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Passion Fruit Vanilla Shake

Passion Fruit Vanilla Shake by Season with Spice

Less sugar, more vanilla

Sugar takes the edge off sourish fruits like passion fruit, but a healthier option is to cut down on the sugar, and be generous with the vanilla.  The rich, smooth flavor of vanilla can enhance the taste of a dessert while balancing the harsher elements of its ingredients.

Passion Fruit Vanilla Shake for the summer by Season with Spice

So while I usually recommend a light touch when adding in spices to a recipe, this time go a little crazy with the vanilla to create a delightful, tropical Passion Fruit Vanilla Shake.

fresh passion fruit and orange slices

Passion Fruit Vanilla Shakes by Season with Spice

Passion Fruit & Vanilla – both known for their soothing, fragrant aromas – make an enticing pair in any dessert.  Try passion fruit vanilla ice cream or cake or pudding.  Or for a summer treat - Passion Fruit Butter Cookies.

Passion fruit butter cookies by Season with Spice

Passion Fruit Vanilla Shake recipe by Season with Spice 
Makes 2 servings

2 fresh passion fruit
1 orange – peeled
2 tsp pure vanilla extract or 1 tsp of vanilla paste (or add in more!)
1 cup milk 8-10 ice cubes
Sugar to taste (if the orange is sweet enough, and you use plenty of vanilla, you probably won’t need to add any sugar)

1. Slice open passion fruits and scoop out the fruit and seeds into a blender.  Then add in the rest of the ingredients and blend well.

Passion Fruit Orange Vanilla Tropical Shake by Season with Spice