June 25, 2014 | Posted by Stephanie Banyas
When Bobby and I were testing milkshake recipes for Bobby’s Burger Palace many years ago I learned some interesting things about fruit based milkshakes, especially fresh berry based milkshakes.
Berries are very expensive. Berries are extremely perishable. Berries are inconsistent in taste (ripeness) and texture (watery). All these things present a problem when trying to create a thick, flavorful milkshake. We needed to find an alternative, still using fresh fruit, that would produce a consistently thick and flavorful milkshake every single time. We found a company on Long Island that produces fresh fruit purees. The purees are thick and almost jam-like in texture and add incredible fresh fruit flavor while not compromising the thickness of the shake. Now, the recipe from that company that produces the purees for us is top secret, but I think I have created something very close to make at home. In addition to a wonderful fresh fruit flavor, these bases will also keep in the refrigerator or freezer for a good amount of time, unlike fresh berries which tend to go bad in a few days. Just add a ¼ cup or so to vanilla, chocolate or your favorite ice cream flavor for an intensely good fruit flavored milk shake.
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