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Coffee Avocado Milkshake

You might think using avocado in a milkshake sounds strange, but this Coffee Avocado Milkshake is the creamiest, most delicious way to get your morning caffeine boost!

(This recipe for Coffee Avocado Milkshakes was originally posted in September 2012, but was updated with new photos in 2018).

Head-on view of coffee avocado milkshake in a tall glass on a pink flower napkin with pink straw and avocado garnish and coffee beans, avocado half, and another drink in the background and "Coffee Avocado Milkshake" text

It’s the most wonderful week in the world! Yes, it really is. It’s National Coffee Week, culminating in National Coffee Day on Saturday. I generally always forget to celebrate food holidays on the blog until the day of, but this is one holiday I wasn’t letting pass me by. And now that you’ve had some good notice, you can plan for a National Coffee Day celebration, too. It’s also worth mentioning that National Coffee Day just happens to be on my birthday… Which I think is no coincidence at all and there’s really no other food holiday I’d rather be associated with. Clearly, coffee and I were meant to be. Maybe I was even born with it in my blood. Basically, we’re family. Let’s just go with that, OK?

The second Bon Appetit tweeted a link to this recipe, I made up my mind to make it. Coffee. Avocado. Milkshake. Three of my favorite words in the UNIVERSE. Seriously, though; in terms of food/drink, they really are. But yes, I get it. You might be thinking it sounds incredibly weird…. An avocado milkshake?? With coffee?? Just try to stop thinking about it and try it. You’ll be saying “Frappuccino, what?” in no time at all. The coffee avocado milkshake is actually an Indonesian drink, often served over ice, and once you try it, you’ll see why this combo is so popular.

Coffee avocado milkshakes are super easy to prepare; you just put all of the ingredients (cooled coffee, avocado, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, and ice) in a blender.

Vitamix blender filled with coffee, ice, avocado, condensed milk, and vanill

And blend until smooth.

Overhead view of Viatmix blender with coffee avocado milkshake blended

And then serve in a glass with a little avocado garnish if you so desire. Verdict? Um, yes. I am 100% here for this. The avocado makes this coffee milkshake the creamiest milkshake I’ve ever experienced. And because avocados don’t have a super strong flavor, it was the vanilla and coffee flavors that really shined through in this. You could also use a flavored coffee if you want say a hazelnut coffee avocado milkshake (note that you may want to cut the vanilla extract if you use a flavored coffee).

Up close head-on view of coffee avocado milkshake in a tall glass with pink straw and avocado garnish and another glass, avocado half, and coffee beans in the background

Don’t get me wrong; coffee avocado milkshakes won’t replace my cup(s) of hot coffee in the morning, but they will certainly be a little treat from time to time… Maybe for when I have a particularly rough day ahead of me or I want to get my weekend off to the right start.

Overhead view of coffee avocado smoothie in tall glass with pink flower straw and avocado garnish on a pink flower napkin with avocado half and coffee beans in the background

Kind of like what I think about Frappuccinos. Though this is one frappuccino-like drink you can feel a little bit better about. While this milkshake is certainly healthier than many of the fat-laden, sugar filled coffee-based drinks on the market, the sweetened condensed milk does still have a good deal of sugar. But think about all those healthy fats from the avocado!

Head-on view of coffee avocado milkshake in a tall glass on a pink flower napkin with pink straw and avocado garnish and coffee beans, avocado half, and another drink in the background

Not that I ever need an excuse for a cup or coffee or to indulge in a delicious avocado, but this coffee avocado milkshake is the perfect way to get your morning jolt, while also sneaking in some nutrients and healthy fats. And not just on National Coffee Day… I’ll happily drink one of these milkshakes any time of the year (but if anyone wants to make me one for my birthday, I wouldn’t turn it down).

How many cups of coffee do you drink a day? What’s your favorite coffee “treat”?

If you’re looking for some more fun coffee recipes, check out my Caramel Coffee and Doughnuts Milkshake and my Glazed Coffee Chocolate Frosted Donuts.

5 from 2 votes
Coffee Avocado Milkshake -- You might think using avocado in a milkshake sounds strange, but this coffee avocado milkshake is the creamiest, most delicious way to get your morning caffeine boost | wearenotmartha.com
Coffee Avocado Milkshake
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

You might think using avocado in a milkshake sounds strange, but this Coffee Avocado Milkshake is the creamiest, most delicious way to get your morning caffeine boost!

Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Drink
Cuisine: American, Indonesian
Keyword: avocado, coffee, milkshake
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Sues
  • 1 large avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 2 cups strong brewed coffee, cooled
  • 3/4 cup fat-free sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups ice cubes
  1. Put avocado, coffee, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, and ice cubes in a blender and blend until smooth.

  2. Pour into glasses and enjoy.

Recipe Notes
  • Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit
  • Note that serving size will be smaller than shown in photos when divided among 4 glasses.
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141 Responses to "Coffee Avocado Milkshake"

  1. Jen says:

    One cup a day! (Been trying to drink more water!)

  2. Becca says:

    I love coffee but try to drink one reeeally big cup in the morning – you know the ones where you can’t tell if you are drinking out of a cup or a mug. 🙂 sometimes I will treat myself to another cup or a frap from Starbucks later with the hubby.

  3. Scott says:

    I keep telling myself I only have one. However being a 16oz travel cup I suppose I should count it as 2.:-)

  4. Marcie says:

    Minimum of 2

  5. Hindy says:

    I drink way too much coffee every day. Probably 3-4 big cups.

  6. jessica says:

    I drink one (very large) cup in the morning at home. If I happen to be coerced into a Starbucks visit you can add another cup…or 2. 🙂

  7. Tosja says:

    I drink between 7 and 9 cups of coffee a day. Sometimes the whole 12 cup pot. Way too much I know. I would love to win a Keurig!

  8. Johanna says:

    I drink about 4 a day two in the am and 2 more to keep me up while I help my kids with homework

  9. Tasha says:

    I limit myself to 1 or 2 a day, but I definitely could drink it all day long!

  10. Jen says:

    I drink far to much coffee. About 5 a day

  11. Ashley says:

    I usually drink a cup in the morning, but when it’s fall or summer, I’m all about the flavored coffees… and usually sneak in another.

  12. Shannon says:

    I make a latte at home every morning. Sometimes have a second coffee in the afternoon.

  13. Daisy says:

    Happy Coffee Week! I am a one cup a day kinda person. But if I need an afternoon pick me up, sometimes two. your smoothie looks amazing.

  14. foxyvee says:

    I drink at least two cups a day. One in the morning with breakfast, and one after lunch. Sometimes I will have a cup of coffee in the evening after dinner, but that is mostly on the weekends.

  15. Lauren S says:

    Usually I drink at least 2 or 3 cups.

  16. As a kid I loved avocado and condensed milk milkshakes then I somehow forgot about it, and only recently have resurrected my love for it! Adding coffee is a great idea! I don’t drink coffee everyday – more like once or twice a week, but I do like it 🙂

  17. Kathy says:

    I absolutely LOVE Keurig! I have had every model including the Cuisinart for Keurig but the Platinum is my favorite. When Keurig frst came out I gave it as gifts for everyone in family and have been a fan ever since. Customer service staff are wonderful. I drink 3-6 K cups, mostly coffee but tea too, a day. Last year I convinced my employer to purchase one. The best!

  18. Mary Beth says:

    I am a 2 cup person usually. A Keurig would make those 2 cups even better!

  19. Jen says:

    I drink one – two cups of coffee a day-usually iced!

  20. Melissa says:

    I drink at least 2 cups of coffee every single morning and depending on the day, another 1-2 cups in the afternoon.

  21. LisaE says:

    I drink about 4 cups in a day. And I do have to say, I was both intrigued and slightly grossed out by the coffee/avocado mix. I’m going to try it, because your recipes have never steered me in the wrong direction!

  22. Ali says:

    I usually have 2 – 3 cups of coffee a day

  23. Robin W. says:

    I would love to win a Keurig!!! I drink a minimum of 3-4 cups of joe a day!!

  24. Stacey K. says:

    I drink one very LARGE delicious cup of coffee a day.

  25. Kathy says:

    I drink at least one cup of coffee a day, but i add a shot of espresso to it, when i drink it out. For good measure.

  26. lena says:

    hi sues, i’m not a heavy coffee drinker, my little gastritis problem seems not very cooperative with coffee but still drinking it once in a while shouldnt be a big deal. Love your coffee avocado milkshake, it already sounds delicious and rich and creamy to me!

  27. kimz says:

    Coffee? At least once a day if not two (or three!).

