Sunday, July 1, 2012

Frozen Avocado Macha Popsicles 牛油果绿茶冰棒

I have always been rather clueless when it comes to avocado, apart from using it to make salsa, I actually never though of serving it as a dessert until I started preparing baby Claire's puree, where avocado can be served fresh by just adding some milk.

Having read about the many benefits of avocado, I thought perhaps I should try to make something yummy out of it that Ethan too can enjoy it's goodness.. So, here it is, the result of my first attempt of making an avocado popsicle, and I had myself a really pleasant surprise... The avocado mixture is simply heavenly delicious! Cannot believe it? Just try it out for yourself ;)

Wait a minute, just what so good about avocado? Well, according to, it is nature's perfect food that almost contain every nutrient a person needs to survive... It is perfect to be serve as baby's first food as it is good for baby's brain and physical development, besides, low chance of allergic reaction. Good to know isn't it?

Now, enough of facts sharing, let's get started...

Preparation Time: 10 min
Waiting Time: 4 hours
Serving for: 4 Popsicles

1 big or 2 small ripe avocados
3/4 cup fresh milk
3 table spoons honey or agave sweetener (suitable for diabetes)
Pinch of salt
2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
1 teaspoon of green tea powder (optional)

Steps by Steps Guide:
1. Cut the avocado in half lengthwise. Remove the pit and scoop the flesh using a spoon. Squash the avocado flesh using a fork or use a blender if you like your Popscile really smooth.
3. Mix avocado flesh, honey and salt, blend until you get a smooth & creamy texture. Add the lime juice and green tea powder, mix well.
4. Divide the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze for at least 4 hours before serving.

Useful Tips!
1. A ripe avocado is really soft and has a dark green color skin. If you bought an avocado that is still hard, store it at normal room temperature for few days until it's soften. Do not refrigerate it.
2. If you find it difficult to remove the Popsicle stick from the mould, run the mould under the tap water for few seconds before pulling it, or just soak it in a bowl of water for a minute.
2. If you like your Popsicle creamer, substitute fresh milk with equal amount of coconut milk instead.

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