The avocado milkshake using palm sugar is a popular variation of the traditional avocado milkshake that originates from Southeast Asian cuisine, particularly countries like Indonesia and Malaysia. Palm sugar, also known as gula melaka or gula aren, is a sweetener made from the sap of palm trees. It has a distinct caramel-like flavor that adds a unique twist to the avocado milkshake, creating a delightful blend of creamy avocado and rich palm sugar sweetness. This combination of flavors is commonly enjoyed in these regions as a refreshing and indulgent treat.

HOW TO CHOOSE A RIPE AVOCADO?

Choosing a ripe avocado is essential to ensure you enjoy its creamy texture and optimal flavor. Here are a few tips to help you select a ripe avocado:

  1. Check the color: The color of an avocado can vary depending on the variety, but in general, ripe avocados have a dark green or nearly black skin. However, this may not be the case for all varieties, so it’s best to consider other factors along with color.
  2. Gently squeeze the avocado: Hold the avocado in the palm of your hand and apply gentle pressure. Ripe avocados should yield slightly to gentle pressure without feeling too soft or mushy. If it feels extremely firm, it is likely underripe, while if it feels overly soft or squishy, it may be overripe.
  3. Look for a consistent texture: A ripe avocado should have a slightly firm texture with a slight give when pressed. Avoid avocados with noticeable soft spots or areas that feel excessively mushy.
  4. Consider the timing: If you plan to use the avocado in a day or two, selecting one that is slightly underripe can give it time to ripen at home. On the other hand, if you need a ripe avocado for immediate use, look for one that is already ripe.

Remember that the ripeness of avocados can vary, and it may take some practice to find the perfect balance. If you have multiple avocados, you can choose a combination of ripe and less ripe ones to enjoy over several days.

INGREDIENTS AND SUBSTITUTES

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  • Avocado – In this recipe, I utilized a medium-sized avocado, weighing a total of 120g with the skin, and containing approximately 80g of delicious, creamy flesh. Avocado is the star ingredient in an avocado milkshake, providing its creamy texture and healthy fats. Unfortunately, there isn’t a direct substitute for avocado’s unique creaminess. However, if you’re looking for an alternative, you could try using ripe bananas or silken tofu for a creamy base in your milkshake.
  • Milk – Milk is typically used to add liquid and richness to the milkshake. You can use any type of milk based on your dietary preferences or restrictions. Dairy milk, almond milk, soy milk, oat milk, or coconut milk are common choices. Choose the one that suits your taste and dietary needs.
  • Palm Sugar – Palm sugar, also known as gula melaka or gula aren, is a sweetener with a distinct caramel-like flavor. If you don’t have palm sugar, you can substitute it with other sweeteners such as regular sugar, molasses sugar, brown sugar, honey, maple syrup, or agave syrup. Also, you can substitute with 2 pitted red dates. The taste may vary slightly, but it will still provide sweetness to the milkshake.
  • Lemon Juice – Lemon juice is often added to avocado milkshakes to enhance the flavor and provide a hint of tanginess. If you don’t have lemon juice, you can use lime juice as a substitute. It will provide a similar citrusy brightness to balance the richness of the avocado.

Remember, substitutions may alter the taste and texture of the milkshake slightly, but feel free to experiment and adapt the recipe to your preferences and ingredient availability.

RECIPES TIPS

  • Choosing the Right Avocado: Select avocados that are ripe but not overly soft. Look for avocados that have a slight give when gently pressed. If they are too firm, they are underripe, and if they are too soft or mushy, they may be overripe.
  • Ripening Avocados: If you have underripe avocados, you can speed up the ripening process by placing them in a paper bag with a banana or apple. These fruits release ethylene gas, which helps to ripen the avocados faster.
  • Preparing the Avocado: Cut the avocado in half lengthwise, remove the pit carefully, and scoop out the flesh with a spoon. Make sure to remove any brown or bruised portions of the avocado before blending.
  • Balancing Creaminess: The ratio of avocado to milk will determine the thickness and creaminess of the milkshake. Adjust the amount of milk based on your desired consistency. Add more milk for a thinner milkshake or less milk for a thicker and creamier texture.
  • Sweetening the Milkshake: Adjust the sweetness of the milkshake to your preference. Start with a smaller amount of sweetener and add more as needed. You can use honey, sugar, maple syrup, or any other sweetener of your choice.
  • Enhancing the Flavor: You can experiment with additional flavorings to enhance the taste of your avocado milkshake. Add a splash of vanilla extract for a touch of sweetness or a pinch of salt to balance the flavors. You can also incorporate other ingredients like cocoa powder, matcha powder, or fresh fruits to create different variations.
  • Serving and Garnishing: Serve the avocado milkshake chilled. You can garnish it with a sprinkle of cocoa powder, a drizzle of honey, a dollop of whipped cream, or some sliced fruits for an extra visual appeal.

