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Dear Avocados,

Oh, dear avocado, why can’t I quit you? You are simply irresistible to me. Every time I pass you at the store I cannot help but buy three of you. I place you on my counter next to the bananas, who grow old and spotty as you disappear as fast as you’re purchased.

See, I used to hate you. Loathe. And then I tried you and it was love at first bite. It started out simple. I put you in salads and mixed you with salsa. Once a week we’d eat an avocado.

But then you became this little nagging voice in my head. “Doooooooroooothhhhyyyy,” you’d call out to me. Enticing. Calling me. My siren song.

Before long I was putting you in as many meals as I could. Substituting you for cheese whenever we ate tacos, which became increasingly often. Making turkey-bacon-avocado sandwiches. Putting you in pasta.

And then…then….you took me to the dark side.


Oh, avocado. First I turned you into a frosting. A sweet, green frosting that shocked everyone who saw you.

Then my friend Jocelyn made you into ice cream. And, oh, was I smitten.

I have so many ideas in my head for you, avocado. Too many.

And then one day I saw an article in People magazine. A little picture of you, dressed as a popsicle.

And not five minutes later I was unearthing my popsicle maker and turning you into one of the sweetest, fruity, and yummiest popsicles ever.

Who knew that mixing you with sugar and vanilla and lime could make you so addicting?

Who knew that my daughter would devour your popsicle without even wondering why it was green?

Oh, avocado. You and I, we were meant to be BFFs.

Thanks for the good times. Please don’t ever leave me.

Love, your #1 fan,


Avocado popsicle missing one bite on a white plate, with an avocado in the background, graphic title on the top right.

Avocado Popsicles

5 from 1 vote


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Heat sugar and water in a medium saucepan over low heat until sugar is completely melted. Cool completely.
  • Mash avocado with an avocado masher, mashing out as many lumps as possible. Add lime juice and mash some more. Whisk in vanilla and sugar water. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze until hardened. (Makes about 5 regular sized popsicles.)
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
(Adapted from People Magazine)

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Last Updated on February 2, 2023

Dorothy Kern

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  1. wow!!!!!!!!!!!wow!!!!!! i have stumbled on treasure!! an Avocado Popsicle!!!
    oh you have done it all my hands are just shaken in excitement can’t wait to get to the market to get
    more avocados to try this recipe!! i never won’t to stumble but i’m glad i stumble on you!!!! (avocado Popsicle)

    Thank you again!

    1. I know, it’s kind of weird, that first bite huh? And then you’re all…wow. This doesn’t taste like guac! 🙂

  2. I am so with you! I adore avocados like none other….and it honestly seems to make everything better!!

  3. When I was growing up in Mexico, we use to drive to a ranch that my parents’ friends had, in the way we would stop in a small village to buy Popsicles and they had avocado Popsicles and I loved them, that was maybe 25 years ago and I haven’t had one since, I am so excited to have come across this recipe and to have all the ingridients in hand! I am making this today! Thanks!

  4. Hi. I would love to try these but I was wondering what can I use to replace the sugar and still have the amazing taste? And in what quantity? Thanks!

    1. If you want to use a sugar-free substitute, you totally can. Check the substitution equivalents of the brand you’re using. 🙂

  5. You should be the new spokesperson for the california Avocado board! Hey dorothy, where did you get those popsicle molds from?

    1. I know! I wish I was. 🙂 Those were from Williams Sonoma forever ago. I think they also have them on Amazon!!

      1. I’m having problems with my laptop. So I post my comments from my smart phone.

  6. Love your avocado posts! I married an avocado farmer in California and raised 4 kids on the ranch…now our kids are working with us too! Hoping you look for California avocados in your stores…and if you can’t find them, order some from our farm! I’m going to keep following your avocado adventures!

  7. These look and sound so yummy I must try them and report back. Stopping by from the Live Laugh link party