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Custard Apple and Dragon Fruit Milkshake Recipe

I’d not tried custard apples before and thought it would be interesting to make something with them.  I was a little unprepared for how it actually needed to be prepared, but the taste was very custard/banana cross like.    Custard Apples need to sit until they become soft to the touch.  In most other fruit, the same effect would have me reaching to throw the fruit in the bin.   Don’t put them in the fridge as they don’t do well if they are too chilled.

The fruit seems squidgy and slimy as you remove the seeds and does look rather unappetising like that.  Don’t worry though, as putting it into milkshake makes for a perfect consistency.

Custard Apple

Dragon Fruit is one of my favourite fruits, so it was an easy choice to try adding that to a new shake style drink.

Dragon Fruit 2

Out of 5 of us, only littlest was not keen, so it was a success.  Littlest was put off by the seeds from the dragon fruit, though I suspect the milkshake would have been slightly more tart without it.  Some children might prefer a little syrup added to the milkshake to make it sweeter, but for us, it was fine simply with fruit and milk blended.

Custard Apple and Dragon Fruit Shake

Lesley S Smith
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Beverage
Servings 6


  • 4 Custard Apples
  • 2 Dragon Fruit
  • 3/4 Litre Cold Milk


  • Peel and take out the seeds of the custard apples.
  • Peel and chop the dragon fruit.
  • Put the fruit into a blender with enough milk to make up to approximately 1.20 - 1.50 litres in your blender and blend until smooth.
  • Keep your milkshake in the fridge. We prefer to put ours in the freezer for half an hour before we drink it as the kids prefer the slightly thicker consistency.


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Fair Trade Banana Milkshake Recipe with added Marshmallow, Maltesers and Strawberries

Littlest came home with the instructions to make a fair trade recipe and have it typed up, cooked at home and to take a photograph to school of them making the said item.  Needless to say I had one night warning, so it was off to the local Co-op to see what they had in stock.

In the end, it boiled down to chocolate, coffee or bananas, so we skipped the coffee and went for strawberries, bananas and maltesers.

Fair Trade Banana Milkshake

Lesley Smith
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Shake, Smoothie
Servings 6 - 8


  • 4 Bananas Fair Trade
  • 25 g Brown Sugar Fair Trade
  • Maltesers Fair Trade
  • Milk To make up to 1.5 Litres in Blender
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • 500 g Strawberries


  • Get all your ingredients together and get a knife and chopping board ready.
  • Peel and chop up your bananas.
  • Add the bananas to the blender and then top up with milk until it reaches the 1.5 litre mark.
  • Crumble in the sugar.
  • Blend for 3 minutes using a hand blender or a machine.
  • Pour into glasses and add in a couple of maltesers and the marshmallows on top.
  • Wash the strawberries and cut in the centre at the bottom to let them hang over the end of the glass to decorate.