Thai fruit shakes
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
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!
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!
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.
- 12 strawberries, stalks removed
- Large tumbler ice
- 120ml evaporated milk
- ¾ soup ladle sugar syrup (or to taste!)
- Slice the strawberries
- 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.
- Pour into glasses and serve with a wide straw!
- 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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