Mango Shake Magic

This recipe is easy peasy, so this post isn’t so much about the recipe but the reason behind it.

It’s two years ago this week since my Grandfather passed away. I miss him.

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This little  amazing book was part of his collection and is very dear to me.

It’s NO secret how much I love mangoes, and it’s certainly NO secret how much I love my beloved Goa, so this book really is “a treasure trove”. It’s full of great little tips and ideas all about the luscious sweet fleshy fruit.

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The book tells me that India has over 1000 different types of mangoes, with Goa having over 100…. It is a rich source of vitamins and carbohydrates. High in vitamin A and C…… The book goes on to describe pickle and chutney recipes, curries and rices, deserts and drinks.

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Now the beady eyed amongst you, will say hang on, they’re not Indian mangoes that you are using Melissa! Nope the only ones readily available in Ireland are ones from south America. I call them ‘plastic mangoes’; they are hard, unripe, don’t taste or smell right. I NEVER eat them raw on their own, but to cook with, or blitz up in a drink they are fine. I’m always annoyed when people liken this terrible fruit to the beautiful, special, golden Indian fruit that I am used to.

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Mango Shake:
This is the easiest of easiest recipes EVER!

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Ingredients:
2-3 ripe mangoes (I bought these 2 weeks ago)
2-3 tsp sugar
100ml milk

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Break up the mango flesh by hand or in a mixer.

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Add the sugar and milk and blitz.

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Add the ice-cream….. Finally, pour into glasses and top with a little chopped mango. Simple!

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Cheers Granddad!

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I’m bringing these drinks to Angie’s place for Fiesta Friday at the the novice gardener.  The first round are for
Alex, Jhuls and Selma!

See you there!

Melissa xx

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41 thoughts on “Mango Shake Magic

  1. Cheers to your Granddad, Melissa – what a lovely book he has left you with. I can hardly believe that there are 1000 types of mango – that is incredible. Your shake looks fabulous and I am ready for seconds! Love your mani too!! Happy FF17!

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  2. Yum! Sometimes, just sometimes, I pick a good ‘plastic’ mango and can get it to ripen on a sunny windowsill to near perfection (it happened last week, and it was bliss.) Shake sounds great, and interesting book, what a lovely way to remember your granddad by making some of the recipes 🙂

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  4. Wow, what an amazing book! We love mangos in my house, but the information (and recipes!) in the mango book sound amazing. Cheers to your grandad! And, thanks for bringing these to the fiesta. 🙂

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  5. I’ll take one Melissa! Glad you brought these to the party! So special that you have recipe books from your granddads collection…sounds like you were close!

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  6. What a lovely post and recipe. It is so much different eating a fruit (or vege) fresh from the plant that is offering it. it’s so nice you can honor your granddad cooking from his book. Ok, since we’re talking nails… did you put glitter on your little finger? (I always make my little finger different when I paint my nails). Happy Fiesta Friday!

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    • He he he? Everyone’s talking about the nails today! The beautician put glitter on the ‘ring fingers’ as she called them. Thought I’d give the Shellac even more bling! I normally only do sparkly nails at Christmas xx

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  7. Mangoes are great. We buy them by the boxful when they’re in season (although they are shipped from further north). You must have some real dedication to tolerate these ones that you call ‘plastic magoes’.

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  8. Ha! I notice the mani, too. 😀

    Your grandfather left you with something really helpful. I never knew that we have over 1000 mangoes, until now. I only know less than 10 mangoes. Haha! Thank you for sharing this to us, Melissa!

    I am with you on not eating the mango raw when it doesn’t taste the way it should be. I prefer to put them in the blender to make mango shake. For mango lovers, mangoes will never be discarded. We will always find ways on how to use them if we don’t feel like eating them raw. 🙂

    Happy FF, Melissa! ❤

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  9. I’m not sure if my last message went across Melissa. Your mango shake is tantalizing, awakening all my taste buds :). What a great book your grandfather left for you, full of amazing facts, I didn’t realize there were 1,000 varieties in India? I haven’t posted this week, but probably will next week, in the meantime, I hope you’re enjoying this festive party. p.s. I hail from Goa too, or my folks did.

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  10. What a special book with special memories ❤ I love mangos but we only get the "plastic" ones as well in Finland and I have just stopped buying them after being so disappointed! I'll have to try them with your mango shake recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. You have a wonderful treasure from your grandfather Melissa! Looks like a a wonderful book. I know we have many varieties of mango in India but didnt know it was that many 🙂 The milkshake looks wondferfully refreshing!

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