Raspberry-Mango Batido

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Welcome to the second annual brunch week hosted by Terri of Love and Confections and Susan of The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen! Join us May 5th through 11th while we celebrate the deliciousness of brunch and prepare for Mother’s Day and summer brunching season. We have 32 bloggers bringing you their best brunch game, from cocktails to eggs benedict to donuts, there is something for everyone this week. Our amazing sponsors have donated some great prizes for a gigantic giveaway. Please visit them all for more information.

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Rapberry-Mango Batido - A fruity and fun Cuban milkshake! | foxeslovelemons.com

So sometimes, I end up with a mauve-colored Cuban milkshake. And in my back of my head, a little voice is going “add food coloring to it!” But an even bigger voice knows that I don’t want to fool anybody. Sure, I could make this a lovely shade of pink with some red food coloring. But what about if you make it at home? You’ll get a mauve-colored drink and know I pulled a fast one on you. And fast ones are no good.

This Raspberry-Mango Batido is mauve. It is the color of the carpeting at your granny’s house. Sure, I could have just scrapped this recipe/blog post completely, but I didn’t want to, because this tastes delicious. It’s a combination of both vanilla frozen yogurt (or ice cream) and raspberry sorbet, blended with chunks of mango and almond milk. It’s fruity, it’s fun, and if there was an official milkshake of a mauve-themed brunch, I think this one would be it.

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Yield: 2 to 3 servings

Raspberry-Mango Batido

Raspberry-Mango Batido
Prep Time 5 minutes


  • 1 cup raspberry sorbet
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 3/4 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 3/4 cup vanilla frozen yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar or honey (optional)


  1. In blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

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