Batidos de Costa Rica

Batidos

Costa Rica is a really beautiful country and beside the friendly people and the amazing nature we also fell in love with the Batidos – Costa Ricas shakes.

Batidos They are either made with water or milk and an added flavour – if you want to order one just ask for (pineapple in that case)

  • Batido con agua y piña – watershake with pineapple
  • Batido con leche y piña – milkshake with pineapple

Making them is quite simple, if you follow these simple steps:

  1. Get your mixer ready
  2. Put some icecubes in the mixer and crush them
  3. Continue if fruits otherwise go to 4:
    Add the fruitpieces to the crushed ice and mix until it is a rather thick pulp. Depending on the fruit you may want to add a little bit of brown sugar
  4. Add water or milk and mix until the Batido is really foamy (can take a few minutes).
    Good tip from Gerald: add 1-2 icecubes now and mix again – it get’s foamier

Now to the flavours we found in Costa Rica. Water/Milk tells you just what we drank them with …

Costa Rican NameEnglishGermanWaterMilkComments
PiñaPineappleAnanasxx
MangoMangoMangoxxyou can use (frozen) mangopulp instead of fresh mango
PapayaPapayaPapayaxif you like papaya then you will like it …
BananaBananaBananex
CocoCoconutKokosxmix it with Piña for an non-alcoholic Piña Colada ;)
MelocotonRock MelonHonigmelonex
SandíaWatermelonWassermelonex
Guanábanaif anyone knows the english/german name please mail me
Casif anyone knows the english/german name please mail me
FresaStrawberryErdbeerx
MorablackberryBrombeerex
ZanahorioCarotteKarottenx
CocomateChocolateKakaox
CremaVanilla custardVanillepuddingxnot my favorite – like cold, liquid custard
HorchataMuesli or rice tasteMüsli bis reismässigxyou have to try it once when you are in Costa Rica, but once was enough for us ..

2 Comments

  • manfred

    19/01/2005

    Yummy… might be nice with coconut milk or even soy milk as well. Gotta love a drink like that on a hot day. Only problem … winter here at the moment.

  • manfred

    19/01/2005

    Yummy… might be nice with coconut milk or even soy milk as well. Gotta love a drink like that on a hot day. Only problem … winter here at the moment.

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