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Want cotton candy? Want it for breakfast? Don’t want the sugar crash after said breakfast? If you answered yes to these questions, then do I have the recipe for you! Cotton Candy Grape Shake!
This creamy, plant based shake may be thick enough to be eaten like ice cream, but tastes like another dessert: cotton candy! It gets its iconic fair food flavor naturally from cotton candy grapes. If you’ve never had a cotton candy grape before, you’re going to need to book it to the store immediately because, first of all, they taste like cotton candy, second, their season lasts a total of five minutes. Blink and you’ll miss it. You can usually find them in stores like Trader Joes and Whole Foods from April through July.
Take one bite of these green grapes and you’ll be amazed at how similar these fruits taste to cotton candy. You’ll also be amazed at how great they are in this recipe and how easy it is to make. All you need to do is wash and freeze a batch of cotton candy grapes, toss them in a food processor with a handful of other ingredients, and you’ll have a satisfying, healthy dessert that screams summer like a kid on a roller coaster.
If you’re new to the world of smoothies and smoothie bowls, I’d recommend checking out my Ultimate Smoothie Guide. It’s full of tips on how to create the thickest, creamiest blends that are nutritious and delicious.
Enjoy all the tasty goodness of cotton candy without the sticky fingers with this Cotton Candy Grape Shake.
(disclaimer: every once in a while, you get a batch of grapes that just tastes like...grapes. If this happens to you then I’d recommend trying them again! When you get one that has that iconic cotton candy flavor, you’ll be stunned)
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Makes 1-2 Servings
150 g - Frozen Cotton Candy Grapes*
140 g - Frozen Strawberries
170 g - Greek Yogurt - Sub coconut yogurt or high protein, non-dairy yogurt of choice for vegan
12 g - Maple Syrup - Optional
140 ml - Nut Milk*
16 g - Cashew Butter
½ tsp - Vanilla Extract
¼ tsp - Kosher Salt
Nuts and Seeds
Add all ingredients to a food processor or high speed blender. Blend on high until the mixture is completely smooth.
Pour into a bowl or glass, top with desired toppings, and enjoy!
Every once in a while, you’ll get a batch of cotton candy grapes that just tastes like...grapes. Taste them before freezing to make sure you get the cotton candy flavor.
To freeze your fruit properly and find out how to make the thickest shake/nice cream, check out my smoothie bowl guide:
If the mixture is too thick while blending or your blender’s motor is not very strong, add in more liquid until desired consistency is reached.