Some of us haven’t got ice in our freezers, simply because we either don’t have one or don’t have the space for a big bag of ice.
As most of us know, making smoothies with ice is quite common. Adding ice to your smoothies not only cools them, and adds freshness to them, but it also thickens them up.
If you still want to add freshness and coolness to your smoothies, your best bet is to use frozen fruit instead of ice!
However, in the case when you don’t have frozen fruit or a freezer, there are other things you can use instead!
How To Make a Smoothie Without Ice Or Frozen Fruit
In the case where you haven’t got these 2 ingredients at your disposal, here’s what to use instead:
- Cold Yogurt
- Ice Cold Water
- Cold Banana
- Cold Applesauce
- Chilled Cream Cheese
- Chilled Peanut Butter
- Ice Cream
- Frozen Vegetables
These would typically be the best options to use instead of ice and frozen fruit, however, if you don’t have ice, it’s always best to sub it with frozen fruit, so it might be worth stocking up with frozen fruit!
Can You Make Protein Shake Without Ice?
Making a protein shake or a smoothie without ice is definitely possible, in fact, it’s quite common.
You see, you really don’t need ice, in fact, you don’t even need frozen fruit.
if you like your smoothies cold, how about using cold fruit and veg in your smoothies, or cold water? You can even make the smoothies ahead of time and chill them in the fridge ready to go when you need them.
Are Smoothies Good Without Ice?
Absolutely they are good without ice. In fact, 80% of all our smoothie recipes are made without ice.
Ice isn’t always necessary to make a tasty smoothie.
We are smoothie experts, and we have worked in places like Smoothie King, and we honestly think that ice isn’t a vital ingredient when it comes to making smoothies.
How To Thicken a Smoothie Without Ice
As mentioned above, ice not only cools your smoothies, but it helps them thicken.
However, there are ways to thicken your smoothie without the need for ice.
Use the following ingredients:
- Chia Seeds
- Silken Tofu
- Protein Powder
- Frozen Fruit
These are some of the best ingredients to use to thicken a smoothie without the need for ice.
However, another method to achieve thicker smoothies is by cutting down on the amount of liquid you use to make your smoothies. This will result naturally in thicker smoothies.
Smoothie Recipe Without Ice
Here’s one of our favorite smoothie recipes without the need for ice. It comes out thick, smooth and so tasty!
Orange Banana Strawberry Smoothie
- 1 Blender We used this one
- 1/2 orange peeled and seeds removed
- 1/2 cup/75g frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup/75g frozen bananas
- 1 cup/250ml coconut water
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender and blitz until smooth.
- Serve and enjoy!
Summary: No Ice Is Fine!
It’s definitely possible to make smoothies without ice, and trust us, they will still taste amazing.
In fact, a huge % of our smoothie recipes on our blog are made WITHOUT ice, and our readers still LOVE them.
If you don’t have ice, a freezer, or both, don’t worry, you can still make an EPIC smoothie without the need for any icy stuff!