Tang Milkshake



When I was on vacation this time, Abidha (Insightful Grace – unfortunately her blog is cancelled so is its FB and IG page. πŸ™ ) was in Tirur for a staycation. Unfortunately, we couldn’t meet up. It is not easy to travel back home without anybody, especially people like us who are clueless of routes and places. The only day I got so close to where she stayed was the day before I traveled back, and they weren’t there at home. During our chat, she was lamenting over the Tang milkshake that she got in many of her husband’s relative houses. That is when I remembered that I had clicked this and kept it pending in my draft since really long. She literally hated drinking it, while I reminded her that we eagerly wait for somebody to serve this for us. πŸ˜€


I have no clue who invented this ludicrous milkshake! Tang was something that is a part and parcel of every Gulf going Malabari’s luggage in the yester-years. Not that it has lost charm now, but before it was in so much demand, so that when guests come, they would be served with a glass of sickeningly sweet Tang – and I mean it! I even can’t remember from where I had this first, but I truly love this drink! Ice cold water with some milk powder and Tang, blend till frothy and served immediately… It tastes amazing! Abidha may not have liked it, but I love it. However, I don’t have fans for this in the house, including my girls. They prefer plain Tang anytime. The only problem with this drink is that if not had immediately, then it becomes a curdly mess, which is still delicious to have, irrespective of how it looks. Off to this nostalgic no-brainer recipe…




5 from 1 vote

Tang Milkshake

Course Drinks
Cuisine Malabar
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 2
Author Rafeeda


  • 2 cup cold water
  • 2 heaped tbsp milk powder
  • 2 heaped tbsp Tang powder
  • 1 tsp sugar


  • Blend all ingredients in the blender till smooth.
  • Serve immediately.


You can use any Tang flavor. I love the mango one, followed closely by the mixed fruit flavor.
This needs to be served immediately or else the drink splits.
If you don't have cold water, blend water with ice cubes and use. The liquid has to be cold.


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  1. 5 stars
    Good old American Tang! Tang was developed for American astronauts to take on space trips.
    I always keep a packet or two around. Tang is great when you have a cold or the fl because of all the vitamin C in it.
    Tang also makes great popsicles in the summer. There is an American popsicle called a “Dreamsicle” that is orange and cream flavored- I bet this drink tastes just like them!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Oh wow, that’s new information for me! I too always have Tang at home, it is so refreshing on a hot day, hehe… I must try the dreamsicle soon… Thanks a lot Bibi…

  2. Tang is obviously part n parcel of vacation luggage.. this is something new .. 😁

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Niloufer… πŸ™‚

  3. this is really new to me! love it!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks Veena!

  4. I love Tang juice but not sure I want to mix it with powdered milk (LOL). hope you have a nice weekend

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Nammi… hehe…

  5. Actually I like drinking the plain Tang …There was a time ; in our place back home where every house made this Tang milkshake as a welcome drink.But now when we go on vacation I don’t find this…I think everyone got fed up drinking this hehe…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Even I prefer plain Tang, but at times, I like drinking it this way… I guess Tang is slowly going out of fashion! πŸ˜‰ Thanks a lot Ruxana…

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