I love Zapote, especially made into a thick, sweet and cold beverage called batida here in DR.
Zapote is one of my favorite fruits for making a beverage. It’s more or less equal Zapote and/or Bananas. Bananas and/or Zapote. Both are my favorite ingredients in batida.
Batida is a blender-made beverage using different fruits. The fresh fruit is blended with milk (either Carnation milk or regular milk) and ice. Some add sugar, honey, vanilla or other flavors. I sometimes add fresh ginger, a little peanut butter, turmeric, cinnamon or other items as I feel the need. Sometimes a little avacado, carrots is good to add to the mix. Whatever you have give it a try. Very much like a milkshake but made with fruits.
I got some perfectly ripened Zapote. This one was huge. It made about 3 large mugs of juice. Some I put in the freezer to eat later like ice cream.
Oh my, this zapote was perfectly ripe. The black shiny seed in the middle is so pretty.
Usually, I use powdered milk in my blended drinks but this time I splurged and used Carnation Milk. I like to add the minimum of liquid because I love my batida really really thick. I do have to get my abused blender repaired from time to time but it’s worth it to have an ice cream textured beverage.
I also try to freeze some fruit, especially bananas. Adding frozen fruit makes the batida even thicker. And frozen bananas are wonderful for munching. Dip it into some chocolate and take a bite. Oh so good, now back to the batida.
Let the blending begin! Add some ice. Add more carnation until it is that perfect texture. Then have to take a little taste to make sure it is perfect. When the taste and texture is perfect spoon or scrape into the glass as it is just too thick to pour. And the color is so pretty.
Prepare some wheat toast, come hot black coffee and Walah! Breakfast is all ready for enjoying.
And that is breakfast. Want to join me? Common down!