Saturday, January 24, 2009

"Jus Apulkat" (Avocado-Chocolate Smoothie)

Jus Apulkat means an avocado smoothie. Confusing as it may be to English speakers, in Indonesia jus (“juice”) means a smoothie and es (“iced”) means juice. So jus jeruk = an orange smoothie, and es jeruk = freshly squeezed orange juice with ice. This has tripped me up at least once, long after I should have known better.
Whatever you call it, this is a surprisingly good and filling chilled treat. I added my own twist with the whipped cream.

meat of 1 small avocado
about 2/3 cup water
4 - 5 tablespoons sugar
chocolate syrup

Place the avocado in a blender with the water and sugar. Blend until completely smooth, adding small amounts of additional water as necessary to achieve a thick but drinkable texture.
To serve, squirt two or three lines of chocolate syrup down the sides of a tall glass. Pour in the avocado, then add another shot of chocolate syrup in the middle. Or, if like me today you can’t find the chocolate syrup, layer chocolate chips in with the avocado drink, parfait-style. (Yes that's what those black things are!) Serve with a long spoon.

Don’t knock it ‘till you’ve tried it!

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