Southeast Asian–Style Pawpaw Shake

Throughout parts of Southeast Asia, avocado shakes are a refreshing way to beat the heat. Like avocados, pawpaws have a smooth creaminess. Bring home a few this fall to use in a simple shake or to eat fresh out of the skin.
By / Photography By D. Lucas Landis | September 01, 2013


Place the pawpaw, milk and sugar in a blender and blend for 1 minute. Pour into a chilled glass and grate nutmeg on the top.



  • ½ cup pawpaw flesh (seeds removed)
  • 1½ cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (or to taste)
  • Whole nutmeg for grating
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