Avocado might not be the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of iced coffee. However, we’re firm believers that adding our favorite superfruit to anything makes it taste better. It’s not just us, either; this avocado iced coffee trend has been cropping up on several social media platforms lately. Even more surprising? Chefs and dieticians support the trend too.
Avocado Iced Coffee Isn’t New
Mixing avos and coffee isn’t new, it’s a delicacy that has been a popular drink in parts of Southeast Asia for decades. In Indonesia, they call it es alpukat, which is typically served iced. To make es alpukat, you scrape the “meat” of the avo into a cup and mash it with a spoon. You then add condensed milk, sugar syrup, crushed ice, and coffee. Another similar, alternative is jus alpukat, which is more like an avo shake or smoothie.
People enjoy es alpukat at any time of day, it isn’t strictly a morning drink like we often view coffees here. It can be a snack or served with a meal. You don’t need to use a blender unless you prefer a very smooth, smoothie-like texture. You can substitute out the condensed milk for different kinds of milk like coconut or almond. You can also add chocolate syrup for an even sweeter taste.
Enjoy Your Avocado Iced Coffee Guilt-Free
The best part of avocado iced coffee is that you can enjoy the sweet drink virtually guilt-free. With es alpukat you get the benefits of the fiber, vitamin E, and antioxidants avos are known for with every sip. This drink won’t spike your sugar levels like many sweet coffees, because avos have a low glycemic index. When you don’t spike your sugar levels with sweet coffee in the morning, you’re less likely to crash in the afternoon a few hours later. Furthermore, the caffeine in the coffee coupled with the fiber and healthy fats in the avocados means you get an energy boost to start your day on the right foot.
Are you ready to try avocado iced coffee?