5 Ingredients or Fewer

Avocado Sea Salt Shake

May 30, 2011
2 Ratings
Photo by James Ransom
  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

Portland is big on food carts. One of my favorite carts is Perierra Crêperie which makes amazing milkshakes in addition to yummy crêpes. The shake I find myself craving is their avocado sea salt shake. This is my version. I hope you enjoy! - hardlikearmour —hardlikearmour

Test Kitchen Notes

Pull all thoughts of guacamole out of your mind when deciding whether or not to try this luxurious frosty treat. This shake has the creamiest, dreamiest texture imaginable and the slight hints of salt and coconut really put it over the top. I tried this with both ripe avocados and with ones that were still pretty firm. The batch with the riper avocados was richer and more buttery whereas avocados that were slightly under-ripe lent a fruitier note. I tried this with lemon and lime juice and both work well, although I slightly preferred the lime juice. —alliecooks

What You'll Need
  • 1 1/2 small hass avocados or 1 large
  • 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
  • 1 cup coconut ice cream
  • 3/4 cup milk (or coconut milk beverage found in the dairy section of well-stocked grocery stores)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fleur de sel, more to taste
  • 1 splash simple syrup or agave to taste
  1. Cut avocado(s) in half and remove the pit. Scoop the meat into a blender. Add the lemon juice, ice cream, milk, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Blend until smooth. Taste, add more salt or sweetener, and briefly blend. Divide into 2 glasses, sprinkle with a tiny pinch of salt, place a straw in each glass, and serve.

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  • lapadia
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I am an amateur baker and cake decorator. I enjoy cooking, as well as eating and feeding others. I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with my husband and our menagerie. I enjoy outdoor activities including hiking, mushroom hunting, tide pooling, beach combing, and snowboarding.

36 Reviews

blinkythebear April 20, 2015
Amazingly good. Added a dollop of greek yoghurt, substituted the ice cream for a tablespoon of brown sugar, drizzled in gula melaka & mint syrup and coconut oil. Didnt had fleur de sel but Himalayan pink salt worked just as wonderful.
Ishanthi August 5, 2014
So great to see this and I know how delicious this is!! My family are from Sri Lanka and, when I was a child growing up in Australia, this was the only way we ate avocado. I was embarrassed about that because everyone else I knew ate avocado in salads or other more savoury forms. It makes me smile to now think that they were the ones missing out!! :)
Cherie August 4, 2014
I also added maybe a cup or more of ICE so it was nice and cold!
Cherie August 4, 2014
This was delicious! I didn't have coconut ice cream so used butter pecan but added 2T of unrefined coconut oil. It was rich but NOT sweet. And the salt was so nice on top. My roomie who just doesn't like sweet stuff loved it too!
Jacob August 4, 2014
I am making umami burgers this weekend (fish sauce, shiitake powder, bonito flakes) do you think this would follow that up nicely?
lapadia June 12, 2012
So creamy and enticing, I've never seen coconut ice cream, what is your favorite?
hardlikearmour June 12, 2012
There are a couple of brands of non-dairy coconut ice cream - I like the Coconut Bliss best, but So Delicious is also good.
lapadia June 12, 2012
Great! I've seen So Delicious products, will look for Coconut Bliss, too.
Ginny12 August 19, 2011
WOW this is delicious - I've been looking for a way to add more avocado into my breakfast meal! It's super healthy with all of its vitamins and antioxidants - and it keeps you full all day! This shake is exactly what I'm looking for :)
hardlikearmour August 19, 2011
Thanks, Ginny! I'm glad you liked it!
vrunka June 18, 2011
wow, this sounds great. I love Perierra Creperie, too, but I've never had their avocado shake. Have you had the avocado shake at Pho Van? It's really tasty, too!
hardlikearmour June 18, 2011
Thanks, vrunka! I've had the Pho Van avocado smoothie, and it's awesome. I went with the PC version since I'd had one recently and it'd been a while since I'd been to Pho Van. Have you had their banana blossom salad? Sooo good.
vrunka June 19, 2011
mmm...banana blossom salad! yes, I've had it and it's delicious! I keep meaning to try a version myself, too!
hardlikearmour June 16, 2011
Thanks for the awesome review! I will try with lime juice next time - great idea!!!
anag46 June 10, 2011
hardlikearmour June 18, 2011
wssmom June 1, 2011
This is insane! In an awesome way! Can't wait to see photos ....
hardlikearmour June 1, 2011
thanks, wssmom! I am in the middle of a non-cooking project, but hope to get a photo up tonight or tomorrow. Once I'm done with the project I'll deserve a shake!
JoanG May 31, 2011
THis sounds amazing!
hardlikearmour May 31, 2011
Thanks, JoanG!
Sagegreen May 31, 2011
What a rich wonderful balance of tastes! And I bet the color is gorgeous, too.
hardlikearmour May 31, 2011
It is a lovely pale green. I think I need to make another batch purely for photography purposes ;)
wanderash May 31, 2011
Yummmm.... I had a very memorable avocado shake in Thailand. I think it was made with condensed milk. Really, you can never go wrong with condensed milk, IMO.
hardlikearmour May 31, 2011
I love condensed milk!
Midge May 31, 2011
This sounds absolutely delicious!
hardlikearmour May 31, 2011
mrslarkin May 31, 2011
This sounds great, hla!!
hardlikearmour May 31, 2011
thanks, mrsL!
gingerroot May 31, 2011
You've totally piqued my interest with this...can't wait to try it!
hardlikearmour May 31, 2011
I think you'll like it, it's sweet but not too sweet.
gingerroot June 3, 2011
? the photo!
boulangere May 31, 2011
Would coconut water work in place of the 3/4 cup coconut milk beverage? AKA *found in the dairy section of well-stocked grocery stores", which pretty much excludes the state of Montana.
hardlikearmour May 31, 2011
I don't see why not! Seems like a great substitution.
boulangere May 31, 2011
Oh seriously love the not sweet element here. The texture seems heavenly.
boulangere May 31, 2011
Ooooh, love the savory element!
hardlikearmour May 31, 2011
It's a good balance of sweet, rich, & salty IMO.