Batido de trigo is the first in my classic Cuban milkshake series. Batido de trigo is a true Cuban breakfast enigma made of puffed wheat cereal, whole milk, and sugar- lots of sugar. Traditional Cuban milkshakes are sweet afternoon treats meant to be paired with Cuban sandwiches or enjoyed with croquetas and pastelitos as a sinful snack or late lunch. Cubans love the sweet and savory combination (hello- we eat fried sweet bananas with every meal!) and a batido with a steak sandwich is the epitome of perfection.
Cuban batidos are made with tropical flavors like mamey, platano, trigo, mango, guanabana, vanilla, and papaya. They are easy to make, sweetly delicious, and a summer savior. Even though I know batidos are just milkshakes with different flavors, the tropical fruit (or puffed wheat) and addition of leche condensada seems to make all the difference.
Batido de Trigo
- 1 cup puffed wheat
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup ice
- 2 tbsp sweetened condensed milk
- 2 tbsp sugar
- a few drops vanilla extract (optional)
- Dash salt
Blend all ingredients together. Add more sugar if desired. Drink immediately. Makes two batido de trigo.
You can also add a scoop of ice cream to make your batido de trigo extra creamy, rich, and delicious.