Ice Apple or Palm fruit Smoothie

Palm fruit /Ice Apple Milk Shake
Palm fruit /Ice Apple Milk Shake
Palm fruit  also known as Ice apple
Palm fruit also known as Ice apple

Palm fruit also known as Sugar palm or Ice Apple grows on the Palmyra plant.Palmyra palm tree is the national tree of Cambodia and Borassus flabellifer is the Latin nameIt grows in the suitable climate of Southeast Asian countries  including India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia. 

This delicious fruit is delicately extracted from its shell and sold in baskets covered with leaves so as to retain its moisture and freshness.

The fruit has a tender jelly like sweet flesh with sweet water inside it.It is available in summer and is enjoyed by preparing different types of drinks,desserts, pancakes and dishes prepared from the nutritious pulp.

The fruit is rich in vitamins and minerals and is consumed raw for the cooling effect it has on the body during summer. Palm Fruit tree is also referred to as the “tree of life” for its nutritious and curative properties.


Recipe for  Palm fruit Smoothie

  • 4-5 Palm fruits
  • 1 cup milk
  • Sugar to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. Cardamom powder
  • Ice cubes

Blend all these together and pour into a tall glass. Serve chilled.



14 thoughts on “Ice Apple or Palm fruit Smoothie

  1. Palm fruits!
    Delicious to eat but deadly to handle.
    The “meat” of the fruit is protected by a hard shell that contains poisonous sap.
    It can causes rash and severe allergic reactions.
    It also takes a quite long process to make this fruit ready-to-eat.


      1. Here in Indonesia, it is available all thru the year, too.
        I did not know about the process until last year Ramadan.
        A friend of mine used to be one of the “fruit-cleaners” when he was younger.
        He took me to the country side to see the palm fruit gathering and processing. 🙂


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