Chickoo Milkshake is a thick and creamy smoothie. This dessert drink is naturally sweet because of chickoo, making it the best fruit for milkshake recipes.
This is my favorite milkshake ever since I was a little girl. Chickoo was the only fruit I ever ate in childhood, there my mom had no choice but to make a milkshake of it. Even when we went to restaurants, I would always end my meal with a Chickoo milkshake. Yum! I loved this shake mainly because it was super rich, thick and creamy. It truly was one of a kind. You can know my fondness for this fruit from the fact that I have nicknamed my younger brother ‘Chickoo’ and that is what I call him till date!
Indians call this fruit chickoo. This fruit is also known by many different names across world like sapote, noseberry, sapodilla plum, chico sapote etc. The origin of this fruit is in Mexico and Caribbean. Thanks to Spaniards who bought this fruit to Indian sub-continent. And after which it became a native fruit in India that everyone loves. This fruit is easily available in India and is also one of the cheapest. This fruit comes with a huge seed in it which I always dreamt of sowing and growing my own chickoo tree.
Chickoo is naturally sweet due to natural sugar fructose and sucrose and hence its energetic too. It has natural dietary fiber that helps improving tummy health and fight with constipation and other digestion related problems. Chickoo is considered to be good for lactating mother as well due to essential nutrients and carbohydrate. It also helps in pregnancy by overcoming nausea and dizziness. This fruit has a lot of minerals including calcium, iron and phosphorous. Hence its good for bones and helps in strengthening them. Thankfully everyone can afford this delicious healthy fruit.
The recipe to make this lip smacking milkshake is an effortless process. This fruit is not that commonly available in the US. I picked up a frozen bag of fruit from the Indian market. It works just fine for the recipe. In a blender, add chickoo pieces, milk, vanilla extract and sugar. Blitz to make a creamy milkshake. The trick is to add more chickoo pieces in the mix to give it the required thickness and creamy texture.
Pour in serving glass and serve chilled. Drizzle some chocolate sauce over it for a more enhanced taste.
Chickoo Milkshake is like comfort food. Even today whenever I am sulking or missing my home, KR makes me this drink to uplift my spirits. This reminds me of my dad so much. Whenever we wanted to have a heart to heart conversation, we two would take off to a nearby juice stall and discuss life over a Chickoo Milkshake! This post is dedicated to the first man I ever loved – My dad. Thanks dad for giving me so many wonderful memories that will last for this lifetime.
- 3-4 chickoo fruits
- 1.5 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanila extract
- 1 tsp sugar
- Chocolate sauce (optional)
- In a blender, add chickoo pieces, milk, vanilla extract and sugar. Blitz to make a creamy milkshake. The trick is to add more chickoo pieces in the mix to give it the required thickness and creaminess.
- Pour in serving glass and serve chilled. Drizzle some chocolate sauce over it for a more enhanced taste.
- You can use fresh or frozen chickoo for this recipe.
- Use Almond milk/Soy milk to make this drink vegan.
KR and I love to begin our weekend with a cool milkshake on most Friday evenings post dinner. That is our way of winding up and kick starting the weekend. While most do that with a wine, we being teetotalers (I may occasionally sway away from that), we do it with a milkshake or a mocktail. Some drinks that you may like as well are Amortentia, Vegan Figs Chocolate Coconut Milkshake, Chocolate Brownie Milkshake, Rambutan Rose Lassi and Cherry Vanilla Protein Shake.
If you do try this recipe, please do share it with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. This will keep me motivated to develop more interesting recipes. Click a pic and post it with the hashtag #cookiliciousveg . I would love to see your pictures on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!