When I moved to California it was the first time I encountered avocados eaten as a savory dish. I was quite surprised and it took me a while to acquire the taste for guacamole, now one of my favorite dishes.

Brazilians grow up eating avocados as a sweet treat. My grandmother and later my mother grew avocado trees in their yards, and whenever the fruits were ripe and tender, transformed them quickly into a delicious dessert, a sweet avocado cream. The basic recipe just calls for ripe avocados, milk, sugar and lemon or lime juice, although some families make their recipes adding condensed milk and heavy cream.

As with most family recipes, there are no exact measurements to this one

You will need about:

  • 2 Chilled ripe medium avocados
  • 1/2 cup of milk or almond milk
  • 3 Tbsp of Sugar (adjust to taste)
  • Juice of 1/2 half lemon or lime (adjust to taste)
  • Lime zest for garnish


Run the avocado through the food processor adding, milk,  sugar and lime juice till you get the desired consistency of a heavy cream.

Adjust taste and texture by adding either more milk, or sugar and lime juice.

Pour into individual dishes and garnish with lime zest.