Filipino Style Avocado and Milk in Ice

Filipino Style Avocado and Milk in Ice

In where I lived in the Philippines even though we are in the metropolis area most of our and neighbours backyard have fruit bearing trees where you can just pick it up and have it for a snack. These trees are mangoes, jackfruit, cotton fruit (santol), muntingia (aratilis), coconuts, soursop (guyabano), papaya and avocadoes. I still remember those days, free fruits and they are very sweet and definitely fertilizer free. Every afternoon you will see housewives and grandparents sweep their background placing fallen leaves in one place near the tree, they then lit it up and let is smoke directing it towards the middle of the tree. Apparently this technique according to the elders makes the tree healthy bearing sweeter and better fruits which I sort of agree as the soursoup in front of us was always sweet and every summer it always bear a good amount of fruits for us to enjoy.


We don’t have avocado tree though but a nearby neighbour have one and when I walk and pass by their place I grab a couple or three for a snack. What I usually do is to place the avocado meat in a bowl, drizzle sugar and powdered milk on it then mash them, adding some cubed ice to make it cold. I then sit down and watch as I enjoy every scoop of it. It’s a very simple dessert / snack but definitely really good, it’s more like a chucky ice cream but a bit healthier.

How about you do you have a simple recipe like this that you enjoy as a child?

Filipino Style Avocado and Milk in Ice
 
Prep time
Total time
 
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 3 pcs avocadoes
  • 3 heaping tbsp powdered milk
  • 3-4 tbsp sugar (adjust to the sweetness you like)
  • 8-12 pcs ice cubes
Instructions
  1. In a bowl combine avocado flesh, powdered milk and sugar. Gently mash and mix them together then add ice cubes.

 

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13 Responses

  1. Hi Raymund, this avocado dessert looks interesting, this is the first time I’ve seen avocado being served this way. I love avocados, you are really lucky your neighbour grows one!

  2. kitchenriffs says:

    I’ve not heard of this dish — sounds really interesting! And we do have powdered milk in the pantry (use it a lot for baking — often works better than liquid milk). Good stuff — thanks.

  3. Very interesting Raymund – this is a new one for me.

  4. Kristy says:

    I never would have thought to prepare avocado this way. What an interesting way to do it. I bet my kids would love this.

  5. Delicious! I’m currently soooo into avocados and I especially enjoy a smoothie. i’m yet to try them this way, but piled high with crunchy ice and creamy milk, something tells me this could become my kinda snack too!

  6. Juliana says:

    This is simple and it sure looks delicious Raymund…back in Brazil, avocado was eaten with sugar as well.
    Hope you are having a great week 🙂

  7. Dear Raymund,

    I have never tried avocado this way before but I might just try it this summer during BBQs.

  8. suituapui says:

    I love avocado…but they cost around RM10 each, NZ$4.00. Too expensive to enjoy regularly. May buy once in a while to appease the craving.

  9. I love love LOVE avocado, its sooooooooooo good! When I finally find a place to call home I am going to plant me my very own avo tree. I would never have thought to prepare/eat it this way, but looks amazing. Cant wait to try it. 🙂

  10. mjskit says:

    what an interesting and delightful little treat!! One of the most unique avocado dish I’ve seen in quite a while. Thanks for sharing!

  11. casl says:

    this is usually common in the philippines but in cebu it is served in liquid form.

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