Thandai Freak Shake Recipe

Thandai Freak Shake Recipe

5 min
2-3 People
15 min

Thandai Freak Shake: A Successful Experiment





Hey there, foodies! Today I am excited to share a delicious recipe that takes you back to good times and adds a new twist to an old favorite. Imagine that the weather calls for Thandai and you suddenly get the idea to make this traditional treat into something truly unique. That is how my Thandai Freak Shake came to be—a mix of flavors and textures that turned a normal day into an unforgettable experience.


This shake is the best culinary experiment ever. I wanted to make the Thandai experience better, and the result was even better than I thought it would be. Now, let me take you on a trip to explore the magic of Thandai in a Freak Shake avatar.



Thandai Freak Shake


The Thandai Freak Shake is a delightful mix of Thandai masala, rich vanilla ice cream, and the right amount of sweetness. Thandai masala is a mix of toasted poppy seeds, black pepper, green cardamom, melon seeds, cashew nuts, and almonds, and it creates a flavor profile that will make your taste buds dance.


Mix the Thandai masala with saffron-infused milk, vanilla ice cream, and a little sugar to make this rich shake. It is a smooth, fragrant drink that pays homage to the original Thandai while adding exciting new elements.



Cooking Tips


  1. Perfect Thandai Masala: For a smooth and even texture in your Freak Shake, make sure your Thandai Masala is ground very finely.

  2. Saffron Essence: Infusing saffron in warm milk brings out its flavor, which improves both the color and the smell.



Pairing Guide


  1. You can consume the Thandai Freak Shake by itself as a treat and enjoy its rich and comforting goodness.

  2. When you are hungry for dessert, try this shake with Gulab Jamun or Rasgulla for a delicious Indian dessert party.





Thandai Freak Shake Recipe




For Thandai Masala Stuff:

  • 1 tbsp toasted poppy seeds
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp green cardamom
  • 1 tsp melon seeds
  • 1 tbsp cashew nuts broken
  • 2 tbsp almonds
  • 1 tbsp saffron mishri
  • 1 tsp saffron
  • 10 strands of milk
  • 1 tsp saffron essence
  • 2 tbsp saffron


For Shake:

  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp sugar


For Garnishing:

  • Whipped cream in a piping bag with star nozzles
  • Caramel syrup
  • 1 tbsp cream wafer
  • 1 gem
  • Few Thandai Masala




  1. Take saunf, poppy seeds, black pepper, green cardamom, melon seeds, cashew nuts, and almonds. Pound them to make Thandai masala. Ensure the paste is nice and fine.

  2. In a pan, add milk and saffron to make saffron essence.

  3. Now add milk, saffron essence, vanilla ice cream, Thandai paste, and sugar to make a shake.

  4. In a glass, pour caramel syrup.

  5. Then pour the shake into the serving glass.

  6. Top the shake with whipped cream, cream wafers, gems, and sprinklers to give it an amazing look.

  7. Voila! The Thandai Freak Shake is ready.


Enjoy this delightful and festive Thandai Freak Shake!




Frequently Asked Questions about Thandai Freak Shake


  1. Can I use store-bought Thandai masala for this recipe?

    • Absolutely! However, freshly ground Thandai masala adds a vibrant and authentic touch to the shake.
  2. Is saffron essential for the Thandai Freak Shake?

    • Saffron contributes to both color and aroma, enhancing the overall experience. However, you can customize according to your preference.
  3. Can I make this shake ahead of time?

    • While it's best enjoyed fresh, you can prepare the Thandai masala and saffron essence in advance for a quicker assembly later.
  4. What's the significance of caramel syrup in the garnish?

    • Caramel syrup adds a rich and sweet contrast to the shake, elevating its visual appeal and taste.
  5. Can I replace vanilla ice cream with another flavor?

    • Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with different ice cream flavors to create your unique variations.
  6. How important is the whipped cream in the garnish?

    • Whipped cream not only adds a velvety texture but also complements the shake's richness. It's a delightful finishing touch.
  7. Any alternative sweeteners for sugar in the recipe?

    • You can experiment with honey or maple syrup for a different sweetness profile.
  8. Is there a recommended serving glass for the Thandai Freak Shake?

    • A tall glass adds to the visual appeal, but feel free to use what you have on hand.
  9. Can lactose-free milk be used in this recipe?

    • Absolutely! Substitute dairy components with lactose-free alternatives for a suitable version.
  10. How can I make it more festive for special occasions?

    • Consider adding edible glitter, colorful sprinklers, or themed decorations to make it festive and Instagram-worthy.


Read the recipe for the Thandai Freak Shake and treat yourself to this amazing mix of old and new flavors. Do not forget to share your creations and tag me.