Thai fruit shakes

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Thai Strawberry Fruit Shake side

Quick! Into the sunshine, it has finally arrived! I had to prepare my feet to embrace the sunshine, removing the chipped varnish I put on months ago and slipping into some sandals. I’m glad I did, because it’s so warm out there. Iced drinks are a must and I’ve been waiting to post this recipe for a week or so. I had to do some research and it was pretty tricky trying to find info, but I think I’ve cracked it and I’ve been slurping down on these for several nights. They’re so quick to make and so few ingredients – sometimes the simple things in life are the best!

Thai Strawberry Fruit Shake top down

When I was travelling through Thailand these were a total diet staple, attempting to keep me cool in the hot and humid conditions. You can mix up a fruit of your choice, my favourite being strawberry or apple, add some sugar syrup and ice and blend into a tasty slurpy.

In some versions, like apple or pineapple flavour you don’t use the milk, just ice, sugar syrup and fruit. I bet you could slip a little shot of your favourite tipple too if you really wanted!

Thai Strawberry Fruit Shake side

Sugar syrup is made by putting 1 part sugar into 1 part water and simmering gently for 5 minutes. Let it cool and you can store it in a sealed jar in the fridge.

{Serves 2}


  • 12 strawberries, stalks removed
  • Large tumbler ice
  • 120ml evaporated milk
  • ¾ soup ladle sugar syrup (or to taste!)


  1. Slice the strawberries
  2. Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend for a few seconds. If you have a ice blending function on it, use that. Check the sweetness is to your liking. If not, stir in a little more sugar syrup.
  3. Pour into glasses and serve with a wide straw!
  4. To make an apple version, peel the apple and slice, then put in the blender with the sugar syrup and ice.
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    4 Responses to “Thai fruit shakes”

    1. Ooh evaporated milk fruit shake? Yum! Perfect for this sunny weather :-)

    2. Stephanie says:

      That looks so tasty! I’ve never tried evaporated milk in a smoothie before but I bet it adds a little bit extra

    3. Miss South says:

      These sound deliciously refreshing, and look stunning. I want those glasses. And where did you get pink sugar?

      • Becs says:

        haha those glasses are just from TK Maxx! The pink sugar is called sanding sugar – I bought mine from the US but you can buy it over here too (probably have to order it online though)

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