1/2 cup fruit (frozen works best, or just add a few ice cubes)
1/4 cup prepared pudding OR 1/8 package pudding mix
1/2 cup milk, any kind (3/4 cup if you’re using pudding mix)
You can use any combination of fruit and pudding flavors. Two of my favorites are dark chocolate pudding with raspberries and lemon pudding with blackberries. The shake pictured above uses peaches and vanilla pudding. If you’re making it for dessert, add more pudding and less milk to make a thicker treat.
—> Budget-friendly Tips
- Bananas are very inexpensive and make a delicious, smooth shake ingredient paired with almost any pudding flavor.
- Inexpensive boxed pudding mixes, individual pudding cups, and homemade pudding all work, with adjustments. Use whatever is most affordable for you.
—> Health-friendly Tips
- You can use skim milk or soy milk, as well as sugar-free pudding.
- Add any supplement to make the recipe healthier. I often use this granola-flavored vitamin shake mix in this recipe.
—> Kid-friendly Tips
- Serve like a diner-style milkshake with a swirl of whipped cream and a cherry on top.
- You can sneak veggies into this recipe! I know firsthand that a little shredded carrot is undetectable in a well-blended peach shake, and even spinach leaves should be hard to find in a chocolate, blackberry, or blueberry shake.