Passion Fruit Creamsicle Shake

Passion Fruit Creamsicle Shake
Staff Writer

Clare Barboza

Passion fruit creamsicle shake.

The first time I had passion fruit I was in Hawaii and ate it right from the tree, where it was perfectly ripe. I fell in love with its beautiful tart and floral flavor. You can usually find passion fruit in Asian markets or specialty food stores. Sometimes it can be a bit on the pricey side, but I think it is well worth it.

While not everybody chooses to eat the seeds, they add a lovely crunch to this shake. If you are using a blender, the seeds will break down, and you can use a straw to drink this shake. If you use a milkshake maker, like I did, the seeds will stay whole and then a spoon will be your best bet. Either way, you are in for a treat!

Excerpted from Malts & Milkshakes, by Autumn Martin (St. Martin's Press, 2013)

Ingredients

  • passion fruits
  • 1/4  Cup  sugar
  • 1/2  Cup  heavy cream
  • scoops vanilla ice cream
  • lightly whipped cream, to garnish

Directions

Halve the passion fruits and scoop the pulp and seeds into a bowl. You should have about 1/2 cup of fruit pulp with seeds.

Blend the passion fruit pulp and seeds, sugar, cream, and ice cream until they are just combined.

Pour into glasses and garnish with whipped cream.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
11%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Carbohydrate, by difference
9g
7%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
45µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
23mg
2%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
6µg
2%
Magnesium, Mg
3mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
28mg
4%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
28mg
2%
Water
19g
1%

Fruit Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Fruit Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.