Mango Strawberry Milkshake
For the last day of Mango Mania, I have an easy milk shake. The key to this recipe is good mangoes or a good quality store bought mango pulp. I made mango milk shake on Friday for breakfast and was very lazy to take pictures that early in the morning. Well, 8 am is early enough for me to start a photo session! Since it is such an easy recipe, I just drank my share of the shake that I kept on the table for almost 30 minutes, telling myself to get into action and click some pictures. Since that wasn’t going to happen that soon and since I was already hungry, I gave up. I was going to make it again.
On Saturday when I made mango fool, I realized did not have any more cans of mango pulp in the pantry. That evening when I went for a short walk, I reluctantly picked up 3 mangoes as I was not so sure about the taste of the mangoes. This morning, after I made the milk shake, I wished I had at least made a short trip to Lexington Avenue on 28th street to pick up at least one can of mango pulp, if not a trip to Jackson Heights. The mangoes were tasteless and the shake turned out ok. Since the mangoes were tasteless, I added some strawberries. I had some sliced pineapple too but since I used it for yesterday’s recipe and was lazy to cut and de-seed pomegranate this morning, strawberries it was! Lexington Ave and 28th street has couple of small Indian stores and is the go to place when I am not in a mood to go to Jackson Heights, Queens for Indian groceries.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
- 2 small Mangoes or 1 – 1 ½ cups peeled and chopped Mangoes (If using mango pulp, check notes below)
- 3 – 4 small – medium Strawberries or ½ cup chopped Strawberries
- 2 cups Milk (I used fat free)
- 6 oz. or 4 – 5 tbsp. Vanilla Ice-cream (the measure is approximate and mango flavor would be even better.)
- 1 – 1 ½ tbsp. Sugar (adjust to taste depending on how sweet the fruits are. If using store bought pulp, you might not need additional sugar)
- Chop the fruit and add all the ingredients to a blender and pulse or puree it until fruits are ground to paste. Alternately, first grind the fruit and sugar with little bit of milk to a fine paste. Then add rest of the ingredients and pulse it until everything is mixed well.
- Transfer to serving glasses and serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to use.
- If using mango pulp, use 1 – 1 ½ cups mango pulp. Mango pulp can be adjust to taste and desired flavor. Also if the pulp is sweetened, sugar might not be need. I used just 1 tsp. sugar when I made it with mango pulp. I used Swad brand Kesar sweetened mango pulp.
- For an Indian touch, add a pinch or two of cardamom powder. Ice-cream can be skipped if cardamom is used. If ice-cream is not used, may want to reduce the milk or added more fruit depending on show thick you want the shake to be.
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