Avocados always make me remember my father’s uncle, Tío Aquiles. The first time I ever tried them was in his house in San Juan, Puerto Rico. One of the most wonderful things about him was his sense of humor and I still remember a joke he told about them. It was right after President Nixon was impeached. One day, as we were sitting at the table eating dinner, he asked ¨How do you say Watergate in Spanish? ‘Agua-gate’!¨
Whether you get the joke or not, there is one undeniable fact. Avocados are delicious, and I remember the ones I ate as a child in Puerto Rico with a special fondness. They were sweet and soft and ripe. It’s hard to find them like that in the United States.
Being a very versatile fruit, avocados make wonderful desserts. Here is a simple favorite that is sure to impress your guests, with the added benefit that your kids are going to love it!