The ripe avocado is scooped out of the peel and mashed, ideally well enough to remove any lumps:
|Mashed Ripe Avocado|
Then, a spoon or two of sugar is added (I added a heaping table spoon):
|Add Sugar to Taste|
Add a table spoon or so of sweetened condensed milk (yes, it is sweet, but this is supposed to be a pudding; one could omit the sugar and add only the condensed milk):
|Add Sweetened Condensed Milk|
Stir well to mix everything together:
I saved the seed and rinsed it; stuck 4 toothpicks to help balance it over a jar filled with water, so that the bottom of the seed is in the water. Hopefully, in a couple of weeks or so, a root will form and it will sprout and I will have an avocado seedling. Avocado seedlings grown from seeds were quite the rage when I first came to this country and went to university (back in the early 1970s!) Just about everyone had an avocado plant growing in their apartments, I seem to recall.
Maybe, by Christmas, it will grow and I can decorate it, like I did this one, from several years ago.
|O Christmas Tree?|
Dancer seems a bit skeptical about the whole thing, doesn't he? He seems to be saying, "Are you sure it is a Christmas tree?"
I have read that avocado leaves are supposed to be edible (but not for pets! Don't worry, Dancer didn't eat any). Apparently they are used in Central American cooking, but I haven't tried cooking with them.
Maybe you'll try avocado pudding, one day? Have you grown an avocado seedling from a seed?