Hi everyone! Hope you’re all having a wonderful week! Denise at Quickies on the Dinner Table and Lazaro at Lazaro Cooks! are having another Quickies: Morning, Noon and Night Cooking Challenge. The challenge is to create a cocktail, alcoholic or non-alcoholic. The prize is Denise’s spectacular cookbook.
With two young kiddies, I decided to go the non-alcoholic route so that they could enjoy the treat as well. I present to you: The Hokey Pocky Avocado Banana Coconut Mingle.
As a kid, I loved avocados, and still do. My Dad used to make these unforgettable avocado shakes for me. He blended avocado, condensed milk and milk for a simple treat. For this Quickies Challenge, I’m taking that shake to a new level. Be warned, this is not a “watch your waistline” kind of drink.
- 1 whole avocado
- 1/2 a banana
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1 Tbs condensed milk
- 1 Tbs honey
- 2 cups homo milk (I used homo cause that’s what my son is drinking right now.)
- a sprinkle of coconut flakes
- 2 Pocky sticks
Put everything in a blender and blend until all ingredients are mixed to a smooth consistency. Sprinkle coconut flakes on top, add the Pocky sticks and enjoy.
What’s up with the Pocky sticks you ask? As a child, I also loved these Pocky treats. My kids were enjoying some as I was making this shake. When I was done, I realised I needed some colour contrast to better the presentation so I thought, why not add something that they love, to a drink that I loved as a child? The strawberry flavored Pocky sticks went really well with the avocado, banana and coconut flavors.
“What we’re looking for is a delicious sounding and sexy cocktail – either with a sexy name, sexy or cheeky background story, or a sexy looking presentation, or best of all, ALL THREE!!! The entry which best exemplifies sex appeal, in a glass, wins!” (These are Denise’s words exactly.)
So let me try to convince you why I think this drink is sexy:
Sexy = naughty (bear with me). “Coconut” bikinis/bras are sexy aren’t they? Avocados are aphrodisiacs aren’t they (naughty)? And you know what naughty images most people get when they think of bananas. So I think my drink qualifies as sexy. If not, then E for effort? G-rated blog remember?
What were some of your favorite childhood treats? Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Until next time, friends and family :-D.