Mango Milkshake – The summers in India are hot and especially if you have been living in the northern belt, you are bound to have experienced days when the temperature touches 45-47 degree Celsius. It is frying hot and I normally don’t even dare to get out of my house on these days. And with every passing year, there is a day which breaks the record temperature of the previous year, thanks to all the de-forestation and genuine love for our environment (sarcastic). Living in areas like Delhi is becoming more and more difficult each year. ACs are becoming less effective and this is giving an opportunity to the AC makers to try out new marketing gimmicks (like the ad for a Voltas AC which claims to cool even at 53 degrees). Nevertheless, selling off my year old AC for a new one that claims to cool even at 53 degrees because it did not live upto its claim of cooling upto 50 degrees is not an option that I would prefer.
But yes, there is something I would prefer, rather love to do. It is to go to my fridge, open the doors, take a glass of chilled Mango Milk Shake, I kept about 3-4 hours back (remember the heat that we spoke about just a little while earlier. Obviously that affects the cooling of refrigerators as well and hence the 3-4 hours) and drink it all at one go.
Mangoes are fruits of the summers. I still remember my childhood days when we would roam around our orchards with mango trees filled with Mangoes. We would love eating the raw mangoes with some salt but also waited patiently for some of it to ripen. The nice fragrance of ripened mangoes will fill the air and then stated our festival with Mangoes. There was no specific timings to eat them. Right from the time we would wake up till we slept, it was mangoes galore. And one thing that we did not miss even then was Mango shakes. There were no refrigerators or, grinders then. Yet we would get a glass of cool mango shake from milk stored in mud pitchers.
Nothing has changed except for the way we make it and the fact that we buy mangoes these days and hence there is a limit to just how much we can buy.
- Mangoes - 2
- Milk - 2 cups
- Sugar - 2 tbsp or as per the taste
- Ice Cubes - 4 to 5 optional
- Wash the mangoes and peel them.
- Chop the mango pulp roughly into small pieces.
- Now add the mango pulp, sugar, ice cubes and milk into the blender.
- Blend everything till it become smooth.
- Serve chilled.
If the mangoes are too sweet, I prefer not adding sugar at all.
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