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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Secret Recipe Club: Mango Milkshake

It's summer, the sun is scorching hot, and all I really want is something to help me stay cool. So when it came time to pick a recipe from my Secret Recipe Club assignment this month, I knew I wanted something along those lines. I think it's awesome that my blog assignment this month hails all the way from Australia. My Hobbie Lobbie is a new-to-me blog written by Trisha who loves to craft and travel. Although Trisha is a baker, she had plenty of recipes that fit my desire to stay cool perfectly. Her Mango (no-churn) Ice Cream immediately caught my attention, as did her Choco-Fudge Pops, and Melon-Cucumber Smoothie. And once the weather cools down a bit I'll be trying her Baked Naan, Japanese Cheesecake, and Sweet & Salty Cumin Cookies, because I never would have thought to add cumin (one of my favorite spices) to cookies. But the recipe that won me over was her Mango Milkshake, because who doesn't love a thick and creamy milkshake in the summer?

As much as my family loves milkshakes, we tend to stick to our favorite flavors like strawberry, vanilla, chocolate, cookies & cream, and peanut butter & banana. But as soon as I read the words "mango milkshake" I thought, "I love mangos in my licuados (smoothies), but why have I never thought to add them to a milkshake?!" These Mango Milkshakes were such a hit with my Hubby and kiddies, that I've already made them 5 or 6 times in the last 4 weeks. The first couple of times I followed Trisha's recipe to a tee using only vanilla ice cream. But after a visit to our local paleteria (popsicle/ice cream parlor) and seeing that they had mango ice cream, I forewent buying just a scoop and bought an entire liter to use just for mango milkshakes and that's all I've used ever since.

Once you try these Mango Milkshakes, I think you'll agree that they are sunshine in a glass.

Mango Milkshake - lacocinadeleslie.com

Mango Milkshake
(Recipe from My Hobbie Lobbie)
lacocinadeleslie.com

Ingredients: 
  • 1-1/2 cups mango or vanilla ice cream 
  • 2 ripe mangos, peeled and cut in large pieces
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • Ground cinnamon or ground ginger (optional) 

Directions: 
Puree the ice cream, chopped mango, and milk in a blender until smooth. Pour into a chilled glass. Sprinkle ground cinnamon or ground ginger on top, if desired. Enjoy!

Malteada de Mango - lacocinadeleslie.com
























9 comments:

  1. Oh, yum, these do look good! I may need to go in search of mango ice cream.

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  2. Hi Leslie -- you can also make a thick milkshake with just milk and FROZEN mango slices (plus a little sugar) -- mix it all up in the blender, and voila! The frozen mangoes give it the thickness.

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  3. I'm glad your family enjoyed these. I must try it using mango ice cream.

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  4. That seriously looks delicious! I've made mango sorbet before. Now I need to try milkshake--SOON! Katrina at Baking and Boys!

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  5. I love mango- this smoothie looks so good!

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  6. oh yum. mangoes are so refreshing!

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  7. What a perfect summer drink! Yum!

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