A lovely, aromatic tropical fruit, with soft and sweet flesh, níspero (sapodilla) is best enjoyed in this refreshing Batida de Níspero (Sapodilla Milkshake).
Batidas are some of our favorite drinks: nutritious, refreshing, delicious. The truly quintessential tropical drinks. And amongst Dominican batidas, this is one of the favorites.
But what's níspero?
Níspero fruit and benefits
This is níspero (In English chicle, naseberry, mispel, sapodilla, and sapote). Its scientific name is Manilkara sapota, and it's native native to southern Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. It is known in other Spanish countries as chico sapote, níspero, zapote and zapotillo.
Nísperos are very sweet, even by tropical fruit standards. They are rich in carbohydrates and a fairly decent source of vitamin C.
Níspero is cultivated locally in the Dominican Republic, and it's mostly consumed in batidas de níspero.
About this recipe
Our recipe is very close to any other you may find around the country, as there is little variation in how it's made. You can add less or more sugar, to taste, and use any other sweetener you like, just bear in mind that some sweeteners may change its flavor.
Check our other Dominican batida recipes for more tropical goodness.
Batida de Níspero Recipe (Sapodilla Milkshake)
- 4 nísperos
- 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, remove the pits, and chop the nísperos. Combine all the ingredients in a heavy-duty blender until it's very smooth.
- Serve: Serve immediately.