Avocado lamaw
Alternative namesabukado lamaw, nilamaw nga avocado, Sinh Tố Bơ, avocado milkshake, avocado con leche, milk avocado, avocado puree, avocado shake, avocado smoothie, avocado condensada
Place of originPhilippines, Vietnam
Serving temperatureChilled, room temperature
Main ingredientsAvocado, milk, sugar, ice

Avocado and milk in ice (or abukado lamaw) is a traditional Filipino dessert or beverage made from avocado in milk and sugar (condensed milk, evaporated milk, or powdered milk can also be used). It is preferably eaten cold. Ice (shaved ice, crushed ice, or simply ice cubes) are added, or it is partly frozen before consumption. The milk can also be excluded, mixing avocados directly with sugar.[1][2][3][4][5] The avocados can also be mashed or puréed, which is usually called avocado milkshake or avocado smoothie.[6][7] Sliced dessert bananas are sometimes added.[8]

Avocado lamaw is the traditional way of eating avocados in the Philippines, where avocados were introduced from Mexico before the 1700s, during the Spanish colonial period of the Philippines.[9] The dessert is also very popular and well-known in neighboring Vietnam where the origin of avocado smoothie (or Sinh Tố Bơ) originates from. It became a food trend on TikTok in 2022.[2][3][10] Avocado lamaw is a variant of lamaw, a dessert made with young coconut, milk, and sugar.[11][12][13]

See also


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  2. ^ a b Santos, Romano (April 27, 2022). "Yes, You Should Be Eating Avocados With Milk and Ice". Vice. Retrieved July 27, 2022.
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  6. ^ "Avocado Milkshake (Filipino Recipe)". The Unlikely Baker. Retrieved July 27, 2022.
  7. ^ Manalo, Lalaine. "Avocado Milkshake". Kawaling Pinoy. Retrieved July 27, 2022.
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  9. ^ Malasig, Jeline (May 22, 2018). "Is this the best way to eat avocado westerners aren't aware of?". Interaksyon. Retrieved July 27, 2022.
  10. ^ "The Traditional Filipino Avocado Dessert You Need to Try". Avocados from Mexico. Retrieved July 27, 2022.
  11. ^ Wolff, John U. (1972). A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan, Volume II (L - Y) (PDF). Cornell University, Southeast Asia Program and Linguistic Society of the Philippines.
  12. ^ "lamaw". Cebuano Dictionary. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  13. ^ "Anyone Who Wants Lamaw?". Food Blog Destinations. Retrieved April 23, 2019.