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Refreshing Mango and Mint Cooler

Summer is here and so are its yummiest offering that make all its sickening heat bearable; mangoes! Nostalgia and longing is written all over this ‘king of fruits’. There is no wrong way to have them; not even when you smear your mouth while washing them off their skin or spill its juice on your clothes. Everything is excused. After all, mango is pure unadulterated love!

My family loves mango in every form. Yet, the adventure cook in me has often tried to experiment with it and introduced new flavours to its sweetness. A touch of chillies, a dash of lemon or ‘mint’ing it up are some of my favourites.

Many health benefits are attached with mint. It helps in digestion, aids in treating common cold, masks bad breath and assists in beating stress and depression. Mint, with its sharp and distinct taste, is a rare but interesting ingredient to pair with mango. Together, they are the perfect blend of indulgence and a splash of good health.

Ingredients:

Alphonso mangoes- 2

Lemon juice- 1 tsp

Mint leaves- 4-5 leaves

Ginger- Half inch piece

Sugar (optional or as required)

For garnish:

Mint leaves

Procedure:

1. Cut the mangoes into cubes and keep them in the freezer for about 2 hours.

2. Blend all the ingredients together in a blender. If needed add few ice cubes.

3. Your mango and mint cooler is ready to serve! Garnish it with mint leaves

The best thing about this cooler is that it uses all natural ingredients. It is light and refreshing and can be enjoyed as a post-meal or afternoon drink. Your taste buds will welcome the innovative mix of flavours. If you’re feeling particularly daring you can throw in a chilly too, although I haven’t yet tried it.

Hope you liked the recipe. Do give this a try and let me know. 

14 thoughts on “Refreshing Mango and Mint Cooler

  1. With the Mango Season almost upon us and Summer at it’s peak this is just the drink we need! Love Mangoes and can’t wait to make this for myself! Love the addition of Ginger!

  2. I am a mango lover and will give you anything for this droolworthy glass you have made Varsh. Here in Vadodara we haven’t found a glimpse of mango yet

  3. Mangoes are everyone’s favorite… Same with my family.. Mangoes are heat but the mints add coldness… Definitely I will be trying out this session… Thank you for this lovely recipe…

  4. I and my whole family is a big fan of mangoes. We are literally waiting for summers to enjoy our favourite fruit. I make aamras, smoothie, shakes but never used mint in it. Next time I will try.

  5. Very ezy nd yummy recipe. I have some frozen mangoes. Sare ingredients mere paas available he.i m making this refreshing cooler for my evening snack.

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