Summer is here and it’s milkshake time! A summer without milkshakes is the case of absolute blasphemy in my opinion. The market has a whole new assortment of year-round and seasonal fruits on display and it’s really hard to resist buying loads of these colorful, fragrant and wildly succulent gifts of nature. I try to make milkshake recipes with as many fruits as possible, creating interesting combinations.
When it comes to milkshake, I have one rule – Lots of fruits and just enough ice cream and milk. Besides, I make sure not to add any extra sugar because the ice cream already has plenty of sugar. Nevertheless, sometimes fruits are as sweet as you would like them to be. Also, there are some fruits that are rich in flavor but have an extremely subtle taste. In that case, adding honey is a wise way to sweeten things up. Usually, just a ¼ tbsp. per serving does the trick. Milkshakes taste better when they are thick and luscious. When you can comfortably sip a thick shake through the straw, you know it’s the right consistency.
If you are looking for Nutribullet recipes, this is one of them. I bought a Nutribullet recently and I have been using it for making summer drinks. It’s a pretty nifty gadget and a great addition to my kitchen and I hope to try many more Nutribullet recipes. However, if you haven’t gotten your hands on this baby yet, you can prepare this milkshake recipe in your regular blender.
Choosing the Fruits
If you are making a milkshake with more than one fruit, make sure you pick the right ones. Their flavors should complement each other instead of one flavor overpowering the other. A fruit such as fresh figs in this recipe adds a dimension to the milkshake. The seeds lend a grainy texture, which I really like. The same goes of chikoo or sapodilla.
Peeling the Figs
Figs have hair-like structures on their peels, which can give you a bad throat. They do fall of when the figs are really ripe. But I think the peel should not be a part of the milkshake recipe because it has a bitter-ish taste. I highly recommend peeling the figs before tossing them in the blender so that your milkshake tastes as amazing as it really should.
Health Benefits of Figs
The fig fruit has at least a dozen of health benefits. There is a strong correlation between minerals and blood & heart health. Regular consumption of figs is moderate amounts helps enhance the insulin release function, thanks to the minerals like magnesium, copper and potassium. They keep the heart health and also keep the blood pressure in check. The anti-oxidants curb the free radicles, which helps prevent cancer. Figs work wonders for the skin, eyes and bone health. Not to mention their high-fiber content that keeps your tummy healthy.
How to Make Fresh Figs and Banana Milkshake
- Fresh figs – 8, peeled
- Banana – 1 medium, diced
- Milk – 1 cup, chilled
- Vanilla ice cream – 1 cup
- Honey – ½ tbsp or to taste
- Peel the figs and bananas. Dice them roughly and add them to the nutribullet jar.
- Blitz them for a couple of seconds. Then add ice cream and milk. Blend it one more time.
- Taste the milkshake. If it’s just right, it’s ready to be served. If not, add honey, ½ tbsp or to taste and blend it for a couple of seconds.
- Figs and banana milkshake is ready.
- Serve immediately. Enjoy.
Fresh Figs & Banana Milkshake Recipe with Step by Step Pictures Below
Prepare the ingredients for the milkshake; 8 figs, 1 medium banana, 1 cup milk, 1 cup vanilla ice cream, and honey.
Peel the figs and bananas. Dice them roughly and add them to the Nutribullet jar.
Top the fruits with ice cream, milk, and honey. Blend it till its smooth.
Figs and banana milkshake is ready.
Serve immediately. Enjoy.