VIDEO: How to Make Velvety Avocado Ice Cream (Without an Ice Cream Maker)

VIDEO: How to Make Velvety Avocado Ice Cream (Without an Ice Cream Maker)

YOU WILL NEED:
– 3 small, ripe avocados (mashed up)
– 1 1/2 cups of whole milk (you can also use coconut milk if you want to make the recipe vegan, but the texture will be a bit more grainy)
– 1 cup of heavy cream (you can also use coconut cream)
– 1/2

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NYC Public Transit Remains Shuttered after Hurricane Sandy Wreaks Havoc on Entire System

NYC Public Transit Remains Shuttered after Hurricane Sandy Wreaks Havoc on Entire System

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As Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) officials begin to assess the damage wreaked on the city’s public transit system by Hurricane Sandy, all services in New York City remain suspended. This includes not only the 108-year-old subway system,

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Cuomo Appoints ‘Open Space’ Advocate as NYS Environment Chief

Cuomo Appoints ‘Open Space’ Advocate as NYS Environment Chief

Environmental groups are praising Gov. Andrew Cuomo for choosing Joseph Martens as New York State’s new commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation. Martens served as New York’s deputy state secretary of energy and the environment from 1992-94,

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New floating bar and restaurant aboard revamped 10,000-square-foot yacht coming to Pier 81

New floating bar and restaurant aboard revamped 10,000-square-foot yacht coming to Pier 81

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Prague Summer Program Preview

Prague Summer Program Preview

Aspiring writers are invited to explore Czech literary culture and gain inspiration for their own craft during a unique PSP in NYC weekend symposium and book fair, June 4-5, at the beautifully refurbished Czech Center New York.

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Free feast in Union Square tomorrow to feed 5,000 with food that would otherwise go to waste

Free feast in Union Square tomorrow to feed 5,000 with food that would otherwise go to waste

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Pier 55 elevated island park finally gets the go-ahead for construction

Pier 55 elevated island park finally gets the go-ahead for construction

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NYC launches Raised Shorelines project to protect low-lying neighborhoods from flooding

NYC launches Raised Shorelines project to protect low-lying neighborhoods from flooding

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this week that new progress is being made toward protecting vulnerable communities from the effects of climate change. As part of the city’s OneNYC plan for increased sustainability, the city is now accepting proposals a

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MTA agrees to study resurrection of Rockaway train line

MTA agrees to study resurrection of Rockaway train line

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New York state budget deal hikes minimum wage to $15 and rolls out paid family leave

New York state budget deal hikes minimum wage to $15 and rolls out paid family leave

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a new budget deal Thursday that will boost support for the state’s residents and their families. Much like the aggressive goals to increase renewable energy and curb greenhouse gas emissions are aimed at improving the

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Jon Stewart rescues slaughterhouse runaway bull in Queens

Jon Stewart rescues slaughterhouse runaway bull in Queens

Related: Freddie the Steer moo-ves to greener pastures after daring slaughterhouse escape

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Crazy proposal exposes Central Park’s underground mountains and surrounds it with 1,000-foot glass walls

Crazy proposal exposes Central Park’s underground mountains and surrounds it with 1,000-foot glass walls

There are mountains to be found in New York City, if you know where to look. Designers Yitan Sun and Jianshu Wu want to uncover those landforms in New York Horizon, a proposal that excavates Central Park 1,000 feet deep to expose mountain-like bedrock a

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Just Food Conference 2016

Just Food Conference 2016

On Sunday, March 13th, the annual Just Food Conference will bring together more than 800 community organizers, CSA members, local food advocates, urban and rural farmers, and entrepreneurs for a full day of workshops and panels focused on building a and

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Bourgeois Pig owner announces plans to go vegan at all of his restaurants and bars

Bourgeois Pig owner announces plans to go vegan at all of his restaurants and bars

