It would be a stretch to call it avocado season, but when the sun is shining and the grills are fired up, avocados seem to grace our tables much more frequently. There’s something about this meaty, silky fruit that makes it the ideal accompaniment to so many summer flavours.
Lately I’ve been thinking beyond guacamole and other typical applications for avocado, trying to find new and amazing ways to use it. So far I’ve dined on amazingly naughty deep-fried avocado wedges, avocado loaf, grated frozen avocado and most recently, avocado whipped cream.
While all these applications are worth sharing, the avocado whipped cream is so simple, and so delicious that it’s a must-try. Imagine whipped cream, but richer! The cream is whipped with perfectly smooth avocado, then sweetened with sugar and touched with mint. It’s absolutely killer on fresh berries, or anywhere else you would use whipped cream. Here’s how to make it:
Avocado whipped cream
Prep: 5 min
Total: 10 min
- 1/2 a ripe avocado, peeled
- 3/4 cup whipping cream
- 3 tbsp icing sugar
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh mint
- MASH the avocado in a small bowl with the back of a fork. Scrape into a fine sieve and push through into another small bowl with a spatula to remove any lumps.
- WHIP the cream with an electric mixer to soft peaks. Add avocado and sugar and continue whipping until stiff peaks form. Stir in mint. Ta-da!
Originally published July 11th, 2014.