This Papaya Cream is just a simple papaya smoothie of fresh papaya and ice cream. The traditional way to enjoy Papaya cream is with a bit of Creme de Cassis mixed in and a tablespoon or two to top it off. I opted to skip the Creme de Cassis and it was still delicious. It's such a quick and easy way to end the meal... and is perfect for any Latin inspired dinner or even a tropical feast! Even my son couldn't get enough and that means there will be more Papaya Creams in the near future...
recipe from Maria Brazil
1 ripe papaya
1 scoop vanilla ice cream
1 tbsp. Creme de Cassis (if alcoholic, or omit)
1 sprig of mint for garnish (optional)Peel papaya and remove seeds, chop into bite sized pieces. Transfer papaya to a blender and pulse to break down. Add ice cream (and Creme de Cassis if using) and blend until smooth and incorporated.
Pour mixture into a serving dish or serving glass and garnish with mint. Serve immediately.