By Minna LaFortune
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Jan. 22, 2018: I love the tropical fruits I grew up eating in Jamaica including bananas, pineapple, mango, Naseberry (Sapodilla), June plum, star fruit, tangerine, oranges, grapefruit, Tambrin, Makka fat, stinking toe, otaheite apple, golden apple, guinep, various plums, guava and apple Banana.
When each fruit is in season they are usually available in such abundance that after eating your fill, other uses are explored. As a result, juices, cakes, tarts, jellies, jams and preserves are made.
Recently, I was given several dozen naseberries by a friend and after eating my fill I decided to make a naseberry milk punch. It was the first time I tried this drink and to my surprise it was very delicious and everyone I shared it with agreed it was a winner!
Below is my recipe for Naseberry Milk Punch
3 cups of Naseberry fruit pulp
1 can evaporated milk
2 cups whole milk
1 cup vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla
Put all the ingredients into a blender.
Purée all ingredients.
Taste for sugar.
Serve with ice.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Minna LaFortune is a trained Caribbean caterer and also president of the Society for the Advancement of the Caribbean Diaspora (SACD). Check out her food group on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/bestfood scaribbean/