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Hispanic Heritage Month Recipes

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! Each year, from September 15 to October 15 Americans celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by sharing the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. Last year - 2021 was especially significant because it was the 200th anniversary of Costa Rican Independence from Spain. Here are a few traditional & unique Latin American recipes you may want to add to your menu: 

Mamey Milkshake - Batido de Mamey

This past week we ordered a box of mixed tropical fruits which included Guanábana, Pineapple, Green Papaya, Cacao, and Mamey Sapote from Tropical Fruit Box. The fruit arrived smelling absolutely divine, we had to wait a little while for the Mamey to ripen but it was totally with it!
Sapota or 'Zapote' is the Spanish take on the traditional Nahuatl word to describe soft sweet fruit - 'Tzapotl'. Mamey sapote also called Zapote Colorado, is related to sapodilla, sapota, chikoo or nispero is a fruiting evergreen tree native to Central America. This is one of my Mom's favorite milkshakes (batidos); it has a deliciously rich almost sweet potato like flavor. 
Here's my recipe:

Mamey Milkshake - Batido de Mamey

Emily (Cooking for Kishore)

This is a delicious quick tropical fruit milkshake using ripe mamey sapote also known as zapote colorado.


  • 1 cup Mamey Sapote Fruit
  • 3 cups Oat Milk
  • 1 cup Ice


  1. Puree Mamey Sapote,and half the Milk.
  2. Add the rest of the milk and ice, and blend till thick. Enjoy!
Yield: 4 cups
Prep Time: 5 mins. Cook time: 0 mins. Total time: 5 mins.
Tags: batido, batido de mamey breakfast, mamey sapote, milkshake, cool drink, latin recipes, milkshake recipe, sapote milkshake, mamey milkshake, summer drink recipe, summer drinks, mamey sapote shake


Calories: 119 per serving


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