Creamy Fruit Smoothie

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time:
Cooling Time:
Yields: 4 servings, 1 cup each


In this Creamy Fruit Smoothie, dry milk adds texture and protein without fat or a lot of calories. Try this easy concoction with your favorite fruit: strawberries, blackberries, bananas, kiwifruit, peaches or cherries, for example. A healthy alternative to the traditional milk shake.


  • 3 cups fruit, fresh, unsweetened frozen or canned (drained)
  • 1 1/3 cups (3.2-ounce envelope) dry NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Instant Nonfat Dry Milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


PLACE fruit, dry milk, water, ice, sugar and vanilla extract in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

NOTE: For a tropical taste sensation, use a mixture of mango, papaya and pineapple.


by M. Mary , Cincinnati, Ohio on Jul. 2009

I made a smaller version of this using canned mango, frozen raspberries and pineapple-orange juice instead of the water and half the sugar. I make a lot of smoothies, but this one gets more mmmmmmmmmms! And it doesn't have the powerded milk taste! Just very creamy and delicious!

fruit smoothie

by b. bridget , Lakewood, CO on Aug. 2008

My kids loved this smoothie alot. I used a half a cup of juice instead of water. It comnes out great.

creamy fruit smoothie

by T. Theresa , Wildwood, NJ on Jul. 2008

this was delicious and easy and tasted better than the ones with yogurt. i liked it better without the vanilla though.

Creamy Fruit Smoothies

by P. Patricia , Big Spring, TX on Jul. 2008

These are wonderful! So many different variations to make and the kids love them.

Outrageous Smoothies

by D. Doris , HOUSTON, TX on Feb. 2008

Since I've found this recipe I've made strawberry smoothies. My adult daughter loves yogurt and yogurt drinks. This is so much better & healthier not to mention the irresistable taste & flavor you get. You also get to add ingredients specifically to your liking! Thanks!!


by l. leah , PANAMA CITY, FL on Jan. 2008

This makes a great breakfast

Great Drink

by s. shana , NORMAN, OK on Nov. 2007

I wasn't sure what went in to making my own smoothies until I came across this recipe. How simple and delicious!

creamy fruit smoothie

by r. ramya , SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH on Oct. 2007


Creamy Fruit Smoothie

by C. Cyndi , WINCHESTER, VA on Aug. 2007

This is terrific! And, always to better an already good thing, my husband and I experimented by adding vanilla yogurt, adding more ice and eliminating the vanilla extract. The result was a super creamy and fruity smoothie. We added more fruit, too. It just got better and better. The ultimate YUMMMMMMM!

It was all right

by C. CHERYL , ELBOW LAKE, MN on Jul. 2007

This recipe wasn't as refreshing as I had hoped it would be. I think it could have had more ice cubes, to help make it colder and more refreshing. I also would have used maybe only a cup of the dry milk. I used fresh cherries and that was a nice choice.