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The Traditional Filipino Avocado Dessert You Need to Try

Life is sweet in the Philippines — especially with refreshing desserts like this one! This scrumptious twist on ice cream is a traditional Filipino avocado dessert, but it can be enjoyed wherever you’re from and wherever you live.

It only takes about five minutes to prepare; no appliances required. Plus, you can savor this sweet fact: The creamy avocados inside contain good fats and almost 20 vitamins and minerals!

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Here’s how to make it, plus some customization tips to make it your own.

The Best Filipino Avocado Dessert

Ingredients:

  • 3 ripe Avocados From Mexico
  • 1/3 c. of sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 tbsp. sugar
  • Crushed ice to taste

Directions:

  1. Carefully cut the avocado lengthwise with a sharp knife. Twist the halves in opposite directions and pull apart. Scoop out the green meat inside with a spoon.
  2. Combine avocado, sweetened condensed milk, and sugar in a bowl and smash together.
  3. Slowly stir in crushed ice.
  4. Sprinkle or drizzle with any desired toppings and serve immediately.

Toppings

Avocados have a naturally mild, nutty flavor. That means avocado plays well with many other flavor profiles. Are you nuts for nuts? Sprinkle your Filipino avocado dessert with chopped peanuts, or go for pistachios to create a green-on-green color scheme. If you’re more of a fruit-ophile, you might prefer banana slices, strawberries, or toasted coconut shavings! Chocoholic? You can’t go wrong with chocolate chips or a drizzle of chocolate syrup on top.

Sugar Alternatives

Watching your sugar intake? First of all, you’ll be excited to learn that avocados don’t contain sugar. But if you want to replace the scoop of sugar in this recipe, honey or agave syrup are natural substitutes. Artificial, no-calorie sweeteners are also a light option!

Milk Alternatives

If you’re living the vegan or plant-based life, don’t cross this scrumptious Filipino avocado dessert off the list. Simply swap sweetened condensed milk with plant-based powdered milks — oat, soy, or almond are all great options.

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By Avocados From Mexico September 02, 2021

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