You may have heard about milkshakes and smoothies that are made from avocados, but did you know that an avocado latte is the newest drink that everyone is raving about? Packed with healthy fats, these creamy coffee drinks are bound to be a new yummy experience for even the most seasoned of palates.
How two millennial favourites were combined to create the avocado latte
If you have been to any trendy restaurant in the last couple of years you will be aware of the immense popularity of avocado toast and well-brewed coffee. The avocado latte was born when Australian baristas began combining these trends and serving their artisan brewed coffees in the hollowed-out shells of avocados. Not only does this provide a unique aesthetic value but the remains of the flesh add an interesting flavour to your coffee. In addition to providing you with a revolutionary culinary experience, it also offers restaurants an interesting opportunity to cut down on the amount of waste they produce. However, this is not the only type of avocado latte that you will be able to enjoy. It has also become increasingly common to see coffee houses making lattes that consist of a shot of espresso and steamed milk that has been combined with blended avocado.
This is how these delectable green lattes are made
There are two common preparation methods when it comes to the avocado latte. The first and most widely used is rather similar to the traditional preparation of a latte. Your barista will prepare a shot of espresso that is poured directly into the skin of a mostly hollowed-out avocado. This is then topped off with steamed milk and foam. The second way these lattes are served is in a traditional latte mug. Your barista will add a shot of espresso to the bottom of your mug before topping this with a blend of milk and finely mashed avocado. Finally, your barista will add an additional layer of milk foam to your mug for the perfect frothy topping.
How to enhance the avocado flavour
There’s a number of different things you can do to make your latte even more delicious. You could enjoy this variety without any sweetener, but the natural flavour of the avocado is pleasantly enhanced with the addition of some sugar. Alternatively, you could ask your barista to add a shot of matcha to boost the green power of this drink. If you would like to order a meal with this tasty drink, a slice of avocado toast will go down perfectly. The savoury and tangy notes of the toast are perfectly contrasted with the creamy sweet tones of the drink.
Where to enjoy these delicious lattes
Due to the increasing popularity of the avocado latte, a wide variety of restaurants across the country offer the opportunity to taste this revolutionary drink in style. Visit All the Batter – Avocado and Natural Foods and order the Avocado Coffee Affogato.