DIY: Avocado Dessert and Face Pack Recipe in One!

This simple milky avocado dessert is very special to me. The taste always triggers priceless memories of when my Daddy and I used to share a bowl of this during hot summer afternoons. But if I had known before that avocados are good for the skin,  too, I’d probably have shared an avocado-related memory with my Mom, as well. I could have relished avocado desserts with my Dad while I enjoyed the leftover ingredients as a face pack with my Mom whom I got my vain genes from.

Green Goodness of Avocado
Okay. No lengthy geekypedia paragraph about the goodness of avocado for now. Since avocado is so special to me and I take it quite a lot, I’ll save all the details about the goodness and myth-busting bits about avocado on a separate post. Avocado deserves its own post. So let’s go straight to the recipe for now, yeah?

Dessert and Face Pack Recipe
I’m reminding you again that I LOVE avocados so my preferred portion might be too heavy for some people. While some would prefer a light dessert with just half the fruit, I want mine with all the avocado flesh in it. So please feel free to adjust the ratio and amount of ingredients based on your preferred serving size.

Ingredients
1 Avocado
Milk (Liquid or Powdered)
Honey
Almonds
Ice (personal preference)

Instructions
Dessert: Cut the avocado in half. Using a spoon, scoop out the flesh and place them in an empty bowl. Using the back of a spoon, mash the avocados a bit but be careful not to overdo it. Otherwise, the dessert might end up like baby food or milkshake in a bowl. Mix the honey and the milk. Before adding the almonds and ice, set aside a portion enough for a face mask. I didn’t put any specific amounts for each ingredients so you can adjust them yourself based on your taste bud’s liking. Keep in mind, though, that the face pack portion shouldn’t be too runny or you might have problems applying it later. Lastly, add the almond and ice cubes and your simple creamy dessert is ready!

Face Pack: There are actually several ways of doing this. If you want the almond to be part of the face pack, which is preferred, then you have to grind the almond first before mixing it with the face pack. If you find that the mixture is still too runny, you can add more avocado or sticky honey and keep it in the fridge for 30 mins. The chilled face pack will feel more refreshing and will have some slight skin-toning effect, too. This is most suitable for people with normal-dry skin.

Tip: If you want to do only one round of mixing that is suitable both for your dessert and face mask, either skip the almonds or grind them before mixing  with the rest of the ingredients. Use powdered milk instead of liquid milk. The dessert will still taste as good (even milkier) but the texture and consistency will be suitable for a face pack, too. It’s really going to be a complete 2-in-1 recipe!

You can share more avocado recipes if you have some. I would love that! But I’m also curious… do you have any “memorable” fruits, too? =p


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