Go coconuts over Thai Coconut Shake! It is a perfect drink to cool you down on a hot day. If you are in Thailand, you can find it almost everywhere such as street vendors and restaurants.
What Is Thai Coconut Shake
Coconut Shake is a delicious tropical drink that stands out from other regular milkshakes. It is prepared by blending toasted coconut, milk and ice cream with added sugar in. In Thailand, they would add the flesh of fresh coconut, but if you can’t find any, you can buy some shredded coconut from your nearest convenience store.
Sprinkle some on top as garnish and also if you need a trick to make the shake thicker, add in some shredded coconut. If you are not able to find any near you, you can easily make it on your own without too much time or effort. All you need is a blender and the ingredients mentioned, and you can treat yourself with a blast of coconut goodness.
There is no one right way of making Thai Coconut Shake. It all depends on your taste and preferences whether you want it thick or light, sweet or natural.
Today, coconut contributes a huge chunk to Thailand’s economy. Thailand is the sixth-largest producer of coconut in the world, according to the United Nations. In that so, they have taken measures to put some restrictions on how much coconut products are being made to conserve its national treasure.
Tips For Making a Great Thai Coconut Shake
- The fatter, the better. Always use full-fat coconut milk for your recipe. If you use a low-fat version, you would not taste anything. One useful tip is to freeze your coconut milk into the ice cubes, then you can blend it to make a cold mix.
- Add in your ice slowly and mix it well until you get the consistency you want. You don’t want to drown out the taste of your coconut shake.
- You can skip the sugar. Since you are already adding in ice cream into the mix, there is no need to add in sweetener. In Thailand, they would put in sugar syrup, but you can change it according to your taste.
- Make sure you have a strong blender. It should be able to blend ice easily without breaking down. If you can, invest in some quality, top-tier blender.
Nutritional Information For Thai Coconut Shake
Coconut milk in itself contains high saturated fats and it is no secret that it is quite high in calories. However, it is quite rich in vitamins and minerals but it all depends on what form you are getting it. Thai Coconut Shake should not be mistaken for a healthy drink. Since some recipes even include ice cream, you might as well consider it a dessert and should not be consumed every day.
Where To Find Thai Coconut Shake
Not ready to make your own? You can just head to these places we have found to sell these delicious shakes. Get on a road trip to Melaka for the best coconut shake. Head to a place named Klebang Coconut Shake for a refreshing taste before you go sightseeing in Melaka. If you don’t want to head too far off the tracks, you can try the coconut shakes by Desa Pandan Coconut Shake for only RM3.50.
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