Finishing a glass of milk — a big task for Milee. My mum reminisces, I was the same. I still am. Forever trying new tactics to entice the kid is usually on my To-Do list.
So now, with mangoes in abundance everywhere, I decide to blend this delicious juicy fruit in milk, along with flavors like cardamom or vanilla. The end is drool worthy. Yumm. But Your Highness has to approve the deliciousness of the ambrosia, not me.
Well, lets find out..
I have two variations for you, one with cardamom and the other with vanilla extract. Both burst with distinctive flavors and are as exquisite as the other.
The recipe here is the the one with cardamom and cream, and the vanilla option is explained at the end.
- 1 medium sized chopped ripe mango, I used Alphonso
- 1 tall thin glass of milk
- 1 spoon full of sugar
- 1 whole cardamom, skin removed, and the pods powdered fresh
- 4 almonds(soaked and peeled), roughly chopped – optional(I added coz the kid refuses to eat them in real, so I try to hide the good in the yumm)
- Garnish: a small spoon of fresh cream and 1/2 tsp chopped nuts
Blend the chopped mangoes, with milk, sugar, cardamom and almonds. The result is smooth, thick and almost creamy consistency.
Pour in tall glasses, decorate with fresh cream and chopped nuts.
I have these super cute colorful champagne glasses in non breakable ware. Yay! Milee and her friends love to drink out of them…they look so cool.
I had poured the drink in blue, she made me pour it out into pink…(Good Heavens!! Will the pink mania ever end!??) The kid doesn’t appreciate any bite with her gulp.. so I had to dutifully scrape the decorations I made on the shake.
Plain Mango Milkshake devoid of any garnishing, served in PINK:
The gesture was rewarded with an array of colors:
The glass was licked clean, I hit two birds with one stone — Milk and Fruit — gone in no time. Thank you God, for mangoes.
For the Vanilla Combo:
Instead of cardamom, use a pinch of vanilla extract and blend with milk sugar and mangoes. Serve in tall glasses with a dollop of vanilla ice cream. I would suggest a big big dollop of ice cream to entice/lure/treat your child.
Now, which kid would refuse or resist this killer combo??!! 😉