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS

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  1. Prepare the avocado: Cut the avocado in half lengthwise. Remove the pit by gently tapping it with a knife and twisting it out. Use a spoon to scoop out the flesh into a blender or mixing bowl.
  2. Blend the avocado: Add the milk, sweetener, and optional lemon juice to the blender or mixing bowl with the avocado. Blend the ingredients together until smooth and creamy.
  3. Taste and adjust: Take a small taste of the milkshake and adjust the sweetness or thickness to your preference. Add more sweetener if desired, or more milk if you prefer a thinner consistency. Blend briefly to incorporate any additional ingredients.
  4. Serve and enjoy: Pour the avocado milkshake into glasses and serve immediately. You can garnish with a sprinkle of cocoa powder, a drizzle of honey, or a slice of avocado if desired.
  5. Feel free to get creative with your avocado milkshake by adding different flavor variations or toppings. You can incorporate ingredients like cocoa powder, frozen fruits, or a scoop of ice cream to customize your milkshake to your liking.
  6. Enjoy the creamy and refreshing goodness of your homemade Avocado Milkshake!

WHAT ELSE TO SERVE WITH ?

  1. Toast or Croissant: Enjoy your avocado milkshake alongside a slice of toast or a freshly baked croissant. Spread some butter or cream cheese on the toast for added richness.
  2. Savory Snacks: Balance the sweetness of the milkshake with savory snacks like pretzels, popcorn, or lightly salted nuts. The combination of sweet and salty flavors can be quite enjoyable.
  3. Fresh Fruit: Serve a platter of fresh fruits like sliced strawberries, mangoes, or pineapple alongside the milkshake. The vibrant colors and natural sweetness of the fruits complement the creamy avocado flavors.
  4. Granola or Muesli: Sprinkle some crunchy granola or muesli on top of the avocado milkshake for added texture. It provides a delightful contrast to the smoothness of the milkshake.
  5. Quesadillas: Pair your avocado milkshake with a cheesy and flavorful quesadilla. The creaminess of the milkshake works well with the savory filling of a quesadilla, whether it’s filled with cheese, veggies, or even grilled chicken.
  6. Salad: If you’re looking for a lighter option, serve a refreshing salad alongside your avocado milkshake. A simple green salad or a fruit salad can provide a nice contrast of flavors and textures.
  7. Rice Crackers or Pita Chips: Enjoy the avocado milkshake with some crispy rice crackers or toasted pita chips. They provide a satisfying crunch and can be dipped into the milkshake for an interesting combination of tastes.

Remember to consider your personal preferences and dietary restrictions when choosing what to serve with avocado milkshake. Feel free to experiment and find the perfect pairing that suits your taste buds.

MADE AHEAD INSTRUCTIONS

While avocado milkshake is best enjoyed fresh, you can make some preparations ahead of time to streamline the process. Here are some made-ahead instructions for avocado milkshake:

  1. Preparing the Avocado: If you want to save time, you can pre-cut and store the avocado. Cut the avocado in half, remove the pit, and scoop out the flesh. Place the avocado flesh in an airtight container or wrap it tightly with plastic wrap. Store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before making the milkshake.
  2. Pre-measuring Ingredients: Measure out the milk and sweetener ahead of time and keep them refrigerated until you’re ready to make the milkshake. This way, you can simply pour the pre-measured ingredients into the blender without the need for additional measuring.
  3. Freezing Avocado: If you have ripe avocados that you won’t be able to use before they become overripe, you can freeze the avocado flesh. Cut the avocado, remove the pit, and scoop out the flesh. Place the avocado flesh in a freezer-safe bag or container, and store it in the freezer. When you’re ready to make the milkshake, allow the frozen avocado to thaw slightly before blending.
  4. Blending and Storing: If you need to make the milkshake ahead of time and store it, blend the avocado, milk, sweetener, and any other desired ingredients together as usual. Pour the milkshake into an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Before serving, give it a quick stir or blend to ensure the ingredients are well mixed.
  5. Note on Texture: Keep in mind that the texture of the avocado milkshake may change slightly if it’s made ahead and refrigerated. Avocado can oxidize and darken when exposed to air, so it’s best to consume the milkshake as soon as possible after blending for the freshest taste and appearance.

Remember that avocado milkshake is at its best when enjoyed immediately after preparation. However, these made-ahead instructions can help you save time and make the process more convenient if needed.

