What is a Purple Cow drink?
Commonly found at the popular restaurant named Shake Shack, the Purple Cow drink is traditionally served as a float with grape soda and vanilla ice cream. Have you been convinced you need one yet?
Why You’re Going to Love This Smoothie
- Easy: This recipe is so easy to make and seriously made in just about five minutes!
- Versatile: Either frozen or fresh berries can be used in this smoothie recipe. You may just need to add a little more ice cubes if you’re using fresh fruit.
- Perfect for warm weather: Who doesn’t love smoothies during the warmer months? When the weather is hot, cool yourself down with this refreshing frozen smoothie.
Grape juice: You’ll want to use any red or purple grape juice that can be found at almost any grocery store.
Blueberries: I used frozen blueberries for additional thickness and texture, but fresh blueberries will work!
Yogurt: For this purple cow smoothie recipe, I used vanilla yogurt. To make this recipe vegan, you can substitute it with any dairy-free yogurt.
Whipped cream and purple sprinkles: Completely optional, but so much fun! If you have kids, then they will love the festive additions you’ve added to the smoothie.
How to Make This Purple Cow Smoothie Recipe
This smoothie recipe seriously is such a breeze! It’s perfect for breakfast or as a mid-afternoon snack.
Step 1: Place the juice, berries, and yogurt in a blender. Blend until smooth.
Step 2: Add as much ice as you would like to thicken the smoothie.
Step 3: Top with whipped cream and sprinkles if desired.
- If you don’t have ice, then frozen berries should be enough to thicken the smoothie.
- Use any dairy-free yogurt or whipped cream to make this recipe vegan.
- Add vanilla or chocolate protein powder for a boost of protein.
- Serve in a bowl with fresh fruit, nuts, coconut flakes, or granola for a delicious and healthy smoothie bowl recipe.
- This recipe makes about four servings, but it can easily be halved.
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Don’t forget where you found this blueberry, grape, vanilla smoothie recipe!
If you have smoothie leftovers, then simply transfer to a mason or jar or airtight storage container and refrigerate for one to two days. You will notice some separation in the smoothie, that’s perfectly normal! Just shake the smoothie up to combine again.
Did you know leftovers from smoothies are excellent as frozen treats? If you have a popsicle mold, then simply transfer the smoothie into the mold and freeze until frozen. You’ll want to make sure you insert the popsicle sticks!
If you aren’t making smoothie popsicles, then you can still freeze this recipe by transferring it to a freezer-safe container or bag. Freeze for up to six months.
Other Smoothie Recipes You’ll Like
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- Nutty Monkey Smoothie (shown above)
- Mango Kiwi Smoothie
- Banana Berry Green Tea Smoothie
- Pineapple Kiwi Smoothie
- 2 cups of grape juice
- 1 cup of blueberries (I used frozen ones)
- 2 cups of vanilla yogurt
- ice cubes (about 1 cup)
- whipped cream and purple sprinkles for serving, if desired
- Place juice, frozen blueberries and yogurt in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Add ice to thicken to your liking.
- Top with whipped cream and sprinkles if you like.
Using frozen blueberries helps to thicken the smoothie. If using fresh, you might need a little more ice.
Makes about 5 cups - but it's an easy recipe to cut in half.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 203Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 82mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 1gSugar: 38gProtein: 6g
Please note that nutrition is not guaranteed accurate.
This recipe was originally posted on May 21, 2013. It was updated to improve user experience on March 30, 2021.