My Favorite Paleo Recipes:
Green-Tea Avocado-Coconut Ice Cream

Alvin H. Danenberg, DDS Nutritional Periodontist
August 17, 2017 [printfriendly]



Green-Tea Avodcado-Coconut Ice CreamAlmost everybody loves ice cream. While smooth, creamy, and refreshing, traditional ice cream is not a healthy choice. So, here is my recipe for a relatively healthy ice cream. First, I use organic coconut cream instead of pasteurized cow’s milk and cream. In addition, I include avocados. Then I increase the nutrient list with matcha green tea powder. To sweeten it, I combine a banana, local raw honey, and vanilla extract.


For those not familiar with matcha green tea, it is a finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves. Matcha has 137 times more antioxidants than regularly brewed green tea. It has a rich but an astringent taste. For more information about matcha green tea, here is a helpful source.


Green-Tea Avocado-Coconut Ice Cream



  • 2 Medium, ripe avocados, pitted
  • 1 Medium, ripe banana
  • 1/4 Cup coconut cream (I use Trader Joe’s organic coconut cream, which is only organic coconut and water)
  • 1/4 Tbs local raw honey
  • 1 Tbs vanilla extract
  • 1-3 Tsp matcha green tea powder (vary amount based on taste)



  1. Pit and scoop out avocados and peel banana
  2. Place all ingredients (except matcha green tea powder) into Vita-mix or high powered blender
  3. Blend until smooth
  4. Slowly add matcha green tea powder into blended mixture and continue to blend thoroughly
  5. Pour into a covered bowl and freeze
  6. Scoop out (allow to sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes before enjoying)



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