March 7, 2008

Papaya licuado, milkshake, or easy ice cream

Papaya milkshakeLa Gringa's Papaya Milkshake

This is a quick and easy recipe that you are going love. Guaranteed!

My neighbor suggested this to me one day when I was saying that we can never finish a whole papaya. He didn't give recipe specifics, just the ingredients, so this is my version. Depending upon what kind of milk and how much you use, this simple recipe can taste just like rich ice cream (and you will need a spoon to eat it), a milkshake, or a smoothie.

Even with low-fat milk, it tastes very rich, like a creamy soft-serve ice cream. Really! I'll have to say that it tastes very close to my actual papaya ice cream recipe without near the fat or calories or the time involved.

Quick papaya ice creamPapaya milkshake/ice cream
yield: one generous serving

2 cups frozen papaya chunks

2 tbsp. sugar, or to taste

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 to 1 cup milk

Put the first three ingredients in the blender and pour in 1/2 cup milk for ice cream-like results or 1 cup milk for a milkshake. Blend until smooth.

Taste and adjust the milk and sugar as desired. Serve icy cold.

Of course, you could use juice or yogurt instead of milk, omit the sugar or use a sugar substitute if you want to deprive yourself.

This is such a quick and easy dessert if you keep some papaya chunks in the freezer. See my tip for freezing papaya yesterday.

The papaya I used was on the pale side. Generally the color of the shake is brighter and oh-so-pretty.

Consumer Warning: This recipe can become addictive.

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