Gourmet Milkshakes to Make at Home
If something fruity and tropical is more your style, you're in luck. Milkshakes are perfect for warm weather or anytime you want to feel that summertime vibe.
You can make a basic vanilla shake and add mango, coconut, papaya or other tropical fruits. Lime is also a great island favorite, and the following milkshake is full of that great, refreshing lime flavor.
Sublime Lime Milkshake
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 scoop lime sherbet
- 1 scoop vanilla ice cream
- Ice cubes (a handful)
In a blender, combine all ingredients. Blend until smooth.
Feel free to get some fancy glasses for your milkshake. It's traditional to serve milkshakes in tall glasses, topped with whipped cream and a cherry.
The original milkshake appeared in the 19th century. It included eggs and whiskey and was considered a "tonic" or health drink. Those early milkshakes definitely wouldn't be considered a nutritious drink today, and modern milkshakes fair no better when it comes to fat, calories, and sugar.
However, there are ways to make a more healthful milkshake. Milkshakes do have the benefit of containing calcium as well as vitamin D. You can sneak in other nutrients if you add fruit to the mix.
Soy is a good source of lean protein. This shake is a lower-fat version of a classic strawberry shake. It includes soy milk in place of cow's milk and fresh strawberries for flavor and fiber. If you're a tofu fan, you know how good silken tofu is for blending in drinks. If you're not sure about tofu, this is a great way to give it a chance!