Mango Frappe

My amigos took me out for some Mexican cuisine. I'm easy to please. Give me tacos, burritos, nachos, guacamole or chiles en nogado and I'm very happy. This time we feasted on enchiladas. Food, friends and a mix of English and Spanish -- I couldn't ask for anything more. But, I got it anyway. One of my amigos thought I needed an introduction to a mango frappe. Heaven on earth with a healthy dose of sinful sugar!

In case you don't know, and I didn't, a frappe is defined as a drink made with ice or frozen until it is a slushy consistency. With temperatures sweltering in the high 80s and low 90s, I need all the ice, frozen and slush I could find. And after this discovery, I didn't stop with just one frappe.

Mango Frappe
Cancún, Mexico
Ingredients: 1 mango   2 ice cubes
  3/4 cup orange juice   1 1/4 cup milk, water, club soda or
  1/4 cup lime juice   .....coconut water
Options: 1/2 banana   1 Tbs sugar
  pineapple chunks   mango sorbet
  pineapple, kiwi or   vanilla ice cream
  ....mango ice   whipped cream
  1/4 tsp vanilla   mango syrup

My kind of recipe is not difficult and you can't get much more simple than this one. Puree the mango in the blender and then add the orange and lime juice. Mix it up some more. Toss in the ice cubes and your liquid of choice. Continue mixing until all the ice is crushed.

There are always options to explore on something this delicious. You are only limited by your imagination and what you find in your kitchen. Homemade fruit flavored ice can be made with coconut water and fruit. Simply blend them up and freeze them.

I also found that some people like to freeze the mango for half and hour. Blend up most of the chunks, but save some to drop on top of your drink as a flavorful accent.

Finally, it really doesn't need mango sorbet or vanilla ice cream, but can you seriously go wrong if you add a scoop or more to your mix? I think not.

The photo on the right wasn't at a location as beautiful as the beach, but I have to admit it was the most delicious. I like my mango frappes best like my coffee -- and I only drink dessert coffee with all the cream, vanilla, caramel and sugar available. This particular mango frappe included ice cream, whipped cream and was topped with mango syrup. Need I say more?

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