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Coffee Cardamom Mango Milkshake

There really isn’t a fruit on the face of the earth that comes close to the splendor that mangoes are! Mangoes are the Beyonce of fruits! Mangoes are the Meg and Harry of fruits. Mangoes are the Kenyan Coast Line of fruits. Mangoes are the Maragoli weather of fruits. They are the best of the best and no matter how you spin it, they will always remain number one! Fruit of the gods!

We are now winding down mango season! The variety of mangoes the earth blesses us each season is always a blessing! You can eat mangoes just as they are and incorporate them in a million different recipes and enjoy each time! This is a thread of different recipes we have done in the past and today we are doing the final one of ’21. With a day as sunny as today, indulge in my beautiful coffee cardamom mango milkshake.

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PREP TIME: 5 min     MAKE TIME: 3 min        SERVES: 1


1/3 cup of coconut cream
3 scoops of vanilla ice cream
1/8 teaspoon of cardamom
1/8 teaspoon of coffee
1 mango cheek


Pour in your coconut cream into your blender followed by the vanilla ice cream. You can use coconut milk, however coconut cream is best for this because of it’s thickness which will ensure your milkshake has the right consistency.

You can add some sugar if you fancy, however for me, the sweetness of the icecream was sufficient.

Add in the cubed, fresh mango.

For a bit of complexity and extra layered flavor, I reached for coffee which is not only aromatic but its very mild bitterness would cut through the sweetness of the ice cream and mango and pair well with the creaminess of the coconut. Cardamon – one of my faaaavorite warm spices- pairs well with mango and had to be part of this.

As I emphasized in the video, little bit goes a long long way with coffee and cardamom for this recipe, so start small and adjust upward if need be. Too much of either can very easily become overwhelming & overpowering.

Add in the coffee and cardamom and let your blender run until smooth.

Serve up your beauty and garnish with your star anise (totally optional) & enjoy!

Sunshine in a glass! This is the perfect drink to enjoy sunny, sweltering March! The warmth of the mango shines through. You can taste the coffee and the cardamom notes and the creaminess of the vanilla and the coconut ties everything together and makes each gulp such an experience!

Check out the twitter thread of all mango recipes we have done since the dawn of this blog, and especially so try out the ones we made this year: these ginger cinnamon rolls with a mango amarula frosting and also this gorgeous mango custard with ground nut and dried pawpaw filling.

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See you next Wednesday!


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  1. Marta

    One of my favorite drink is mango lassi and when I read the recipe, I immediately thought of it. This shake, contrasting the sweet of the mango and the subtle punch of coffee, is genius. Glad I have more mangos on hand, because, this will get a few rotations this week.

    • Kaluhi

      This really does deserve a couple of goes! I am happy it is one of your favorites now and those mangoes you have will be put to good use!

  2. Robin

    Who knew the flavors of mango, coconut and Cardamom would harmonize so splendidly! I’m going to add a dash of rum for a summer BBQ signature drink. Thank you!

    • Kaluhi

      You are most welcome! So so happy you loved it!

  3. Jessica Lawson

    I wasn’t too sure about combining coffee and mango but WOW. This might be the best mango milkshake I’ve ever had. The cardamom just really brings it all together. So good.

    • Kaluhi

      It really does work so well right?! Happy you loved it!

  4. Crystal

    I’m right with you, I LOVE mango! I never even thought to combine it with a warm spice like cardamom! This was delicious and I can’t wait to make it again!

    • Kaluhi

      Mango is the GOAT!! Glad you loved this milkshake!

  5. Mila

    This was so easy to make, and also just absolutely delicious! Cardamom and Mango are great match! thanks for this lovely recipe!

    • Kaluhi

      Most welcome Mila!

  6. Lilly

    The mango, cardamom, and coconut pair so perfectly together! This drink is so delicious!

    • Kaluhi

      It really is so so delicious!

  7. Chenée

    This milkshake was amazing! The flavors were so unique and perfect together. Such a great treat as the weather warms up!

    • Kaluhi

      Truly sunshine in a glass! Happy you loved it!

  8. Jazz

    I made this with frozen mango I had in the freezer already and it was delicious! Love all of these flavors together and wouldn’t have tried them on my own.

    • Kaluhi

      Amazing to know! The flavors are really out-of-this-world good!!

  9. Britney

    Coffee and mango together with the cardamom was out of this world! It was sweet fruity spicy and so good!!

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