Creamy Strawberry Smoothie With Condensed Milk

Creamy Strawberry Smoothie
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 4 to 5 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
301 Calories
7g Fat
54g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 5
Amount per serving
Calories 301
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 107mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 50g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 85mg 426%
Calcium 251mg 19%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 515mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Cold beverages are key in Morocco, as they help to beat the heat. Among these popular chilled drinks are milkshakes and smoothies. Unlike most smoothies we know, however, Moroccan-style milkshakes and smoothies rarely include yogurt. This smoothie recipe features sweetened condensed milk (lait concentré sucré), which creates the volume and creaminess signature to healthy fruit smoothies. 

If you are worried about the beverage being too sweet for your liking, you can use unsweetened evaporated milk (lait concentré non-sucré) instead and simply sweeten to taste with sugar or honey.

To achieve the best flavor, fresh strawberries are ideal, but if they are not available (or not to your liking), you may use frozen strawberries. Just be sure to eliminate or cut down on the ice.

Serve this creamy strawberry smoothie as an afternoon or evening pick-me-up, served in shot glasses as a party beverage or in Ramadan at iftar when breaking the fast.

Ingredients

  • 700 grams (1 1/2 pounds) fresh strawberries

  • 397 grams (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

  • 236 to 475 milliliters (1 to 2 cups) cold water

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, or to taste

  • Ice cubes, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Hull and wash the strawberries. Drain. If time allows, chill until ready to make the smoothie.

  3. In a blender, process the strawberries and condensed milk until the berries are completely pureed and the mixture is smooth and creamy. Blend in 1 to 2 cups of cold water to adjust the beverage to desired thickness and sweetness.

  4. Add the lemon juice and ice, if using, and process until the ice is crushed and well blended into the smoothie.

  5. Pour into glasses and serve.

  6. Enjoy.