Avocado Graham Float

Avocado Graham Float is a type of Filipino ice box cake made with layers of sweetened condensed milk mixed on whipped cream and mashed avocadoes sandwiched between Honey Graham Crackers.


One of the easiest desserts you will ever make is this one, the Avocado Graham Float. Its creamy, its sweet and its cold, prefect for the hot and humid weather in the Philippines, it’s also cheap to make to specially back home where you can just pick avocadoes freshly from a tree in your own or your neighbours’ backyard. During the old days there were only two popular ice box or graham float cakes that I grew up with, first was the ones made with mangoes and another with fruit cocktail, this avocado variety just came out quite recently. I guess with the combination of the past graham float cakes and the avocado desserts like avocado ice candy and mashed avocado with milk, this dessert was born.

If you are not used to Asian cuisine, this dessert may be quite unique for you because in the Western Cuisine, avocadoes are usually associated in savoury dishes. In Asia it’s the other way around and we enjoy avocadoes mostly for desserts and cold ones too. Our recipe today is nothing different, most Filipinos serve this as chilled, but our recipe works well when you freeze them before serving, making it like an ice cream cake in consistency.


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Avocado Graham Float

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Filipino

Description

Avocado Graham Float is a type of Filipino ice box cake made with layers of sweetened condensed milk mixed on whipped cream and mashed avocadoes sandwiched between Graham Crackers.


Ingredients

Units Scale

Cream Filling

Avocado Filling

  • 3 large avocadoes, mashed

Graham Layer and Toppings



Instructions

  1. Prepare your cream filling, in a mixing bowl whip cream until it forms stiff peaks. Gently add condensed milk then fold to combine. Set it aside in the refrigerator.
  2. Prepare a 9 in (23 cm) springform pan, line it with wax paper or cling wrap, this will make things easier later when you want to remove the whole avocado float.
  3. Place 4 pieces of the graham crackers in one layer then get one more graham cracker then cut into sections that will fill the gaps of the pan, don’t worry about the perfect shape as this will all join together when the moisture from the cream moistens it. Put a layer of sweetened whipped cream then top it with mashed avocado. Repeat this process for three layers.
  4. For the toppings, combine Graham Crackers and cocoa powder together. Sprinkle this on top of the cake then top with cubed avocadoes. Wrap the whole thing with cling warp then place it in the freezer and let it freeze and set. Remove 1 hour from the freezer and put it in your refrigerator shelf prior to serving.

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10 Responses

  1. I do like to use avocado in desserts. This looks tempting with all the nicely layered goodness.

  2. I have never used avocado in the desert, Raymund! The closest I have ever gotten was an avocado gelato that was served with grilled shrimp. It wasn’t really dessert… The cake looks amazing, and I’m fascinated to think about trying avocados as a dessert.

  3. suituapui says:

    This looks gorgeous! I love avocado but it is VERY expensive here.

  4. Interesting! You’re right that avocadoes are usually saved for savory recipes here, so that makes me even more intrigued by this dessert. And it looks really cool, too! This would be a great dessert for the warmer summer months!

  5. I’ve seen several recipes that use avocado in desserts, but you’re right: I’m much more used to them in savory dishes. This looks great, though — neat recipe. Thanks!

  6. It looks like an icebox cake with flavors of an avocado mousse. Highly interesting!

  7. Hannah says:

    I love avocado desserts but I’ve never seen anything quite like this! What a show-stopper!

  8. Michelle | Sift & Simmer says:

    This is such a unique dessert! I love how it’s an easy icebox cake, but Avocado Graham Float sounds so much more fancier! 😀

  9. sherry says:

    what an interesting dessert raymund. i have made a chocolate mousse with avocado before, and it was delicious. this sounds very flavoursome. once upon a time, using avocado for sweets would have been outrageous but not anymore … 🙂

  10. Well I’ve heard of avocado ice cream so why not! I wish I could just go out and pick them thoough 🙂

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