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Dessert, in the Form of an Avocado

Posted October 22, 2018 8:25 p.m. EDT

Giacomo d’Alessandro with some of his frozen avocado creations at Polosud, his gelateria in the Little Italy neighborhood of New York on Oct. 12, 2018. He fills empty avocado shells with lush, creamy and lemony vegan frozen avocado purée, while a scooplet of a contrasting flavor, like hazelnut or coffee, simulates the pit. (Moya McAllister/The New York Times)

NEW YORK — We’ve seen the frozen scooped-out half lemon filled with lemon ices. Giacomo d’Alessandro, an owner of Polosud, a gelateria that opened this summer in Little Italy, has applied that template to avocados. He fills empty avocado shells with lush, creamy and lemony vegan frozen avocado purée. A scooplet of a contrasting flavor, like hazelnut or coffee, simulates the pit.

Avocado Gelato, $8.75, Polosud Gelato, Coffee and Pastries, 166 Mott St. (Broome Street), 646-476-6172, polosudnyc.com.