  28. Stephanie D. says:

    Ah, coffee – my favorite subject! I have about 2-3 cups on a regular day, but more if I have to study or go to class after work. Try adding cinnamon to your cup of joe, it’ll blow your mind!

  29. Suganya says:

    Hmm.. Usually try to stick to one a day.. but end up having 2! 🙂

  30. Emily says:

    I usually like to stick to one cup in the morning; however, as the semester advances I notice a positive correlation between my workload and caffeine consumption. Midterms are next week, so I’m at about 3 cups right now.

  31. Ally says:

    I tend to make a 4-cup coffeepot full at a time (but not each day), so it averages out to maybe 2 cups a day. If I didn’t have to clean out the filter, it would probably be more!

  32. Kristin says:

    I’m usually a one cup a day person, but living in the land of Starbucks I often pick up a second up while I’m out and about in the afternoon.

  33. Christina says:

    I always forget to post about these holidays, too, because I find out about them late.
    I’m intrigued by this shake. I love coffee, and the idea of using avocados in a sweet manner is very interesting. I know the avocado takes on whatever flavor it’s paired with. Very cool.
    I estimate that I drink up to six cups a day when I have a coffee pot, or 2-3 with a French press.

  34. Shannon says:

    I have worked myself down to 1 a day (grad/law school had me me pretty out of hand). I actually love the Keurigs for their hot chocolate capabilities too:)

  35. joan says:

    At least three!

  36. Lee says:

    Great giveaway!
    I drink 2+ cups of coffee a day.

  37. I start every day with an XL coffee from Dunkin Donuts. On days when I work from my office rather from home, I get another for lunch. LOVE my DD coffee … and the fact that it now comes in K-Cups. Would be great to score a Keurig to go in my new apartment. Thanks for the opportunity! 🙂

    And by the way, I used to be a strictly Orville Redenbacher kinda gal, but Newman’s makes good popcorn too!

  38. Lauren says:

    i drink 3-4 cups of coffee each day. delicious!

  39. At least one cup a day. More if its, “one of those days”.

  40. Judith says:

    I am cutting down. 1 cup a day — sometimes 1 regular and 1 decaf! I love Keurig!

  41. Nicole says:

    I drink one extra large homemade iced coffee every day 🙂

  42. Nicole says:

    I am now following on fb with my blog pace & personal account 🙂

  43. Nicole says:

    I now follow you on twitter @wonkywonderful

  44. Christina says:

    Hi. I am a coffee lover extreme. I drink coffee everyday. I drink coffee throughout the day. A minimal of 3 cups to a max of what is required to get me through my day. Liked you on Facebook and Tweeted about the contest. Thanks for the opportunity!

  45. two ingredients i wouldn’t have put together but i’m intrigued! i drink coffee about once or twice a week–the days i really need it 🙂

  46. LaurenL says:

    Two cups max. One hot and one iced at work.

  47. This milkshake looks incredible! And I normally have one (large) iced coffee a day.

  48. Meagan says:

    I drink at least two cups a day. My hubby is a coffee-aholic though and drinks usually three to four cups a day. 🙂 Love our Java!

  49. Shelley says:

    I have a cup on my (long) T commute to work and then have another cup at work. On the weekends, it’s easy to finish off a pot in the morning while enjoying a late breakfast and taking life a little slower.

  50. Molly says:

    I definitely have between 2-3 cups of coffee every day, if it’s a realtively calm and quiet day. The longer the day and the more stress, the more coffee!

  51. Ashley Bee says:

    I drink 3 or more per day. I need it to get through my day!

  52. what an incredible milkshake! i am loving it!

  53. Eileen says:

    At least a cup a day!

  54. Sleepyheadedmom says:

    I drink about 2 cups a day.

  55. Andreea says:

    one cup in the morning and maybe one after lunch during the week and multiple during brunch since who can say no to free coffee refills 🙂

  56. Molly says:

    5… At least- and after scrolling through all the other entries feel like that may seem excessive… But I have a 4 month old – and he’s not really sleeping!!

  57. Mandy says:

    I drink 1-2 cups of coffee each day.

  58. Kate says:

    On an easy day, one cup of coffee will do me just fine. On my days where I’m up at 5 am and in front of a screen all day (today, yikes) it can take up to 4 or 5 cups before I start functioning.

    Maybe this milkshake will give me a good enough protein kick to not need so much coffee!

  59. kim says:

    I drink 1 cup of coffee every day.

