Are you tired of the same old milkshakes and looking to tantalize your taste buds with something unique and nutritious? Look no further! This dry fruit milkshake is not only a delightful treat but also a powerhouse of essential nutrients. Whether enjoyed as a snack or dessert, this delightful concoction is a surefire way to add a burst of flavour and nutrition to your day.
So, what are you waiting for? Gather your favourite dry fruits and treat yourself to a sip of indulgence that’s as good for your body as it is for your taste buds!
INGREDIENTS USED IN DRY FRUIT MILKSHAKE
Dry fruits, including almonds, cashews, pistachios, and dates, are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They provide a natural sweetness and a delightful crunch to your milkshake, making it a healthier alternative to sugary snacks.
I am using Amul full fat milk in this dry fruit milkshake. If you want you can use plant based milk also like oat or almond milk.
Ice makes the milkshakes frothy and thus I like to add it in this dry fruit milkshake. If you want you can also skip this ingredient but it will result in a different texture. It will still be super tasty!
Saffron is known for its vibrant color, distinctive flavor, and numerous health benefits. When added to a dry fruit milkshake, saffron helps in flavour enhancement, aroma, colour, etc .
WHICH MILK IS USED FOR MILKSHAKES?
You can use whichever milk you have on hand for this dry fruit milkshake but they will taste a little different depending on which one you use. Whole full fat milk or oat milk will be extra creamy, whereas thinner milks like almond milk, toned milk or cow milk will have less of the thick consistency, but may save you a few calories!
TIPS TO MAKE DRY FRUIT MILKSHAKE
Soak the Dry Fruits:
Soak the dry fruits (like almonds, cashews, and dates) for a few hours or overnight. This not only softens them but also makes them easier to blend, resulting in a smoother milkshake.
Choose a Variety of Dry Fruits:
Use a mix of dry fruits for a well-rounded flavor. Almonds, cashews, pistachios, and dates are popular choices. You can also add walnuts or figs for additional richness.
Select the Right Milk:
Choose the type of milk that suits your taste preferences. You can use regular dairy milk, almond milk, soy milk, or any other milk alternative. Each type of milk will impart its unique flavor to the milkshake.
Adjust the sweetness according to your taste. You can use honey, sugar, or other sweeteners. Start with a smaller amount and add more if needed, as you can always adjust later.
Add a Flavor Twist:
Enhance the flavor by adding a touch of cardamom powder, cinnamon, or vanilla extract. These spices can complement the natural sweetness of the dry fruits.
If you enjoy a chunkier texture, don’t blend the dry fruits completely. Leave some small pieces for a bit of crunch. If you prefer a smoother consistency, blend until you achieve a velvety texture.
Infuse a few strands of saffron in warm milk before adding it to the blender. This adds a luxurious color and a subtle floral flavor to the milkshake.
For an extra refreshing milkshake, use chilled milk and add ice cubes during blending. This makes the drink cool and satisfying.
Garnish the milkshake with finely chopped or slivered dry fruits for added texture and visual appeal. A sprinkle of chopped pistachios or almonds on top can be both aesthetically pleasing and delicious.
HOW TO STORE THIS DRY FRUIT MILKSHAKE
Although I always advice everyone to consume the milkshake as soon as they are prepared as afterwards the ice cubes also make the milkshake watery and diluted, and they taste best just after they are made but if you want to store it, place it in the fridge in an air-tight container and it’s pretty much done!
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EQUIPMENTS USED TO MAKE DRY FRUIT MILKSHAKE
To mix all my ingredients together in, I’m using blender which is super easy to clean and handle, which makes my process totally hassle free!
- 10 almonds
- 10 cashews
- 10 pistachios
- 5 dates, deseeded
- 1+1/2 cup cold milk
- Pinch of saffron
- ¼ tsp cardamom powder
- Take a bowl and add hot milk and deseeded dates and dry fruits in it along with saffron and cardamom. Let the dates soak in hot milk for 30 mins till they become soft.
- Add this mixture into a blender and blend till everything comes together and there are no big chunks of dry fruits remaining.
- Pour it in a glass and refrigerate for atleast 30 mins. Serve chilled.
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