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By Extra Crispy Staff
Updated February 13, 2018
Credit: Photo by Alex Tepper

We know. You’re probably thinking, WTF, avocado and coffee are two things that should never go together. But they absolutely should—especially when it comes to coffee avocado smoothies. Mixing avocado and coffee is not a new idea. Es alpuket, which directly translates to “ice avocado," is a delicacy sold by street vendors in Indonesia. The coffee avocado drink is made of avocado, coffee, sweetened condensed milk, coconut milk, and ice, all blended together. Feel free to use different types of milk like whole, soy, or almond instead of coconut when you make it at home.

Your brain might tell you that you’re drinking avocado, but your tastebuds will beg to differ. Although the coffee avocado smoothie looks mean and extremely green, the avocado isn’t overpowering and is actually masked by the coffee. The fruit lends a creamy texture to the drink and forms the perfect consistency to resemble a thick milkshake, or a frappe. Toss all the ingredients together in a blender and drink up.