Scoop of raw goat milk vanilla ice cream in a white bowl

Basic Raw Goat Milk Vanilla Ice Cream

Avocado! My secret ingredient to help achieve creamy, not milky, raw goat milk ice cream.
Course Dessert
Servings 2 Quarts
Author Wardee Harmon


  • 5-1/2 cups raw goat milk the creamier the better, be sure to catch the cream floating at the top
  • 6 organic or pastured egg yolks from naturally raised chickens - important!
  • 30 dates pitted (or about 3/4 cup of moist date pieces)
  • 3 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
  • 1 avocado peeled and sliced


  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth in blender or Vitamix wet container.

  2. Chill thoroughly.
  3. Freeze according to your ice cream maker's instructions.
  4. Serve immediately or put in the freezer to harden for about an hour.
  5. If you freeze much longer, it gets very hard. That's not so bad because hard ice cream = milkshakes!