Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Buttery Silk Avocado Shake - Easter Special 2013

Have you ever tried amplifying a savory dish with a hint of avocado in it? As a matter of fact, Burmese do use avocados in drinks and ice creams, to get a creamy rich consistency and believe me, it tastes sensational.

Apart from that fact that Avocados are hailed for their rich and creamy flavour, did you know they are also considered the world’s healthiest fruit? The health benefits in avocados come from their high nutrient content - packed full of vitamin K, dietary fibre, potassium, folic acid, vitamin B6 and vitamin C - eating avocados has shown to lower cholesterol and help regulate blood pressure and evokes a reaction in women comparable to that of chocolate :-) :-) :-)

Almost every Asian country makes own version of their fresh avocado shake. But this Easter I was introduced an extremely delicate Avocado shake by my friend “P” who recently traveled across Burma and filled her taste palette with all Burmese delicacies. So, my Easter 2013 kitchen celebrated a Burmese corner - when I prepared Pree’s Rangooni rice with mutton curry (with my variation) while "P" prepared thick n rich Avo shake for me.

The first time I saw avocado in a sweet drink, and suffered a culture shock. Did you know in Vietnam, like elsewhere in Southeast Asia, avocados are used for sweets? Most often times, the flesh of this rich berry is combined with condensed milk, which amplifies the avocado flavor.

So here goes P’s buttery silk avocado drink - 

Makes about 2 1/2 cups, enough to serve 2 or 3

1 and 1/2 ripe medium avocado

2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk (we used condensed lite milk)

1/4 to 1/2 cup milk

Scoop the avocado flesh into a blender. Add the remaining ingredients, starting out with the least amount of milk and puree until completely smooth. Taste and add additional milk, depending on the avocado type and if a thinner consistency is desired. 

Here’s a little tip. Let your avocado shake sit for 10 to 15 minutes in the fridge. The buttery, avocado flavor will become more pronounced resulting in a tastier shake. Serve chilled.

Also made some special dessert for our Easter celebration tonight -

"Sinfully chocolate" - Chocolate Mousse with shredded coconut and shaved chocolate for our dessert tonight at home - Enjoying our Easter Holidays... Happy Easter to you all !!


Photography credits –

Easter picture from

Avocado-shake and chocolate mousse pictures by KJKA author, Chondryma.

Please do not copy the content or pictures without her permission.

Rangooni rice recipe has been taken from Pree’s blog - here


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