Like instruction manuals and terms of service agreements, I didn’t read everything on the Cado Avocado Frozen Dessert container. And because I didn’t, I ate it thinking it was made with frozen avocados that have been mashed into a creamy texture.
I’ve had ice cream made with the fruit. Yes, it was avocado-flavored and green. It was also not bad. And because of that, I thought, why wouldn’t Cado be like that too?
When I finally got around to reading the ingredients list because I wanted to know why my lips feel as if they’ve been making out with the spout of an olive oil bottle, I was disappointed to learn that Cado is made with avocado oil. Yes, technically, it’s made from avocados, but not in the way I expected.
Looking back, though, I really should’ve figured that out the moment I peeled back the lid because the vanilla-flavored frozen dessert is as bright white as celebrity teeth, and not at all green.
Cado is dairy-free, vegan, has been available for a few years, and I’ve passed by it many, many times at my local Target where it’s stuffed between Ben & Jerry’s non-dairy stuff and Archer Farms’ non-dairy stuff. I’ve always been curious about it, looking at it every time I’ve driven my cart past the dessert. But it’s expensive $5.99 price tag kept me away. Well, as you can see, I finally picked it up because it was on sale for the still expensive price of $5.
For the most part, it scoops like regular ice cream, although to achieve that, it needs to sit for a little bit. Its vanilla flavor is adequate and there are vanilla bean specks throughout the pint. Also, I didn’t taste anything that would suggest avocado oil is the main ingredient. But, again, it makes my lips feel as if I’m using Pam Cooking Spray as a lip gloss.
I didn’t dislike it, but at the same time, its flavor didn’t encourage me to eat the entire container, as I’ve experienced with other non-dairy frozen desserts. Then again, I did pick a basic flavor.
But if you’re looking for a vegan frozen dessert that’s nut, soy, and gluten free, this is a good option. Also, because it’s made with avocados, it’s low is saturated fat, but contains “good” fats like monounsaturated fat. Unfortunately, the website doesn’t seems to list how much a serving has.
Will there be a second time with Cado Avocado Frozen Dessert?
There are other flavors, like Deep Dark Chocolate, Java Chip, Salted Caramel Swirl, Cookies & Cream, Mint Chocolate Chip, and Simply Lemon. I wouldn’t mind trying a different one when they go on sale again.
Purchased Price: $5.00 (on sale)
Size: 1 pint
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 6 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1/2 cup) 170 calories, 11 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 45 milligrams of sodium, 18 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 12 grams of sugar, and 0 grams of protein.