cashew coconut milkshake

Easy-Dessert: Cashew Coconut Milkshake with Dates and Bananas

 

An Easy-Dessert, the Cashew Coconut Milkshake with Dates and Banana is creamy without any cream, and delicious for those dinner nights at home or a weekend dinner party. And its low calorie to boot and vegan.

My Friday night frenzy!

I was running around on a Friday night, trying to get everything ready for the dinner party the next day. My mind was set on these elaborate dishes for the main course that of course took time. So, I knew that I would not have time to make an elaborate dessert too. And when I reflected upon my menu for the evening, I realized that I really wanted a simple dessert. So I set about souring my cookbooks and the internet.

I came across an earmarked page in one of my favorite cookbooks by Michelle Mckenzie (Dandelion and Quince: Exploring the Wide World of Unusual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs). It was a breakfast recipe for Cashew Milk with Oats. I kept staring at it and decided I would convert this into a dessert, because, well, it was really late, my eyes were drooping and I was really tired of looking at recipes. So I soaked a cup of cashews and went to bed.

Success!!!

Next morning when I woke up, with my kids going all wonky in the background, as they do on a Saturday morning (no school, right?!!), I fished out my blender and made the milkshake with just a vague idea that it should come out right. It was delicious! And so thick and creamy and oh so slurp worthy! And I had it for breakfast. It was like having kheer (Indian dessert) without all that stirring. And a perfect end to a perfect meal. My guests loved it!

Try this easy-dessert for those sweet tooth cravings or an after-dinner treat.

If you have more time, try these decadent Caramelized Banana Muffins.

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Easy Dessert – Cashew/Coconut Milkshake with Dates and Bananas
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Resting time
4 hrs
Total Time
10 mins
 

A creamy, delicious and easy dessert that's will make you sllluuurrrppp!

Course: Dessert
Keyword: dessert, easy, healthy, milkshake
Servings: 4 glasses
Calories: 291 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Cashews Soaked for 4 hours or overnight
  • 4 Dates Mejdool
  • 1/4 inch Candied Ginger
  • 2 pods Cardamom Optional: Use only the seeds inside the pod
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Milk thick
  • 2 Bananas frozen
  • 2 Cups Water
Garnish
  • 1 tsp Rose Petals crushed
  • 1 tbsp Pistachios chopped
Instructions
  1. Blend together all the ingredients with 2 cups of water. The milkshake should be thick and creamy. Garnish just before serving with crushed rose petals and pistachios.

Recipe Notes

I like using frozen ripe bananas for this recipe because it makes the milkshake thick, cold and creamy. If you are using fresh bananas, blend it with ice and reduce the amount of water to 1.5 cups.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Dessert – Cashew/Coconut Milkshake with Dates and Bananas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 291 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Sodium 12mg 1%
Potassium 520mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 13g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 0.8%
Vitamin C 6.2%
Calcium 2.7%
Iron 16.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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