I bought a couple of green Philippine mangoes last Thursday with the intention of turning them into a green mango shake but by the time Saturday rolled in and I finally remembered my plans of making a smoothie, the mangoes were already beginning to ripen and yellow. They were still, however, very firm and tart and just perfect for a refreshing drink.
I blended the mango chunks with a dose of simple syrup, about 1/2 cup of evaporated milk and lots of ice. Oh boy, oh boy! It was creamy, tangy and rich in mango flavor, just like drinking summer in a glass!
I prefer evaporated milk in my milkshakes as I like its rich, deep flavor but you can easily swap it with whole milk or even almond milk for a delicious vegan smoothie. Whatever way, this mango shake is a delicious way to beat the heat. Enjoy!
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 large Philippine mangoes slightly yellow and firm
- 1/2 cup evaporated milk
- 2 to 3 cups ice
- In a sauce pot over medium heat, combine water and sugar and bring to a boil. Lower heat to low and continue to cook, stirring constantly, for about 3 to 5 minutes or until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
- Peel mangoes and slice edible flesh from pit. Cut flesh into chunks.
- In a blender. combine simple syrup, mangoes, milk and ice. Process until smooth.