  60. Ellen Renee says:

    I drink 1 iced coffee daily and will try to drink tea (Earl Grey at the moment) if I need a hot drink.

  61. Ashley says:

    One cup of coffee, but it is a really big cup. Without it I can’t keep up with my students.

  62. jane says:

    I drink 2 cups in the morning, unless I go out and get a treat in town…. but the coffee-maker would be for our volunteer fire department!

  63. coffee and avocado sounds like a combination to try! Cool!

  64. Marc Chammas says:

    2-3 cups/day

  65. Manda says:

    On a regular day, I drive one cup of coffee while I’m getting ready. Weekends are another story. Yesterday my roommate and I went through two pots of coffee.

  66. Cindy says:

    2-3. Sometimes 4, but don’t tell.

  67. Amy says:

    I usually drink two cups of coffee each day!

  68. Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen says:

    Some days it’s 5 cups, some days it’s zero. No pattern 🙂

  69. Michelle says:

    I drink 3 cups of coffee in a day. One in the morning to keep me going for the whole day’s house chores, one in the afternoon for my “me time” and one at night for bonding time with my hubby. I also love avocado milkshake, it’s actually one of my comfort food when I was young. And putting them together would be amazingly delicious. Thanks for the idea!

  70. Jessica says:

    Only 1, but I have a newborn so I could drink it all day!

  71. Casey says:

    1 a day

  72. Andrea says:

    I drink no cups of coffee a day, but I do love coffee ice cream and other coffee flavored treats. I have heard good things about Keurig for hot chocolate and hot apple cider.

  73. Sarah L says:

    I usually drink 2-3 cups of coffee a day, but it hasn’t been very appealing while pregnant.

  74. Krista G. says:

    3 cups….every single day!

  75. LisaR. says:

    I Love Love coffee! I drink 2 1/2 cups per day: 1 at home b4 work, 1 at office in morning and about 1/2 cup in afternoon to keep me going.. btw – I love Avocado too.. I had a taste of avocado every day during pregnancy. I WILL be trying the Coffee Avocado Milkshake-looks yummy!

  76. Carol says:

    A minimum of 3!

  77. Jen B says:

    At least 2!!!

  78. Alison says:

    I only drink tea, but my husband and daughter each have a cup in the morning and a cup in the afternoon

  79. Sarah W. says:

    I drink 1 every day – 2 if I really need it!

  80. Kristin says:

    I try to keep it to 2 but there are days that number creeps up!

  81. Marie H. says:

    1 Starbucks venti skinny cinnamon dulce latte for the commute; 3 Keurig brewed cups at the office and a cuisinart grind and brew cup to get me through helping with math homework 🙂 Totalish= 5

  82. Harmony says:

    I drink 3 -4 cups a day

  83. I drink about 2 med/lg per day. I love coffee so much that I drink it black.

  84. Audrey says:

    I got married in January, and one of my top registry items was a Keurig- sadly, it didn’t happen, but I persevered 🙂 I still drink 2 cup a day, with french vanilla Coffee Mate.

    Also, my husband has been baking your pumpkin pie bars every fall for the last few years, and it’s getting to be that time again- thanks for always adding more pumpkin to my fall! Love your site, have for years.

  85. Shannon says:

    that looks fantastic, although i might make mine sans coffee 😉 i don’t drink it, so please don’t enter me in the giveaway!

  86. Steve says:

    Love avocado and coffee, never thought to put them together. I usually have one or two cups a day, usually from a Keurig!

  87. joan says:

    I love coffee and I love avocado, but together??? It reminds me of the reeces peanut butter commerical. I love chocolate and I love peanut butter, but together.( google commericial as you are too young for it) Maybe I’ll try this!

  88. Tracey c. says:

    I drink one cup of coffee at home before work and then pick up a medium iced coffee at dunkin donuts on my way into work. Full on caffeine addict.

  89. Staci A says:

    I usually only have one cup. Unless it’s been a rough day!

  90. Bill says:

    I limit myself to 2 daily

  91. This recipe looks awesome (I’ll be pinning it right away)! I drink one GYNORM cup in the AM.

  92. Sarah says:

    One, but a big one!

  93. Ann says:

    I have 2 hot cups in the morning and one large iced in afternoon!

  94. Jamie Brigham says:

    I drink 1-2 cups of coffee per day. I love my coffee with chocolate powder, I always keep some on hand.

