Avocado milkshake – a unique way to enjoy your favourite nutrient-rich avocado. No greens or other fruit mixed into this drink; just pure, creamy, delicious avocado goodness.
How do you like your avocados?
I grew up eating them like a mango or a kiwi – just slice and scoop out the flesh.
Sometimes I dip it in sugar like strawberries. Sometimes I dunk it in milk…like Oreos.
Is that weird? I noticed that not a lot of people do that here.
Instead, they use avocado as an ingredient in savoury dishes. It’s used in baking sweets too but typically to add moisture and not for the flavour.
It’s used in smoothies but usually mixed in with kale or other greens.
In the Philippines we grew up drinking avocado milkshake. Not avocado and something else. Just avocado.
Also weird? Try it and I promise you’ll be hooked!
The avocado milkshake
Making an avocado milkshake cannot be simpler. Just blend avocado, ice, milk and vanilla ice cream. Yes, ice cream!
BTW, have you ever had avocado ice cream? It’s delicious. And it shows you yet another way the sweet avocado is adored in the Philippines. But I digress.
Not your typical smoothie
And while this may be considered a smoothie, it’s really a milkshake. There are no nasty tasting stuff in here that the avocado or the milk tries to mask.
And though I won’t ever call this an after work-out drink or a breakfast smoothie, I mean, feel free. It has fruit!
And it is refreshing, rich and thick, dessert-like and just delicious.
Avocado Milkshake (Filipino Recipe)
- 1 lb ripe avocado about 2 medium-sized pieces, sliced, pitted and the flesh scooped out
- 1 cup milk
- ¼ cup condensed milk
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
- Put everything in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately (we top it with another scoop of ice cream).
Nutritional information are estimates only.
Did you make avocado milkshake? How did you like it? Tell me about it in the comments section below. I’d love to hear all about it.
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This recipe reminds me of an avocado shake that’s very popular in Indonesia (I’m half Indonesian!) – such an unusual drink but pretty damn tasty 🙂
Hi Monique! I’m originally from the Philippines we’re practically neighbours lol! So I guess our cuisines overlap. Avocado milkshake is so tasty isn’t it? How do you make the Indonesian version?
I scoop my avocados out and eat them, that’s the best way to enjoy avocados
Oh yay, it’s not just me 🙂 That’s my favourite way to eat them too but somehow some people find it strange haha. Ah well, we both know it’s the BEST WAY haha! Thanks Anne!
Wow, never thought of an avocado smoothie. Looks delish!
I absolutely love avocados, so I’m sure I’ll love this.
Thanks for sharing the recipe!
You are most welcome MJ! It’s quite unique isn’t it? 🙂 It’s a typical Filipino drink though, avocados are abundant there. Hope you like it!
I love avocado milkshake! We used to have an avocado tree in my grandma’s backyard so we always enjoy our avocado milkshake.
Ahhh avocado brings back so many happy childhood memories for me! My grandma would make ice candy out of them as well. Hope you get to make one soon Nicole, it’s a lovely trip back to the good old days 🙂
This looks delicious! I recently turned my fiance on to adding avocado into his morning smoothies, as die-hard milkshake and french fry lovers I could see this being used as a health alternative 🙂
Die-hard milkshake fans will like this avocado milkshake me thinks 🙂 Thanks Natale!
Not a typical smoothie, at least not for me, but very interesting I will try it as soon as there will be good avocados in stores again – now it’s all local seasonal fruit & berries.
Not your typical smoothie at all Tiina 🙂 Hope you like it!
That sounds delicious! I’m going to have to try it. I think I might actually have all the ingredients on hand. The condensed milk must add a nice sweetness to it!
Hi Mariana! Did you end up making it? I’m curious to know how it went!
This sounds so good! I love Avocados, I never thought to try them in a milk shake like this!A
Thanks Audrey! This is unique for sure. Hope you like it!
milkshake yaay! i love this recipe, need to try it, thanks for sharing.
I am not great in the kitchen but this is something I think I could pulled of! Avocado milkshake sounds so yummy and healthy both in the same time. I must try it!
Hi Borka! This drink is easy peasy! Just put everything in a blender and blend. Hope you like it!
It’s so interesting to learn how you typically eat it, I never would have thought of that. A milkshake sounds super yummy though!
I’m so interested in how different cultures eat food so thought I’d share ours 🙂 Thanks Courtney!
I love avocados so I know this must be a delicious treat. I must give it a try soon.
Yes I like the idea of making a milkshake using avocado. I love avocados and use them all the time in salads. I’m definitely going to give this milkshake a go as it looks delicious and quite easy to make.
Hi Kathryn! Yes, imagine creamy and just so thick and rich! Super easy to make too. Hope you like it!