Sapodilla fruit is also known as chiku or chikku or chikoo. It is very sweet in taste and a mouthwatering summer fruit. Most people love this fruit to eat directly when it is perfectly ripe. But it is often used to make chiku shake (chikku milkshake or chikoo milkshake).
This chicku shake is one of the most common & very popular milkshake available at a juice shop during summer days. Perfectly ripe chikku is so aromatic & flavorful, that is why it often brings water in chiku lover’s mouth. Do you belong to that category? Ha Ha!
Chikku milkshake! Chikoo milkshake! As the name suggests its main two ingredients are ripe chiku and milk. Though I have witnessed little variation in the taste of chiku shake at various fruit juice stalls in the city. Some people add vanilla essence to this chikku milkshake whereas some people love to have chikoo milkshake with honey. I personally enjoy chiku shake with full cream milk and topped with vanilla ice cream. But when I make this at home then I normally do not add ice cream because it will lead this item to high-calorie milkshake.
Though this time I have not any plant to make chikku shake because it is already summer ended and monsoon has come. So good chikku fruit is not available in the market. But this time one village person was selling ripe chikoo in our locality. Perhaps it grew at their own plant or somebody else at their own village, that is why she was selling this at a very low price. I bought twelve chikoos for only Rs 30. Normally, it should be around Rs40-50 in the market. We ate some of those directly but I used two chikku to make chikoo milkshake. It was really awesome and super delicious. I felt really refreshed and energetic after having a glass of chikku shake (or chikku milkshake/chikoo milkshake).
Chiku shake/chikku milkshake/chikoo milkshake recipe
- 2 chikoo/chikku/chiku
- 1 glass chilled full cream milk
- ½ tsp vanilla essence
- 2 tsp cashew paste
- 1 scoop vanilla ice cream, optional
- 2 tsp sugar
- Peel skin of chiku fruit, remove seeds
- Add everything in a blender then blend it to make an awesome milkshake
- Pour this in a glass and add ice cream on the top, optional, (I do not prefer)
- Serve this cold