Tropical Shake

READY IN: 8mins
Recipe by evelynathens

From La Comida del Barrio, May 2003, by Aarón Sanchez and found at This milk shake is a Puerto Rican and Cuban favorite; Palacio de Los Jugos on Flagler Street in Miami specializes in jugos and makes great tropical-fruit batidos. The fruit combinations are endless — try a mixture of strawberry and kiwi or guava and pineapple — and you can even use coconut milk instead of whole and spike with a shot of rum.

Top Review by threeovens

I love this recipe because it helps me get around my silly fruit and milk phobia! I've been fixing one of these up each morning and sipping on it as I get ready for work.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 small papaya, peeled, seeded, and coarsely chopped
  • 1 mango, peeled, seeded, and coarsely chopped
  • 1 ripe banana, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 12 cups whole milk
  • sugar (depends on ripeness and flavour of your fruit)
  • 1 cup crushed ice


  1. Combine the fruit in a blender and purée to break everything up. Add the milk, sugar, and ice; blend until thick and frothy.

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