"Hurry, wife, Fidel is going to tell us how to make mamey milkshakes without mamey, milk or a blender!"
Batidos de mamey may be amongst my top ten favorite things to eat/drink. In Havana, they were made of sugar, powdered milk, ice and chunks of mamey, a tropical fruit that has deep orange flesh and tastes kind of like a strawberry, but more muted. It's delicious and hard to find in the States, minus as frozen pulp in Latino markets.
To make your own batido de mamey:
One 14 oz. package of frozen mamey pulp
1 1 /2 cups whole milk
About 1 cup of ice cubes
1/2 cup sugar (or to taste)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Puree everything in food processor or blender until smooth and creamy.
You can make batidos with most any fruit. Mango, Papaya (fruta bomba in Cuba), Guanabana or more local fruits. SO FREAKING GOOD. And I will have one every day in Santo Domingo (where mamey is called sapote).