Sunday, July 5, 2009

Creamy Avocado Goodness

Aseer avocat. Avocado juice. Didn't sound appetizing to me either, until I tasted the creamy, sweet concoction made from avocado, milk and sugar. I know, I know. In the US, most of us add avocados to salad or make guacamole with it. Milkshakes usually aren't green. But around the world, people who live where avocados grow eat them sweet as much as savory. In Brazil, you might find an avocado custard or ice cream. In the Philipines, you can try avocado mashed and mixed with sugar, milk, and ice. The aseer avocat I tried was Moroccan, and absolutely delicious.

Here's a recipe for an Avocado Milkshake:

  • 1/2 ripe Hass avocado
  • 1 cup of milk (I use skim, but you can use whole, evaporated, soy, rice, almond... you get the idea.)
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar (You can substitute honey, agave, etc. or leave it out completely.)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (optional)
  • 1-2 ice cubes (optional)
  1. Scoop avocado meat out of the skin and into the blender.
  2. Add other ingredients.
  3. Blend until smooth. Add a little more milk to thin to desired consistency and blend again.
  4. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Some notes:
  • Choose a ripe avocado. Make sure it's dark and a little soft. If it's too ripe, it may be a little rotten and it won't taste good, so don't choose a very mushy avocado either.
  • You can make this already delicious avocado shake super rich and sweet by adding some sweetened condensed milk or cream.
  • Try adding a teaspoon of cocoa powder to make this a Chocolate Avocado Shake.
  • On a diet? Think avocados are too caloric? Check out this link to read about the health benefits of this creamy superfruit.
  • Don't know what to do with the pit? Grow it into a tree!

1 comment:

  1. I love this blog. Great visuals and instructions. I look forward to reading more. -Lil Sis.