(I’m pretty excited about these, too.)
So the other night I was in bed rifling through People, and there was this whole special on “unusual things to do with avocados”, and one of those things was avocado popsicles. Which sounded weird and yet also kind of amazing…and also like they were missing something.
Like…I don’t know…
To make these, you’ll need to pick up some Volcano Pops (basically popsicles with little hollowed-out tubes in the middle that you can fill with anything from whipped cream to adult beverages). Of course, you can also make them with regular popsicle molds (or Dixie cups and wooden sticks, whatever works), but then you’ll need to serve up the tequila separately. Which can be fun, too.
What you need:
- 2 avocados
- 1 large handful mint leaves, finely chopped
- 1 cup sugar
- Juice from 1 lime
What you do:
1. Heat 2 cups water in a saucepan. When boiling, add sugar and remove from heat, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves. Set aside and cool completely.
2. Mash avocados in a large bowl, and fold in mint leaves. Mix in the sugar water and lime juice. (Note: You can also use a blender if you prefer a smoother texture; I kind of like the chunkiness that you get from mashing.)
3. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze.
The taste is totally surprising – sweet from the sugar, sour from the lime, and creamy from the avocado. It’s a little weird, not going to lie. But also really good.
Finishing touch: dip the rim in coarse sea salt (I used Maldon Sea Salt Flakes) and fill with tequila. Serve with a wedge of lime.
As a more dessert-y, non-alcoholic alternative, you can fill the center with chocolate and top with some more sea salt flakes.
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