While traveling throughout Southeast Asia, you will run across an abundance of fruit stands selling fruit shakes. HUGE mounds of fruit just waiting to be devoured through a straw. The options are abundant! Mangos, pineapples, bananas, dragon fruit, papaya, passion fruit, apples, kiwi, and the list just goes on and on. They are perfect at any time of the day. I’ve had them for breakfast, as a midday snack, but also at 2am after the bars close their doors. I remember being in Cambodia and just sitting and watching how they make them and thinking, “Dang! That’s INSANELY easy.” It’s just a combination of fruit, milk, ice, and sugar. If you have the fruit already cut up it takes less than a minute in the blender.
Mango was always my favorite and when getting back to Taiwan I knew I couldn’t live without them. Give it a shot and you’ll surely be feeling good after that sweet mango-y goodness hits your lips. It never hurts to add a splash of dark rum 🙂
Prep time- 5 minutes
Ready in- 10 minutes
- 1 mango, peeled and roughly diced
- 1 cup ice
- ½ cup whole milk
- 1 tbls simple syrup
1. Place mango on a cutting board. Stand the mango its end, stem side down. Using a sharp knife, cut down on one side. Watch out for that pit in the middle! Do the same on the other side of the mango. Take each half, skin side down, and cut it lengthwise. Trim the mango of its skin. Cut mango into 1 inch cubes.
2. Add mango, milk, ice, and simple syrup in blender. Blend for 20 seconds or until desired smoothness.
3. Pour it up and enjoy!
- 1 杯冰塊
- ½ 杯全脂牛奶
- 1 湯匙糖水