When you buy a $20 jackfruit what you will do? You want to save every bit of it and enjoy. I did that too. I made Jackfruit muffins, Jackfruit pudding, and a jackfruit milk shake. I didn’t used any ice cream in it as jackfruit and milk are itself creamy and delicious.
In my hometown Trivandrum, during the summer months we used to drink different types of fruit drinks to cool down from the heat. Royal milk shake, Sharjah shake, jackfruit milk shake, pineapple milk shake are some of them. I miss Nongu/Ice apple drink which my dad used to buy for us during its season. When I visit India, I would like to try and let my kids experience the tastes. These drinks have lot of nostalgic memories attached to it. Normally these recipes don’t contain any ice cream. They freeze the milk and use it in the recipe. I didn’t do that in my jackfruit milk shake.
Jackfruit is largest tree-borne fruit native to south and southeast Asia, but is also cultivated in Central and South America, as well as Hawaii, California and Florida. If you can get hold of it, please try it even though cleaning them is little work but worth all the effort. Here is link how to clean the whole jackfruits.
I used chilled milk and some ice cubes and jackfruit along with Nectiva to make this drink. Nectiva was used to sweeten up a little, you can increase the amount if you want sweet drink. I only made two servings.
My hubby who was skeptical about this drink also gave warning that don’t spoil this expensive fruit. I told him don’t worry it will taste good. He agreed with after the first sip.
Look for HEB or Asian store to buy fresh jackfruit. You can try it with canned Jackfruit too, but do not use any additional sugar. Here is the recipe let know how it turned out for you.
Jackfruit milk shake
- 10 jackfruit pieces Fresh/canned
- ¾ cup milk
- 1 tsp Nectevia |Stevia Infused Agave Nectar/ your favorite sweetener
- Process everything in a blender to smooth consistency and enjoy
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This is Swathi ( Ambujom Saraswathy) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.