This chilly treat is an adaptation of one served at the Royale Eatery, a burger and shake shop in Cape Town, South Africa. A simple purée of avocado, ice cream, mint leaves, and ice, it’s sweet, rich, and dense enough to stand a spoon in. For a thinner drink, add an additional half cup of ice cubes. This recipe first appeared with Seánan Forbes’ web-exclusive story Cape Town Classic.
- 2 cups vanilla ice cream
- 15 mint leaves, preferably spearmint, plus more for garnish
- 1 small Hass avocado, pitted and peeled
- Purée ice cream, mint, the avocado, and 1 cup ice in a blender until smooth; pour into glasses. Garnish with remaining mint leaves.