What did you have for breakfast? my friend asked me.
"Uhhhm... an avocado shake" I answered.
And her face did not hide the disgust when she heard AVOCADO SHAKE like I said something politically incorrect.
Truth to tell, I also reacted the same way the first time I heard about avocado used as a dip (guacomole) or avocado slices in sandwiches. Talk about cultural differences! But through the years, I learned to love avocado in new dishes, like in savory and spicy guacamole, just as much as I love avocado slobbered with cream and ice.
My friend gave me a piece of avocado (thanks Kelly!) and I was torn whether I should make a shake or a guac. But the result of my poll in my facebook page dictated I should make a shake... with temperatures rising to the 90's I grabbed some ice cubes, vanilla ice cream and a few minutes later, I was sipping a delightful shake. The smooth, thick and creamy texture transported me to avocado heaven.
After a long week, you too deserve a sweet treat. It's avocado season, so why not make yourself a creamy, velvety shake that will lift you up!
1 piece avocado, pitted and sliced
9 pcs. ice cubes
2 tbsp heavy cream
2 tbsp condensed milk
1 scoop of vanilla ice cream
Put ice in a blender together with all the other ingredients except avocado slices. Pulse or blend them together. Add avocado slices then pulse again. I want some avocado bits so I put it last.
I am submitting this to this month's Kulinarya. June theme is to bring to the table a recipe that is distinctively Pinoy. Thank you Cherrie and Tina for hosting this month's theme. Please come visit all the other KCC members who took part in this month's challenge.
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What a beautiful green you achieved! I've had an avocado... some sort of drink before. I'm not quite sure what you'd call it. I get it at my local boba shop but mmm, it's so damn good! I hope this helped cool you off during the sweltering heat!ReplyDelete
it's funny how my husband said it's not as "green" as other avocado shake and I told him that's as real green as I could get. haha. I'm glad you love the "green-ness" of it.ReplyDelete
Thanks for visiting!
Is that green natural? Hehe - will I glow after drinking it? sounds nice with all the ice cream and condensed milk!ReplyDelete
Yes it's au naturale .) You will glow with your smile on your first sip guaranteed. .)Delete
Wow. Didn't realise that avocados were so green!Delete
I love avocado shake and you just reminded me that I have 2 more avocados in the fridge.ReplyDelete
I hope you have condensed milk and vanilla ice cream and you are good to go haha. I hope you had a great weekend.Delete
I overheard last night that you have a blog and I was right that the name was too familiar. I've been reading your blog since last year. Just FYI. I hope to see again and this time I will come to you and properly introduce myself .ReplyDelete
I look forward to seeing you next time we get together. Thanks for dropping by. I would have loved to chat with you...and know your name hihiDelete
Wow, Malou! This avocado shake is "sweet, and sassy"...anybody that does not know there's avocado in there would be in for a huge surprise; the addition of the vanilla ice cream and the sweetened condensed milk certainly camoflages the avocado, and makes it yummylicious ( I for one has to have a fruity shake) and this is a superb and genius healthy yet sweet shake. Yummm!!ReplyDelete
Yummy licious but calorie laden haha. You need to walk a mile after you drink it huhDelete
Beautiful photos & just made me so thirsty! This brings back memories of Manila and the avocado tree in our yard. We took it for granted we could have them anytime. Now I'm craving some & missing the old days. Thanks for this recipe, Malou. As always,enjoyed the post! Cheers!ReplyDelete
You had an avocado tree? Shhh don't tell but I thought avocados are shrubs haha. Thanks for dropping by Betty Ann. I hope you had a fab weekend.Delete
Wow, that does sound interesting, but also delicious! I bet the creamy avocado makes it creamy and dreamy! Hugs, TerraReplyDelete
Have you tried avocado shake before, well if you haven't I encourage you to do so... you'll thanks me for it haha!
I think we have the same experience, when we migrated here in NZ I was shocked to see avocado sliced on bread, it was weird at first but when I tried it, it was really good. I also let them try the avocado shake, like me their reaction was funny as they never tried it in something sweet but once they sipped it they enjoyed it. I love avocado shakes!ReplyDelete
I think with an open mind and exposure, we expand our palette into accepting unfamiliar tastes. Glad to know you love avocados in savory dishes too.Delete
I've never heard of an avocado shake! But it sounds like a terrific idea. And your pictures are great! The entire post is great - thanks so much.ReplyDelete
I hope you get to try it. How was your weekend? I'd imagine you've made more cocktails to enjoy this weekend.
Mmmm...love this. My mother-in-law introduced me to this drink. Love it ever since. I even love it with coffee added :DReplyDelete
This sounds like a wonderful shake to me! I would never shake my head with disgust at it - but then again, I LOVE avocados =)ReplyDelete
Avocado shake has been one of my favorite summer drinks for a few years now. When the summer really heats up I can have this pretty much everyday! Just made this yesterday but I am arleadying missing it :) Great recipe!ReplyDelete
Haha ! that's also how my cousins from US reacted when my mom served them avocado shake ! This reminds me of my lola's farm- they have avocado trees and when in season, we simple scoop, add milk and sugar and into the freezer ! this is one of my favorite fruit..err... vegetable shake ! =)ReplyDelete
I used to hate it as a child. My dad would prep avocado shakes for us and I never really enjoyed it. Now I just love it! I love guacamole, and yes, love it in sandwiches, too!ReplyDelete
I just love avocados and prefer it sweet as in a shake or ice cream. Avocados is expensive here in the UK. So unlike back home when we buy it by the kilo. Delicious and posh looking shake you have there Malou. Just would love to have some.ReplyDelete
Love avocado...and this is my favorite way to enjoy it! So refreshing!ReplyDelete
love a good avocado shake. fantastic!ReplyDelete
love avocado shake. looks fantasticReplyDelete
Glad to see you with us at this KCC event! I said it before and will say it again...love these avocados ! Your shake makes me want to go get some today. Thanks for the support and blog-love, Malou ! Always a pleasure to connect with you any day, especially to share the food we love! Cheers!ReplyDelete
Love my avocado mashed with condensed milk. Sometimes I add slices of bananas and that sums up my breakfast come avocado season. :) Likewise prefer it sweet than savory. That's the pinoy in us, I guess. :)ReplyDelete
I love avocado both as shake and mashed with lots of ice and condensed milk...ReplyDelete
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