Batido de Trigo ~ Cuban Wheat Milkshake

Batido de Trigo translated to a "Wheat Milkshake", and is a classic Cuban frozen drink.

The Batido de Trigo or Wheat Milkshake is a Cuban Drink recipe that is a smooth and sweet morning shake. This tasty Cuban treat is made with milk, sweetened condensed milk, sugar, puffed wheat cereal, and crushed ice.

To be honest, at first, I was not sure about this recipe but it was a pleasant surprise. It’s fast and easy, it’s smooth and creamy but most importantly it’s sweet.

Ways to Make a Batido de Trigo ~ Cuban Wheat Milkshake

Although it is delicious as is, you can top it with fudge, caramel, and a crunchy candy topping like Twix, Heath Bar, or even Reese’s Pieces. The possibilities are limitless.

How to Store a Milkshake

You can slow the melting process by placing your milkshake in the refrigerator but it will still melt. For long-term storage, the best way to store a milkshake is by placing it in an airtight container in the freezer. When you’re ready to drink it, remove it from the freezer to the fridge and let it sit in the refrigerator for about 20-30 minutes. When it has reached the consistency of the defrosted drink.

History of the Milkshake

The term “milkshake” was first used in print in 1885, originally they were an alcoholic whiskey drink that has been described as a “sturdy, healthful eggnog type of drink, with eggs, whiskey, etc., served as a tonic as well as a treat”. However, by 1900, the term referred to “wholesome drinks made with chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla syrups.” By the 1930s, milkshakes were a popular drink at malt shops, which were the typical soda fountain of the period.

The City of Puerto Padre, Cuba

Puerto Padre is a municipality and town in the Las Tunas Province of Cuba. It is located in the northern coastal region of the province, in an estuary that opens into the Puerto Padre Bay.

The City of Puerto Padre, Cuba
The City of Puerto Padre, Cuba

The city is a commercial and manufacturing center for a fertile irrigated hinterland. Sugarcane, tobacco, fruit, and livestock produced in the area are processed in the city, which also contains brickyards and sawmills. Saltworks, asphalt deposits, and a thermal power plant are situated nearby. The city is connected by highway to Holguín. Pop. (2002) 31,854; (2011 est.) 31,400.

A Brief History of Puerto Padre, Cuba

Known popularly as the City of Mills, Puerto Padre has a history dating back to the 16th century. In the mid-19th century (1851), the city began its transformation from a small town into an industrial center with the construction of its first sugarcane mill. The town played a large role in Cuba’s wars of independence, and today is something of a tourist center. The founders were Criollo (Creole) landowners of Castilian ancestry and Catalan merchants.

Tourism in Puerto Padre, Cuba

The town is known for its charming streets, bay views, and hilltop fortress. Crystal clear water and white sandy beaches can be found at the entrance to Puerto Padre Bay. These beaches are popular with locals and visitors alike, their names are El Rail, La Boca, and La Llanita. Tourist facilities are available at a nearby beach resort located in Covarrubias beach, which is within the municipality of Puerto Padre.

Cuban Cuisine

Cuban cuisine is a fusion of Spanish and Caribbean cuisines. Cuban recipes share spices and techniques with Spanish cooking, with some Caribbean influence in spice and flavor.

The typical meal could consist of plantains, black beans and rice, ropa vieja (shredded beef), Cuban bread, pork with onions, and tropical fruits. Many of the meat dishes are cooked slowly with light sauces. Garlic, cumin, oregano, and bay leaves are the dominant spices.

Café La Marinita
6C22+CG Puerto Padre, Cuba

A nice little cafe to get great food and drinks at.

How to Make This Batido de Trigo ~ Cuban Wheat Milkshake Recipe

This is a really easy recipe to make. It just takes a few minutes and 5 ingredients mixed in a blender and you have one tasty milkshake.

What You Will Need to Make a Cuban Milk Shake

Equipment Needed

  • 1 Blender
  • 1 Frosty Mug

Ingredients Needed

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 tbsp sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 tbsp sugar or more to taste
  • 1 cup puffed wheat cereal
  • ½ cup crushed ice

Time needed: 10 minutes.

How to Mix a Wheat Milkshake

  1. Blend the Ingredients

    In a high-speed blender, add milk, sweetened condensed milk, sugar, puffed wheat cereal, salt, and ice. Blend until smooth.

  2. Garnish and Serve

    Garnish with fudge, caramel, and a crunchy candy topping like Twix, Heath Bar, or even Reese’s Pieces, and serve.

These delicious drinks make for a perfect afternoon by the pool. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the island breeze.

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Batido de Trigo ~ Wheat Milkshake

Batido de Trigo ~ Wheat Milkshake

Recipe Author | Captain Cook
Oh yes this creamy milkshake made with sweetened condensed milk, whole milk, and puffed wheat cereal. will have your mouth doing the happy dance. Come on and Party like you are in Cuba!!!

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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Beverages
Cuisine Cuban
Servings 1 Milkshake
Calories 620 kcal




  • To a high-speed blender, add milk, sweetened condensed milk, sugar, puffed wheat cereal, salt, and ice. Blend until smooth.
    1 cup whole milk, 3 tbsp sweetened condensed milk, 3 tbsp white sugar, 1 cup puffed wheat cereal, ½ cup crushed ice
  • Garnish with fudge, caramel, and a crunchy candy topping like Twix, Heath Bar, or even Reese’s Pieces. Serve and enjoy!


Serving: 3cupsCalories: 620kcalCarbohydrates: 112gFat: 12.9gSaturated Fat: 7.7gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 262mgPotassium: 625mgSugar: 101.1gCalcium: 438mgIron: 3mg
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