Mango Shake

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!


Mango Shake
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Author: Lalaine | Kawaling Pinoy
Recipe type: Beverage
Cuisine: Filipino
Yield: 4 Cups
    • ½ cup cold water
    • ½ cup sugar
    • 2 large Philippine mangoes (slightly yellow and firm)
    • ½ cup evaporated milk
    • 2 to 3 cups ice
  1. 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.
  2. Peel mangoes and slice edible flesh from pit. Cut flesh into chunks.
  3. In a blender. combine simple syrup, mangoes, milk and ice. Process until smooth.

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