Raspberry CheeseShake

It’s time for another Instagram challenge! This time it is sponsored by the very amazing Hautes Cuisines in collaboration with The Wonky Stove and Havoc In The Kitchen. They asked us to create a dessert drink. At first I was wondering; isn’t any sweet drink considered a “dessert drink”? Then my mind drifted… I think I should turn a classic dessert into a drink to win me some creativity points. Strawberry Cheecake? But strawberries are not in season here in Egypt. Crème Brûlée? Because it’s one of my favorite desserts.. But that would just be a boring yellow custard drink with a crackly burnt top. It can be fun to play with in styling, but what about Matcha Crème Brûlée? To add an extra bit of color..You know what.. I just cannot get the image of the Strawberry Cheesecake shake (or Strawberry CheeseShake) out of my head. I will just have to spend a little more money and go for Raspberries!! Katching!

There are two ways to prepare this recipe: The ‘yummy way’ and the ‘healthy way’. All you need to do for the healthier version is substitute a few of the ingredients for healthier ones. Please bear in mind that the healthy version will be less creamy and somewhat more runny than the ‘f*ck the diet’ version.

  • You will need (yields 2 servings):
    • 1 cup cold milk (use nut milk if you want)
    • 4 scoops vanilla ice-cream (use greek yogurt for healthy version with a splash of vanilla)
    • 2 Tbsp sugar (use double amount of honey for healthy version)
    • 50g cream cheese (omit completely for healthy version, sorry no CheeseShake today!)
    • 100g fresh or frozen raspberries
    • 1 cup ice cubes
    • 2 digestive biscuits (crushed)
    • whipped cream, raspberry sauce and fresh raspberries for garnish (optional)
  • Method:
    1. Put all of the ingredients in a blender apart from the digestive biscuit and garnishes (if you are using any).
    2. Pulse a few times to crush the ice into smaller pieces.
    3. Blend for a couple of minutes until thick and smooth.
    4. Pour into your favorite dessert glasses, garnish and enjoy!

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