  95. Eve says:

    I drink one cup of coffee in a day

  96. Vanessa says:

    I have 2 cups in the morning, and an occasional cup in the later morning/early afternoon.

  97. Rita says:

    I can drink a six cup pot of coffee every morning easily, and if I start lagging later in the day I may grab a latte with an extra shot.

  98. Lauren says:

    two large ICED coffees every day!

  99. Diane says:

    2-4 cups in the morning.

  100. Elin says:

    I usually only drink one cup during the day because work keeps me on my feet a lot and I don’t get to enjoy as much as I’d like. However, I still consider myself an addict, because without it, I get major headaches.

  101. Amanda says:

    Good days mean I stick with just one. Crazy hectic day means there is an average of three consumed. I love coffee.

  102. Christina says:

    One (small cup) a day keeps the sleepies away!

  103. Linda says:

    Did not become a coffee drinker until I was in my late 50s and now have it every day. Love flavoered coffees. Love Avacado so can’t wait to try this shake. I also liked you on Facebook.

  104. i drink 1 cup a day… very very occasionally two, if i stop by a coffee shop later on.

  105. Lexi says:

    I drink one coffee a day, on average, though sometimes on the way back from lunch, I will stop at Starbucks for a second, but in that case, it’s one of floofy icey drinks 🙂

    There is a McDonalds in my building at work, so I am most often there for Newmans! Also, agreed- the oatmeal they have is pretty good! They had a banana blueberry oatmeal recently, but apparently it was temporary, which is sad, bc it was SO good!

  106. Dee says:

    I drink one cup of coffee in the morning 🙂

  107. Mercedes says:

    2-3 cups. Usually one in the morning before I go to work and one or two later in the afternoon depending on how much the kids in my class have worn me out!

  108. Katie B. says:

    I drink about 2-3 cups of coffee a day 🙂 I brew my coffee every morning (although I set it up the night before) and then sometimes I grab another to keep me going.

    Love your blog! xo

  109. Debbie says:

    Oh, I love coffee and I drink about 5 cups a day!

  110. Karen says:

    I drink 1-2 cups of coffee a day. I love Keurig, one cup at a time. I think McDonald’s Newman’s own is the best coffee. 🙂

  111. Julianne says:

    Great giveaway! I am a one cup of coffee kinda gal.

  112. Elaine says:

    a cup a day pour moi! 🙂

  113. latanya says:

    one cup a day

  114. Kelly P says:

    One or two a day!

  115. Kelly P says:

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  116. Kelly P says:

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  117. Lara says:

    1-2 –> I love my coffee!

  118. Deborah says:

    2 cups a day…sometimes more.

  119. katherine d says:

    4 cups a day!

  120. katherine d says:

    i like you on fb

  121. Rebecca says:

    I drink 1 cup a day, in the morning… unless it’s a really hectic bad day & then I’ll treat myself to a nice cup of coffee from a local cafe.

  122. Renee says:

    I drink 2 cups of coffee a day.

  123. Christina says:

    one extra large coffee in the morning for me!

  124. jessie says:

    I drink 2 now that I breastfeed but I used to drink up to 5 a day prebaby.

  125. Tina B says:

    Oh, about 4 plus a fabulous Baileys, coffee, frappacinos at night:)

  126. Patti B says:

    One cuppa joe each morning, baby (with 2 tsps coconut oil added for the good fat!)

  127. Kaitlin M says:

    I don’t actually drink coffee, but I drink at least two cups of tea a day.

  128. Kaitlin M says:

    I liked you on FB

  129. Abby says:

    2 cups every day…and you wouldn’t want to be around me if i didnt!

  130. Danielle T says:

    i have 1 or 2 cups a day

  131. meredith says:

    I usually have 2 cups per day

  132. Stephanie says:

    I don’t drink much coffee on a day to day basis, but I probably would drink more if I had a coffee maker! 🙂

  133. Thomas Murphy says:

    I drink 2 cups of coffee a day

  134. Lindsay says:

    One! But its a good one 🙂

  135. Aqiyl Aniys says:

    I think I need to try this. I didn’t have luck with the lack avocado shake I made.

  136. April says:

    I love this! The avocado really makes it sooooo smooth and creamy, and it fills you up – perfect for breakfast on the go!

  137. I am totally into this! I never would have thought to blend avo in my coffee, but it sounds like a super healthy way to liven up my breakfast of choice. 😉

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