The glass is half-full from Marta’s Cuban American Kitchen

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My family and I are on vacation this week.
And I confess that I was going to skip posting a recipe (Shut up. I know!) because I was busy preparing what I’d take and planning what we would do.
But then, I started thinking of summer…

Ah, summer.

I started thinking about how I’m going to slowly savor that giant stack of books I have been saving. (See? I can’t even stop with the food metaphors for one post, but that’s not important right now…. =D)
I started thinking sandals and sunscreen.
Long walks on the beach and amazing sunsets.
Barbecuing every night and . . .

Batidos de Mamey!

You can take the Cuban mom out of the kitchen…. 😉

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Batido de Mamey
(Mamey Smoothie)

One 14 oz. pkg. Frozen Mamey Pulp (Goya makes a good one)
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vanilla ice cream
About 1 cup of ice cubes
1/4 to 1/2-cup sugar (add to taste)
1/2 tsp. Vanilla extract

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1) Throw everything in a blender.
2) Puree for about a minute or two or until it’s all frothy and smooth and…

Ah, summer. =D

3 thoughts on “The glass is half-full from Marta’s Cuban American Kitchen”

  1. To us Cuban Americans these elixirs are manna from heaven! Ay c-n~o que rico! Also try the “fruta bomba” and mango ones – with lots of rich milk and azucar. OMG! You add ice cream to yours!? That’s incredible! What would happen if you put in just a bit of rum?

  2. I have a variation of Martha’s recipe (less sugar and calories) by using sugar free frozen yogurt and splenda.

    Martha, you should try the shakes at Robert’s is Here if you ever venture out near the Everglades. Lines out the door. So thick you need a spoon. And they use fresh fruit in theirs…yum!

    gonna make some now when I get home.

  3. mandingo –
    Yes, ice-cream puts it right over the edge…
    now if I were to put in a bit of rum, I would completely forget how to speak English, but that’s not important right now. =D

    Cigar Mike –
    Alas, mamey maduro is hard to come by in my neck of the woods, so I must settle for pulp. (sigh) See how hard it is to be me?? 😉


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