Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Day 61 - Mango Cooler

Hi everyone! Hello? Hello? Hello?

My mom, she gets a food co-op, which means you get organic fruit and vegetables, a whole big bucketful, every other week. She got it yesterday and there were mangos in it. Now my family doesn't like mangos all that much so we were all debating what we should do with those.

We were struggling with what to do, but then my mom was looking up recipes and she found this one called Mango Coolers. It was super duper easy and it looked very good. It had this orangish look and since it's still really hot here in Texas, I wanted to make something not hot, but not freezing, freezing cold. And so I made this.

Before we could start, my mom had to look up how to cut a mango. You cut it in sections around the seed, then cut little squares and slice it off the skin.

After that, I put 1/3 cup of milk, the mango, one cup of ice, lime juice, and honey or brown sugar. Then you blend that all together in a blender and then after it's all blended, you put it in the fridge for about 20 minutes. You can add a little more brown sugar or honey if it's not sweet enough.

And that's it.

I think it's okay. The first taste you get is a little overpowering with mango flavor. It's strong. But once you get use to it, it gets a little sweeter.

I think the mango wasn't quite ready. Jamie Oliver's recipe says to have it as ripe as possible, and ours weren't that ripe.

I'm definitely going to do a take 2 on this when the mangos are more ripe.



  1. Mangos is one of my favorite fruits. It really does need to be ripe to taste good and juicy. At least you tried it. That's what this challenge is all about:) So proud of you.

  2. those are definitely the wrong color for ripe mangos. The insides should look more orange.

  3. Oh and congrats to Jamie! He's a new dad to a new baby boy!!

  4. We love mangoes here! If you have a few more try putting them in a brown paper bag for a couple of days. They might ripen a little faster. You can also try it with plain yogurt (soy or dairy), a lttle cardamon and a little sugar for a mango lassi. Yum! Godd job on trying something new!! : )

  5. Oh, I love mango drinks! I think it would go great with the shrimp dish you guys just featured. :-)