M for Mango Maple Milkshake

09 Jul

For letter M I decided on milk as a main ingredient.

And indeed, for you in grazing livestock is a lesson. We give you drink from what is in their bellies – between excretion and blood – pure milk, palatable to drinkers.

Surah An-Nahl, Verse 66

To make it more M-ish, we added mangoes and maple syrup.

Ataulfo mango and Tommy Atkins mango

We started off by examining two different mangoes. We compared their shapes, size and colour. Then I cut them up and let DS2 smell them and taste them as well.

Scooping mango flesh

Adding some milk. Add maple syrup for sweetness

Blend away. Alhamdulillah DS2 has overcome fear of blenders.

Yummy mango maple milkshake

Just one complain, while tasting the milkshake, “This was too easy Mama.” What have I got myself into!

We read these books to compliment the activity.

This book was about and aunt supposedly trying to teach her nephew about how yummy milk really is thinking that he hates milk. What is nice about this title is that is revolves around making a milkshake. Perfect for this activity.

This is a classic book that is more about imagination that it is about milk. But for every page, I asked my son, if the picture looked liked spilt milk to keep the milk theme going. Insha-Allah this book will be a wonderful start off point for some imaginative artwork.

I would have love to have read a book about where milk comes from and how it gets into our fridge. Just could not find a suitable book.


Posted by on July 9, 2011 in AlphaFood Venture, Cooking/Baking


2 responses to “M for Mango Maple Milkshake

  1. ummtafari

    July 9, 2011 at 2:57 am

    As salaam alaikum,

    What an interesting combination.

    • Umm Sayang

      July 9, 2011 at 9:05 am

      Assalamualaikum Umm Tafari.
      Insha-Allah try it . . . you can use honey or sugar instead of maple syrup.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: