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.
And check out this fabulous round-up of more no-bake treats for you from some of the best food bloggers. Perfect as summer winds down and for the upcoming Labour Day long weekend too!