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May 21, 2005

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I absolutely love this idea! I'll be searching for an avocado panna cotta too. I'll let you know if I find one.

Hi Gemma,
I made an layered avocado tomato juice aspic last year and as much as I LOVE avocado, it was just bland. I like the idea of an avocado panna cotta and will keep my eye out for a recipe!

I've been wanting to try something similar for ages, but in lack of a convincing recipe I haven't yet... Your mousse looks so smooth and airy, I shall give this recipe a try soon :)

I would have never thought of an avocado mousse! I too struggle with gelatins. Eek. (I guess because I live newr the desert and it usually just melts away in the heat.)

I will have to give it a try too!

Thanks folks! Yes, I too was sad to find that the avocado taste that I craved had all but disappeared in the final product. If anyone has better luck with an avocado dish in this style, please let me know!

I have been searching for an avocado panna cotta since I had the opportunity to taste one at the Green Zebra, a very fancy (and expensive) vegetarian restaurant here in Chicago. It was absolutely divine.

omg! gemma! i totally wanted to make an avocado panna cotta, too! how FUNNY! but i just couldn't figure out how to add avocado puree to the cream without getting it all chunky clunky. instead, made lime panna cottas and served with avocados on top. then you really get the avocado taste :)

i could eat avocados three times a day....

That was my problem too! It just didn't seem to makes sense with the basic panna cotta recipes I looked at. I know it can be done though! I ate a divine avocado panna cotta in a foofy restaurant. One day. . .

Your panna cottas are so pretty. Nice work!

I too am a fool for avocados. Mmmm..

I found a recipe once in a magazine for an avocado mousse dessert. It was very simple calling for chilled avocado blended with some sugar and heavy cream. Then you fold this mixture into whipped sweetened cream and chill again. It was very wonderful!

That sounds delicious Jessica. Thank you for the recipe. I find gelatin kind of odd, so it is great to know about a recipe that would be similar without it. Thanks!

Avocado panna cotta recipe:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/foodwine/2003754520_avocado20.html?syndication=rss

Enjoy!

You know you can make an excellent avocado smoothie, right? They're very common in Brazil, Kenya, and other far-flung places.

To make, chill the avocado in the fridge. Then just put an avocado, a small amount of milk, and sugar to taste and puree in a blender. Add more milk if it's too thick- though it should have a drinkable, pudding-like consistency.

So avocado-y, so delicious.

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