Innovative ideas to create flavored shake

By: samehta s


A flavored shake is a sweet beverage which is made from milk, sugar, ice cream and flavorings or sweeteners such as fruit syrup or chocolate sauce. Milk shakes are usually served in elegant looking tall glasses with a straw. Some of the more popular shake flavors are vanilla, choclate and strawberry. Some restaurants and bars prepare and mix the shake manually from scoops of ice cream and milk in a blender or drink mixer. However, most fast food outlets make shakes in automatic milkshake machines which freeze and serve a pre-made milkshake mixture consisting of milk, a sweetened flavoring agent, and a thickening agent.

Hand-blended milkshakes are quite easy to prepare and can be made from any flavor of ice cream and this allows a greater variety than is available in machine-made shakes. Shake-like recipes using yogurt, crushed ice, and fresh fruit but made without ice cream are usually called smoothies. Some US restaurants serve milkshakes with broken cookies, candy bar pieces, or alcoholic beverages.

Fast-food outlets make shakes using either an automatic milkshake machines or soft serve ice cream mixed with flavored syrups. Several well-known restaurants that draw huge crowds, such as McDonalds, often opt for pre-made shake mixtures that are prepared in automatic milkshake machines. These machines contain stainless steel cylinders with beaters that use refrigeration coils to freeze pre-made milkshake mixtures into a drinkable form. The number of different flavors that a restaurants with automatic shake machines can serve is obviously limited by the number of different tanks in their milkshake machines and thus fast food restaurants usually offer fewer flavors of milkshakes.

There are very small automatic milkshake machines available in the market that can make a single milkshake flavor using a five liter stainless steel tank. Large restaurants offering multiple flavors either use machines with multiple five liter stainless steel barrels or use carbon dioxide-based machines that mix the flavors during dispensing. A few fast-food restaurants use "thick milkshake" machines with single-flavor machines having a 12 liter stainless steel tank.

From a health drink point of view, protein shakes are highly recommended. Your body needs protein for healthy cells, muscles and bones and to provide your body with energy. If you feel you are not consuming enough protein, one good way to supplement your intake is through protein shakes. Add two-to-three scoops of whey protein powder which will give you 30-50 grams of protein. Whey is an excellent protein from cow's milk that feeds your muscles while boosting your immune system.

People quite often ask how to make a thick milkshake, without it being too lumpy or milky. Use premium ice cream, for starters and make sure the milk you use is whole milk, not 2% or skim. Also, you could use less milk and add instead whipping cream (the real whipping cream - not the spray stuff in the can). Make sure the milkshake is really cold when you serve it. Use a blender on a low or medium low speed for a few seconds at a time - just enough to stir things up to achieve a nice smooth texture. If you add a ripe banana while you are blending, the starch from the banana will also thicken a shake. However, along with the contribution to thickness, bananas also add a unique and noticeable flavor. But beware this banana flavor may or may not complement the shake's main flavor.

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samehta is a Copywriter of flavored water.She written many articles in various topics such as flavored shakes, flavored bottled water. For more information visit: www.capellaflavordrops.com. Contact her at [email protected]

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