Trying Es Alpukat: Creamy Indonesian Avocado Coffee
Avocado coffee is an Indonesian specialty called Es Alpukat. It uses sweet avocado and chocolate along with dark roast coffee to create a new treat in the morning.
Decorate your glass with drizzles of chocolate syrup
Blend a handful of ice, avocado, vanilla, sugar, and condensed milk together in a blender to create an avocado mousse
Add your avocado mousse to the decorated glass and fill halfway
Add in a cup of crushed ice
Pour your cold coffee over the crushed ice
Decorate with more chocolate and condensed milk on top
Serve cold with a straw
As soon as we saw this recipe on social media, we had to try Es Alpukat Indonesian avocado coffee. We’ve always tried avocado in a savory dish like guacamole, avocado toast, and more. However, certain cultural cuisines, like in this example, Indonesian, actually view avocado as something that can be eaten as a dessert or like a fruit. As a result, this drink uses chocolate and sugar to create an avocado-based sweet treat.
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Another reason why this recipe is a must-try is because it takes less than 15 minutes to whip up. While you can have it in the morning or for dessert, it makes the perfect pick me up right after you wake up. I am always looking for new ways to spice up my morning coffee because the same plain flavor can get boring after a while.
The avocado acts as a super creamy base that resembles a healthier ice cream or mousse consistency. This reminded me of the whipped coffee trend that was going around during the Pandemic. However, since avocado isn’t naturally sweet, the overall drink was just right. As a result, I’d definitely recommend this Indonesian avocado coffee recipe because your coffee will taste fresh without it overpowering your morning jolt. It can also be customized sweeter to your tastes should you like your coffee on the sweet side.
Indonesian avocado coffee is something you’d commonly find from street vendors along with shaved ice. However, I didn’t have a shaved ice machine, so I decided to go old school with crushed ice. If your freezer doesn’t make crushed ice, you can crush it yourself using a ziplock bag and a rolling pin.
Definitely give this a try next time you’re making a batch of coffee, especially if it’s warm outside. It will cool you down and keep your coffee light, yet creamy. It can easily be customized or made dairy-free should you not be able to have the condensed milk that is traditionally added.