Spike Mendelsohn's Avocado Shake
A New Twist on Milkshakes
Spike Mendelsohn was 13 years old when he had his first real experience in the kitchen, putting his feet to the fire by filling in for a missing sautÃ© cook at the height of the evening rush in his parents' busy restaurant. Born in Montreal and trained in classic French cuisine in restaurants around the world, Spike has opened a new restaurant, Good Stuff Eatery, featuring his own personal weaknesses -- handmade hamburgers, handcut fries and handspun milkshakes in an environmentally friendly atmosphere.
Spike was also a competitor in Season 4 of "Top Chef" where he made it to the final five.
Peel each avocado, discarding the pits, and put them into a blender. Process until finely chopped, about 2 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients, reserving 2 1/2 tablespoons chopped cilantro for garnish.
Blend well until smooth, about 1 minute. Pour into four 8-ounce glasses and garnish each with 2 teaspoons chopped cilantro.