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Papaya Shake - Papaya Smoothie

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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.

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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 can either serve this papaya shake as a drink, snack or as an after-meal dessert — just like you enjoy mango lassi or mango mastani after an elaborated Indian meal. 

Whipping up this delightful papaya shake is super quick and easy, requiring just some handy ingredients. All you need is 5 minutes to make this amazing papaya milkshake recipe. 

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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.

two tall papaya shake filled glasses kept on a gray plate along with rose syrup glass and pink straw

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 shake, papaya milkshake, or even a papaya smoothie.

This shake is prepared by blending chilled papaya, milk, sugar, rose syrup, cardamom, and vanilla ice cream 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?

You would love this papaya shake because this is not a regular papaya milkshake — it is something much more than a shake. It has extra sweetness, nuts, and ice cream. What’s there not to love?

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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.

two tall papaya shake filled glasses kept on a gray plate

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:

  • Cashew Milk  

  • Coconut milk  

  • Unsweetened almond milk  

  • Unsweetened soy milk

a female holding a papaya shake glass in one hand and a pink straw with other hand

What are the ingredients needed to make Papaya Shake?

Papaya Shake is made with 7 very simple ingredients. These are:

  1. Papaya cubes

  2. Chilled milk

  3. Vanilla ice cream

  4. Sugar

  5. Cardamom powder

  6. Rose syrup

  7. Nuts and dried fruits (almonds, cashews, tutti frutti, raisins, glazed cherries)

a hand holding vanilla ice cream scoop over an empty transparent glass

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. 

rose syrup being poured with one hand and other hand holding a spoon with nuts on a papaya shake glass

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 7. If you don’t find rose syrup, then you can make your own homemade rose syrup. It’s very simple. Or you can replace the rose syrup with rose water or a few drops of rose extract.

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.

closeup of papaya shake topped with tutti frutti and glazed cherry

Papaya Shake - Papaya Smoothie [Recipe]

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This super indulging, delicious, and rich papaya shake or papaya milkshake tastes like a drinkable dessert. A perfect treat for a hot day.
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(Rating: 4.9 from 4 reviews)

Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
7 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Drinks Indian 4
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
575 calories 1

INGREDIENTS

For Papaya Shake
  • 2.5 cups papaya
  • 2.5 cups chilled milk
  • 3 tablespoons rose syrup
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 3 scoops of Vanilla ice cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped almonds & cashews
  • 1 tablespoon Raisins
  • 2 tablespoons tutti frutti
For Serving
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Rose syrup
  • Chopped nuts and raisins
  • Tutti frutti & glazed cherries

INSTRUCTIONS:

How to make Papaya Shake
  1. Slice the papaya in half, then scoop out the papaya seeds with a spoon.
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  2. Peel and cut into cubes.
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  3. Add papaya chunks, chilled milk, rose syrup, sugar, cardamom, and vanilla ice cream to a blender jar.
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  4. Blend until smooth.
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  5. Add chopped almonds & cashews, tutti frutti, and raisins to the blender. Stir until combined.
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  6. Add a dollop of vanilla ice cream to 3 tall or 6 small glasses.
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  7. Fill the glasses with the prepared papaya shake.
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  8. Drizzle with rose syrup. Then top each glass with chopped nuts, raisins, tutti frutti, and glazed cherry.
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  9. Enjoy immediately.
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NOTES:

  1. This recipe makes 3 large or 6 small servings.
  2. You can easily double or triple this papaya shake recipe.
  3. For this papaya shake, you can use freshly cubed or pre-cubed papaya chunks.
  4. For this papaya shake, I would recommend using about a 1:1 ratio of milk and papaya.
  5. If you don't find rose syrup, then you can make your own rose syrup. It's very simple. Or you can replace the rose syrup with rose water or a few drops of rose extract.

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