Sweet Tooth: Jackfruit Shake

Happy Friday All! I hope you had a marvelous week! Any big plans for the weekend?

Today I've got a fun shake to share, featuring a fruit you've heard me talk about before: jackfruit (ice cream, and pudding)!

Jackfruit Shake


This drink is frosty and sweet - perfect on a hot summer's day. Taste the soak liquid on it's own, it's insanely yummy! I've also tried it as a green smoothie by adding a huge handful of spinach. Yum!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup soaked, dried jackfruit
(soak it in water for 6-12 hours)
3/4 cup soak liquid*
1/2 large frozen banana
1/3 cup diced frozen mango
1/2-1 cup ice cubes
Stevia, to taste (if needed)

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

Flash back... a bit of chocolate and mint in this tart from a dessert post last August

Mint Chocolate Tart



Crust:
1 cup almonds, ground
3/4 cup pitted, packed dates
1/4 cup cacao powder
1/4 cup cacao nibs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
In a food processor, mix ingredients into a moist dough that presses together easily. Add 1-2 teaspoons water if needed.
Press the mixture into a 6" tart pan. Set aside.
Filling:
2 1/2 cups cashews
1 cup lightly packed mint leaves
1 cup water
1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons agave
5-8 drops mint essential oil, or to taste
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Pinch of Himalayan salt
3 tablespoons cacao butter
2 tablespoons coconut oil
In a blender, combine all but the butter and oil until smooth and creamy. 
Start with less mint essential oil, as it is very strong! 
Now add the last 2 ingredients and blend to incorporate. 
Taste the mixture - add more mint oil if needed (or mint leaves).
Note: You can sub mint extract for the mint oil if necessary.

Have a fabulous weekend! I hope it's hot and sunny wherever you may be 🙂

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33 Comments
  1. May 28, 2010 at 15:33
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    Help, Courtney, where is our jackfruit?

  2. May 28, 2010 at 15:36
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    yummy...<br /><br />have a beautiful weekend my friend!<br /><br />=)

  3. May 28, 2010 at 15:47
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    The pie looks delish! Never had jackfruit yet! Have a fun weekend!

  4. May 28, 2010 at 17:02
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    heather, thanks for this!<br /><br />im about to order some jackfruit from Glaser so i can make this!

  5. May 28, 2010 at 18:01
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    OOMMMGGG! That looks YUMMY! I've heard OF the Jackfruit but I have never ever tried it!! I know that it's a member of the cactus family... and it's in a Disney ride at Epcot. :o) That's where my knowledge stops hehehe.

  6. May 28, 2010 at 18:17
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    Your recipe looks incredible! Do you ever use raw honey in any of your desserts?<br /><br />Thanks, Natalie

  7. May 28, 2010 at 18:32
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    Never had a jackfruit! That smoothie looks yummy! Love that pie too! mmm! Have a great weekend!

  8. May 28, 2010 at 19:17
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    Oh my, that mint chocolate cake looks amazing.<br /><br />Question: where do you get jackfruit? My husband has been wanting to try this for a while.

  9. May 28, 2010 at 19:56
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    I have frozen jackfruit - could I use that somehow?

  10. May 28, 2010 at 21:06
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    I love jackfruit!! I'm gonna have to pick some up! Thanks for the reminder.

  11. May 28, 2010 at 21:06
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    I love jackfruit!! I'm gonna have to pick some up! Thanks for the reminder.

  12. May 29, 2010 at 01:13
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    Mint tart looks heavenly! We love mint and chocolate!!! Never had jackfruit, guess we are going to have to try one day. Looks good

  13. May 29, 2010 at 01:55
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    I still need to try some jackfruit! Looks great girl :)

  14. May 29, 2010 at 02:25
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    love chocolate and mint--mmm! i would also know where you get the jackfruit. i looked at the asian market--none there.

  15. May 29, 2010 at 02:57
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    yum! both look so pretty and delicious! thanks for sharing the recipes - i'd love to try both, when my mint plant grows and when i can find some jackfruit!=)<br /><br />have a super weekend sweetie!=)

  16. May 29, 2010 at 02:58
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    At the farmer's market by me there's a couple that sells all sorts of raw goodies and superfoods. They have jackfruit and I sampled it once. It is SO good!! I will have to try that smoothie. :)

  17. May 29, 2010 at 04:06
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    For those of us who don't have access to fresh jackfruit (ive only had it fresh in Australia), you can find the dried stuff from vivapura (they should start paying me for all this advertising, dontchya think? :)

  18. May 29, 2010 at 11:31
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    Let's swarm Vivapure with emails so that Heathy can get on their PR payroll!....he he!<br /><br />Have a great day, girlie!

  19. May 29, 2010 at 13:15
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    Mmmm, I can hardly wait to try some jackfruit. Like Bitt already said, I haven't had any luck finding it in Seattle. Hopefully I can travel to a warm place soon and have some :)

  20. May 30, 2010 at 01:51
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    oh it's defi hot and sunny here...about 105F!<br /><br />have a super weekend and i would love to come over and have a jackfruit juice with you!<br /><br />xo

  21. May 30, 2010 at 04:25
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    I just made a similar shake this morning. So refreshing and yum especially in the heat! Oh and your pie combines my two favourite flavours. YUM!

  22. May 30, 2010 at 09:05
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    Hum, I wondered if this would work for dried durian. It's worth a try :D

  23. May 30, 2010 at 18:32
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    I really want to try jackfruit. Where do you buy it? The mint dessert looks great. I posted today about your mango tart that I made... It was really good. I used apricots because I didn't have raspberries, I'll try it with the raspberries next time.

  24. May 30, 2010 at 23:01
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    Heather! I love your recipes and your stories...I've been dying to make something with the fresh mint in my garden and this might it!<br /><br />However, even before you posted this, I had been thinking it might be fun to make a raw version of the popular "Ovation" mint stick. Do you know what that is?<br /><br />This recipe seems like a bit of overkill for something that is going to be just a tiny little stick. Do you have any suggestions for what I could use to create that? Specifically the minty middle part. I'd love to hear your ideas. Thanks!

  25. May 31, 2010 at 01:44
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    Morgan - yes I do! I used to love those! Sounds like a challenge... let's see what I can come up with!

  26. May 31, 2010 at 03:55
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    I can already tell this is gonna be delicious

  27. May 31, 2010 at 14:03
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    Great news! I can't wait :o)

  28. May 31, 2010 at 15:13
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    It's true! Where IS it inDEED?! I must bring more for you!<br /><br />Hey Heathy, you may want to specify that you soak the dried jackfruit so people don't soak fresh jackfruit if they have it. <br /><br />The recipe looks amaaaaaazingg!!!

  29. August 9, 2010 at 19:07
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    Everything looks so amazing! I especially want to try the Jackfruit shake!<br /> I read that they taste like juicy fruit gum.<br />http://www.capturinghappiness.com/the-juicy-fruit-mystery-solved/

  30. charlier@rogers.com
    June 30, 2011 at 15:59
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    How much fruit would you use if using fresh instead of dry?

  31. Anonymous
    July 5, 2011 at 02:22
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    My neighbor gifted me two jackfruit so we are having smoothies like crazy. Today was good - a fistful of jackfruit, papaya, a bit of watermelon that needed to get eaten, coconut milk, yakult for the pro-biotic, and some cinnamon. Oooooh. It was so nice. And it kept us happy for hours. Thanks for all your great ideas.

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