Spiced Pistachio Shake


Spiced Pistachio Milkshake by Ashley of MyHeartBeets.com

This spiced pistachio shake is the BEST shake I think I’ve ever made. It’s cold, creamy, nutty, and sweetly spiced. You will feel completely refreshed after just a few sips!

This shake calls for spices like cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon. It also calls for nuts. I’m a big fan of adding nuts to milk-based drinks – it adds both texture and richness. And there’s just something about sipping on a cold, nutty, milky drink that shouts summer to me. I think it’s because I grew up in an Indian household, where cold nutty drinks and desserts are “a thing.” To me, summertime means lots (and lots) of Kulfi, RasmalaiThandai, and homemade nut milks (almond or coconut).

Spiced Pistachio Milkshake by Ashley of MyHeartBeets.com

You can make this with the milk of your choice. I have made this countless times, using whole milk for my husband and switching it up between coconut milk or almond milk for myself. You can’t go wrong. I will say, if you can tolerate dairy then whole milk is the way to go; it’s rich and very dessert-like.

I hope you make this drink very soon! Summer heat has nothing on this chilled spiced pistachio shake. Make sure to serve this drink over as many ice cubes as you can fit into your glass.

Spiced Pistachio Shake

Spiced Pistachio Milkshake by Ashley of MyHeartBeets.com

Spiced Pistachio Shake

5 from 4 reviews
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  • 2 cups milk of choice
  • cup pistachio pieces dry roasted and unsalted
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • Pinch of ground fennel
  • Pinch of ground ginger


  • Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until well combined.
  • Pour over ice cubes.
  • Sprinkle with additional crushed pistachios if desired.
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  1. Elizabeth says

    5 stars
    I just made this recipe tonight and it is Delicious! Here is what I did:

    1/2 C pistachio pieces
    1 C almond milk, organic, unsweetened, vanilla flavored
    1 C coconut milk from a carton by So Delicious, organic, unsweetened, vanilla (it’s a nice creamy milk)
    1 TB honey
    Couple drops liquid Stevia
    all spices in the recipe except fennel
    Blended in my blender, poured over ice cubes … yum! and very refreshing! I find if I use Stevia, best to use one other low glycemic sweetener with it. I am sensitive to sugar so that is what I do to minimize amount of sweetener.

  2. consulenza says

    5 stars
    Wow! It sounds so tasty and good! I’m going to prepare it as a “snack” for my customers during my next coming workshop. Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration.

  3. Elizabeth says

    This looks amazing! I recently purchased a bag of cardamom for plum jam and I’m starting to realize it works in a wide varieties of food. Can’t wait to try this!

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