream.
Everything is ready for a whirrrrrrr.
Hmmm everything looks good so far. Really good in fact.
It tastes pretty good too!
On a Saturday Night
This is me in the bedroom making ice cream. The mixer is loud. Not too loud, but it does mess with the music and atmosphere so I usually set it up in the other room if I have to do some mixing when people are around and music is playing.
As you can see, this is not setting up at all. Failure number 1! Where is the wildcard when you need him?
On a Sunday Morning.
I tried again the next morning. The mixture is supposed to be 40 degrees when you start mixing it, but it says it should set up really fast, like 5 minutes compared to 25 for normal ice cream. My ice cream base was at 42 when I started it the night before, this morning I waited until it was 32 and starting to form ice crystals in the freezer. Of course it is setting up because it was practically setting up in the freezer.
Bleck. This is giving me bad memories. Failure 2 was the gross brownness. I put plenty of lemon juice in here, but it was already kinda brown when I tried to mix it the first time only 6 or so hours later. And it was in the freezer the whole time! This didn't brown only on the edges like guac either, it got brown all throughout.
The third failure, sadly, was the taste. It tasted the same as it had when I put some on my finger when I first made it, but a dot on your finger is much different then a huge spoonful. My sweet avocado, I will never mess with you like this again. You were even nice to me when I made drinks out of you, but I guess I took it one step too far and you turned on me.
The recipe is here. (sweet new layout FN, it was about time!) The same recipe is all over the internet with slight variations. Please don't make it. I've seen variations with coconut milk, and even a custard base but I can't imagine them being good. Can anyone tell me I am wrong? Have you tasted delicious avocado ice cream?
P.S. I normally like to be subtle with my pop culture references, but today the jokes in here are from the TV show "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." If you didn't get it, you should check it out on FX tonight. They just started their 4th season last week in a great way