Mamey Shake: A colorful, sweet and refreshing drink perfect for the summer.
Love, love, love mamey! I remember growing up and my grandma making a batido de zapote (mamey shake) . As a kid I thought that the only way you could consumed this fruit was in shakes–I know! it doesn’t make any sense, but that’s what I though cause we never actually ate the fruit.
Now, what is Mamey or Zapote?
Mamey or zapote (you mind find it as sapote also) is a tropical fruit very popular in the Caribbean; it has a pink-orange flesh that gets slightly soft when is ready for consumption . Although it comes from the tropics, nowadays mamey can be found fresh or frozen almost everywhere in the US… and did I tell you I love it!
I like to prepare mamey shake with evaporated milk– it makes the milkshake rich and very tasty; if you prefer a lighter version you can always add regular milk or even soy milk for a vegan version.
For the recipe all you need is: Mamey pulp (fresh or frozen), evaporated mik, iced and sugar.
Here is the printable recipe!
- 1 cup of fresh or frozen mamey, peeled and pitted.
- 1 can of evaporated milk
- 1/2 cup of ice
- 3 tablespoons of sugar
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Taste and add more sugar or ice if necessary.
Tip: Freeze the fresh pulp and have it ready for your next milkshake!
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Mamey and zapote are NOT the same fruit.
The picture of the fresh fruit on this post is for mamey which from the looks of it is not too quality.
You must not live in South Florida.
Please don’t confuse readers Zapote or níspero is a different fruit altogether.
You are absolutely right! I’m not from South Florida. I’m from Dominican Republic and we do call it Zapote or Sapote, and I know from research that in other countries it is called Mamey. Now, Nispero (which I do not mention in the post) is something completely different. As food blogger and food connoisseur, I do understand that in other countries people call zapote to a different fruit but I talking about the fruit that I grew up consuming all the time. Have a blessed day and thank you for reading my blog.