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Friday, June 4, 2010

Irish Cream Mango Smoothie

It's been so hot lately, it feels like it's almost summer.  I remember the smoothies of my youth made with luscious, sweet and slightly tart, ripe, golden-yellow mangoes.  Unripe green mango smoothies are unusual but surprisingly delicious too.

Today, I was so lucky to find some ripe, yellow Alphonse mangoes at Walmart among  the reddish-green Kent variety of mangoes in the produce section.  Kent mangoes are great in fresh mango salsa.  But Alphonse mangoes are the best eaten fresh or for smoothies, salads, dips, desserts, cakes, etc.

Any time is a good time for refreshing fruit smoothies so here is my  Mango Smoothie 5 star Makeover using Irish Cream. 

Irish Cream Mango Smoothie
Ingredients:

flesh of two Alphonse mangoes or 1/2 cup canned mango puree (if you can find it)
3-4 Tbsp sugar
8 ice cubes (using more ice cubes make the smoothies thicker)
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 tsp Irish Cream (you can add more if you wish)

Mix first three ingredients together in your blender and puree till smooth. Pour in the heavy cream mixed with Irish cream. That's it...enjoy!!!

20 comments:

Nisrine@Dinners and Dreams said...

delicious drink. I love mango drinks.

elra said...

Very pretty and vibrant smoothies. Perfect for summer.

Joanne said...

I love that there's irish cream in this! I never think to use it other than in baked goods but this looks perfect.

Katerina said...

This drink looks so delicious, i wish I had it right now.

5 Star Foodie said...

What a luscious smoothie! I love the addition of irish cream in it! Thank you!

Foodessa said...

Mango just happens to be one of my top 3 tropical fruits.
Your smoothie must be so delicious. The addition of the Irish cream is certainly a twist I would have never thought of.
Thanks for sharing and flavourful wishes, Claudia

tofuandcollards said...

What a great combination! Yum!

Ingrid said...

My kids are fiends for smoothies especially tropical flavored ones. Does Irish cream have alcohol in it? Sorry, dumb question I know but I've never had it.
~ingrid

Juliana said...

Wow, this mango smoothie looks delicious...will have to try it with Irish cream...yummie! Nice color and the picture is awesome ;-)

zerrin said...

Sounds so refreshing! Irish cream is a great idea in a smoothie. Would be great right now as it's so hot here.

Biren said...

Sounds so cool and refreshing!

My Little Space said...

Hmm..mm... this sounds super delicious! Love the mango flavour drinks. yummm.... Hope you're having a wonderful day!
Cheers, Kristy

Kathleen said...

This sounds like a very refreshing drink!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I didn't realize how many different mangos there were. Gorgeous photo too. Mangos rock.
Sam

MaryMoh said...

Wow....looks refreshing, healthy and delicious!

Mimi said...

I saw this at Natasha's round up, it looks so refreshing.
Mimi

~~louise~~ said...

Oh goodness, literally, what a perfect recipe to celebrate Mango Month, which June just happens to be.

I must add this link to my June Monthly Food post. I hope you don't mind.

Thank you so much for sharing, it looks delightfully refreshing...

tigerfish said...

I cannot imagine irish cream in a mango smoothie....:p

Malar Gandhi said...

Refreshing drink...pretty color.

Carolyn Jung said...

The Irish Cream is a wicked good touch!