We can all agree that making a cup of coffee should be simple. Die-hard black coffee fans can totally attest to this. Even fancy latte drinkers don’t need too much. The simplistic yet versatile world of coffee is exactly why most cafes don’t need a lot of space. We’re accustomed to the usual ingredients of syrup, milk, and sugar. Maybe some cinnamon and cocoa to shake things up. That’s all you need, right? Well... Hm. It turns out that another cult favorite should be on that list. Let me introduce you to the almighty avocado iced coffee. And yes, I can hear you saying WTF from here.
Mixing avocado and coffee isn’t a groundbreaking idea. The combo is actually a popular treat in many parts of Southeast Asia. In Indonesia, the drink is known as es alpukat, or “iced avocado.” It makes perfect sense, if you think about it. Avocado has all the characteristics of the ideal coffee creamer. It’s mild in flavor and smooth in texture. And unlike most creamers, avocado is very nutritious with all its healthy fatty acids.
Still not on board? Toss all the ingredients into a blender to make a milkshake version. Take a sip and marvel at the magic that is avocado iced coffee. I won’t say “I told you so.”
Avocado Iced Coffee
1/2 ripe large avocado
1 cup double-strength coffee, cooled
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk (or coconut, whole, or 2 percent milk)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon honey or sugar (optional)
Cinnamon or brown sugar
How to Make It
Mash up the avocado and add to a glass. It doesn’t need to be completely smooth; a couple big chunks are totally fine.
Add milk of your choice.
Add honey or sugar, if you’d like.
Top off with strong coffee.
Add ice and garnish with a sprinkling of cinnamon or brown sugar.
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