Dry fruits milkshake recipe

By Swasthi on August 9, 2022, Comments, Jump to Recipe

Dry fruits milkshake recipe – Healthy, creamy and delicious milkshake made with various dry fruits and nuts. This makes a great nutritious Breakfast or after school drink not only for kids & toddlers but even for the grown ups. I often make Badam milk, masala milk and this dry fruits milkshake for my kids. One cup of this shake provides a good amount of protein and calcium needed regularly for the growing kids.

dry fruits milkshake recipe

If you have fussy kids who do not like to eat breakfast then you should try this as a breakfast drink. It will keep them active and the tummy full for several hours.

This is a great drink for those fasting during festivals, for pregnant women and for those preferring quick healthy no cook breakfast options.

To make dry fruits milkshake, I have used pistas, cashews and almonds. To sweeten the drink, I have used medjool dates and figs. Do not use sour figs as they disturb the tummy. Various dry fruits and nuts used here provide different nutrition to the body.

If making for toddlers, make sure you soak the nuts for at least 3 to 4 hours. Soaking nuts enhances the bioavailability of nutrients and will be easy for digestion.

Almond skin contains tannins which restricts the body from absorbing the nutrients in almonds. So peel & discard the skin after soaking. If you do not have much time, then soak them in hot water for 10 mins and peel off the skin.

Health benefits of dry fruits milkshake

  • 1. Helps to beat insomnia (sleeplessness)
  • 2. Prevents constipation
  • 3. Helps in healthy weight gain
  • 4. Helps to overcome nutritional deficiencies

Preparation for dry fruits milkshake

1. Add cashews, almonds and pistas to a large bowl. You can substitute any of these nuts with the other. I used about 14 almonds, 10 cashews and 3 tbsps pistas. It gives a thick shake and we love it that way thick and creamy. If you like it slightly thin, then reduce the nuts.

2. Add dried figs to the bowl. Rinse them well before using if they are not preservative free.

3. Pour water just enough to soak them. I used about 1 cup.

4. Soak them at least for 45 to 60 mins. If making for toddlers, soak them for 3 to 4 hrs. If you prefer cold shake, then do chill the milk for few hours.

5. Drain the water. Peel and discard the almond skin. I also partially peel the pistas.

How to make dry fruits milkshake

6. Add all of them to the blender. Add chopped dates. I used 3 large medjool dates which came up to 1/4 cup after chopping.

7. Add cardamom powder. You can skip but it helps in digestion and is cooling for the body. Also it flavors the milkshake.

8. Pour milk just enough to cover the nuts and fruits. I used about 3/4 cup. Adding all the milk at once leave lot of nut chunks, so I add only a little at this stage.

9. Blend it to a smooth puree. If needed you can also add more milk.

10. Pour rest of the milk. Blend until frothy and thick.

11. You can add more milk to make it thin.

Serve dry fruits milkshake immediately.

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Dry fruits milkshake recipe

dry fruits milkshake

Dry fruits milkshake recipe

Healthy ,nutritious and filling dry fruit and nut milkshake. It is good for people of all age groups and can be had anytime of the day.
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Prep Time45 minutes
Total Time45 minutes

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

  • 2 tbsps. pistas (I used 3 tbsps)
  • 10 almonds (badam)
  • 10 cashews
  • 2 dried figs ( dried anjeer, I used 3)
  • 3 dates (chopped or use as needed)
  • ¼ to ½ tsp cardamom powder (elaichi powder)
  • 2 ¼ cups milk (use more if needed)


How to make dry fruits milkshake

  • Soak almonds, pistas, cashews and figs in enough water for at least 45 mins to 1 hour. Soaking gives a creamy taste to the shake. If you prefer cold shake, then chill the milk in the fridge.
  • Peel off the almond skin. Drain the water and add all of these to a blender jar.
  • Add cardamom powder and chopped dates.
  • Pour 1 cup milk and blend them very well to a smooth mixture.
  • Add more milk and blend again.
  • Garnish dry fruits milk shake with sliced nuts.

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.


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NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Dry fruits milkshake recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 178 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 79mg3%
Potassium 343mg10%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 295IU6%
Calcium 216mg22%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Hello Swathi Garu,
I tried this milk shake and our family loved it. My husband just loved it and asked me the recipe also 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing.
Am a follower of your recipes. They are all full proof!!

Hi how can I make dry fruits powder so that I can add it in any recipe, my baby is 1 year old, which food is good for weight gaining, I tried some of your recipes, my baby likes those, carrot milkshake esp.Thank you

Dry Fruit Milkshake Article is Very Good Information Thanks For Sharing .Keep Up the Good Work

Wow.. Cant wait to try it out… But can we have this during pregnancy.. Especially during first trimester?

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Looks yummy. Can I give this daily to my 14months old baby as I also include nuts powder in her diet? If not, then how many times in a week I could offer this. Plz suggest

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It was tasty! Thank you for the recipe.

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My kids loved it. They have it almost daily now. Thanks for all your healthy and delicious recipes