Usually, when we leave the orchard after a visit, we (I) stop at the top of the driveway and fill up a plastic bag with avos that have fallen off the trees. These fruit go to waste, as they fall off the tree when they are ripe, so they won't last through packaging and shipping... so I don't feel bad taking the fruit. Again, this works out well for me! The thing is, my eyes are usually (much) bigger than my stomach. I get so excited that so many lovely avos are ready and waiting to be mine, that I take too many. I've started making and freezing large batches of guacamole, but I craved a little something sweet today... and voila - avocado whip!!
I found this fab little recipe online - I tried it and LOVE it! I made two ramekins full, and I've already eaten one. Is it horrible of me to hope that Mum doesn't want hers so I can have it? I may have to whip up another batch.
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1/2 cup milk **
- 1/4 white sugar*
- 1/2-1 tsp vanilla extract (to taste)
Cut avocado and pit avocado.
Put all the ingredients in a food processor and blend up until smooth(ish).
Spoon into dishes.
Chill for at least 20 minutes (I put mine in the freezer).
**I used light blue milk (which is a step down from homogenized/whole milk but not quite skim... maybe 1-2%? I think it would be fabulous with cream or whole milk. Then I'd definitely eat Mum's share!
*The sugar was a bit crunchy - next time, I may try it with caster sugar... but again, it didn't stop me from scarfing it down!