A few months after moving to São Paulo, we had lunch at a friend’s house. When dessert time came around and my daughter received a bowl of green goop, I believe this was the moment she initially decided Brazil wasn’t for her. Horrified, she nearly shrieked, “Green isn’t for dessert!”
Oh, but it is in Brazil. Creme de Abacate is a well known sweet dish made basically with avocado, sugar and lemon or lime to keep it from getting brown. Sometimes it’s made with a little condensed milk as well. But before those of you in the U.S. go running off to throw these items in your blender, know one thing. The Brazilian avocado is different than the Mexican Haas.
Shockingly (and disappointingly if you love Mexican cuisine) the Brazilian avocado doesn’t make such a great bowl of guacamole. Both the texture and flavor are at odds with what many of us are used to in a dip. But it does make a darn good dessert if done right. The Mexican avocado, not so much… at least in my opinion.
How do you love your avocado?