Within the heat and humid of Vietnam, there are lots of tropical fruits that grow and nurtured natively. One prominence is papaya, in which can be eaten raw, cook, soup, stew, cake, etc. A simple way to enjoy this fruit is turning it into a Vietnamese papaya smoothie. Sound great, right!?!
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In this recipe, I’m adding some kumquat juice to enhance the scent and make it sourly sweet a little. You can also use lemon and lime juice in place. This adds more on the Vitamin C and make this drink a skin powered pack.
Just as any Vietnamese smoothie/milkshake, sweeten condensed milk is used to amplify the sweetness while making the drink itself more creamy. If coconut juice/water is used, depend on its sweetness level, reduce sweeten condensed milk might be need. Otherwise, if coconut milk is used, then a little more should be added to make sure the drink stays at its sweet perfection.
Pre-frozen the papaya before blending make the drinks cooler and eliminate the need for ice. You can always add shaved ice, but this would also make it thinner. Any how, enjoy this drink icy cold immediately. Top with some coconut flake and crust if desired.
- 2 cups ripe papaya- cubed
- 2 Tbsp sweeten condensed milk
- 1 cup coconut juice or milk
- ½ Tbsp kumquat or lemon juice
- ½ cup shaved ice
- Papaya - peel off skin, remove seeds, cubed and let frozen for 10 minutes or more.
- Put everything except shaved ice into your blender.
- Pulse a few times before blending them good.
- Add shaved ice, blend a few more cycles and stop.
- Pour into serving cup.