Avocado Shakes (Sinh To Bo)

BY : PUBLISHED : June 1st, 2012 UPDATED: October 31st, 2021

From the authors, Gina and Jeremy: We are on a serious avocado kick, but can you blame us? They’re not only tasty, but they’re also full of health benefits, including cancer prevention, heart health, lower cholesterol, and high vitamin E levels. And now that it’s summer, avocados are everywhere and an easy way to cool down. We love them in salads and sandwiches, but perhaps our favorite summertime avocado use is in our avocado shakes.

Two tall glasses of avocado shakes.

This is a traditional Vietnamese drink called Sinh To Bo and usually contains condensed milk. For a plant-based option, we use coconut milk, which is similar to condensed milk inconsistency. We prefer evaporated cane juice as our sweetener, but agave, sugar, or any sweetener of your choice will work just as well. It’s time to get your avocado on and enjoy this healthy summer drink!

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Avocado Shakes (Sinh To Bo)

Gina and Jeremy
This delicious and creamy avocado shake is like drinking a yogurt smoothie! Don't be shy about using avocado in a sweet recipe, you'll love it!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Drink
Cuisine Asian
Servings 2 servings
Calories 763 kcal
DIET Vegan


  • 3 small ripe avocados halved and pitted
  • 1 13.5-ounce can of coconut milk
  • 5 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 to 2 cups of ice
  • Juice from 1 small lemon


  • Scoop out the avocado pulp and add it into a blender with the coconut milk, sugar, and ice. You can put as much ice as you would like into the shake, depending on the consistency you prefer. If you use 1 cup, it will be silky and more like a smoothie. With 2 cups it will be more icy, much like a traditional shake. Play around with it!
  • Slice the lemon in half and squeeze the juice into the blender. Be sure not to let any seeds slip into the mixture.
  • Blend until nice and smooth. You may want to add more sweetener or use less lemon if you prefer a little sweeter shake.
  • Serve and watch the smiles begin!



Calories: 763kcalCarbohydrates: 64gProtein: 6gFat: 57gSaturated Fat: 19gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 30gSodium: 187mgPotassium: 1488mgFiber: 20gSugar: 33gVitamin A: 442IUVitamin C: 39mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 2mg
Keyword avocado drink, avocado shakes, vegan shake, vegan smoothie
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From Plan-Based on a Budget:

Ok, we know you must be weirded out about the idea of drinking a sweet avocado drink. It sounds unusual but trusts us, it is so delicious! This avocado shake is creamy, nutritious, and super easy to prepare. Are you ready to venture into the unknown?

Avocados as a Sweet Treat

When we think of avocado, we automatically think of guacamole, right? Well, there’s a whole world out there where we can make super tasty sweet treats with our beloved avocado. One of those treats is this thick and creamy avocado shake recipe, which sorta tastes similar to yogurt.

This shake would be a really great way to add some of the amazing benefits of avocado into your kid’s diet. Smoothies and shakes are ideal to sneak in some extra nutrients (like some spinach or kale) for those picky little ones. They won’t know the difference!

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