Indonesian Avocado Smoothie (Alpokat) 2006/08/23Posted by Mummy Ruth in baking, Cooking.
Ever since my dad went to Indonesia he has talked about an avocado smoothie that he adored when he was there a few years ago. He has tried to get the same thing here, and even in America, but to no avail. I decided to have a look on the net and managed to find the recipe. Here it is (thanks to Jonathan Hyatt from the recipezaar website).
Prep Time: 5 mins.,
Cooking Time: 10 mins.,
- Electric Blender;
- 2 tall glasses;
- 1 small saucepan;
- 240ml (12 tbsp) Chocolate Milk;
- 120ml (6 tbsp) Cold Cow’s Milk (Semi-Skimmed or Full Fat);
- 100ml (5 tbsp) Water;
- 100g (5 tbsp) Sugar;
- Two Ripe Avocado Pears (remove crocodile skin, cut in half lengthwise and remove the stones);
- One handful Crushed Ice.
To Make the Avocado and Chocolate Smoothie:
Make a simple sugar syrup by combining the sugar and the water in a small saucepan over a medium-high heat. Stir until the liquid is becomes clear. Remove from heat and let cool.
- You could make a batch of the sugar syrup and keep in the fridge for further smoothies.
Spoon out the avocado pulp and place in a blender (you could use a hand blender and make up the smoothies in the cups, it saves on the washing up later). Add the syrup mixture and blend. Add the cold milk and blend again. Divide between 2 tall glasses. Top each serving with 1/2 the chocolate milk (to form a separate layer) and add the crushed ice.
This is very simple and easy to make, and is surprisingly delicious. As the avocado part of the smoothie is quite thick it does fill you up! Apparently one of these smoothies was never enough for my dad; he always bought another one!