Vietnamese Avocado Smoothie (Sinh Tố Bơ) is a nostalgic favorite from my childhood

It was my dad’s ingenious strategy to encourage me to eat more fruits. Creamy, sweet, and refreshingly delicious, Sinh Tố Bơ goes beyond being just a beverage—it embodies my dad’s love and care.

Vietnamese Avocado Smoothie

Sinh Tố – A beverage you can’t miss when travelling Vietnam

If you’re in a rush, feel free to skip ahead to the recipe card at the end for precise measurements 😊.

In many places, avocados (bơ) are typically associated with savory dishes. However, in my homeland, people often use avocados to make drinks and desserts.

Fun fact: In Vietnamese, “bơ” can refer to avocado, butter, or even the Vietnamese mayo for Bánh Mì sandwiches.

Vietnamese Avocado Smoothie

Sinh Tố is a popular street food in Vietnam. When exploring the country, you’ll find numerous food vendors offering Sinh Tố, often featuring exotic tropical fruits such as chikoo (sa-pô-chê), soursop (mãng cầu), durian (sầu riêng) or dragon fruit (thanh long).

Besides Sinh Tố, Vietnamese dessert vendors offer a delightful array of must-try sweet, cold dessert soups aka Chè. Some popular Chè are:

  • Chè Ba Màu (Vietnamese Three Color Dessert)
  • Chè Thái (Vietnamese Fruit Cocktail)
  • Chè Chuối (Banana, Coconut & Tapioca Dessert)
  • Chè Khúc Bạch (Vietnamese Panna Cotta with Lychee)

When I was a child, the desserts I loved most in local shops were avocado smoothie, Vietnamese flan, Kem Chuối (Vietnamese banana & coconut ice cream), and Vietnamese yogurt.

Vietnamesse flan
Vietnamese flan with condensed milk & coffee

Ingredients

The ingredients for Sinh Tố Bơ are pretty simple:

  • Avocado: Daklak province is renowned as the coffee and avocado hub of Vietnam. In Vietnam, people often use the local Booth 7 or 034 avocados to make the smoothies. In our backyard in Nha Trang, my mom even planted a Booth 7 avocado tree.
    • Outside Vietnam, Hass avocados will work, but I highly recommend Fuerte avocados.
Vietnamese avocados
Booth 7 Avocados from Mom’s garden
Vietnamese Avocados
034 Avocado
  • Condensed milk: Vietnamese people love using condensed milk in cooking, from drinks like egg coffee (cà phê trứng) to sweet treats like cassava cake (bánh khoai mì nướng), or even BBQ dishes like bún thịt nướng (rice noodle salad with grilled pork).
  • Fresh milk: Some people just use water, but I love incorporating fresh milk for a creamier and richer flavor.
  • Ice cubes: Perfect for adding a refreshing touch to your avocado smoothie, especially during the sweltering summer months. If you don’t want ice to dilute the avocado flavor of your smoothie, you could freeze your sliced avocado for 2-3 hours instead.

Instructions

  • Combine ripe avocado, fresh milk, condensed milk, and ice cubes in your blender. If you’re using a mini-blender, crushed ice can be used instead.
  • Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy.
  • Pour Sinht Tố Bơ into a glass and enjoy.

Variations

  • You could add some durian flesh on top of your Sinh Tố Bơ or puree it with avocado to make Sinh Tố Bơ Sầu Riêng.
  • Substitute fresh milk with coconut milk to make your smoothie even creamier.
  • To make vegan Sinh Tố Bơ, use plant-based milk like soy milk, oat milk, or coconut milk instead of fresh milk and substitute condensed milk with vegan condensed milk or granulated sugar.

How to serve Sinh Tố Bơ

  • Sinh Tố Bơ is versatile and can be enjoyed as either a light meal or a dessert. It’s an excellent addition to potluck parties, Super Bowl gatherings, or family get-togethers during major festive occasions such as New Year’s eve, Tết (Lunar New Year), Christmas, Easter, or Thanksgiving.
  • Add a touch of Vietnamese Iced Coffee (Cà Phê Sữa Đá) to create Vietnamese Avocado Coffee . Or drizzle some chocolate syrup over the smoothie and you will have Indonesian Jus Alpukat, which is perfect for a scorching summer.
Vietnamese Avocado Coffee
Vietnamese Avocado Coffee
  • When you add a scoop of coconut ice cream and toasted coconut flakes to your Sinh Tố Bơ, you create Kem Bơ, another beloved local dessert.
  • Mix the avocado smoothie with some gelatin, and you will have Chè Bơ, a Vietnamese avocado pudding dessert.
  • Pour the smoothie into popsicle molds to make Avocado Popsicles.

FAQs

Refreshing & Light Snacks with Avocado Smoothie

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Vietnamese Avocado Smoothie

Vietnamese Avocado Smoothie (Sinh Tố Bơ)

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Sinh Tố Bơ (Vietnamese Avocado Smoothie) is indulgently creamy, rich, and refreshing, making it the perfect beverage for summertime. Give this recipe a try to discover a delightful new way to enjoy avocados.
5 from 1 vote
Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine Vietnamese
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Hass avocados (ripe)
  • tbsp condensed milk (to your taste)
  • ½ cup fresh milk (120ml)
  • 4 ice cubes

Instructions
 

  • In your blender, combine ripe avocado, fresh milk, condensed milk, and ice cubes. If using a mini blender, you could use crushed ice.
  • Blend all ingredients until the mixture becomes smooth and creamy.
  • Transfer the Sinh Tố Bơ into a glass and enjoy.

Notes

  • Frozen avocado works well in this recipe. You don’t need ice in this case.
  • Substitute condensed milk and fresh milk with vegan options to make vegan Sinh Tố Bơ.
     
     
     
     
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