As promised Diantha and I are back with another post and this time we actually made something.
I know some of you’ll after seeing the heading must be thinking “Avocado milkshake? What’s new about that?” I know shakes or smoothies using avocados are all over Pinterest and blogs right, but trust me I have never had one and I’ve never known anyone who had one either. In fact I never thought an avocado milkshake could be “blog” worthy or at least P2P worthy? There was a time when I thought only health conscious people would eat avocados. But that was until Diantha came home from a youth meeting raving about the most amazing avocado milkshake she had. And I wondered, how can an avocado milkshake be amazing?! I mean avocados are practically tasteless!
Anyway, a few months later a family friend from church gave us some avocados that he got from his travel to Kenya, oh and I must add they were HUGE. Obviously, I did not even touch them. We used them in sandwiches and when one of them turned really black, we threw it. Little did we know then, that avocados are ripe when they are black. Yeah. We threw one thinking it was spoilt. What a nitwit! Later we got to know from the same family friends that avocados are actually perfect when they are black and a little soft and you can just scoop it out like soft butter. Who knew?!
And so since we got to know how to use an avocado, Din and I thought of making our version of The-Now-Very-Famous Avocado Milkshake.
We were truly blessed to get really big beautiful avocados from Kenya; thanks to Uncle Richard!
After our first attempt, everyone at home loved it so much that we had to buy more avocados to make it again. The avocados here in Dubai are really small in size though, and when I saw those small avocados my tiny heart went out to that beautiful avocado that died an early death just because of our ‘lack of avocado knowledge’.
Before getting on to this super simple recipe I must warn you that this recipe is not really “healthy” per se. But you can always make it healthy by using low fat/skim, soy or almond milk instead of regular milk and substituting sugar with honey. We tried a completely healthy version by using soy milk and honey and oh we HATED IT! But your taste buds may differ from ours. We also used ice cream in this recipe which is totally optional. That’s the beauty of milkshakes; the possibilities are endless.
So going back to what I mentioned in the beginning of this post, this milkshake is for all those people out there who haven’t dared to try a milkshake using avocados. Trust me it’s absolutely delicious and the healthy version can be had as a post workout drink or a breakfast drink as well. And with the hot summer upon us here in Dubai there isn’t a more perfect time for this post to come out.
I cannot end this post without giving credit to Deborah from the Michael family who first introduced us to this milkshake and who was kind enough to share the recipe with us (we did improvise a little though) and of course Uncle Richard for the avocados.
Until next time then…
- 1 whole ripe Avocado (scooped), depending on the size
- 1.5 Cup Whole milk/Low fat Milk
- 4 Tablespoon Sugar
- 4 Teaspoon Rainbow Milk Powder
- Optional: 2 scoops London Dairy Vanilla Ice Cream (or any other good ice cream brand)
- Scoop or spoon out a ripe avocado in a mixer. Make sure that the avocado is soft from outside. If you use an avocado that is hard, your milkshake will taste bitter.
- Now add milk, sugar, milk powder and blend it all together.
- Lastly add the ice cream and blend it well.
- Serve Immediately.