Batido de Mamey (pronounced "mah-may")
This drink is a must-have at least once a week during summer. Mamey is a yummy tropical fruit, originally from South America, though it is most commonly eaten in Mexico and Cuba. Yeah baby! We looooove this fruit! I would just about kill to have mamey everyday! It has a brown, kind of tough outer skin with a melon-y looking inside. The fruits texture is kind of like that of an avocado. The seed is pretty much useless unless of course you plan on growing it. You can actually buy frozen mamey at your local Latin market.
You can make all kinds of delectable treats with this awesome fruit, including my oh-so-damn-good milkshake pictured above. It has a very smooth and flavorful savory and sweet appeal. Mamey is also known to have aphrodisiac properties! Drink up!
- 1/2 full grown mamey fruit
- 6 cups 2% milk
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
- a hint of vanilla (optional)
- crushed ice (optional)
Scoop out center of mamey. In blender, add fruit, milk, sugar, salt and ice. Blend on fast for about 3 minutes or until your shake is super smooth and creamy. Garnish with mint leaves!
Serves 4 glasses.