Today my husband made me a drink known in Morocco as Aser lavoca, or avocado juice. Though it is known as a “juice” in Morocco, it is more closely related to a milk shake in the most literal sense because it is actually made with milk (not ice cream).
Ingredients (makes two large glasses)
One ripe avocado
1/2- 3/4 cup milk
6 ice cubes
sugar to taste
Blend first 3 ingredients above until very smooth. Add sugar in small amounts to taste. Serve and drink! Refreshing and nutritious!
This is a very popular drink in Morocco and variations include apple juice, banana juice, and almond juice. All of these are made in pretty much the same way, though you needn’t add sugar to the apple or banana juices.
You can also get the best orange juice you’ve ever tasted if you visit Morocco. Moroccan orange juice is not made with milk by the way (yuck). It’s just fresh squeezed and served right before your eyes. No water or sugar added. So refreshing!
Do you have a refreshing summer drink you’d like to share? I’d love to hear it!
Image at top of post: Needle felted avocado that I made the other day.