This is the BEST shake I think I’ve ever made. It’s cold, creamy, nutty and sweetly spiced. Even though my spiced pistachio shake recipe calls for “fall spices” like cardamom, ginger and cinnamon – please trust me when I say, you will feel completely refreshed after just a few sips!
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 just 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, Rasmalai, Thandai and homemade nut milks (almond or coconut).
You can make this with the milk of your choice. I have made this on multiple occasions – using whole milk for my husband and coconut/almond milk for myself. You can’t go wrong. I did have a few sneaky sips from my husband’s cup though and well, I have to say – if you can tolerate dairy – try this with whole milk. It’s super rich and very dessert-like.
I hope you make this drink very soon! August’s brutal 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.
- 2 cups milk of choice
- ⅓ 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.
I’ve teamed up with a bunch of other bloggers today to share recipes for summer drinks! There are lots of options for both boozy drinks and non-alcoholic bevvies. You can check them all out here: