Chickoo Shake or Sapodilla Shake

When it comes to milkshake, I know what exactly I want, my all time favorite: Chickoo shake…

Sapodilla or sapota or chickoo, is a fruit with exceptionally sweet malty flavor, its flavor closely resembles to that of caramel. This is widely found in India, Mexico and Central America.

In India, Chickoo shake is commonly found on the milkshake menu. With this one on the menu, I never had to think twice on which milkshake to order. In fact, there was a milkshake shop near to my house in Kerala and I was a regular customer. On my way back from college I used to buy chikoo shake almost everyday. I was literally addicted to this shake. Also, chickoo trees are commonly found in most of the houses in Kerala.

Seeing my love for this fruit, my mom planted a tree on the backyard of my Kerala house and I felt extremely happy to hear from her that it has started to yield fruits. However, in the US, this fruit is not available. Only place where this fruit is available is in Indian stores, that too frozen ones exported from India.

The fresh ripe fruits tastes incredibly sweet, it can be eaten just like that or made into milkshake. I always end up making milkshake out if it. I just blend the chikoo with milk and sugar and the shake tastes extremely delicious. Most of the milkshake shops in India add vanilla ice cream as well. This enhances the taste of the chickoo shake greatly.

Just the chickoo when blended with milk and sugar made the milkshake unbelievably creamy and sweet. You’ll be surprised to see the creamy constituency of the shake as if it has heavy cream added in it.  Now, this is my husband’s favorite milkshake too.

Where to buy chikoo in the US?


  • In the US you could find frozen ripe chikoo in almost all Indian stores. You could use this to make the milkshake.

Chickoo Shake:


Ingredients:

  • Chickoo, ripe – 8 slices, defrosted if using frozen or use fresh

  • Milk, chilled- 2 cups
  • Sugar- 3tsp
  • Vanilla extract- 1/2 tsp (optional)

Instruction:

  • Blend the chickoo, milk, vanilla extract and sugar in a blender until the chickoo has blended well and the shake turns creamy.
  • Pour into a milkshake glass and serve immediately.
  • You could even add vanilla ice cream, ice cubes etc.
  • For a healthy version: avoid the ice cream, it tastes delicious even without the ice cream.

Tips:

  • If using frozen chickoo, defrost the chickoo in the microwave for 10-15 seconds or until it is no longer hard or you could keep it outside for few minutes to defrost.

 

Chickoo Shake or Sapodilla Shake
 
Ingredients
  • Chickoo, ripe - 8 slices, defrosted if using frozen or use fresh
  • Milk, chilled- 2 cups
  • Sugar- 3tsp
  • Vanilla extract- ½ tsp (optional)
Instructions
  1. Blend the chickoo, milk, vanilla extract and sugar in a blender until the chickoo has blended well and the shake turns creamy.
  2. Pour into a milkshake glass and serve immediately.
  3. You could even add vanilla ice cream, ice cubes etc.
  4. For a healthy version: avoid the ice cream, it tastes delicious even without the ice cream.
Notes
If using frozen chickoo, defrost the chickoo in the microwave for 10-15 seconds or until it is no longer hard or you could keep it outside for few minutes to defrost.

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