Let’s talk weather 🙂 I am not much of a television seer,even when it comes to news I prefer reading newspapers and magazines to keep me updated,with that said yesterday or day before that news was going in a Tamil channel and they were giving reports.I was really shocked to see the roar of temperature in all cities in Tamilnadu.Chennai marked 92F which is supposed to be the lowest :P. Many cities have crossed 100F and I can only imagine what it would be like in those places,and yeah we are just in the mid April and the supposedly real summer is on May!We can’t do much competing with nature,we can just be air conditioned room which is also not very healthy especially for your skin.All we can do is to again depend up on nature and keep ourselves,cool,hydrated and fresh with all those summer special fruits.When I say summer special fruits,do I need to mention mango comes first?I am the one obsessed with mango at home,though I prefer devouring it as such,sometimes I have to make something fancy out of it to sell it at home :),especially the mangoes which I bought last week were not at all sweet I made a milkshake with one mango and lassi with the other one next day.I have already blogged about my standard milkshake recipe here and this time I wanted a twist.With loads of vanilla beans in my refrigerate,I find myself using them in all possible sweets,cakes and desserts. This milkshake is one keeper recipe with a win win combo,mango and vanilla go hand in hand and made an elegant dessert after dinner.I never add ice cream to mango milk shake,we like to savor the drink with mango flavor dominating,you can always a scoop of vanilla or mango ice cream if you need to,here is how to make mango-vanilla milkshake.
Mango-vanilla milkshake recipe
Star ingredients: Mango,vanilla bean or essence
1 mango,peeled and cubed after removing the stone.
2 cups milk
1 vanilla bean or 1 teaspoon extract
2-3 tablespoons sugar/honey (adjust)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder (optional)
1.First powder the vanilla bean along with sugar.
2.Add the cubed mangoes,cinnamon powder to it and blend well.
3.Now add the milk and blend till frothy.Serve chilled.
1.I have left the specs of vanilla bean to be seen.If you want to you can make a fine powder.
2.Cinnamon is optional,you can add saffron too.
3.Adjust sugar according to the sweetness of mango.