Prickly Pear Caribbean Smoothie

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Last Updated on May 20, 2020 by Chef Mireille

This Caribbean style smoothie, also known as a batida, is not so smooth. I used grated coconut to add a little texture to it.

I really make an effort to introduce ingredients to you from around the world. Maybe you’ve seen a cactus pear in the supermarket and not sure how to eat it or what it tastes like. The best I can explain the flavor is something like a combination of strawberry and papaya. Like a pomegranate, it has edible seeds. However, the seeds are quite firm and bothersome to some people so that’s why I think a batida is a fabulous way to utilize this exotic fruit. The use of the blender breaks down the seeds.

Prickly Pear Caribbean Smoothie

Serves 2
Ingredients:

  • 4 prickly pears (aka cactus pear)
  • 12 oz. can evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup frozen grated coconut
Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

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CHEF MIREILLE - AUTHOR, RECIPE DEVELOPER AND PHOTOGRAPHER FOR Global Kitchen Travels
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  1. Srivalli

    Wow Mir, thanks for all the efforts you take in presenting such exotic and new ingredients..really appreciate it…never read about cactus pear..so it's lovely seeing it..

  2. bollocky

    My brother suggested I might like this blog. He was totally right. This post truly made my day. You cann’t imagine simply how much time I had spent for this information! Thanks!

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