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Jus Alpucat – Indonesian Avocado Shake

David Fairchild, an American botanist, once described the avocado as “the veritable fruit of paradise”. Truer words have never been spoken, because the avocado is a fruit that stands out as a favourite among most Asians when they’re planning a meal.

Jus Alpucat – Indonesian Avocado Shake occupies a special place in Indonesian cuisine, which is famous for its delicious traditional drinks. First brought to the islands in the 17th century, it is most often enjoyed as a nutritious and refreshing shake, commonly known as Jus Alpucat (literally means avocado juice). The Jus Alpucat or Avocado shake is one of the simplest and the most refreshing drinks you can make in less than 10 minutes.

Jus Alpucat- Indonesian Avocado Shake Recipe
Image Courtesy: Robyn Lee used under the Creative Commons Licence

Here’s what you need:

1. An avocado

2. A blender

3. Cold Milk

4. Sugar syrup

5. Chocolate syrup


1. Scoop out the avocados carefully and blend them together until they acquire a smoothie-like consistency.

2. Add cold milk and sugar syrup depending on how thick or sweet you want your shake to be.

3. Pour this mixture into a tall cocktail glass and drizzle some chocolate syrup over it.

4. You may add a few cherries to give the drink an inviting look.

Asian Inspirations Tip: Your avocado should be heavy. Press it to make sure it’s firm. Make sure your finger marks are not there on the avocado after you have checked it. Do not choose avocados that have marks or spots on them.

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