The author traces the history of this drink back to 80 years ago, when it was called ice cream cold drink. But the success of this concoction very soon led to loyal customer calling it ‘Mast’. In keeping with that, around 30-35 years ago, the name of the drink was changed to Mastani (which again refers to Peshwa Bajirao 1’s lover). Do read the whole article here for the first hand story.
Now that you know the history, let’s move on to the drink.
Makes 1 tall glass and a little more
Mangoes, peeled and chopped roughly: 2
Chilled milk: 1 cup
Vanilla/Mango ice cream: 1 scoop + 2 scoops for garnish
Ice cubes: 5-6
Sugar: If needed and as much (optional)
Chopped nuts: 2 tbsp (I used pistachios, almonds and cashews)
1. In a blender put everything (except the ingredients for garnish) and whiz it up till smooth and creamy. Feel free to alter proportions of mangoes and milk to your liking. You can do away with that one scoop of ice cream in the shake as well (in that case you’ll need just two for garnish). The result will be deliciously creamy nonetheless.
2. Pour into a tall glass, top it up with 2 scoops of mango/vanilla ice cream (or better still one scoop of each) and sprinkle chopped nuts. I had some stray chocolate chips lying in a bowl, so I sprinkled that as well.
3. Devour and go to mango heaven.