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Indulgent Moroccan Avocado Milkshake (ZaaZaa)

This avocado milkshake is a Moroccan street food classic …

Looking for the ultimate summer treat? This Moroccan Avocado Milkshake, also known as ZaaZaa, is the perfect mix of refreshment and indulgence! The creamy and luscious treat will surely make your taste buds happy, leaving you craving for more. Whether you’re a fan of avocados or simply looking for a sweet, exotic drink, this recipe is a must-try!

And the best thing – it couldn’t get any simpler. With just a handful of ingredients and a blender, anyone can whip up this milkshake. This avocado milkshake allows you to enjoy a creamy indulgence you’re craving, without spending hours in the kitchen.

You can make this avocado milkshake with just a handful of ingredients …

The creamy and nutritious avocado is the star ingredient of this milkshake. Avocados not only contain high content of healthy fats, fiber, and various essential nutrients. They also provide a smooth and velvety texture to the milkshake while imparting a mild, buttery flavour. Ripe or even overly ripe avocados are great use for this milkshake. Simply throw them together with whole milk and dates and you’re all set.

Take your avocado milkshake to the next level to treat yourself extra well …

(you deserve it)

In classic Moroccan street food style, this milkshake if often prepared with Oreos or Kinder Bueno (in which case: no need for the dates). This leaves your drink on the indulgent side, because you deserve it! But also a pinch of ground cinnamon or cayenne pepper can add a delicious, spicy twist. Don’t be afraid to get creative and make this recipe your own!

Bring a piece of Moroccan culture in your home with this avocado milkshake…

ZaaZaa has its roots in the vibrant and diverse Moroccan culinary heritage and is a common street food treat in the country. It showcases the country’s love for blending traditional flavors with unique ingredients, often adding a sweet touch. In Morocco, avocados are highly valued for their versatility, and Moroccan cuisine uses them in both sweet and savory dishes.

So, while enjoying this milkshake, imagine yourself strolling through the bustling streets of Marrakech, indulging in the rich flavors and aromas of Moroccan cuisine. Whether you’re hosting a Moroccan-themed gathering or simply seeking a refreshing treat, this avocado milkshake will get the job done!

If you want to fully immerse yourself in Moroccan culture, why not try out these simple stuffed dates or Harira, a traditional lentil soup?

Here a a couple of other recipes you might be interested in:

Moroccan Avocado Milkshake (ZaaZaa)

Moroccan Avocado Milkshake (ZaaZaa)

Zaazaa is a refreshing yet very indulgent avocado milkshake or smoothie that is commonly found as street food in Morocco. We used dates and honey instead of sugar. The blended result is a smooth and creamy drink that is both healthy and delicious. Zaazaa is a perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day and is a popular choice for a quick and satisfying treat.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: Moroccan
Keyword: avocado milkshake
Servings: 2 servings


  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 400 ml milk (whole; a creamy/rich plant-based milk should also work)
  • 5 dates, pitted
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Optional: Oreos or Kinder Bueno (in this case, use no or fewer dates)


  • Cut the avocado in half, remove the core and take out of peel. Add all ingredients into your blender or food processor. Blend until creamy. Enjoy!

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Made with love by Katja & Youssef | 2023