The man behind 15 of NYC’s hottest restaurants and bars just took a huge leap for the environment. Ravi DeRossi, the mastermind behind such culinary landmarks as The Bourgeois Pig, announced this week that he will overhaul all 15 of his restaurants and

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ANTIFREEZE 2016: A GOWANUS CANAL CONSERVANCY FUNDRAISER

ANTIFREEZE 2016: A GOWANUS CANAL CONSERVANCY FUNDRAISER

On January 30, 2016, the Maritime Mutants will descend on littlefield once again, to throw a killer party for an excellent cause. Watch for the toxic spikes!
We’ll be feasting on delicious food from Lot 2, dancing to awesome local bands and DJs, and

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Mayor compromises on Central Park horse carriage deal in the face of intense criticism

Mayor compromises on Central Park horse carriage deal in the face of intense criticism

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s stance on horses in Central Park has shifted quite a bit since his campaign days two years ago. Back then, he took up the cause to ban the park’s historic horse-drawn carriages, promising they would get the axe on “Day of In

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6 innovative apps making life better and greener in New York City

6 innovative apps making life better and greener in New York City

Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) President Maria Torres-Springer announced the winners of NYC BigApps 2015. The contest, BigApps, which is the nation’s largest civic innovation competition, challenged New

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Generous Airbnb hosts donate percentage of each reservation to charity

Generous Airbnb hosts donate percentage of each reservation to charity

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East Harlem celebrates opening of vibrant LEED Gold-seeking Center for Living and Learning

East Harlem celebrates opening of vibrant LEED Gold-seeking Center for Living and Learning

Located at Washington Houses, the 143,000-square-foot multifamily development comprises 88 affordable housing units, a 54,000-square-foot home for the DREAM Charter School, and 6,000-square-feet of office space for the non-profit Harlem RBI. The East a

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Controversial Cornell Fine Arts Library expansion features soaring stacks of books

Controversial Cornell Fine Arts Library expansion features soaring stacks of books

The new Fine Arts Library (FAL) at Cornell University is causing quite a stir. The project, now two years in development, involves lobbing off the top floor of the 100-year-old Rand Hall, a campus icon, in order for the FAL to expand and occupy the top

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Chelsea condo strikes LEED Gold for its emphasis on healthy living and indoor air quality

Chelsea condo strikes LEED Gold for its emphasis on healthy living and indoor air quality

From honking cars to urinating strangers, most New Yorkers can agree the city is not the cleanest. In the bustling city that never sleeps, BKSK Architects challenges our city and raises the bar for healthy living. The Citizen prioritizes on optimum air

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Kayaking protesters take to the East River to demand promised park

Kayaking protesters take to the East River to demand promised park

Fed up Greenpoint and Williamsburg protestors took to land and water on Sunday to demand the city make good on their promise to build a waterfront park in the area. Along with 100 land-locked protestors, approximately 40 protesters on canoes and kayaks

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Mass pigeon kidnapping leaves Washington Square Park locals mourning feathered friends

Mass pigeon kidnapping leaves Washington Square Park locals mourning feathered friends

The troves of pigeons usually infiltrating picnic goers at Washington Square Park haven’t migrated to another city green space, but were apparently part of a mass abduction. As reported by the Washington Square Park Blog, around 300 pigeons were and a

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Cornell Tech to bring the world’s first Passive House high-rise building to Roosevelt Island

Cornell Tech to bring the world’s first Passive House high-rise building to Roosevelt Island

Construction is slated to start this month on what-will-be the world’s first high-rise residential tower built according to Passive House (PH) standards, considered the most rigorous criteria for reducing a building’s greenhouse gas emissions. Passive a

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Thousands of dead fish wash ashore in Long Island’s Peconic Bay

Thousands of dead fish wash ashore in Long Island’s Peconic Bay

As beach season in Long Island is not starting as planned, as thousands of dead bunker fish wash ashore in Peconic Bay. The bay has been the subject of local news lately, as hundreds of dead diamond back turtles were also found just two weeks ago. Both

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