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Family Traits – Mums Sri Lankan Sweet Avocados

January 23, 2014



So, this recipe is what some people might call a little “out there” and I have not really had the confidence to put it up before. Whenever I mention it to people they always make this face… you know the one… the one of utter horror. Their loss.

avocados | sugar thumb


When I was younger my mum and my grandma would make it. SO quick, so creamy, so nutritious. It’s just ripe avocado, milk and sugar – I like to use coconut cream instead of milk with and a dash of yoghurt on top. The first time I saw avocado served as a savory dish, with prawns and black pepper, I was seriously shocked and confused. I still don’t think it’s as good, but it has grown on me. Since moving to Berlin it’s as if there is some kind of shortage on avocados. People grabbing them excitedly at every opportunity. My friend told me someone she knows used to eat a ripe avocado on bread EVERY day for lunch without fail… EVERY DAY! I know they are meant to be good for you and especially your skin but thats a bit OTT.

making avocado pudding | sugar thumb

It’s really important that the avocado is really REALLY ripe, otherwise you won’t be able to mash it thoroughly and it will be lumpy and not creamy enough for the best results. So leave it for a few days if it’s hard when you buy it.

Sweet avocado pudding | sugar thumb

Ingredients : SERVES 2

1 ripe avocado
30ml fresh milk or coconut cream
3 tsp sugar or honey
2 tsp plain yoghurt
a sprinkle of dried coconut


  1. Scrape the ripe avocado out of the shell. Mash thoroughly until there are no lumps
  2. Add the milk or coconut cream and mix thoroughly
  3. Add the sugar and milk thoroughly
  4. Spoon into two small bowls and decorate with a bit of plain yoghurt and some dried coconut

sweet avocado dessert recipe | sugar thumb

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  • Reply Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe January 23, 2014 at 4:56 am

    I am so intrigued by this avocado pudding! I have only ever eaten avocado as a “sweet” dish when it’s used as the fat in baking. I’m going to have to try this! PS. Your photos are so lovely!

    • Reply Trisha January 23, 2014 at 6:56 am

      I’m glad it has taken your fancy! I hope you like it. Just make sure the avocados are perfectly ripe. And thaaaanks 🙂

  • Reply Anne-Lieke January 23, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Thanks for being so brave, sounds delicious! 🙂

    • Reply Trisha January 23, 2014 at 4:25 pm

      🙂 I’m glad you like the sound of it x thanks for visiting

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