Fig Milkshake (Anjeer Shake)

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Figs milkshake recipe with step by step photos. A healthy and tasty beverage made with fresh figs (also called Anjeer in Hindi) and milk. Milkshakes are the easiest and quickest drinks that can be made with fresh fruits or dry fruits. They not only refreshes you but also give you a quick boast of energy.

fig milkshake served in 2 tall glasses with text layover.

I have already posted few Milkshake Recipes like:

Here this Anjeer Shake recipe uses fresh figs. Though even dry figs can be swapped with fresh ones. In case you want to use dry figs then soak them in hot water for at least 1 hour or more or till they are softened completely.

Otherwise, it will be difficult to blend them in a blender. It can be made both with dry as well as fresh figs. However while using dried figs, do remember to soak them in water for some time.

If you like then you can add your choice of other nuts or dry fruits also. Few more recipes where you can use figs are:

I have added a dash of vanilla in the milkshake, but you can easily skip it. Other flavoring agents you can use are saffron powder, cinnamon powder and cardamom powder.

Serve fig milkshake as soon as it is made.

Step-by-Step Guide

How to make Fig Milkshake

1. In a blender jar, take the following ingredients:

  • chopped fresh figs (about 5 to 6 figs or 150 grams/5.30 ounces fresh figs)
  • ½ cup chilled milk
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract or ¼ teaspoon scraped vanilla bean seeds

Vanilla is optional and you can skip it. Add sugar as per the sweetness of figs and your preferred taste. You can also use honey or your preferred sweetener instead of sugar.

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2. Blend till smooth.

making figs milkshake recipe

3. Then add the remaining 1.5 cups of cold milk. Blend once more.

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4. Pour in glasses and serve figs milkshake immediately.

Note that fig milkshakes are best served as soon as you blend them. Keeping or resting for a few minutes may make the taste bitter which is not pleasant at all. Keep in mind not to refrigerate this milkshake as then too it may turn bitter.

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  • Choose figs that are fresh, ripe and with a smooth skin. The outer skin should not be bruised, torn or broken. Also ensure that the figs are not mushy.
  • Feel free to add your preferred sweetener or leave out the sugar completely.
  • For a vegan variation, add plant based milk of your choice.
  • To make the anjeer milkshake with dried figs, first soak the dried figs in hot water an hour or soak in room temperature water overnight. Drain the water and chop soaked figs roughly. Transfer them to a blender with little milk. Blend until smooth and fine. Add more milk and blend again.

If you are looking for more beverages then do check:

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Fig Milkshake (Anjeer Shake)

This fresh Fig Milkshake recipe is a quick and healthy milkshake made with fresh figs. Also called as Anjeer Shake in India.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Cuisine World
Course Beverages
Diet Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Difficulty Level Moderate
Servings 2


  • 150 grams figs or 5 to 6 fresh figs
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons sugar or add as required
  • ¼ teaspoon scraped vanilla bean seeds or ⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a blender jar, take chopped figs (about 5 to 6 figs or 150 grams fresh figs) along with ½ cup chilled milk, 3 to 4 tbsp sugar and ⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract or ¼ teaspoon scraped vanilla bean seeds. Vanilla is optional and you can skip it.
  • Blend till smooth.
  • Then add the remaining 1.5 cups of cold milk. Blend once more.
  • Pour in glasses and serve figs milkshake immediately.
  • Remember to serve the milkshake as soon as you make it. Keeping or resting the milkshake for a few minutes may make it taste bitter. Also do not refrigerate as even refrigeration may make the taste bitter.


  • Use fresh, ripe and sweet figs. The figs should have bruised or torn skin. 
  • Feel free to leave out sugar if you like. You can also add your preferred sweeteners instead of sugar.  

Nutrition Info (Approximate Values)

Nutrition Facts
Fig Milkshake (Anjeer Shake)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 278 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 106mg5%
Potassium 502mg14%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 42g47%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 502IU10%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 1mg5%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin B12 1µg17%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Vitamin D 3µg20%
Vitamin E 1mg7%
Vitamin K 4µg4%
Calcium 304mg30%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 17µg4%
Iron 1mg6%
Magnesium 38mg10%
Phosphorus 216mg22%
Zinc 1mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This Fig Milkshake post from the archives, first published in March 2015 has been republished and updated on November 2022.

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    1. rinse them well in water first. then if you want you can peel them. i mostly peel them before chopping.

  1. Hi

    Thanks for sharing amazing recipes. i tried fresh fig milkshake. But it came out bitter in taste. Is there somthinh which i can take care for my next preparation?

    1. Welcome Kajal. I don’t know why it happened. You could have added some more sugar or honey or jaggery to balance the taste.