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Cardamom Spiced Mango Milkshake

It’s amazing how mangoes are synonymous with arrival of different stages of summer. From the early arrival of the first few mangoes at sky high rates in March, to _‘aam panna’ _that is bottled in April, the year’s stock of pickle being made in May, and the general devouring as it takes centre stage as dessert every night until almost August. You can see why the absence of mangoes from my blog would weigh down so heavily on me in a totally mango-crazed household!

I have to confess, as a child, I hated milk. The only way to get me to drink a glassful was if it was doused with mangoes. Doused, that’s right, no subtleties there. The grown up me is a milk fiend, if there was ever such a thing, and craves beautiful flavours. Today’s mango milkshake recipe is just that, a celebration of the balance of flavours. Rich and pulpy mango is blended with soy milk while a frozen banana cheats its way to give this milkshake an ice-cream like thickness. A pinch of ground cardamom adds to the quintessentially Indian flavour while honey enhances the sweetness of the fruits. Here’s to summer!

Makes 2 generous servings.

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Cardamom Spiced Mango Milkshake
A thick and creamy Mango Milkshake, where surprisingly, you don't need to add any ice cream, a frozen banana is our secret ingredient instead! There's nothing to beat fresh mangoes in summer in India, and a dash of cardamom that enhances the flavour of mangoes.
Course drink
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1 mango ripe , peeled and chopped
  • 1 banana ripe , peeled, sliced and frozen
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 2 Tablespoons honey (or sweetener of your choice)
  • Pinch cardamom ground
  • Some chopped pistas for garnish
Course drink
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1 mango ripe , peeled and chopped
  • 1 banana ripe , peeled, sliced and frozen
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 2 Tablespoons honey (or sweetener of your choice)
  • Pinch cardamom ground
  • Some chopped pistas for garnish
Instructions
  1. Add soy milk, mango, frozen banana, ice, honey and cardamom to the jar of a mixer and blend until combined. Be careful not to run the mixer for too long or the milkshake will be absolutely watery. Garnish with the chopped pistas.
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