Avocado lamaw
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Alternative namesnilamaw nga avocado, avocado milkshake, avocado con leche, milk avocado, avocado milk, avocado and milk in ice, avocado with milk and ice, avocado with milk and sugar, avocado puree, avocado shake, avocado smoothie
Place of originPhilippines
Serving temperatureChilled, room temperature
Main ingredientsAvocado, milk, sugar, ice

Avocado and milk in ice or avocado 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]

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.[8] The dessert has also become popular in neighboring Indonesia and Vietnam. It became a food trend on TikTok in 2022.[2][3][9] Avocado lamaw is a variant of lamaw, a dessert made with young coconut, milk, and sugar.[10][11][12]

See also


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  4. ^ "Avocado and Milk with Ice". Hearty.ph. Retrieved 27 July 2022.
  5. ^ "Milk Avocado". Lutong Bahay Recipes. Retrieved 27 July 2022.
  6. ^ "Avocado Milkshake (Filipino Recipe)". The Unlikely Baker. Retrieved 27 July 2022.
  7. ^ Manalo, Lalaine. "Avocado Milkshake". Kawaling Pinoy. Retrieved 27 July 2022.
  8. ^ Malasig, Jeline (22 May 2018). "Is this the best way to eat avocado westerners aren't aware of?". Interaksyon. Retrieved 27 July 2022.
  9. ^ "The Traditional Filipino Avocado Dessert You Need to Try". Avocados from Mexico. Retrieved 27 July 2022.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ "lamaw". Cebuano Dictionary. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  12. ^ "Anyone Who Wants Lamaw?". Food Blog Destinations. Retrieved 23 April 2019.