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Friday, July 28, 2006

Avocado Shake: the green iced mother

It's Sugar High Friday, the theme is ice and thanks to Sarah, I've had a certain song spinning around in my head for the past fortnight.

Inspired by my first ever venture into the land of sweet avocado, I got out the blender to recreate the rich creamy green concoction known as the Avocado Shake at home.

Avocado with condensed milk sounds bizarre to the uninitiated, but if you like avocado, trust me. It's good. Avocado can be sweet. Have you ever tried it spread on toast with a trickle of honey? It's fantastic.

An avocado shake should be thick like a frappe. Sure your brain may be overloading, but hey, it's a fruit. Why should strawberries and bananas get to have all the frappe fun?

avocado shake

Avocado Shake
Vary ratios to taste and preference

One medium avocado
8 large ice cubes
3 tablespoons condensed milk
1/3 cup milk

Place all ingredients into a blender and whizz until the ice cubes are crushed and the drink is thick and frothy. Pour into a tall glass with a straw, or savour and share it in a series of shots. It's rich stuff. Share the fortune.

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posted by Helen (AugustusGloop) on 7/28/2006 10:51:00 pm


  • At 7/29/2006 10:55 am, Blogger *fanny* said…

    I remember reading a post about the 'secret life of avocadoes' on the traveler's lunchbox. At that time, it seemed my only obsession was to make it myself but then i forgot. Si the least i can say is that i'm glad you wrote something about it to remind me of that delicious thing i haven't made YET.

    PS i read the article in which you describe your first encounter with sweet avocado and i fell in love with the bright sticky rice (love sticky rice SO SO much).

    Anyway sorry for that long comment.


  • At 7/29/2006 12:38 pm, Blogger obachan said…

    Sounds easy and yet delicious! :D

  • At 7/29/2006 8:05 pm, Blogger duckiekitchen said…

    Hey there...
    Just wanna tell you that you could drive up to Kingsford and go to one of the Indonesian restaurants,eg. Ayam Goreng 99. Try the avocado drink!! You might like it. Avocado drink is quite a popular drink in Indonesia. Normally mixed with chocolate or coffee flavour. Hope you like it:)

  • At 7/30/2006 7:08 pm, Blogger Mark Vicuna said…

    we have something similar in philippines, where we put it into those long skinny plastic bags and freeze them as ice pops.

    avacado shake is on the same level out-of-the-box-ness as corn ice cream - but they both taste great! :)

  • At 7/31/2006 6:22 am, Blogger Valentina said…

    We have avocado shake in Brazil. Often with milk and sugar. If using condensed milk it often goes in the freezer to be served as a cold dessert.

  • At 7/31/2006 10:59 am, Blogger Nic said…

    This just sounds so refreshing, Helen. And such a good use for avocadoes, since I always have a few extra just asking to get used up!

  • At 7/31/2006 12:19 pm, Blogger shinyruby said…

    i understand where you're coming from but i just don't think i could do it!!!
    : )

  • At 7/31/2006 10:56 pm, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi Fanny - Melissa has a fantastic writing style that is always engaging and memorable. So I'm glad this post triggered this reminder.

    I love sticky rice too. This one was a little bit soggy, but you cannot beat that sticky sweet starchy satisfaction!

    ps. Don't apologise for the long comment! All comments are always welcomed!

    Hi Obachan - It was truly so easy, and it was delicious, if rich.

    Hi duckiekitchen - I keep meaning to explore Randwick and Kingsford with its saturation of Indonesian restaurants. There's meant to be some great food there.

    Avocado with chocolate or coffee? Wow. Now that is a flavour sensation.

    Hi Mark - I've heard about those long skinny bags. I wish they were sold here!

    I've never tried corn ice cream--it sounds intriguing. I do love ube ice cream though. Yum! Frozen avo shakes sound like a fantastic idea for summer.

    Hi Valentina - Wow. Avocado shakes are everywhere, although I guess I shouldn't be surprised as avocadoes are originally from South America (if my memory serves me correctly?).

    Hi Nic - Yeah it's a neat way of using up avocadoes, and as you can see above, you can then freeze it for avocado ice cream. Perfect for your next dinner party!

    Hi shinyruby - Never ventured, never gained I say. Your tastebuds will thank you for it! And if not, well as least you can say you tried it =)

  • At 8/01/2006 1:31 am, Blogger Mark Vicuna said…

    ube ice cream is awesome :) i bought a tub a couple weeks ago.. and as expected it's all gone now :P

    and corn ice cream is just as good - it's a subtle flavour, and sublime!

    so you've heard about the long skinny bags eh? :) we also commonly use rockmelon too in those ice-candy (that's what we call them) treats. rockmelon + sugar + ice water + summer = thirst quencher

  • At 8/02/2006 1:08 am, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi Mark - I'll have to try the corn ice cream sometime, and rockmelon ice sounds refreshing!

  • At 9/12/2007 8:05 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    ygHi, I actually had it in Indonesia and it was GREAT. I had it with coffee flavor, never chocolate. You should also try banana juice & bubble tea!

  • At 9/12/2007 6:18 pm, Blogger Helen (Grab Your Fork) said…

    Hi Anon - Banana juice and bubble tea? Wow, we don't get that in Sydney!


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