vanilla bean shake
16 Oct, Emma Wilson, 1445

Vanilla Bean Shake Recipe | Taste the Summer Differently

Vanilla Bean Shake:

Creamy and smooth, vanilla bean shake is likely to be the most-cherished milkshake across the world. It is a quick and heavenly dessert; you can treat yourself to any time. The classic vanilla bean milkshake recipe is simple and tastes excellent. Delicious and creamy filled with vanilla goodness; this shake will leave you lip-smacking.

What is a vanilla bean?

Vanilla bean is actually a fruit of a special sort of orchid plant of the genus Vanilla. It grows in a skinny, long dark brown pod. Vanilla plants grow in tropical climates like in Mauritius, Mexico, Uganda, Indonesia, Tongo, and Comoro. Over half of the globe's vanilla supply comes from Madagascar. This magical bean is used and liked almost throughout the world. The beans induce real vanilla flavor to a variety of desserts, sauces, frostings of desserts, ice cream, syrups, and beverages.

They require a special condition to develop and grow and cautious taking care to flourish. Once grown and collected, they also need to be processed, dried, and then matured. After so much care, we receive the end product that we use in baking and other desserts. This implies the original, whole vanilla beans are one of the costly and royal ingredients in our kitchens. And they give us a rich, extraordinary fragrance in return. The beans used in this special Vanilla Bean shake recipe will give it unique, rich, and warm, and fully incorporated vanilla flavor.

Vanilla Bean versus Vanilla Extract:

Vanilla bean has a dense and rich flavor than the vanilla extract. One vanilla bean is generally equal to around three teaspoons of vanilla extract. Thus, in case you are utilizing it as a substitute in some recipe, you may need only a portion of vanilla bean in place of the extract.

Let's learn the best way to make Vanilla bean shake. This smooth and creamy treat couldn't be simpler!

Easy Vanilla bean shake recipe:

If you love ice cream (and who does not!?) and own a blender, you can make this easy vanilla bean milkshake at home in less than two minutes. It will not only save you money and time but will prove better in taste, hygiene, and nutrition. Furthermore, you can get all innovative with extra toppings and additional flavors.

This quick and simple vanilla bean milkshake that we specifically love is basic and consistently tastes fantastic.

Best Way to Make Vanilla Bean Shake:

  • Cooking time: Zero minutes
  • Preparation time: Ten minutes
  • Total time: Ten minutes
  • Serves: Four persons
  • Dessert course: Drinks
  • Cuisine: American

This simple yet tasty dessert requires just three ingredients. (Fourth is optional)

  1. One cup of good quality vanilla ice cream
  2. One cup of full-fat milk or creamer
  3. One vanilla bean, cut in half lengthwise
  4. Four, five store-bought cookies of your choice (optional and recommended)

Method and directions:

  1. In a blender, put together scoops of ice cream and creamer (or milk).
  2. With the tip of a knife, scratch away vanilla bean seeds and put it into the blender.
  3. Blend for a few moments until smooth and creamy. Do not over blend as it will get runny.
  4. Pour into four glasses. It is better if the glasses are pre-chilled. (See tips)
  5. Top with meringue treats whenever wanted.
  6. Insert straw and serve.

Vanilla Bean Shake Nutritional Information:

Vanilla shake is nutritious and healthy. Its nutritious value can be further enhanced by adding different toppings, chia seeds, flax seeds, etc. Its nutritional information is given below.

For one serving:

  • Total Calories: 600 calories
  • Carbohydrates: 68 grams.
  • Fiber: zero.
  • Fats: 33 grams.
  • Proteins: 10 grams.
  • Vitamin C: Two percent.
  • Vitamin A: Twenty percent.
  • Sugar: 62 grams.
  • Iron: Two percent.
  • Calcium: Twenty-five percent.

How to make milkshakes thick and creamy? 

What's better than a milkshake that is smooth, creamy, and thick? Here are a few of our tested tips to achieve the desired shake consistency.

  1. It is ideal to use full-fat, full-cream ice cream. That is what makes the bean shake richer and thicker.
  2. Add milk that is barely enough to smoothly blend the shake. Do not add extra. The shake will get thin and too runny.
  3. For an even significantly thicker shake, substitute milk with heavy whipping cream
  4. Ice cream shakes tend to melt quickly after blending. So it is better to making serving arrangements (like putting the glasses and setting the table) before making the shake.
  5. One more thing that is important is to keep your empty serving glasses in the freezer to get chilled before serving. Ten minutes at least. That will help to keep your ice cream remain frozen for longer after blending.

The Best Milkshake Toppings for Vanilla Bean Shake:

You can add some fascinating toppings to make this classic vanilla bean milkshake more wonderful. Either you can finish it off with some heavy whipped cream, or you could propose a variety of toppings as well as let your guests choose. The options are unlimited:

  1. Cinnamon Powder: A pinch of powdered cinnamon would give a pleasant flavor to the milkshake.
  2. Cookies: Or on the other hand, you can place an essential cookie to add crunch to the shake. This includes butter crunch, kit kat, oreo, birthday sprinkles, chocolate chips.
  3. Syrups: Strawberry, caramel, hot fudge, blueberry, pineapple, peanut butter.
  4. Nuts: Roasted and crushed almonds, peanuts, fragmented walnuts.
  5. Fruits: Any fruit of your choice, blueberries, strawberries, bananas, cherries chunks.
  6. Candies: chewy candies, sprinkles, crushed peppermint candies, chocolate chips, nutty spread chips, squashed peppermint candies