Mango Mastani, is a popular drink originating from the city of Pune. It is said to be named after the beautiful Mastani Bai. She was the second wife of the Maratha leader, Peshwa Bajirao.
This drink is as visually appealing as Mastani was and it is impossible to not be captivated by its beauty. But the beauty of this drink does not stop there; it is also incredibly delicious.
The Mango Mastani is made with mango pulp, ice cream, dry fruits, and topped with some cherries and cream. The combination of all these ingredients creates an explosion of flavors in your mouth, making it impossible to restrict yourself to just one glass.
I was planning to post Mango recipes for the last few days. In previous summers, have posted mango recipes, however, somehow I am confused this year. I mean what to post first this year with Mango? I do make several drinks, desserts, etc. using mango, and drinks with ripe mangos are family favorites. However, Pasta helped me to select something which is obviously her favorite, the famous drink from Pune, Mango Mastani.
The Famous Mastani drink from Pune is an Ice cream-based milkshake. In fact, the most popular form of Mastani drink is Mango Mastani for sure. Chocolate Mastani is equally popular and so is strawberry Mastani. Needless to say, the name is nothing but a culinary tribute by Pune to Mastani Bai though another school of thought is Mastani came from the word "Mast" 🙂 ! Who cares by the way when the drink is a perfect blend of Ice cream, milk, mango, and nuts!
The Mango Mastani, a popular drink originating from the city of Pune, is said to be named after the beautiful Mastani Bai, the second wife of the Maratha leader, Peshwa Bajirao.
A drink in the name of Mastani Bai
I first time have had Mango Mastani back in 2008 when I was in Pune to attend a conference. I was there for 3 days and didn’t have any friends to meet. however, I met a localite during the conference with whom I visited local shops. He took me to Sujata Mastani, the famous shop for milkshakes (which are known as “Mastani” in Pune). I tasted the famous drink Mango Mastani there. At that time I was not keen to click pictures. I loved the drink and upon returning I started making it at home.
Pasta has not been to Pune. She has only tasted the homemade Mango Mastani that I make for her. Pasta adores the thick mango-based ice cream-loaded drink.
Before going further with the recipe, let me share a few relevant details about Mango Mastani. I somehow liked the name a lot. It was not hard to notice that the name has somehow associated with the famous historical character Mastani Bai who also was from that area. I don't have any firsthand detail available why this drink is having such a strange name though. However, it seems that Pune has given their culinary tribute to Mastani bai with the beauty of the mango and icecream based drink Mango Mastani.
Pune's famous drink
In fact, in Pune, you can find different flavors of Mastani drinks. However, the most popular one is Mango Mastani. They prepare with locally available mangos and they don't add any preservatives to this. This drink, in fact, is prepared by mixing Mango shake with Vanilla Ice cream. The Drink is topped with nuts, Cherry, and tutti frutti and the entire combination is so very Indian. Mostly the local Mango variety is used to make the drink. However, I prefer to use the Himsagar Mango whenever I am in Kolkata to make Mastani. This milkshake is prepared using very basic ingredients and is a filling one.
Mango Mastani is a mango, milk and ice cream-based thick milkshake especially famous in Pune, Maharastra
To make the Milkshake:
- 4 Ripe Mangoes
- 1 cup Chilled Full Cream Milk
- 3 Scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
- 2 Tbsp. Sugar
- 4 Scoops Vanilla/ Mango Ice Cream
- 10-12 Cashew Nut
- 10-12 Pistachio
- 10-12 Reisin
- 8-10 Glazed Cherri
- 1 Tbsp. Tutti Frutti
- 2 Tbsp. Chopped Mango
- Cut the stem of mangoes.
- Dip them in chilled water for one water before chopping the mangoes.
- Now Peel the skin and cut mangoes into small pieces.
- Make a smooth puree of the chopped mangoes.
- Using a blender mix mango puree with chilled milk, sugar, and two scoops of ice cream,
- Now take two glasses and pour 1 scoop of ice cream into each glass.
- Pour the milkshake over the ice cream and leave around 3-inch space on the top.
- Top the milkshake with 1 scoop of ice cream and decorate with glazed cherries, cashew nut, pistachio, raisin, and Tutti frutti.
- Serve Mango Mastani chilled.
I prefer to use Vanilla ice cream however Mango ice cream can also be used for more distinct mango flavor.
I use homemade Tutti Frutti (recipe can be found here)
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Category: Drinks
- Cuisine: Indian
- Serving Size: 1 Glass
- Calories: 558
- Sugar: 86.6g
- Sodium: 193mg
- Fat: 16.7g
- Saturated Fat: 9g
- Carbohydrates: 97.9g
- Fiber: 7.3g
- Protein: 11.6g
- Cholesterol: 54mg
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