If you’ve read a few of my posts, you might know that I live in the Southwest – a very, very, very hot place during the summer months. June is almost over but the worst is yet to come. Silver lining? There are plenty of days left to enjoy refreshing frozen treats like this Mango, Chile and Lime Shake.
A welcome request
I was recently contacted by the folks working to promote the paperback, Thoroughly Modern Milkshakes: 100 Classic and Contemporary Recipes by Adam Ried, and asked if I’d be interested in the opportunity to review a copy. I mean, really. A book that includes more than 100 different shake recipes? Bring it on!
After flipping through the book, I decided to try the Mango, Chile and Lime Shake recipe. Mango isn’t uncommon, but it is just a bit out of the ordinary when it comes to shakes.
Paired with the lime juice, vanilla ice cream and mango sorbet, it was the perfect fruity delight…with a kick at the end of each sip thanks to the chile powder! I added a few pieces of fresh mango to my shakes, and they turned out to be the perfect complement to the spiciness.
What’ll ya have?
If you like ice cream or sorbet and love the idea of a rich, thick frozen treat to sip with a straw or scoop up with a spoon, pick up this book. Maybe you like the traditional shakes like malted caramel or strawberry. They’re in there. Maybe you’re looking for a little adventure. Try the Mango, Chile and Lime Shake. Maybe you don’t even know what you want. Rest easy. With more than 98 additional options, you’ll find one you love.
The shake recipes developed by Adam Ried are creative and fun, and are made using ingredients like chocolate, fruit, Guinness beer, Calvados, tea, and nuts. Seriously, there is a recipe (likely many, many recipes) everyone will enjoy.
Check out Thoroughly Modern Milkshakes. It will bring great fun to your summer season!
Recipe for Mango, Chile, and Lime Shake:
From Thoroughly Modern Milkshakes by Adam Ried
Yields: 3-1/2 cups
- 1/4 cup cold whole or lowfat milk
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1/4 teaspoon pure chile powder or cayenne pepper, or to taste
- Pinch of salt
- 4 medium scoops (about 1 pint) of vanilla bean or plain vanilla ice cream, softened just slightly
- 4 medium scoops (about 1 pint) of mango sorbet, softened just slightly
- 1 mango, diced, option
- Add the ice cream, sorbet, lime juice, chile powder, salt and mango pieces (optional) to the blender.
- Pulse to break up the ice cream, sorbet and mango. Stop the blender and use a rubber spatula to push the ingredients down from the sides of the blender toward the bottom.
- Continue to blend until well blended and to your desired consistency.
- Serve in chilled glasses immediately.