Monday, May 4, 2009

Sweet Cream of Avocado (Creme de Abacate)

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Cinco de Mayo means avocados are on sale everywhere, but instead of guacamole, I decided to make cream of avocado, a sweet treat I used to have as a child. I just love the creaminess of the fruit and this is, for me, one of the best ways to enjoy it.

This is something very simple and yet super tasty. The idea is to combine avocados and vanilla ice cream to make a creamy dessert that's ready in minutes. Brazilian avocados are the large type that are hard to find here in the U.S. They tend to be much sweeter than the small ones and Brazilians use them in dessert and sweet recipes. I only found small Hass avocados to make this cream and even with the use of ice cream, it was still not quite sweet. I added some sugar, and depending on your sweet tooth you might want to add even more, but I like to be able to taste the fruit as well.

You can also make an avocado smoothie by adding more milk until the mixture becomes liquid enough. Another alternative is to omit the ice cream all together and add more milk and sugar. Choose very ripe avocados for this recipe, and if you can find the large variety, even better.

Cream of Avocado Recipe:

serves 1

You will need:

1/2 large avocado or 2 small ones, very ripe

8 oz of vanilla ice cream, softened

a splash of milk

1/2 teaspoon of lime juice

1 tablespoon of sugar (approximately)

Peel avocados and remove the pits. Blend all ingredients until smooth, adding milk until you get the consistency of a pudding. Add more or less sugar, according to your taste.

Enjoy it!


pigpigscorner said...

This reminds me of the avocado milkshake I had! I think they blended avocado with condensed milk...yum yum

Ravenous Couple said...

how interesting! we like making sinh to bo (avocado shake) and still have a few avocados but ran out of half and cream..a great idea!

Anonymous said...

One of the things I have tried to make myself here in England and found it quite odd.. cause the avocados here are slightly brown, while the Brazilians one are green! I remember my "cremes de abacate" looking green when I was a child!!! Just need to get used to it! Hehehe...
Loved your blog! And as you´re posting in English I´m commenting accordingly but I´m (as you can see) 100% TUPINIQUIM!!

The Omnivore said...

This is such a wonderful idea! I bet the avocados would go well with other kinds of ice cream as well ... I don't have much of a sweet tooth at all, so this sounds just perfect to me! And I'm VERY intrigued by the Brazilian avocados. I've only ever had Mexican Haas ones.

Unknown said...

Did you know the name of an avocado or avocado was first said by the population of the Aztec tribe WHO live in areas of Central America and Mexico. This plant has been Introduced to the residents of central Europe of the 16th century by Martin Fernandez de Enciso, a leader of the Spanish forces during the colonial Central America. From that Indonesia knows avocado since the Dutch colonial period, many shipments of fruit for the purpose of chitterlings.

If you do not believe, read the proof here:
Manfaat Buah Alpukat Untuk Kecantikan

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