"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Beverages and Wine > Non-alcoholic Drinks
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-29-2003, 10:29 PM   #1
Assistant Cook
SEÑORMuttley's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 10
Mango Cooler with Prickly Pear

This was a great addition to my Mexican Christmas feast. If you love great exotic tastes with wonderful color, give this one a try. Prickly pears (tunas) can be found at many Latin grocery stores or produce stands. Be careful when handling them, as the almost microscopic stickers can be quite unpleasant (take it from me!). From Rick Bayless' "One Plate at A Time."

Agua de Mango con Tuna

8 medium (about 6 lbs) ripe mangos
1 cup sugar, a little extra if needed
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
3 large red-fleshed (not the green) prickly pears
Slices of lime for garnish

1. Peel the mangoes with a sharp paring knife. Pulling the flesh away from the pits might be a bit difficult. It's best to stand it on its end and cut slices around the core. In a blender, process the mango flesh into a puree. Push the mixture through a medium-mesh strainer into a bowl or large measuring cup(should be about 4 cups).

2. Pour into a large punch bowl and stir in 2 quarts of water, the sugar and lime juice; stir until the sugar is dissolved. Taste and add sugar or additional lime juice as needed

3. Peel the prickly pears by slicing off both ends and then making a shallow incision down the length of each fruit. WEAR GLOVES IF YOU DON'T WANT TO BE IN PAIN. Peel the thickish exterior, exposing the crimson red flesh of the pear. Puree the flesh by pulsing it in a blender. Be very careful not to let the blender run too long or fast, as it will chop the seeds into the mixture. Push through a medium strainer to yield apx 1/2 cup. Stir into the mango mixture and serve over ice; add lime slice to each glass for garnish.


SEÑORMuttley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2003, 10:48 PM   #2
Chef Extraordinaire
kitchenelf's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 19,725
Send a message via MSN to kitchenelf
Yummy! Thanks so much for the recipe!!! We love drinks like this. I think we're going to do a white Sangria for New Year's Eve - last year it was mojito's.


"Count yourself...you ain't so many" - quote from Buck's Daddy
kitchenelf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2003, 03:40 AM   #3
Head Chef
kyles's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: UK
Posts: 1,181
Send a message via MSN to kyles
I've only seen prickly pears in a store once, and that was as a kid in Australia. Mum picked one up with her bare hands, not knowing what it was, the shop assistant came running over to tell her not to touch it....but too late....I remember her driving the car with her finger tips on the steering wheel, as her palms were in so much pain. Never saw a prickly pear again...however, I do remember mum bought the offending creature and it was delicious!

Your drink recipes all sound delicious, we're not very adventurous in Northern England, come summer I think I'll throw a party and try out some of these.
kyles is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pear Tarte Tatin Raine Pies & Pastries 1 11-10-2011 10:53 AM
Mango Delight Raine Fruit & Nuts 0 02-23-2005 10:58 AM
Pear Custard Bars kansasgirl Brownies & Dessert Bars 2 01-03-2005 08:24 AM
REC: Pear and Almond tart marmalady Pies & Pastries 0 12-11-2004 07:08 AM
BLUE CHEESE, PEAR & TOASTED WALNUT QUESADILLAS mish Appetizers & Hors D'oeuvres 12 11-23-2004 01:52 PM

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:29 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.