Avocado, Coconut, and Lime Sorbet

Avocado, Coconut and Lime Sorbet
Matt Armendariz

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (240 millileters) water
  • 1 cup (200 grams) evaporated cane sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lime zest
  • ¾ cup (180 millileters) fresh lime juice
  • 3 avocados, peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • One 8.5-ounce/240-gram can cream of coconut, preferably Coco Lopez
  • 1 teaspoon salt

I know what you're thinking. Avocados in a sorbet? Oh, just you wait. The coconut and lime add a tropical panache, but the avocado gives it a very distinctive, smooth finish. I can't think of a more gratifying way to get a healthy scoop of monounsaturated fats.

Directions

In a medium saucepan, combine the water and sugar and cook over high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and then simmer until the sugar has dissolved, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat and set aside. Pour the contents of the saucepan into a large bowl and stir in the lime zest; chill the mixture in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

Meanwhile, place the lime juice, avocados, cream of coconut, and salt in a food processor and blend until smooth. Add the chilled mixture and pulse to combine. Pour the contents of the food processor into an ice cream maker or a Vitamix, and follow the manufacturer's directions. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the freezer.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

330 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:

17%

Servings:

8
  • Fat 21g 33%
  • Carbs 38g 13%
  • Saturated 11g 53%
  • Fiber 8g 32%
  • Sugars 28g
  • Monounsaturated 8g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 3g 5%
  • Sodium 304mg 13%
  • Calcium 20mg 2%
  • Magnesium 34mg 8%
  • Potassium 502mg 14%
  • Iron 1mg 7%
  • Zinc 1mg 6%
  • Phosphorus 77mg 11%
  • Vitamin A 6µg 1%
  • Vitamin C 17mg 29%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 5%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 7%
  • Niacin (B3) 2mg 8%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 11%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 71µg 18%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 8%
  • Vitamin K 16µg 20%
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