March 15, 2008

Avocado Shake with Boba

1 cup ice
1 avocado, peeled and pitted
1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
large tapioca pearls

In a medium pan bring about 4 cups of water to a boil. Add the amount of tapioca pearls you would want for one large drink. Continue to boil until the pearls float to the top and are soft, about 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat and cover. Allow to sit for 5 minutes. Meanwhile pulse the avocado, ice and sweetened condensed milk in a blender until smooth. Pour the pearls into your glass and top with avocado drink. Drink with a extra large straw for best effect.

Yield: 1 shake

My thoughts:
I have been thinking about sweet uses for avocado and thought an avocado milkshake sounded divine. The only way I could think to improve the idea was to add the large tapioca pearls normally found in bubble tea (boba). Now I had never heard or had a avocado bubble tea before but a quick google search showed me that it isn't entirely unheard of but that like most commercially made bubble teas, it is generally made with a powdered mix. Using fresh avocado was so good and creamy, I can't imagine that a powder could even come close.