2008/10/12

Avocado with banana dessert

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After making some California hand rolls, I had half an avocado sitting in my refrigerator. So I used it to make a quick and easy teatime dessert for my son. He ate so fast even before I had finished washing up all the dishes used in the preparation! He claimed that he was not full and ate the remaining half of the banana. Then he grinned at me and said, “It tastes good, mommy!”

Ingredients:
½ ripe avocado
2-3 tbsp fresh milk
1 tsp honey
½ banana

Methods:
1) If you have 1 avocado, cut the avocado in half, running your knife around the pit from stem to blossom end and back up again. Twist the halves in opposite directions to free the pit, and pull the halves apart. Dislodge the pit, then scoop the avocado flesh into a large bowl. Mash the avocado with a large fork or potato masher. Press through a sieve. Set aside.
2) Heat up the milk. Add milk slowly into the mashed avocado and stir well. Stop when it reaches the desired consistency.
3) Add in honey and stir well.
4) Cut banana into ½cm thickness and arrange on top of avocado puree........ Enjoy!

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(A fully ripen avocado)

12 comments:

Pam said...

I've never had avocado as a dessert. The color is beautiful!

Nate-n-Annie said...

I think I'd throw both the avocado and banana in a blender with some vanilla ice cream and make a shake.

Food For Tots said...

Hi pam,
Tks for your comment. Give it a try!

Hi nate-n-annie,
Tks for your Great idea! My son hardly eats cold stuff (ie ice-cream)....and I was pretty lazy to wash the blend that day by just making a small portion of dessert.....hehehehe....!

Nick said...

Very neat idea, I've never thought to have avocado for dessert either. This could work as a side dish as well!

Anonymous said...

How to choose a ripe avocado? Thought of buying before not sure how to choose them ..some are green in colour?
Thks

Food For Tots said...

Hi nick,
Oh! side dish...What a great idea! I will try it out. Tks.

Hi anonymous,
Found them from Google search. Hope it helps.

A ripe, ready to eat avocado is slightly soft but should have no dark sunken spots or cracks…To speed the ripening process, place the avocado in a paper bag, and store at room temperature. (http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=5)

Pebbly-skinned Hass avocados are more flavorful than smooth-skinned Fuertes. Choose avocados that are firm but slightly soft, then ripen them at home. Don't squeeze too hard. Instead, cup the avocado in your hand and feel it gently with your fingers. (http://www.realsimple.com/realsimple/content/0,21770,1076930,00.html)

homeladychef said...

My goodness! Soo...nice! I am avacado lover, definitely give this a try. Thanks for sharing! :)

Food For Tots said...

hi homeladychef,
Tks for your wonderful comments. Hope u will luv it too!

Selba said...

Here in Indonesia, we love avocado juice :)

Never seen a ripe avocado like the picture in here... the skin looks a bit scary, hehehe...

Food For Tots said...

Hi Selba,
Tks for dropping by. We luv avocado drink too. How abt sharing ur avocado juice recipe with me? We need to wait until it turns dark and fully ripen before using it. What type of avocado did u use?

Selba said...

The recipe of Avocado juice is very simple:

1 avocado
2 - 3 tbsp of condensed milk
1/2 - 1 glass of water
ice cubes
put all in a blender, mix them for 1 minute and then pour into a glass... voila... the avocado juice is ready :)

Food For Tots said...

Wow! Easy peasy! Terima kasih banyak-banyak!