Mango Milkshake with Ice Cream Recipe

By Foodism Team

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Mangoes may be costing the moon this summer but that doesn’t stop mango lovers from relishing mango delicacies like mango milkshakes with ice cream, does it? So how about whipping up one for the family? Confused with the nitty-gritties? Relax we’ve brought for you the recipe for this summer-must-have in both its dairy and vegan version!

Besides long vacations, summers in India also stand for – preparing pickles, papads and wafers; lapping up cool sugarcane juice, ice creams and golas; enjoying a rich spread of water-rich fruits like musk melon, pineapple, watermelon et al…and oh yes, how can we forget revelling in mangoes…!

The King of Fruits in its sweet and sour format can be consumed in a variety of recipes be it aam ras, aam panna, aam papad, mango lassi, aam falooda, mango pudding, mango cake and muffins, aam phirni, aam shrikhand, mango halwa, mango smoothies, aam ka raita, aam ki chutney or simply in its organic form! 

So while the heat barometer continues its northward journey how about preparing and enjoying a cool and refreshing mango milkshake with vanilla ice cream?  Trust us this milkshake is the perfect recipe for a refreshing breakfast, snack or a light dessert. And hey the best part is that not only is this yummilicious but it’s packed with manifold nutritious benefits making it a healthier alternative to other sugary and fizzy drinks. Check this out for yourself -

PLUSES OF MANGO

Mangoes help – fight cancer; maintain cholesterol levels; cleanse the skin; alkalise the body; lose weight; improve eye sight; strengthen digestion; prevent heatstroke; fortify the immune system and; boost concentration and memory 

NUTRITION FACTS

100 grams of mango contain 60 calories. This nutrient-packed fruit contains 1.4 grams of protein, 24.7 grams of carbohydrates, 22.5 grams of sugar, and 2.6 grams of fibre. 67 per cent of the daily value of vitamin C is found in mango. It also has a decent amount of copper, folate, thiamine, magnesium, iron, niacin, potassium and riboflavin.

Hope we’ve got you geared-up to devour this summer must-have? Well then let’s get started with sharing a mango milkshake recipe with ice cream and that too two versions – the traditional milkshake and its vegan cousin prepared with coconut milk.

Trust us both these recipes have a generous serving of the king of fruits and being light yet filling they provide your body with the much-needed recharge required in the sultry heat.

MANGO MILKSHAKE WITH ICE CREAM RECIPE – TRADITIONAL VERSION

Ingredients

  • Mangoes – 2 medium-sized
  • Whole Milk – One-and-a-half cup
  • Ice Cubes – 2
  • Sugar – As per taste
  • Vanilla Ice Cream – One scoop per glass

Process

  1. Select two medium-sized ripe and sweet mangoes
  2. Rinse and pat dry them
  3. Peel and chop them ... do remember to discard the stones
  4. Place these chopped mangoes in a mixer or blender jar and add one-and-a-half-cup of whole milk (chilled or at room temperature) and sugar as per taste
  5. If chilled drinks are what you crave for then go ahead and add a couple of ice cubes
  6. Blend the mixture until its smooth … do ensure that the blend is free from mango chunks 
  7. In case you have a penchant for thinner shakes then add more milk
  8. This is a drink that can’t be kept for long so immediately pour your mango milkshake in glasses; add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and voila your mango milkshake with ice cream is ready to be devoured!

Tip

For the fitness-conscious honey, palm/cane sugar, coconut sugar, maple syrup, brown sugar or jaggery are healthy alternatives to white sugar

MANGO MILKSHAKE WITH ICE CREAM RECIPE – VEGAN VERSION

Ingredients

  • Mangoes – 2 medium-sized
  • Saffron Strands – 2 to 3
  • Coconut Milk – 2 cups
  • Ice Cubes – 3-4
  • Sugar – As per taste
  • Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream – One scoop per glass

Process

  1. Select two medium-sized ripe and sweet mangoes
  2. Rinse and pat dry them
  3. Peel and chop them ... do remember to discard the stones
  4. Place these chopped mangoes in a mixer or blender jar and add a pinch of saffron strands and two cups of coconut milk (thick or light)
  5. You can then opt for – ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon or ground cardamom - for additional flavour
  6. Add three-four ice cubes and sugar/sweetener of your choice as per your preference
  7. Blend until this mix is smooth and chunk-free
  8. Pour into glasses and add a scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream and go ahead and enjoy your mango milkshake with ice cream!

Tips

  • You can replace coconut milk with - almond milk, oats milk, soy milk or cashew milk
  • The thickness and colour of your mango milkshake will vary with the type of mangoes you use; while Alphonso mangoes lend it a thick and bright golden yellow hue; other varieties will give your shake a juicy, pulpy and bright yellow to light yellow colour

VARIATIONS

You can customize your mango milkshake with ice cream by opting for the following ingredients to change its thickness and taste -

  • Cream – While blending, add one-fourth cup of heavy cream with the milk to give it an extra thick and creamy consistency
  • Whole milk – For a rich taste opt for whole or full-fat milk 

EXPERT CUES 

For Selecting Mangoes 

  • Always choose ripe, juicy, sweet and easy-to-peel mangoes
  • Avoid fibrous mangoes 
  • Alphonso mangoes are the best choice
  • Sour or semi-sweet mangoes are a strict no-no as they can cause stomach aches; besides sour mangoes may also curdle the milk

For Proportions – Mangoes and Milk

  • If a fruity, pulpy and thick shake replete with the flavour of mangoes is what your palate craves then add more mangoes
  • If a creamier and milkshake-like flavour is what you hanker for then add more milk 

So go ahead and prepare a cool and refreshing mango milkshake with vanilla ice cream. Trust us this is the perfect drink to beat the summer heat … even at the cost of paying through the nose for the mangoes!