Coconut Milkshake: Inspired by our favourite Thai restaurant, made with just three simple ingredients -coconut milk, ice, and condensed milk.
These coconut milkshakes are a real family favourite around here. They’re really simple to make with just three ingredients. You’ll love them.
Today I’m joining in with some of my favourite bloggers to bring you lots of fun Summer drink ideas as part of the Seasonal Simplicity Summer Series. Be sure to check out all the links to their great recipes at the end of this post.
We love to go out for Thai food. It’s a favourite of all of ours. We love curry, we love the spring rolls, we love the cashew chicken. But my girls and my husband especially love the milkshakes.
One day we were eating in the restaurant, instead of taking out like we often do, and we ordered coconut milkshakes. Just beside us in the small restaurant at the little front bar the lady made our coconut milkshakes and I was very surprised at what she put in them…and what she didn’t put in them. Only three simple ingredients were used. She added coconut milk, ice, and sweetened condensed milk to a blender. That’s it.
So when we got home, we had to give them a try. We didn’t know the exact quantities of ingredients, so it took us a little experimenting to come up with our own recipe that was as good as theirs. And we got it!
We use regular full-fat coconut milk in our milkshakes. The fat content helps create a wonderful creamy thick milkshake. Make sure you give the can a bit of shake to mix it up before removing your coconut milk, so that the coconut cream is all mixed in. This gives an amazing creamy texture to the milkshake. The unsweetened coconut milk has its own natural sweetness. But we’re upping the sweetness with some sweetened condensed milk.
Can I Substitute Light Coconut Milk?
We recommend using the full fat coconut milk for this recipe. It helps add a rich texture and helps to create a very creamy coconut shake. You can substitute a light canned coconut milk for a lighter version, it just won’t have the thick texture that full fat coconut milk gives to this coconut shake recipe.
Sweetened Condensed Milk
Our sweetener is sweetened condensed milk. You can adjust the amount to your personal preference and sweet tooth. If you like it sweeter, add a little extra, if you like it less sweet, than add a little less sweetened condensed milk. This is such a great sweetener. It adds a bit of a caramel note to the milkshake. It also adds to the creaminess, and thickness of the finished coconut milkshake recipe.
One of the things I love about this great recipe is that is that the ingredient list is all things you can have on hand. Keep a can of coconut milk and a can of evaporated milk in your pantry. If you have ice cubes in your freezer you can make this recipe that the whole family will love any time you want. It’s perfect on a summer day, or to go with take out Thai food. This recipe is so easy and with not much effort you can be enjoying it. No need for coconut ice cream, fresh coconut flesh, homemade coconut milk, frozen banana, or coconut extract like other complicated milkshake recipes. Just three simple ingredients that you usually have on hand, make this the best, easiest coconut milk shake recipe ever.
Do I Need A Blender?
You will need a blender to make this recipe. One of the main ingredients is ice and the best way to turn it into a milkshake is to use a high-speed blender. Any regular blender should work well. Be sure to add the coconut milk and sweetened condensed milk to the blender jar first, and the ice on top for the best results.
- 4 1/2 cups of ice
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 cup condensed milk
- To make the milkshake, combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until completely smooth.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 468Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 26gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 132mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 0gSugar: 42gProtein: 8g
Adult Cocktail Version
For a special adult version, try adding a shot of rum. Yum. Make it as above and leave a little room in your glass to stir in a shot of rum as very yummy alcoholic version. This is one of my favourite great options for a party.
Want to turn this into a yummy protein shake? Just add your favorite protein powder in with the rest of the ingredients into your high speed blender. Try vanilla protein powder for a vanilla coconut milkshake. You could also make it into a coconut chocolate shake with chocolate protein powder, or cacao powder. Try your variations like a coconut mango milkshake or strawberry coconut milkshake or coconut banana shake with the addition of different fruits.
This yummy and easy coconut milkshake is the perfect drink if you want something cool, sweet, and refreshing. It’s lighter than a regular milkshake with all the rich coconut flavor than any coconut lover will love. It’s a great way to make an easy delicious food accompaniment, that everyone will love.
With an easy coconut milkshake recipe like this, life really is a party!
Today I’m joined by some of my blogging friends who are also sharing their summer drink recipes with you!
Just click the links below the images to be taken to their post…
Sugar Free Raspberry Syrup Gin Soda Cocktail – The Happy Housie
Salty Dog Grapefruit Cocktail – Jenna Kate at Home
Blueberry Lemon Summer Cocktail – My 100 Year Old Home
Easy Summer Cocktail Recipe – Modern Glam
Simple Mojito Recipe – Inspiration for Moms
Summer Tropical Berry Slushie – Cassie Bustamante
How to Make Whipped Coffee – She Gave it a Go
Avocado Banana Smoothie – Dans le Lakehouse
Coconut Milkshake – Life is a Party
Lemonade Float Bar – Clean & Scentsible
Peach Ice Tea – Paint Me Pink
Peach Lemonade Spritzer – Nick and Alicia
Kitchen Bar & Free Margaritas – My Sweet Savannah
Strawberry Lemon Tea with a Hint of Mint – Amber Tysl
Summer Beer-Ritas – This is Our Bliss
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