Ever had an avocado halved with sticky sweet condensed milk poured in the cavity?
No plates required – just the avocado as your bowl. With one hand acting as the balancing board for the sticky condensed milk that gloops over the sides, the other hand holds your spoon – scooping out curls of green soft flesh coated in yellow gloriousness.
Weird – yes?
Delicious – oh my – so utterly addictive.
Try it – it’s an oldie but a real goodie.
AND – it’s a bit of green and gold – Happy Aussie Day everyone down under and expats abroad!
I’ve been in Australia 26 years and it’s the sweet treat I ate growing up. Whilst everyone else had cornettos, goldern gaytimes and paddle pops – I had the dear old avo (it wasn’t so cool back then). Don’t worry, once I reached the age where I could buy my own treats – I ditched the avo and took the chocolate tipped cone of a cornetto instead.
As life comes full circle, I’ve returned to my childhood first-sweet-love. As you do – I’ve literally shaken it up and added a little mint. It’s creamy, refreshing and takes me back to the good old days.
Whizz one up and let me know if you’d take the avo over the cornetto?
AVOCADO & CONDENSED MILK SUMMER SHAKES
HALF RIPE AVOCADO
3-4 TABLESPOONS OF CONDENSED MILK (SWEETEN TO TASTE)
2 CUPS OF MILK
A HANDFUL OF ICE
MINT FOR GARNISH (OPTIONAL)
LET’S GET WHIZZING
STEP ONE Place all of the ingredients (except the mint) in a blender
STEP TWO Whizz for a good minute until super smooth
STEP THREE Serve in tiny tumblers top with mint and a stripey straw for fun
Drink immediately. Makes 4 tiny tumblers.
Serve with a pot of condensed milk to drizzle over the shake for an added sweet hit.