Summer is here and we cannot wait to get our hands on some juicy mangoes. Apart from savouring them plain and using them as dessert toppings, many of us love making refreshing drinks with them. Mango juice, mango lassi and mango-flavoured sharbats are popular favourites. But nothing beats a chilled glass of mango milkshake. Just typing these words is making our mouths water! There are a variety of ways to amp up a classic mango milkshake and make it taste even yummier. Today, we recommend you go the desi way and try making Mango Mastani milkshake. Read more about it below.
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What Is Mango Mastani?
Mango Mastani is a type of mango milkshake said to come from Pune in Maharashtra. It is believed that the name of this drink is derived from Mastani, the warrior princess whose beauty had greatly influenced the Peshwa king Bajirao. Mango Mastani is usually also topped with nuts and dry fruits that enhance its flavour even further. It tends to be a thicker and creamier version of the shake, mainly because of the addition of ice cream. If you’re looking for a different way to enjoy mangoes this season. We highly recommend trying out this milkshake. Whether you want a mid-week indulgence or a special drink to serve guests, Mango Mastani is the way to go!
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How To Make Mango Mastani At Home | Quick And Easy Recipe For Desi Mango Milkshake
- In a blender, add cut mango pieces/ mango pulp, sugar, ice cubes (optional) and milk. If you want the drink to be extra thick, add some ice cream at this stage itself.
- Blend to form a smooth shake and freeze it for a few minutes. Later, blend it again. Doing so can also enhance the thickness.
- Add a scoop of vanilla or mango ice cream on top.
- Garnish with crushed/ shaved pistachios and almonds. Sprinkle cardamom powder to add flavour.
- You can also add a few cut mango pieces to make the drink look more attractive. Serve chilled.
Is Mango Milkshake Healthy?
We recommend making Mango Mastani for special occasions or as a rare treat. This particular drink has a higher sugar content than regular milkshakes because ice cream itself contains sugar. If the mango you are using is sweet enough, you could perhaps reduce the amount of sugar you add, as well as the ice cream. As for the fruit itself, there are many myths about how eating mango affects your body. A nutritionist recently busted some of them and explained the health benefits of this seasonal fruit. Read the full story here.
Looking for more mango drink options? Then check out this list. Want a special kind of mango smoothie? Find a great option here. Did you know that “Mastani” can sometimes refer to other similar drinks too? For instance, you could also try making rose-flavoured Mastani. Here’s the recipe.
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