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.
Alphonso mangoes- 2
Lemon juice- 1 tsp
Mint leaves- 4-5 leaves
Ginger- Half inch piece
Sugar (optional or as required)
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.
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