Vietnamese avocado smoothie

Vietnamese Avocado Smoothie (Sinh Tố Bơ)

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Sinh Tố Bơ (Vietnamese Avocado Smoothie) holds a special place in my childhood memories as my favorite beverage. Typically, children aren’t keen on vegetables (I even had a phase of disliking fruits), but Sinh Tố Bơ was my dad’s ingenious way to encourage me to eat more fruits.

Creamy, sweet, and wonderfully refreshing, this smoothie embodies more than just a beverage—it represents my dad’s love and care.

Vietnamese avocado smoothie

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

In many places, avocados (Bơ) are typically associated with savory dishes rather than desserts. However, in my homeland, avocados are considered fruits and are often used to create drinks and desserts.

One popular combination is avocado and coconut, resulting in a sweet and creamy blend that never fails to impress.

Vietnamese avocado smoothie

Fun fact: In Vietnamese, “Bơ” could mean avocado, butter, or even the Vietnamese mayo for Bánh Mì sandwich.

In Vietnam, smoothies or fruit shakes are referred to as Sinh Tố. While Avocado Smoothie (Sinh Tố Bơ) is the most popular, Coconut Smoothie (Sinh Tố Dừa) and Durian Smoothie (Sinh Tố Sầu Riêng) are also favorites.

Sinh Tố is a popular street food in Vietnam. During your visit to Vietnam, you’ll encounter numerous food vendors selling Sinh Tố, mostly featuring exotic tropical fruits like sapodilla (sa-pô-chê), soursop (mãng cầu), or dragon fruit (thanh long). These fruits tend to be quite pricey in Europe or North America, so seize this opportunity to enjoy them.

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), or Chè Khúc Bạch (Vietnamese Panna Cotta with lychee).

As a child, my top picks when my dad took me to local dessert stores were usually 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 known as the coffee and avocado capital of Vietnam. We often use local avocado varieties like Booth 7 or 034, but Hass avocados also work fine. My mom even planted a Booth 7 avocado tree in our backyard in Nha Trang, and in my opinion, it yields the finest avocados.
Vietnamese avocados
Mom’s Booth 7 Avocados

🌟 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.

📝 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.
Vietnamese avocado smoothie

🥤 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.
  • By topping your Sinh Tố Bơ with a scoop of coconut ice cream and toasted coconut flakes, you will have Kem Bơ, another beloved local dessert.
  • Mix the avocado smoothie with some gelatin, and you will have Chè Bơ, a Vietnamese avocado pudding dessert.

❓FAQ

Can I use frozen avocado for my Vietnamese avocado smoothie?

Sure, frozen avocado works fine in this recipe, and you don’t need to use ice in the recipe.

What varieties of avocado are suitable for making Sinh Tố Bơ?

In Vietnam, we typically use Booth 7 and 034 avocados for Sinh Tố Bơ, but Hass avocados will work perfectly fine.

Is Vietnamese avocado smoothie vegan?

Vietnamese avocado smoothie is vegetarian since we use fresh milk and condensed milk, but you can easily “veganize” it by substituting these ingredients with vegan options.

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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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