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Happy Hour: Indonesian Avocado Shake

There's something about avocados that I just love. They're creamy, luscious and downright tasty. So when I saw this recipe for a traditional Indonesian Avocado Shake, I absolutely went wild. Avocado shake, topped with sweetened condensed milk and chocolate syrup?!? Doesn't that sound intriguing? I couldn't figure out where to rush out and get one, so I'll have to do the next best thing and give it a try at home. To check out the recipe and give it a whirl in your blender,


Indonesian Avocado Shake
From Saveur Magazine, March 2002
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2 ripe avocados, peeled and seeded
5 tbsp granulated raw sugar
1 tbsp sweetened chocolate syrup
1 tsp sweetened condensed milk

  1. Put 1 cup crushed ice, 3 tbsp. water, avocados, and sugar into a blender and purée until smooth and sugar has dissolved, about 1 minute.
  2. Divide between two tall 10-oz. glasses and pour chocolate syrup and milk into each glass. Serve with a spoon and straw.

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Kirei-Makeup Kirei-Makeup 9 years
it's good..i'm an indonesian and i can assure u we dont get fat because of this..well..of course you've to have it in moderation like once a week or a month, not everyday...i think this would be more like an indulgence..if you're worried about the calorie, you can omit the chocolate syrup and condensed milk..just add sugar to your taste...
Rigatoni Rigatoni 10 years
if you like avocado flavor- avocado smoothies are delicious. instead of immediately dismissing it, try something new! also, i can imagine it would go well with the chocolate. although i could never have a whole one- what is it, like 100% of your fat & sugar for the day??
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 10 years
Hmmm. Looks...less than good...
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
really? hmmm.....i've never even heard of an avocado shake before! i've got some catching up to do!
Pokemyhontas Pokemyhontas 10 years
Doesn't sound overly yummy but I'd give it a taste if I had the chance.
rubialala rubialala 10 years
It looks pretty but it does not sound good to me.
verily verily 10 years
I think I'll give this one a try out of curiosity. I bet it would be insanely creamy.
amandaaa amandaaa 10 years
i loveee bubble tea and i see the "avocado" flavor on menus. what does it taste like? it sounds pretty gross to me...smooth, liquid avocado!?
pinkflats pinkflats 10 years
Oh that looks yummy. My parents buy avocados every week so I might try it. Favorites.
Alyk Alyk 10 years
We usually get these at Vietnamese or Thai restaurants around town, but I've never seen them served with chocolate sauce. They're absolutely fabulous--as are the red bean shakes that are very similar!
Brians-Girl Brians-Girl 10 years
MMMMMMM I WANT ONE.. I LOVE THEM.. I THINK IM GOING TO HAVE TO ASK MY HUNNIE TO MAKE ME ONE TONIGHT!! :p
Wikipedia Wikipedia 10 years
Oh... sorry, I just joined and I thought this was some kind of health website as I was directed from theskinnywebsite. Looks good though!
Wikipedia Wikipedia 10 years
Erm, isn't this recipe supposed to be healthy? I can see the health benifits of the avocado, but that looks very caloricly dense (a whole avocado per glass?) and its basically all fat and sugar.
Food Food 10 years
lala - haven't tried it yet, but I've had avocado shakes before and those are delicious!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
Okay, how did it taste??
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