How to make Chikoo Milkshake – for those hot summer days.
Chikoo Milkshake recipe | Sapota Milkshake – This easy milkshake using Chikoo or Sapota is a perfect beverage for a hot a day or if you want a dessert alternative for Lunch or Dinner. Follow along with step-by-step recipe along with photos.
Chikoo or Sapota is a pulpy fruit that is grown in abundance in India – it is primarily a summer fruit but now they are available throughout the year because of hybrid farming. Sapota is a fruit that we loved as kids. Its pulpy interior is a different taste compared to other fruits out there – it has a malty taste but very sweet (when fully ripe). And not to mention it is a popular fruit variety for making milkshake and smoothies. You can almost find in the menus of Juice shops in India. So we wanted to recreate one of our favorite milkshake recipes with one of our favorite fruits.
We’ve used ripe Chikoos here (what we call the country or nati varieties). And instead of regular sugar we’ve used Brown sugar, which is slightly healthier. You can also use powdered Jaggery if you want an even healthier sugar substitute. If you want to completely skip sugar that shouldn’t take away the sweetness but it wouldn’t taste the same as using Sugar (or a sugar substitute). Also the milk we’ve used here is a low-fat version but you can use regular milk. However, this needs to be refrigerated for it to be used in the milkshake.
Chikoo Milkshake for Kids and Toddlers – Is it ok for kids?
This is a baby / kid / toddler-friendly milkshake – Chikoo is high in Vitamin C and the milk brings in the Proteins. And the final combination is something kids will love. Make sure you consult your pediatrician if you are looking to give this to your baby. (especially if the baby is under 18 months old).
You can bring down the refrigerated milk down to room temperature and then serve it to kids -, especially young toddlers. Also, you can vary the quantity of milk – we like to keep it pulpy for kids so we’ll use about 10% lesser milk than what you would use otherwise. Also, keep a separate batch of Sapotas – so that you can easily customize it for kids.
If you’d like to further enhance this for kids or toddlers, you can increase the amount of dry fruits, raisins and dates (optional). The idea here is to serve them a fun milkshake that is healthy and fun to drink, and eat!
In fact making a milkshake can be a good activity for kids – Involve them (depending on the age of the kid) in creating this Chikoo milkshake. They can help remove the pulp or even mash them (before it goes into the mixer). You can also teach them how to pour the milkshake into tall glasses or have them add the dry fruit garnish. We think involving kids and family will add so much fun and love to the final dish!
Choosing the right Chikoo for the Milkshake
Choosing the right Sapota is key here – Unripe or semi-ripe Sapotas will actually spoil the overall taste since they are low on sweetness and have that unique flavor when they are not fully ripe. Overripe Chikoos are ok to use since they provide the flavor and sweetness to the milkshake. The kind of sugar that you use shouldn’t alter the overall taste of the milkshake – the Chikoos have a strong overbearing taste and the sugar will only enhance it. You can substitute regular milk with Almond milk or Soy Milk but this will definitely alter the taste. However, any of the milk substitutes should still be yummy to drink!
When to serve this Sapota Milkshake?
You can make this Sapota or Chikoo Milkshake any time of the day. We served this along with Dinner, more like a dessert 🙂 Milkshakes are generally heavy on the stomach so it is not generally recommended to serve it before a meal, rather it needs to be served during or after a meal.
We’ve also added chopped nuts and dry fruits to bring a crunchy texture to the milkshake. We first run the mixer with only the Chikoo Pulp, and then add in Milk and run the mixer again. This ensures an even mix and consistency. Here, you can choose to grind it fully or leave a little pulp – again, it depends on how you like it. We like a little pulpy (like our kids) so that we can enjoy eating the Sapota while also drinking the milkshake. If you want to enhance this milkshake, you can add either Mangoes or Bananas and make it a combo milkshake.
Check out other Juice and Milkshake recipes:
- Aamras recipe – the best sweet side-dish in the world 🙂
- Mango Milkshake – Why limit to only Chikoo Milkshake? Combine this with a Mango Milkshake
Other website and blogs where you can check out Chikoo/Sapota Milkshake variations:
So go ahead and grab those Chikoos – time to create some delicious Sapota/Chikoo Milkshake. Let us know your feedback.
Recipe for Chikoo Milkshake (or Sapota Milkshake), below.
Chikoo Milkshake | Sapota Milkshake Recipe
- 4 nos chikoo also called Sapota
- 2 tablespoon brown sugar or Powdered Jaggery
- 1.5 cup milk Refrigerated Milk (for about 2 hours) or Refrgerated and cooled to room temperature if you're serving it to kids / toddlers
- 2 tablespoon Almonds or Badam, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoon Cashew nuts chopped
- 1 tablespoon Raisins optional
- 1 tablespoon Dates dry dates, chopped