Throw in a little matcha here, a scoop of yogurt there, and jus alpukat, literally avocado juice in Indonesian, becomes a creamy smoothie that borders on milkshake. Add some honey if you like your blended drinks sweeter. —Pat Tanumihardja
medium ripe avocado, halved and pitted
sweetened condensed milk
Honey, to taste (optional)
Scoop avocado flesh into a blender. Add whole milk, condensed milk, matcha, yogurt, honey, if using, and ice cubes. Blend until smooth. Pour into two tall glasses and serve with a straw.
Born in Indonesia and raised in Singapore, I'm a food and travel writer, author of "Farm to Table Asian Secrets" (Tuttle Publishing, 2017) and "The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook" (Sasquatch Books, 2009) . My Asian Instant Pot cookbook will launch in May 2020.
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