Sunday, July 28, 2013

Recipe: Gula melaka avocado milkshake/juice

Recently, we managed to score some reasonably priced avocados (still not cheap but we love this fruit so much!). Other than salads, guacamole and baked eggs, we have found a wonderful way of using this fruit - making it into a juice or milkshake. 

Avocado milkshake is a popular drink in Indonesia, Phillipines, Vietnam and many other countries. Avocado milkshake is very creamy and rich, and you can flavour it with either honey, or syrup. In Indonesia, the milkshake is served with a chocolate syrup. I decided to make a gula melaka (palm sugar) syrup to go with the milkshake. You can actually get the gula melaka syrup in bottles nowadays, but you can easily make it from scratch - simply shave some gula melaka and place it in a saucepan with some water and heat until sugar has melted. It's as simple as that. Do make the syrup first as it needs time to cool down and thicken. The good thing about making your own milkshake is that you can control the sweetness. 

Gula melaka avocado milkshake


One large avocado can yield two glasses of milkshake. We could almost have it as a meal before it is so rich and hence filling. Since high avocado intake is often linked to lower blood cholesterol levels, this is a fruit we don't mind indulging in more. One more avocado milkshake here, please;)



Gula melaka avocado milkshake
Recipe by Baby Sumo
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 2-3 minutes
Serves 2

Ingredients
1 large ripe avocado
1 calamansi lime
1 1/2 cup fresh milk
12-15 ice cubes

For the gula melaka syrup
3 tbsp shaved gula melaka
6 tbsp water


1. Prepare the gula melaka syrup first, at least 15 minutes before you make the milkshake. Place the shaved gula melaka and water in a small saucepan over low heat, until the sugar has melted. Remove from heat and place in a small bowl. It will thicken after cooling down.

2. To pit and peel the avocado, first you need to find the stalk and remove it. Hold it horizontally, with a knife through the centre until you hit the seed then move the knife in a circular motion until you go all the away around. Twist the avocado halves in opposite direction and it will come apart easily into 2 halves. Sink the knife into the avocado seed and remove.The avocado skin should peel off easily (use your hands). Slice into thick cubes and set aside. Sprinkle the avocados with the lime juice to avoid discolouration.

3. Place the avocado, milk and ice cubes in the blender and blend until smooth. Add gula melaka syrup to taste, I used about 4-5 teaspoons - give it a final blitz before serving.

I get to use my KitchenAid blender ;)


4. Serve with a few swirls of gula melaka syrup on top.


Note: You can also buy gula melaka syrup in bottles from the supermarket.





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17 comments:

  1. great, i love avocado too. and i always enjoy desserts that contain gula melaka. nice beverage for a hot day like today =)

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    1. Hehe I made it again today, and anytime we have avocados at home ;)

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  2. Looks like an amazing drink. Would love to have a try of this!

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    1. Ah yes it great. I normally use half for a salad and half for the milkshake. Very healthy ;)

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  3. I love avocados too! In hawker centers, fuit juice sellers market it as beauty drink:-)

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    1. Not easy to find avocado drinks here, lucky you!

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  4. oh, this is a very good drink! I like!!

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    1. Today I tried making it with some honey. Very nice also.

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  5. Interesting combo with Gula Melaka. Must be quite rich and comforting. I can't get enough of avocados!

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    1. Yea, it is very rich. I usually have it if I'm eating some light cos it's quite filling. Tried it with honey today, just as nice.

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  6. We love this drink but I've never made it. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us! :D

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  7. I love avocadoes so much, I can drink down 2 glasses of this! Love it even more with gula melaka!

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  8. Very interesting, I wish we got lovely avocados here

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  9. Avocado milkshake was first introduced to me by my vietnamese gifrlfriend & it seems like a very famous drink on a vietnamese menu! Having gula melaka adding to milkshake must be tasting "mo duck deng!"(ichiban!) I would like to have a glass of these please!

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  10. But avocado is so expensive here, around RM10 EACH! Cheaper ones around RM^ from Sabah...often spoilt inside. :(

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    1. We used to be able to get them for RM12 for 3 or sometimes even RM10 for 3 when they r on promo... but nowadays price gone up to RM19 edi for 3 :(

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