Avocados are not that common in Sri Lanka. I came to know about this fruit only when I was a teenager. Also this fruit is called “Butter Fruit” in Sri Lanka. My uncle had a huge tree in house and when he gave us some of these fruits, we didn’t even know what to do with them. So he said just add some sugar and eat as a dessert. My mother added some milk and sugar. When we ate this sweet for the first time, we all immediately liked it. But some people add condensed milk to add extra sweetness and richness. I feel like it becomes too sweet and the smell of condensed milk overrides the pleasant smell of Avocados. So here is that very simple recipe:
- 2 ripe avocados
- About 4 – 5 teaspoons generous castor sugar
- ¼ cup cold whole milk
- Cashew nuts lightly toasted and broken into small pieces
- Cut avocados and scoop out the flesh
- Mash it with a fork until it is almost like a paste (you can leave a bit small pieces)
- Add sugar and milk and beat/mix thoroughly.
- Chill for about an hour or two
- Equally divide the dessert into 4 bowls
- Sprinkle with toasted cashew nuts
- Serve cold.
Note: Try serving it with a scoop of ice-cream or just sprinkle a bit of chocolate syrup over the avocados.