Swedish Fika Shake – Recipe & Video

Swedish Fika Shake Recipe
Swedish Fika Shake Recipe

Let’s have a fika!

If you have ever been to Sweden, you probably know how much the Swedes love their fika tradition – the multiple-times-a-day coffee break with pastry.

More about Swedish fika, here.

Next time you invite a friend or loved one over for a typical Swedish fika, you can of course simply put a plate with a selection of pastry next to your cups of super strong coffee. This would the normal way which probably everyone does…

Men varför inte prova något nytt, (But why not trying something new) … and mix things up, a little.

And, surprise, the Fika Shake turned out to be rather delicious. So, try it yourself!

More about traditional Swedish food

Fika Shake


F0r 2 servings

  • about two glasses, 4.5 dl/2 cups of mellanmjölk, (semi-skimmed milk) it’s important to not just take any milk, no, it must be the 1,5% fat “in between milk” – to make your fika as lagom as possible
  • 3 chokladbollar, chocolate balls
  • dammsugare, literally translated: vacuum cleaner, a little sweet pastry covered with green marzipan
  • 3 kanelbullar, cinnamon buns
  • 1 mugg of super strong coffee

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  • Put aside: 2 chokladbollar, 2 dammsugare and 2 kanelbullar – for decoration later.
  • If you haven’t yet, buy a blender. Alternatively, use a bowl and someone who has exceptional skills rotating small kitchen knives in very high speed. Personally, I prefer a blender.
  • Pour the milk into the blender.
  • Add 1 chocolate ball,
  • then 1 vacuum cleaner,
  • a cinnamon bun,
  • and the coffee.
  • Blend for about 1 minute on lagom speed.

Pour the shake into your 2 glasses.
Place each 1 chocolate ball, vacuum cleaner and cinnamon bun onto the rim of the glass.
Pop in two straws, coloured blue and yellow.

Instruction video

More videos about Sweden: Hej Sweden TV on YouTube

Now, sit down with your kompis (friend) or partner and start discussing the weather, work or make plans for your next trip to London or Thailand.

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How to be Swedish - by Matthias Kamann
How to be Swedish – by Matthias Kamann

Smaklig måltid!

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