If you’re an Anthony Bourdain enthusiast, perhaps you have seen the “Parts Unknown” episode where he visits Barra Payan in the Dominican Republic. Payan is a 24-hour eatery with delicious hot pressed sandwiches, fresh juices and ……you guessed it milkshakes! The papaya, aka lechosa, is among the favorites of fruit lovers (and Dominicans). Known for its medicinal properties, it contains papain, an enzyme that assists with the digestion of protein. Growing up, my grandmother would make us this thick, sweet delicious batida de lechosa (milkshake of papaya) midday. I now make the Papaya Milkshake for my kid. I hope this becomes a favorite with your family too.
Start off by peeling the papaya and removing the seeds. Add all your ingredients to the blender.
Blend on high until smooth (you don’t hear any ice chunks).
Pour into a high ball glass and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Until next time…. Save me a seat at the bar!
Hola! I’m a New York native who relocated to sunny Miami in 2008 where I attended Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. I’m a millennial of Dominican/Spanish descent who enjoys cooking, dancing and time with my husband, son and our two little furry ones. I LOVE to create new recipes and I'm passionate about bringing my world travels and life experiences into my kitchen. Yum!