This super indulging, sweet, delicious, and rich papaya shake tastes like a drinkable dessert. The deliciousness of this papaya shake is just out of this world.
With every single sip of this papaya shake, you experience the mélange of sweet, and aromatic flavors and various textures. A slurp of this pretty pale pink papaya drink would take all your taste senses to the dessert wonderland.
It is enriched with nutty and fruity goodness, flavored with rose and cardamom, and thickened with vanilla ice cream. It’s a perfect revitalizing treat to gulp down on a hot day to keep you nice and cool.
You would go gaga over it even if you are not a fan of Papaya. I myself don’t enjoy eating papaya as a fruit or as a milkshake, but I just love this special kind of papaya shake which is quite popular in the city of Jaipur (India).
This papaya shake tastes nothing like papaya. If someone wouldn’t tell, you won’t even know that papaya is the main ingredient of this milkshake.
This papaya shake is one of its kind, so just make it without any modifications for your family once, and they would want to relish this shake every time you go for papaya shopping.
What is Papaya Shake?
This version of Papaya shake also known as royal pink papaya shake is an Indian-style dessert drink that has a silky smooth texture with lots and lots of nuts and dried fruits in it. You may call it a papaya milk, papaya , papaya milkshake, or even a papaya .
This shake is prepared by blending chilled papaya, milk, sugar, rose syrup, cardamom, and together. Then a generous amount of nuts and dried fruits are added to this shake, so when you devour this shake you get a cream-like and nutty texture in every single sip.
This papaya shake recipe makes the best papaya shake at home.
Why would you love this special papaya shake?
What are the features of Papaya Shake?
This papaya shake:
✓ is loaded with many different textures
✓ tastes like a connoisseur drink
✓ is bursting with exhilarating fresh fruity flavors
✓ is loved by kids and grown-ups alike
✓ is vegetarian and gluten-free
✓ has an aromatic punch from rose syrup and cardamom
✓ is simple and easy to make
✓ is one of the best ways to relish papaya
✓ drinking is an ecstatic experience in itself
✓ is has dried fruits, nuts, and raisins
✓ is blended with a generous amount of vanilla ice cream
✓ makes a wonderful brunch or snack for any time of the year
✓ can also be served as a welcome drink at parties or get-togethers
✓ can also be served as a breakfast, dessert, or a snack
How to make Papaya Shake?
Making this papaya shake is fairly easy and straightforward.
This is how it is done in 4 easy steps:
Step 1: Add papaya chunks, milk, vanilla ice cream, rose syrup, sugar, and cardamom powder to a blender jar.
Step 2: Blend everything well until smooth.
Step 3: Add chopped nuts, dried fruits, raisins and give it a stir.
Step 4: To serve, add a dollop of vanilla ice cream to the serving glass. Pour papaya shake and top with nuts, dried fruits, rose syrup, and glazed cherry. Super yummy papaya shake is ready to devour.
For a full list of Papaya Shake recipe ingredients and step-by-step photo and video instructions, please see the recipe box on this page.
What are the health benefits of eating papaya?
Consuming papaya has a lot of health benefits. Papaya is loaded with many nutrients. Below are some health benefits of eating papaya:
It is rich in antioxidants.
It is high in vitamins A, C, and E.
It has anti-cancer properties.
It is good for heart health.
It fights inflammation, and improves digestion.
It is also good for the skin and eyes.
How to make a vegan papaya shake?
To make a vegan papaya shake, you need to swap regular milk with dairy-free or plant-based milk alternatives. Coconut milk or almond milk tastes best here. Also, replace vanilla ice cream with dairy-free vanilla ice cream.
What type of milk is best for Papaya Shake?
Traditionally this papaya shake is made with regular full cream milk. Fat from the whole milk makes this papaya shake truly taste rich and creamy. But you can also use semi-skimmed milk for making this. Or, you can choose any milk of your choice.
Here are some milk options that taste well in this papaya shake:
Unsweetened almond milk
Unsweetened soy milk
What are the ingredients needed to make Papaya Shake?
Papaya Shake is made with 7 very simple ingredients. These are:
Vanilla ice cream
Nuts and dried fruits (almonds, cashews, tutti frutti, raisins, glazed cherries)
Can I store leftover papaya shake?
Yes you can, but I wouldn’t recommend storing this papaya shake. It loses its flavor and texture after 3-4 hours. So try to make it only when you are planning to drink it.
However, if you have to store it, then you can store it for up to 3-4 hours in the refrigerator. To avoid lumpy texture, make sure to stir it well before drinking.
What are the important Tips, Tricks, and Variations to make this Papaya Shake?
Tip 1. You can also add fruits like bananas, avocado, or mangoes to this shake.
Tip 2. You can easily double or triple this papaya shake recipe.
Tip 3. For this papaya shake, you can use freshly cubed or pre-cubed papaya chunks.
Tip 4. For this papaya shake, I would recommend using about a 1:1 ratio of milk and papaya.
Tip 5. If you are not a fan of sweet drinks, then you can skip the sugar completely. Or you can also use honey, agave, or maple syrup.
Tip 6. Chia seeds, flax seeds, or hemp seeds can also be added to this smoothie.
Tip 8. If you don’t want to add milk to this papaya shake, then you can also use citrus juice such as orange or mandarin juice.
Papaya Shake - Papaya Smoothie (Step-by-step photo instructions)
How to make Papaya Shake
- Slice the papaya in half, then scoop out the papaya seeds with a spoon.
- Peel and cut into cubes.
- Add papaya chunks, chilled milk, rose syrup, sugar, cardamom, and vanilla ice cream to a blender jar.
- Blend until smooth.
- Add chopped almonds & cashews, tutti frutti, and raisins to the blender. Stir until combined.
- Add a dollop of vanilla ice cream to 3 tall or 6 small glasses.
- Fill the glasses with the prepared papaya shake.
- Drizzle with rose syrup. Then top each glass with chopped nuts, raisins, tutti frutti, and glazed cherry.
- Enjoy immediately.