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!