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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 May 13, 2020

Dorothy Kern

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  1. These popsicles look amazing! I think avocado just adds creaminess or moisture to whatever it’s put in. Plus, it has a mild taste that takes on whatever flavor you add to it. I never considered avocado frosting, but why not?! I just saw a recipe for avocado zucchini bread. Yum!

  2. ok. I feel like I already commented, but I don’t see it anywhere, so at the risk of looking dumb and repeating myself, I’m going to comment again…..

    These actually look awesome! The frosting and the ice cream scared me, but I can actually imagine these tasting good! Which makes me second guess the ice cream and the frosting. Except I really do think I’d have to have the lime. That seems to be the clincher for me 🙂

  3. Cute post, Dorothy:) I love avocados too, which started when I lived near my sister who had a thriving avocado tree! I have made avocado pie many times and it is very tasty! Forgive me if I’ve already told you that. Your popsicles look amazing and I’m sure they are.

  4. That’s crazy and awesome. I would have never dreamed of using avocado in a popsicle. I think I must try it.

  5. Haha, nice post! Sounds delicious too! Wonder how it would work with honey and stevia?

    1. I bet it would be awesome! You probably just have to play with it a little to get it a good liquid/sweet/avocado ratio. I’d love to hear if you try it!