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Vietnamese Avocado Smoothie

May 11, 2020

Immerse yourself in a world of Asian flavors with this thick, rich, and creamy Vietnamese Avocado Smoothie (Sinh Tố Bơ). Made with fresh ripe avocados, sweetened condensed milk, and almond milk, it takes only a few minutes to blend up and is a great way to start your day!

Creamy avocado shake made with condensed milk

Can we talk about just how awesome avocados are? I know I’ve said it before, but I really find them amazing. You can do so much with them. And they are so healthy.

While avocados are great in savory foods, they are also great in sweet ones. Because avocados have so much (good) fat, they are perfect for creamy treats. And I wanted to do something different. Given that summer is here, a sweet smoothie seemed quite appropriate.

As healthy as avocado is, we can’t exactly count this as a nutritious recipe. It is delicious though. But I have already done a healthy avocado smoothie anyway. Now it’s time to treat ourselves to a sweet and creamy avocado shake.

Asian inspirations

Asian food is some of my favorite to play with, but I haven’t done a lot of Asian inspired sweet things: just a Thai mango sticky rice. I came across this Vietnamese avocado smoothie recipe when I was looking for other unconventional sweet treats. I loved the idea of mixing the classically savory avocado in with the sweetened condensed milk.

Thick and rich Vietnamese avocado shake

Vietnam is high at the top of my travel plans. We have been to a couple other places in east and southeast Asia, but not Vietnam. I can’t wait to explore the food and culture there. Especially the food. I always love tasting the authentic versions of what I make at home, or finding new recipes I want to replicate.

I learned that avocado is often used in sweet fruit drinks in Vietnam. It has made me even more curious about travelling there and sampling some more beverages – we all know I love my avocados. Trying lots of avocado infused beverages every day sounds amazing to me!

Using sweetened condensed milk

Now, smoothies may seem like something you want to choose all the healthy alternatives for. But condensed milk is a vital part of the texture of this drink, giving it almost a milkshake-like texture. This is because of the interaction between the fats of the avocado and the sugar of the condensed milk as you blend it.

Rick and creamy Vietnamese avocado smoothie

Blending adds air into a drink, and when you have the right types of fats and sugars, you can trap the air bubbles. This gives your smoothie or shake a light, silky texture, but not a foamy one. There isn’t anything heavy about this drink. Just a light, refreshing flavor and rich, creamy texture.

Why almond milk?

I used almond milk in my shake instead of whole milk. I know that seems counterproductive given that there is already sweetened condensed milk – since it’s not about being vegan or healthy, but I just like the flavor almond milk brings to the drink.

I’ve really been getting into the nutty flavor of almond milk in my drinks. Here I think it gives the smoothie a bit more depth of flavor instead of it just being avocado and cream. But you can use any milk that you like, though I think regular milk or cashew would be the best if you don’t like almond milk.

Vietnamese avocado smoothie made with sweetened condensed milk

No matter what choice of milk you go for, you should definitely make use of those seasonal avocados and serve up this creamy treat. A Vietnamese avocado shake is perfect for cooling down on all these hot days.

Refreshing Avocado Milkshake

Vietnamese Avocado Smoothie

Blended up in a few minutes, this Asian inspired avocado smoothie with sweetened condensed milk has a rich, sweet flavor and a creamy, silky texture.
5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 410kcal
Author: Jovita | Yummy Addiction

Recipe Video

Ingredients

  • 2 medium ripe avocados , peeled, pitted, and cubed
  • 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup almond milk (or any other milk)
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions

  • Cut the avocados in half lengthwise and remove the pit. Spoon the flesh out of the skins and place into a blender.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into glasses and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 410kcal | Carbohydrates: 40.2g | Protein: 7.5g | Fat: 26.8g | Cholesterol: 17.3mg | Sodium: 168.6mg | Sugar: 28.1g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 15mg
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: asian, Vietnamese
Keyword: avocado smoothie, condensed milk
Nutrition Facts
Vietnamese Avocado Smoothie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 410 Calories from Fat 241
% Daily Value*
Fat 26.8g41%
Cholesterol 17.3mg6%
Sodium 168.6mg7%
Carbohydrates 40.2g13%
Sugar 28.1g31%
Protein 7.5g15%
Vitamin A 12IU0%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Alisa Infanti
    May 12, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    Looks like a great breakfast with a good dose of healthy fats to start the day!

  • Reply
    Mahy
    May 12, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    It is simple: I see an avocado in the ingredients, I try the recipe lol This milkshake looks amazing, and I can’t wait to give it a try!5 stars

  • Reply
    Jenn
    May 12, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    I am crazy for avocadoes, and love the idea of putting them into a smoothie. Besides, who can resist that lovely green color? Mmmm!5 stars

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