Chikoo Dates Smoothie | Summer Coolers for kids

Chikoo (aka Sapota in Kannada) is
my favourite fruit of all seasons, mostly summers. I had to eventually consult
wikipedia to know what this fruit is known as in English ! Because for years, I
used to call it Sapota, and my non-kannada speaking husband looked at me when I
said I wanna have this fruit like he hadnt heard of the name at all ! Of
course, this was years ago, when husbands paid attention to all that we spoke
and also our wants ! (LoL!!)

“It is known
as chikoo (“चिक्कू” or chiku,”चीकू,”) in India and Pakistan (“چیکو” chiku or “آلوچَہ” âlucha) and sapota in some
parts of India (Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh), sapathilla or rata-mi in Sri Lankasobeda/sofeda (সবেদা or সফেদা) in eastern India and Bangladeshsabudheli(“ސަބުދެލި”) in Maldivessawo in Indonesia and saos in West Sumatrahng xiêm (lit. Siamese
persimmon), lng mt or xa pô chê in Vietnamlamoot(ละมุด) in ThailandLaos and Cambodia.” (Source – Wikipedia)

Today’s post is a quick Chikoo and Dates Smoothie you
can put together with minimum ingredients, and with just 5 ingredients, slurp
away !!

Sending this to BM#17 under “Cooking with Readymade ingredients” (I have used readily available Condensed Milk). Check out the other marathoners here



Prep time : 10 mins. No Cook

Serves – 2



·         Ripe Chikoo / Sapota fruit
– 4 nos

·         Condensed
Milk (readily available) – 2 TBSP (or more if you prefer)

·         Cold
Milk – 1/2 cup

·         Dates
– 1/4 cup (pitted)

·         Vanilla
Essence – 1- 2 drops

·         Ice
cubes – optional


Wash and peel the fruit. Deseed them
and cut into cubes. Chill for 1/2 hour (or better still use chilled fruits)

Place the fruits & dates along with
the condensed milk and cold milk and puree till you get a thickish

Now add the essence and ice cubes and
run the mixer just once more.

Strain and serve in tall glasses for a
super summer drink for the kids and your family 🙂


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  1. Spice up the Curry

    wow. this is just awesome. lovely decoration.

  2. Priya Suresh

    Thats a super delicious and irresistible smoothie.

  3. Looks good Kalyani..

  4. MySpicyKitchen

    Refreshing smoothie!

  5. Priya Sreeram

    slurp ! i love sapotas and this drink has my attention !

  6. This is my fav drink.Looks yum…


    Love the drink and especially the biscuit on top!

  8. healthy and refreshing drink..

  9. Chef Mireille

    yummy looking smoothie

  10. Sangeetha M

    Very delicious n creamy smoothie…looks fabulous !!

  11. FewMinute Wonders

    The recipe looks delicious.

  12. looks good. I miss the sweet chiku we used to eat as kids.

  13. Gayathri NG

    Healthy and delicious smoothie…

  14. A Kamalika Krishmy

    Awesome chiller.. much wanted for this summer time

  15. Nice and delicious

  16. Suma Gandlur

    This is my favorite one and in fact this is the only shake I used to drink while I was in India.
    BTW, my condolences to you and your family, Kalyani. Keep strong.

  17. YUM YUM YUM…we dont get sapota/chikoo here 🙁 one thing i miss the most!!!

  18. Drooling here!!!

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