California Avocados have always been a part of my life. I was born and raised in Southern and Northern California so avocados are quite literally in my DNA. It’s the one thing besides chocolate I would want to take with me if I was ever on a deserted island!
A few tips on picking a ripe avocado, the best way is to gently squeeze the fruit in the palm of your hand. Avocados that are ripe and ready to eat are firm but will yield to gentle pressure. Also be sure to choose fruit free from dark blemishes on the outside or avocados that are oversoft.
If you haven’t tried using avocados in your desserts I highly suggest you start now! They’re full of healthy fats and add such a delightful creamy texture that lends a wonderful richness to dairy free desserts. You can also check out another fun Avocado dessert recipe of mine HERE!
The flourless cookies are great because they’re like a cross between a brownie and a cookie or a brookie. They’re fudgy thanks to leaving out the flour and adding in the buttery avocado mixed with cacao powder. Using avocado in the mint chip ice cream also gives it a natural green hue without having to add in food coloring. The avocado also gives it a great ice cream mouth feel without having to add in heavy cream.
I really love that these are a healthier dairy free and Paleo take on the traditional Ice Cream Sandwich! They may be dairy free and gluten/grain free but they are not lacking in flavor and deliciousness. The fudge cookie mixed with the cool mint ice cream with a nice crunch will have you falling in love fast! They would be super fun to serve this summer at your next BBQ or get together, I hope you give them a try soon!
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post on behalf of California Avocados. Thank you for supporting the companies that make Paleo Paparazzi possible! I only work with companies I’m passionate about & align with the mission of Paleo Paparazzi. As always, all thoughts are 100% my own.