View Full Version : Will a shake keep for a few hours?
07-03-2006, 06:00 PM
I found a recipe for a coconut/babana shake on this thread
it's the last one in the thread.
I've never made this before, but I know it'll be delicious. However, I'm thinking of making it, and maybe putting it in the fridge or freezer during a cookout for tomorrow's July 4th. I've traveled with green smoothies and they were fine, even when I left them on the counter for a couple of hours. But what about a shake? Will it separate if I don't drink it right away?
Has anybody ever made a Mudslide or other shake-ish drink and drank it later? Is there maybe one that will work better than something else?
07-03-2006, 06:30 PM
haha . . . I clicked on the link to reply to this even before I realized that you were referring to my thread (if not my original recipe) . . .
Almost every day I make a nut-based smoothie with banana and bring it to work. I have a little insulated bottle-cozy, and I put it in the freezer until I'm ready to drink it--which can vary from 0 to 3 hours. However, even if you can't keep your drink cooled, I think as long as it starts out cold and stays somewhat insulated you'll be fine. And it may separate, but just shake it before drinking. But keeping the water content lower will help the shake stay colder longer and make it thick.
You can also make an inexpensive ice pack out of a ziplock bag or small drink bottle filled with water and frozen. And if you don't have something suitable for insulation, thick socks work pretty well, depending on the size of your drink container . . .
07-03-2006, 07:10 PM
Thanks! I'll have access to a freezer/fridge, I just didn't want to be asking to borrow a blender and disrupting things with the noise during the barbeque.
07-03-2006, 09:55 PM
I don't have an answer to your question since I don't like shakes or smoothies. But if you do find that it separates, you could try putting it in something called a "Blender Bottle". This is a large plastic bottle that has a wirey little ball type thing in it. You simply shake it up and it mixes the contents. The only problem I've had with it was when I filled it too full. You have to leave a little space at the top because it's a super tight seal and if filled too full, it can cause the contents to explode up through the opening when you open it. I had this happen with gluten free pancake mix (not raw) and my mom had it happen with simple water and dish soap. Otherwise it works very well.
07-04-2006, 01:43 AM
I make shakes almost every day, and I drink some, then put it in the freezer, then drink it later, it's wonderful, sometimes it gets too hard, so I place it in the fridge to thaw a bit, yummy
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