Coconut, avocado & lime soft serve

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Coconut, avocado & lime soft serve

I took my favourite coconut and lime sorbet recipe, added avocado to it, and then turned it into soft serve. Avocado and lime are perfect flavour partners and they both go so well with coconut so the end result is an ultra-refreshing vegan tropical ice cream that is set to impress. The avo adds a lovely smooth texture without altering the flavour too much. 

A delicious nad creamy recipe for coconut, avocado & lime soft serve

I’m busy making up for a lifetime of not liking coconut and thoroughly enjoying this food adventure. I literally could not stand it in any form other than milk, cream or water (and that preferably fresh from the fruit). Coconut is amazing in so many recipes like:

Bill Grangers lime & coconut delicious

Smoked salmon omelette and a chive creme fraiche

Goan meatball curry

Indian salmon curry skewers

A cocktail with strawberries and fresh coconut water

Mango split with berries, passionfruit & coconut

A delicious nad creamy recipe for coconut, avocado & lime soft serve

This soft serve recipe is vegan – not by intention but I’m happy that it is. It’s really more of a sorbet than an ice cream as you kind of need cream for that and this is essentially all fruit. Avocados are a fruit even though we tend to associate them with savoury recipes but they can go either way.

A delicious nad creamy recipe for coconut, avocado & lime soft serve

I toasted my own coconut flakes because it’s so easy to do and you save a load of cash by doing it yourself. I buy bags from my local Asian supermarket and bake them for about 8 – 10 minutes at 180 C / 350F. They are perfect as a garnish for this sorbet and also great for snacking on or adding to your granola.

A delicious nad creamy recipe for coconut, avocado & lime soft serve

You can make this in an ice cream machine and then pipe the soft serve once it’s out the churner and after its settled in the freezer for about 10 minutes. Otherwise, you can make this without the need for a churner by following the instructions in the recipe. You will need a fairly decent food processor though. All the ice crystals will need to be broken down.

A delicious nad creamy recipe for coconut, avocado & lime soft serve

* The avo should be ripe but not too soft. So kind of like the avo at its peak if you know what I mean. It should be green and have no brown spots on it, which cause bitterness.

A few of my other fave ice creams with coconut:

My best ever ginger & miso ice cream

3 ingredient, no churn, vegan chocolate ice cream

Lime & coconut ice cream

Recipe – makes about 2 cups

Coconut, avocada, and lime soft serve

a delicious and vegan coconut, lime and avocado soft serve recipe that doesn’t require an ice cream machine.
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A delicious and creamy recipe for coconut, avocado & lime soft serve
Prep Time:10 minutes


  • 150 ml 2/3 cup water
  • 115 g ½ cup sugar
  • 3 limes zest from 2 and juice from 3
  • 1 x 400ml can of coconut milk
  • ¾ cup avocado flesh


  • Bring the water and sugar to a boil in a small pot until the sugar has dissolved. Allow the syrup to cool. Finely grate the green part of 2 of the limes and squeeze the juice from 3 and add this to the syrup. Add the coconut milk and stir.
  • Once this has cooled, process this in a small food processor with the avocado until you have a very smooth and soft mixture. It should be the thickness of whipped cream and almost a spreadable consistency.

If making by hand:

  • Pour the whipped mixture into a Ziploc bag. Place the bag on a tray and flatten it out and seal it. Freeze the bag for a few hours or overnight.
  • Once frozen, remove from the bag and break into chunks into the bowl of a food processor. Whiz the processor for 30 seconds or until smooth. You may need to let it soften a little at room temperature before processing it through the machine.
  • To keep it solid, scrape down the bowl of the food processor with a spatula and decant it into a metal container. Smooth the surface and freeze until solid and you are ready to serve. Otherwise, decant this into a piping bag with a large nozzle (I used a 16mm nozzle) and pipe it into your serving dish or cone.

If making with a machine:

  • Pour the mixture into the ice cream machine and churn until it is a scoopable consistency. Remove and freeze until ready to serve(to make a soft serve, serve it while it is still soft).


make this ice cream in advance to allow to freeze and refreeze.
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Sam Linsell


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  1. I’m singing put the lime in the coconut and mix it all up.

  2. sismply delicious,I prefer mine served when chilled.

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