Moroccan Avocado Milkshake Quick, easy, and nutritious, this creamy avocado milk is a great drink to be served at Ramadan iftar tables, snack time, iftar, or as a treat for guests. Dried fruits or nuts may be added for texture and flavour.
Moroccan avocado milkshake
It is a creamy and nutritious avocado smoothie traditionally blended with milk, avocado and sugar.
It is a very popular drink in Morocco, especially during Ramadan when mixtures of juice and shakes of all kinds are served at iftar.
During other times of the year, Moroccans may serve avocado milkshakes to family or guests as a refreshment, along with nuts, dates, and dried fruits. You will also find it available in restaurants, snack bars, bakeries and juice stands.
Avocado shake is healthy and delicious
If you’re used to using avocado only in salads, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the smooth texture and delicious flavor of this avocado shake. Even people who usually don’t like avocados on their own tend to enjoy this smoothie.
Avocado milk is also healthy and nutritious, as avocado is full of fiber, potassium, and monounsaturated fatty acids.
In addition, avocado can help lower cholesterol, and it is a good source of vitamins E, C, B6 and K.
Tips and differences
For additional health benefits in addition to texture and flavor, dried fruits such as dates or figs are sometimes blended into Moroccan avocado smoothies.
Although it is not very popular in Morocco, fruits such as bananas, apples or mangoes can also be added. Or consider mixing in a little vanilla to complement the drink’s creamy flavour.
Make sure to choose fresh, ripe avocados for the milkshake. I find that a very soft ripe avocado to use in a salad gives the best flavor.
Avoid avocados that are too hard or overripe. Both can give an unpleasant flavor to the shake.
The size and ripeness of the avocado will determine the amount of milk and sugar you add. For a medium-sized avocado, plan to use 2 or more cups of milk or a non-dairy alternative such as almond milk.
The recipe reflects the fact that many Moroccans tend to prefer their drinks on the sweet side. I recommend sweetening to taste, adding sugar or honey in small increments.
Allow time to cool, or blend in a few ice cubes for immediate serving.
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What does avocado taste like?
This depends on your taste. Some people describe avocados as having a mild nutty and buttery flavor. Others say they have a bit of an eggy or herbal flavor. Ripe avocados tend to have a slightly sweet aroma.
How do you know when an avocado is ripe?
A ripe avocado will produce a little gentle pressure. However, they should not feel soft or mushy. If the avocado is too hard, you can speed up the ripening process by placing it in a paper bag with a banana or apple for a day or two.
What is the best milk to use with an avocado milkshake?
Whole milk gives the richest, creamiest flavor, but you can use any dairy or non-dairy milk to make an avocado smoothie or shake.
How do you open or peel an avocado?
To open an avocado, cut the circumference of the avocado lengthwise, making sure the knife reaches into the cavity. Twist or separate the two halves from each other. Remove the pit, then use a spoon to scoop out the avocado pulp from the skin.
Moroccan avocado milkshakes are enjoyed all over Morocco, especially during Ramadan nights. They are thick, delicious smoothies made from ripe avocados and milk with sugar or honey for sweetening.
Change up your avocado milkshake by mixing in dried fruits or nuts. Non-dairy milk can be used in place of regular milk
Best chilled service.
Ingredients for creamy avocado milk
- 2 to 3 cups of milk – or non-dairy milk
- 1 medium size ripe avocado
- 2 tablespoons sugar or honey – or to taste