Crème de Papaya

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This is a super quick Brazilian dessert. I first had it about 10 years ago at a Brazilian churrascaria while on holiday in Miami.  It is papaya blended with vanilla ice cream and served with some crème de cassis. If you want it non-alcoholic, you can use cassis syrup instead. I have been seeing a lot of papaya at my local market and this dessert popped back into my head. It’s a great treat for summer. To make it just a bit lighter; I used frozen yogurt and vanilla bean instead of vanilla ice cream.

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This recipe serves 2.


3 cups of fresh papaya

2 cups of frozen yogurt

¼ cup of milk

1 vanilla bean or 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence

2 shots of crème de cassis


Place the papaya, frozen yogurt, milk and vanilla in the blender and blend until smooth. Serve a shot of crème de cassis on each glass and then pour the crème de papaya over it.

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