STORAGE & REHEATING

Avocado milkshake is best consumed fresh, but it can be stored in the refrigerator for a short period. Here are some storage and reheating instructions for avocado milkshake:

  1. Storage: Pour any leftover avocado milkshake into an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. The milkshake may separate slightly in the refrigerator, so give it a quick stir or blend before serving.
  2. Reheating: Avocado milkshake is meant to be served cold and refreshing. However, if you prefer a slightly warmer milkshake, you can let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes before serving. Do not reheat the milkshake, as the heat can affect the texture and flavor of the avocado and the milk.
  3. Texture Changes: Keep in mind that the texture of the avocado milkshake may change slightly after it’s been refrigerated. The milkshake may thicken or become grainy due to the natural sugars in the avocado. If this happens, give the milkshake a quick blend or stir before serving to restore its creamy texture.
  4. Note on Freezing: Avocado milkshake is not recommended for freezing, as the avocado may oxidize and become discolored. Additionally, the texture and flavor of the milkshake may be affected when it’s frozen and thawed.

Remember to consume the avocado milkshake as soon as possible for the freshest taste and texture. If you have any leftovers, store them in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours and give them a quick blend or stir before serving.

RECIPES FAQS

Can I use frozen avocado to make avocado milkshake?

Yes, you can use frozen avocado to make avocado milkshake. Thaw the frozen avocado slightly before blending it with the other ingredients. Keep in mind that the texture of the milkshake may be slightly different compared to using fresh avocado.

Can I use a different sweetener instead of sugar in avocado milkshake?

Yes, you can use alternative sweeteners such as honey, maple syrup, or agave syrup instead of sugar. Adjust the amount based on your desired level of sweetness.

Can I use non-dairy milk in avocado milkshake?

Absolutely! You can use any type of milk you prefer, including dairy milk, almond milk, soy milk, oat milk, or coconut milk. Choose the one that suits your taste and dietary needs.

Can I add other fruits to the avocado milkshake?

Yes, you can experiment by adding other fruits to your avocado milkshake. Popular additions include bananas, strawberries, mangoes, or pineapples. Just ensure that the flavors complement each other well.

Can I make avocado milkshake ahead of time?

Avocado milkshake is best enjoyed fresh. However, you can make some preparations ahead of time, such as pre-cutting the avocado or pre-measuring the ingredients. Store them properly and blend the milkshake just before serving for the best flavor and texture.

Can I freeze avocado milkshake for later use?

Freezing avocado milkshake is not recommended as it can affect the texture and flavor of the milkshake. Avocado tends to oxidize and become discolored when frozen and thawed.

Can I add ice cream to my avocado milkshake?

Yes, you can add a scoop of ice cream, such as vanilla or coconut, to make a creamier and richer avocado milkshake. It adds a delightful twist to the flavor and texture.

Can avocado milkshake be a meal replacement?

Avocado milkshake can be a satisfying and nutritious beverage, but it may not provide all the necessary nutrients for a complete meal. It’s best to enjoy it as a snack or part of a balanced meal.

Can I adjust the portion size of the recipes?

You can adjust the recipe by clicking the serving size in the recipe in recipes card to your liking! Time of the blending will remain the same as this recipes.
If you can find the exact portion that you like, you can, also, adjust this in manual mode. Please do not pass the max line indicated inside of the mixing bowl. The capacity of the mixing bowl is 2.2 liters.

This recipes is compatible with which model of Thermomix®?

This recipes suitable for TM31 / TM5 / TM6


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Avocado Milkshake

Avocado Milkshake is a creamy and refreshing beverage made by blending ripe avocados with milk (or a dairy-free alternative), sweetener (such as sugar or honey), and optionally, ice cream or yogurt for added creaminess. The smooth texture of ripe avocados blends perfectly with the milk to create a luscious and indulgent drink. It's often enjoyed as a nutritious snack or dessert, particularly in warmer climates where its cooling properties are appreciated.

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time8 mins

 1 avocado (size M)
 250 g milk
 1 tbsp palm sugar / molasses sugar
 ½ tsp lemon juice (optional)

1

Place avocado, milk, sugar and lemon juice in mixing bowl, blend 40 sec | Speed 8. , and serve immediately.

Ingredients

 1 avocado (size M)
 250 g milk
 1 tbsp palm sugar / molasses sugar
 ½ tsp lemon juice (optional)

Directions

1

Place avocado, milk, sugar and lemon juice in mixing bowl, blend 40 sec | Speed 8. , and serve immediately.

Avocado Milkshake

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