Sunday, December 14, 2008

Batidos de Mamey

"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).


  1. In Haiti, they had ji papay...which is basically just like batidos de mamey. ji papay is chunks of papaya, unsweetened condensed milk (bongu), sugar, and ice. we had a lot of these because jared LOVES them. we are going to make some for christmas. i'll think of you when i'm drinking it because you will most likely be having a batidos de mamey around then too!

  2. I love that caricature! Sad, but funny.
    the milkshake sounds deliciuos.

  3. I put condensed milk in mine. Soooooo sugary good. I like the blog!

  4. Thanks for the lovely compliment! Condensed milk is also delicious in a batido-in Cuba this was more of a luxury and too nice for the roadside stands (they also used powdered milk...still quite tasty though!)


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