The way people meet will never stop to amaze me. How our own destiny brings us together. And how much smaller and more accessible the world has become in the last 20 years or so. You see this recipe was suggested to me by my friend from work who is Russian. She in turn was given it by her husband who is from Brazil and this recipe is associated with his childhood. Thanks to both of them, it featured as part of our Father’s Day breakfast we had for dinner yesterday. So in a nutshell a Brazilian recipe made its way through a Russian to a Pole who served it to her English husband and children. Simple.
Indeed simple it is. Simple to make and I feel it gives you more choice as to where to use your avocado apart from the obvious salads or guacamole. There is only a handful of ingredients needed here and you are literally minute away from one of the creamiest milkshakes I have ever tasted without the addition of ice cream. Don’t be put off by the avocado, it makes the whole milkshake deliciously refreshing too and its gentle flavour works really well here.
The soft fleshy avocado is blitzed until smooth with milk and ice. Although the original recipe calls for sugar, I paired it with maple syrup instead. Within seconds it turns into a beautifully silky pale green drink, thick and luscious. Here is the recipe:
- 3 ripe avocados
- 750 ml of semi-skimmed milk
- 8 tbsp of maple syrup
- few handfuls of ice cubes
Cut the avocados in half and remove the stone. Using a spoon, scoop the flesh in the blender. Add the ice and milk. Blitz it for 30 seconds or so before adding the maple syrup and blending for further 30 seconds. Serve in tall glasses with straws. Enjoy x