If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to ice cream that doesn’t sacrifice taste, this could be the dessert you’ve been waiting for. Cado Ice Cream is made using avocado puree, avocado oil and cane sugar as a sweetener. So not only is it a healthier version of your favorite frozen treat, but it’s also another excuse to eat avocados. Really, does it get any better than that?
The ice cream comes in three flavors: Simply Lemon, Deep Dark Chocolate and Mint Chocolate Chip. Each one contains 170 calories per serving. You can find Cado Ice Cream in Whole Foods and other health food stores across the country, according to Cado’s website.
Of course, there are plenty of non-dairy ice cream options out there, including from Ben & Jerry’s. But using avocado as a main ingredient is definitely different.
Jack Dowd, one of Cado’s co-founders, told Insider that avocado was the perfect option for a healthier take on ice cream because the texture is similar but subtle enough not to be detected in the taste.
“The avocado base offers more nutrition and a superior fat, doesn’t compete with traditional ice cream flavors, has a really creamy quality just like ice cream, and you can indulge but still feel good after eating it,” Dowd told Insider.
The Online Reviews Are In
Now, you may be feeling a bit skeptical about this whole avocado ice cream thing. But according to those who have tried it and shared their thoughts online, you won’t be disappointed by a spoonful of this stuff.
Twitter user @mumbikasumba doesn’t even love the idea of store-bought ice cream, but still recommends Cado for its creamy texture:
@yoganme1 recommends going with the Deep Dark Chocolate flavor because it’s “so delicious”:
Instagram user @greta.s.w.davis, on the other hand, loves the Mint Chocolate Chip flavor and wrote “I could eat a whole pint of this stuff” on Instagram:
Instagram user @wholefoodieronna called this take on ice cream a “real game changer”:
Cado even managed to sway the skeptical Instagram user @danlang13. After trying it he wrote, “At first I didn’t know what to expect from Avocado Ice Cream… but after trying it, I’d have to say it is amazing”:
With reviews like this, this ice cream alternative is becoming more and more tempting!
So, who’s ready to get a little more avocado in their life by giving this treat a try? Use the store locator on the Cado website to find it in a grocery store near you!