The summer has started and the mercury is rising, and I needed something to cool down the body and mind. During this time of year smoothie and shakes comes to the rescue. When we were young, Appa used to takes us to movies, parks or shopping. Always he stops at one shop in East fort, near Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple, and buys juices for us. Juice will depends upon the availability of fruits, some time it is pineapples, grapes or fruits of Asian Palmyra palm (Nungu). I love it in all varieties especially one with Palmyrah fruit, it contains not only the juice that you can drink, but also eat some of fleshly endosperm. That is why British named them as ice-apple. The tender fruit resembles ice. The thought of the drink makes me nostalgic.
Last time when I went to India, I told about my craziness for Nungu to my mother-in-law, next day she bought some fruits for me. I was surprised at first and happy to see them. Okay in US hard to find Nungu, so I decide to make some pineapple milk shake. I had some pineapple left in refrigerator after making carrot cupcake for my little one’s birthday. I decided to use them in curry and asked my hubby, I got a firm no. So decides to make a juice with them. I added some vanilla essence and milk to make it into a shake. They are really tasty and best to beat the hot weather. My little one had some sip too. Increase the amount of sugar
if you want more sweetness. Here goes the recipe.
What you need
Milk: 1/3 cup
Sugar: ½ tablespoon
Vanilla extract: 1 teaspoon
How I made
Combine chopped pineapple, milk, sugar and vanilla extract in a blender; cover and blend until creamy. Serve immediately. Enjoy.
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Yield: 2 serving
Will you make it again: I will