This lovely tropical fruit makes an amazing Batida de Granadillo (Giant Granadilla Milkshake) that we Dominicans love and can never have enough of.
We Dominicans would never turn down a cold, frosty glass of creamy Batida de Granadillo, one of our favorite milkshakes. Having so many great fruits to choose from is one of the greatest advantages of being a tropical country.
Granadillo fruit and benefits
If to you it looks a bit like a giant passionfruit, it's no coincidence: This large fruit (grows up to 10 inches in length) is related to passionfruit. Its scientific name is Passiflora quadrangularis, and it's commonly used for shakes in the Dominican Republic, where it grows. It can also be made as a dulce en almíbar.
Granadillo (In English giant granadilla or granadilla) has a slightly sour (much more gentle than passionfruit) flesh, with a pear-like texture, very aromatic and mildly sweet.
Granadillo is rich in antioxidants, packs a fair amount of phosphorus and a small amount of calcium.
About this recipe
This recipe has little variation from home to home, but you can add less or more sugar, to taste, and use any other sweetener you like, and while it would change its flavor, the flavor of granadilla would still shine through.
Check our other Dominican batida recipes for more tropical goodness.
Batida de Granadillo Recipe (Giant Granadilla Milkshake)
- 1 granadillo
- ¾ cup cane sugar , or equivalent sweetener
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
- 2 quarts [2 lt] evaporated milk (see notes)
- 6 cups of ice
- Blend: Peel and chop the granadillo. Combine all the ingredients in a heavy-duty blender until it's very smooth.
- Serve: Serve immediately.