When summer is here, I always think of this mango smoothie (芒果奶). My mom used to make this for my sister, dad and I in summer. My mom was a high school teacher before retiring. Every morning, she left home at 6am. We usually didn’t get to see her in the morning, and we had toasts and breads for breakfast mostly.
During summer time, my mom had vacation and she got to stay at home. She would make breakfast for us sometimes. Mango smoothie was one of those special treats that we all love. The ripe and sweet Carabao mangoes are blended with some milk and ice cubes. It is cold, smooth and creamy. A wonderful summer drink only takes less than 5 minutes to make! I know you will love this too!
Easy Mango Smoothie
– 3 ripe Carabao/Manila mangoes
– 1 cup whole milk
– 5 – 6 ice cubes
– sugar (if needed)
- For the mangoes, wash them under water and dry them with paper towels. To remove the flesh of the mangoes, hold one mango with one hand and stand it on its end. With a sharp knife in the other hand, cut from the top of the mango, down one side of the pit. Repeat with the other side. Now, you have three pieces (two halves and the pit). Lay one half of mango on the table with the flesh facing up, use a spoon to scoop out the flesh. Place the flesh into a blender. Repeat with the rest of the mangoes.
- Add the milk and ice cubes into the blender. Blend until smooth. Taste with a spoon. If the smoothie is not sweet enough, adjust with sugar to your own taste. Blend again. Pour the smoothie into 2 serving glasses. Serve immediately.
- My mom also makes this smoothie with papaya too. That is my dad’s favorite. You can use banana too.
yumyum! Will have to give this a try sometime soon!
It is a very simple smoothie, but sure delicious! Let me know how you like it if you try it. 🙂
Yum, I love anything mango and this smoothie sounds so amazing! Perfect and refreshing to cool down from the summer heat. Thanks for sharing 🙂
You are very welcome. I love anything with manilla mangoes. They are incredibly sweet. Perfect in this smoothie!
I love mango and anything with mango… but not a long ago I became allergic and can’t eat it anymore (my throat got swallen and I was eating the same kind of mango that I’ve been eating…). I’m SUPER jealous of your delicious smoothies. I should have enjoyed it more. 😥
That really SUCKS! It is hard to understand how you became allergic to mango all the sudden. That reminds me of my sister. After she came to the US, she becomes allergic to certain kind of shrimps. We think it may have to do with a specific breed.
Anyway, I feel your pain! Sorry 😦 At least for this recipe, you can substitute with banana or papaya. They are all good.