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Food Network Favorites: Fresh Fruit Batidos

From the Bobby Flay chapter in Food Network Favorites. "Batida" means "beaten" in Spanish, and since the fruit and ice cream are beaten together in a blender, it seems an appropriate name. Another way to think of this drink? Mango milkshake.

It's very tasty, and as the book notes, a sweet, creamy beverage like this would make a good dessert after a spicy meal. Make sure you use a ripe mango, and don't hesitate to add a little extra if you like.

Flay's recipe says to pour the batido into a 10-oz. glass, but my yield was 12 to 13 oz. It's a big shake, and can easily serve two people.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 1 or 2 servings

1 cup mango sorbet
1/2 cup vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup chopped fresh mango, plus slices for garnish
1/2 cup cold milk
1 to 2 Tbsp honey, or more to taste
Mint sprigs, for garnish

Put the sorbet, mango, ice cream, milk, and honey into a blender and combine until smooth. Pour into one 12-oz. glass or two smaller glasses. Garnish with mango slices and mint leaves, if desired.

 

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