Being a native New Englander, I obviously think the world of Tom Brady. While his nutrition regimen may be a bit over the top and not anchored in real science, I certainly respect the fact that he eats clean and healthy, with a focus on nutrient-density. His infamous avocado ice cream has received a lot of press over the past couple of years, which I find quite amusing.
It absolutely amazes me how much negativity there has been over a simple recipe. However, it made me want to try it because I love trying out new foods and recipes. So, today I am sharing with you the actual recipe and my experience with it. I will also share some nutrition facts.
Tom Brady’s Avocado Ice Cream Recipe
1 avocado (ripe and soft)
1/2 cup raw cashews
1/2 cup coconut meat (from young coconuts)
1 1/2 cups dates (pitted)
1 cup raw cacao powder
1 1/4 cups water
- Blend all ingredients in a high-powered blender until smooth.
- Put mixture in freezer until ice cream reaches desire thickness. (For quicker ice cream, freeze half of the water into ice cubes before blending.)
My Avocado Ice Cream Experiment
Let me start out by saying this was “wicked” easy to make. Toss the ingredients in a food processor, Ninja, blender (whatever you have) and let it rip. Then freeze. Very easy.
I only had about 1/4 cup of cacao powder left, so I used 3/4 of a cup of chocolate whey powder. I also used organic shredded coconut rather the “meat from young coconuts.” These were my only deviations and I feel were fairly minor.
The ice cream was delicious. I truly loved it and will absolutely make it again. I had 1 son who didn’t care for it, which is exactly what I expected as he is a pickier-eater. My other kids and my wife all liked it. I love Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and I still think Ben & Jerry’s is probably the best on the planet, but I would choose this avocado ice cream over any grocery store ice cream (Hood, Friendly’s, Haagen Das, etc…) 100% – no lie!
Nutrition Comparison vs. Ben & Jerry’s
Serving Size: 1 Cup
|Ben & Jerry’s||Avocado Ice Cream|
|Number of Ingredients||8||5|
Lower calories. Less sugar. Higher in fiber. A “Scooper Bowl” winning recipe!!!!